Rubymillie, After your post, I told my hubbie how well Ruby was doing after the chemo and he agreed to look into it. Thanks so much!
We're taking Howie to the vet on Thursday and I think we're going to opt for chemo. The biopsy showed he has a low grade intestinal T-Cell lymphoma. I read a report on treatment of cats with what Howie has. The results showed:
56% of cats achieved a complete response average remission duration of 897 days
39% achieved a partial response and had an average remission duration of 428 days
5% of cats had no response
Even if we can't give Howie a longer life, giving him a better quality of life will be worth it. The vet did say there are other treatments that can make him more comfortable in addition to chemo.
Howie is such a "young" cat for being almost 16 years old and he deserves every chance we can give him.