Friday, July 11, 2008

Pathology results back - it IS cancer (7/7/08)

I decided to start this blog on 7/11/08. I didn't want to go back and tell the story...just wouldn't be the same as what I was feeling at the time. So I'm coping these older posts from several emails I sent to my best girlfriends.
This is from an email I sent on 7/7/08:

The vet just called me with the results. I can't believe all this is happening. I'm getting referred to a specialist (CVS - Carolina Veterinary Specialists) . It's definitely cancer and the usual treatment would be removal of the tumor with wide margins which would be a difficult surgery since it's on his tiny leg. Then there would be a round of radiation. That would be very expensive. An alternative would be amputation of the leg. I need to see the specialist though since the vet is not an expert with this type of thing.

I called CVS and their next appt is next Monday so I called the vet back (and left a message) to see if she can get me in with them sooner. I'm confused now because CVS said they don't do radiation (only chemo). I really need to get in to see them so I can figure out what to do.

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