This is a status update for those of you among my regulars who have been following the saga of Sugar, our cat. She had her 90-day followup ultrasound today.
The doctor tells us Sugar’s kidneys look stable and OK – the nephritis that nearly killed her is well and truly beaten. She has a liver cyst that may eventually cause difficulties, but it’s growing slowly enough that he doesn’t think it poses a near-term threat. The cyst could be surgically removed if it starts to cause problems; there are obvious symptoms to watch for – loss of appetite, difficulty urinating – none of which she is having now.
Indeed, the feline in question continues to be quite active and healthy. She’s not going to get any younger and may still be living on borrowed time, but the prospect that anything specific will kill her has receded into the indefinite future. We are grateful.