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Cat with a descending duodenal large cell malignant lymphoma – constipation problem

My cat is 8 years old. She was diagnosed with a descending duodenal large cell malignant lymphoma that is creating an intestinal blockage. She has lost a lot of weight and is on 200ml daily subcutaneous fluid and baytril injections for an infection; also she was given a depo medrol shot for the lymphoma. She has been on this for 2 weeks now.

She looks interested in food but she will not eat.

She pees 2-4 times per day and her fever from the infection seems to have broken. She is pretty alert but she seems to be straining to defecate. She passed a very small dry stool but she seems to be constipated.

We think that if her bowels are emptied that she will be less nauseous and will start to eat and gain some weight and strength back. We think the dry stool was caused by the blockage when she started to not drink and no fluid was passing her blockage and her stomach was full of liquid that she kept vomiting. She was vomiting a lot of fluid for about a week after we started the subcutaneous fluid.

Should we take her into the vet to see if she can give her an enema or stool softener?

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2 comments on “Cat with a descending duodenal large cell malignant lymphoma – constipation problem

  1. Taylor - Blog Administrator VetLocator.com on said:

    Hi Kiki,

    Yes, I would call your vet first off to see what he/she recommends, especially since the vet is familiar with what is going on inside as far as the tumor that’s causing the problem.

    It may be something that you can do to help at home, but your vet will be able to tell you best, and while it would probably not be something a pro could answer online without seeing your cat first, but the fact that your cat did eliminate is a positive sign.

    Best wishes for your cats continued improvement and good quality of life,

    Taylor
    Blog Administrator
    http://www.vetlocator.com

  2. yes. see your vet for the constipation.
    your vet could try injecting acemannin for the tumor. it is an FDA approved “drug” made from aloe. it boosts immunity to tumors. once a week for 6 weeks.
    I have seen polymva help some of these pets. the problem is one of time. does the tumor close off the intestine before a therapy response occurs.

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