Pup Update…

After a long day of x-rays and an ultrasound (not to mention missing three meals 1) yesterday, my girl is zonked out this morning (on my bed)…

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Thank you to everyone who sent well wishes, it helped. ๐Ÿ™‚

The results of the blood work, x-rays and ultrasound show that the grown appears to only be in the one spot and that she does not have Hypercalcemia. ย Next we schedule surgery and talk about radiation/chemotherapy. ย Anal sac adenocarcinoma is uncommon but aggressive… the median survival time with surgery and radiation is 1.5-2 years (479 and 544 days), which gives me hope.

In one study, “the median survival time was higher at 956 days in a study of 15 dogs that were all treated in the same manner with surgery, radiation, and mitoxantrone chemotherapy.ย None of the tumors in the dogs in this study had spread beyond the iliac lymph nodes, which may have contributed to the lengthy survival time.”

This is all good news, I think I caught it early enough that we can do something significant to the tumor to increase her longevity. ๐Ÿ™‚

Until next time…
~nic

1 My little accountant will make sure that she gets that food she missed yesterday, somehow, someway. ๐Ÿ˜€

UPDATE: ย We have scheduled her surgery for Monday. ย This weekend will be full of lots ofย puppy time in the form of hugs and kisses, and of course, plenty of treats. ย ๐Ÿ™‚

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