Well, I heard from the vet first thing this morning...Tanner has lymphoma in his kidney. It appears to be localized to just the kidney since the lymph node aspirates came back clean. The vet is calling over to the oncology department at the vet school this morning, and then I will be calling this afternoon to get him an appointment. They can give us ideas about potential treatment options and prognosis.
The biggest challenge right now, is that I leave for a mission trip to Kenya on Thursday! (See the page above for more details)
The vet believes he should be fine while I am gone, and the week and a half of waiting will not impact him. I will be putting the cat sitters on warning for signs to look for and what action to take.
Please purr that:
1) Tanner will not have any trouble while I am out of the country
2) The vet school will have some good information for me when I return
3) That I make the best decisions for Tanner and the care he deserves