Thursday, August 28, 2008

Bad news...

Dozer had a veterinary appointment yesterday and we got bad news...the cancer is coming back. I guess I'm not really surprised based on the fact that 1. we knew we didn't get it all out and 2. he's been limping, in pain, and very depressed. He got much worse in the few days before his appointment. He was given some pain medication to help manage his pain. As for the cancer we are now going to start the Neoplasene. Our holistic veterinarian is going to order it today and put in a call to Buck Mountain Botanicals for advice on which course we should go with; oral or injectable or both. Hopefully, he will start treatment next week.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Limping again...

Well, Dozer has been limping off and on for the past two days on the foot where the lump was removed. My greatest fear is that tumor is growing again, expecially since we know the the veterinarian wasn't able to get it all out. I was hoping that the changes in lifestyle would have prevented regrowth. I'll be scheduling another doctor visit asap...

Friday, August 8, 2008

Good news! :)

Just got back from the veterinarian and we got good news. Basically, she thinks it's just a benign lump. Although, as with any lump we are going to keep an eye on it, but right now we don't have anything to worry about. I feel so much better now!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Appointment this Friday, August 8th

Dozer has an appointment this friday with his primary care veterinarian to check the lump. I wish it was sooner, but that was the earliest I could get in. I really hope this isn't the cancer spreading.

Monday, August 4, 2008

I just can't believe it...

Well, Dozer had his follow up appointment today with his holistic veterinarian. All seemed to go well; no sign of regrowth where the lump was removed, his lymph node has remained the same size and his color is good. For a brief, very brief moment I began to relax and began thinking that he was going to be okay. Then reality struck...On the way home Dozer was sitting on my lap in the front seat. His mouth was open and his tongue was hanging out to the side. I looked into his mouth and under his tongue there is a hard lump. I just can't believe this...I feel like my world is crashing in around me. I will call and make an appointment tomorrow to have it checked out. I can only hope it's not what I think it is. Please, don't let it be more cancer! I can barely concentrate on what I'm writing so I will update more at a later time.