I am the star of this week's Caturday Art because I finally have the results of my skin biopsies to report! It is a good thing we did the biopsies. It turns out my lesions as eosinophilic granulomas. It sounds scary, but it's not cancer! The lesions are actually called plaques.
To quote from PetMD:
Eosinophilic refers to eosinophils, a type of white-blood cell usually involved in allergic responses. Granuloma is a large inflammatory nodule or solid mass.As eosinophilic plaques can often be caused by allergies, I am going to continue on the hypoallergenic diet for now. I am also going to start a course of corticosteroids for 10 days, which usually clears up the lesions, although they can recur.
Eosinophilic plaque is circumscribed, raised, round-to-oval lesions that frequently are ulcerated and usually appear on the abdomen or thighs. The lesions contain a type of white blood cell called an eosinophil and usually affect cats in the two to six year age range.
My mom and dad are a little worried about whether or not I'm going to take my medication easily, as I absolutely hate being restrained, and the only real option for corticosteroids is pills. Hopefully I will take them without too much trouble and they will clear everything up.
Thank you all again for your purrs, prayers, and positive thoughts. We greatly appreciate them!