So apparently in cats (sorry, I don’t have photos uploaded, but she is a five month old tuxedo kitten with very traditional markings - you can find cats that look just like her all over the internet) there is something called vaccine related sarcoma. Well, the good news is that the kitten’s lump was benign - we just probably want to give her nasal vaccines from now on, reduce the number of vaccines as much as we can (she is an only cat, and an indoor cat - low risk for most of what we vaccinate against).
Its been three weeks of holding our breath since the lump was found, scared I was going to have to tell the kids that the kitten was dying (these things are apparently really nasty). But although she has a nice three inch scar to heal up, she is doing great.
(She is one of those really sweet, cuddly cats that has a soft meow, doesn’t play aggressively, understands the word “no” - although we think she thinks it means ‘not while we are looking or you’ll get it with the squirt bottle,’ doesn’t demand to be fed at 5am, gets along with the dog (who wonders why we didn’t get him a pet before this- he thinks she is great) and even sometimes comes when called - as cat personalities go (I’m a dog person) she’s a winner.)