It was supposed to take 10 days but the specialist (Dr. B) called today, so I knew what was coming. Early calls are never good news. He's still hungry for food, but he limps. He's still on buprenorphine twice a day. Today his left foot looks a little swollen and he keeps grooming his left hip area. Dr. B wants to amputate the leg and wants to charge $2000 for it. I think my vet might charge less. Anyway, Dr. B says that sarcomas in cats don't progess as quickly as they do in dogs. I hope that's true. He wants to see if amputating his leg will help him to have a longer more painfree life or not, so he's contacting vets at NC State for their opinon. He'll let me know probably next week. There may be some light at the end of the tunnel though. I do a lot of internet searches and sometimes searches lead to places I never originally intended to find. There are a number of people who've had documented tumor regression with diet change and pancreatinc enymes. There was at least one study that I know of involving lab animals (rats I assume) that showed positive results during trials. And there is a doctor - or doctors (possibly a number of them that I don't know about) who've also treated human patients with this type of therapy and monitored the progress via CT or plain films. Dr. B hasn't heard of such a thing. I need to know what to do next. The only hope I have is this, at this point.