Day 43 we learn a little more

We have some results regarding our little Bandicoot.  Well, sort of.  The cytology report is in, and Bandicoot has an anaplastic malignant tumor in the soft tissue of her knee (stifle).  However, the type of cancer is still unknown.  The most likely choices are a histiocytic tumor or a synovial cell sarcoma.

Her blood panel also shows that Bandi’s liver enzymes are a little high, and her liver is also slightly enlarged.  We have been assured that this is most likely due to the Prednisone.  We hope that’s correct. 

The plan going forward is to have her see a veterinary oncologist.  She is scheduled with Dr. Meleo at Animal Cancer Specialists in Seattle on February 11th.  In the meantime, we continue to give her prednisone, tramadol, and Gabapentin.  The diarrhea has subsided again.  We hope this continues.

“It’s just the most amazing thing to love a dog, isn’t it? It makes our
relationships with people seem as boring as a bowl of oatmeal.”

John Grogan,

Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog

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