Mau’s kidneys are not failing. That’s the important part because once kidneys start to fail, you can only attempt to slow the process, they never get any less sick, only more so. And apparently there are no kitty organ transplants, not even if you organize it yourself (“don’t ask where I got these, just put ’em in”) and you can’t give a piece of your own (“He already has a human heart!”).
So it looked like it was his kidneys, but it’s not. That’s the part I keep reminding myself of, that my worst nightmare is not coming true.
What he has is a tumor. We’re waiting on the biopsy now. There is slight evidence in his blood work that the tumor might possibly be the result of his immune system acting up, and not cancerous. This would be much, much easier to treat, we’d just have to pump him full of steroids (although that seems like the worst possible idea any vet who values her intact skin could have).
We’re pinning our hopes on this outcome.