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And it's that shoulder that needs help now!
He has a large mass in his left shoulder, between his ribcage and his skin, which is approximately baseball-sized. Upon x-ray, it does not appear to be a benign fatty tumor, due to the color.
Dr. Cappel and I discussed the possibility that it might be a vaccine-induced sarcoma. Vaccine sarcomas possibly occur when a heavy metal adjuvant (an irritant that used to be used in feline vaccinations to encourage an immune response) turns cancerous.
Thankfully, the lump is round, smooth, and has not infiltrated his chest cavity at this time. It still has to be removed, though, in order to ensure quality of life.
Currently, he has only had x-rays, but the current treatment plan we are discussing, including biopsy and the necessity to have a specialist surgeon perform the removal of the tumor, as well as all aftercare, will run in the realm of $2500-$3000.
Any and all funds raised in excess of what I need will be donated to a pet care facility in order to ensure the continued care of our loved companions.
All who donate non-anonymously will receive a sketch of Cedric with a personal thank you note from me!