She's been a trooper. She's my sensitive girl, and very stoic -- I've been proud of how she's handled everything.
When I picked her up after the surgery, I tried to go out the door at the vet office that is the longer way to the car, because I was trying to avoid some dogs that were in the way. She would have none of it and plowed right through the other dogs to take the shortest way. LOL, Indy stands for Independence since I got her on 7/3/97....I guess she's still got that independent streak in her!
Being cleanly excised, there's a good chance that they won't form again. BUT, these things release stuff when messed with, so they always assume that surgery may never fully get rid of them - -many do reform, or grow somewhere else. Yeah, the 5 tumor thing is wierd. I'm thinking that if we waited too much longer, the outcome would not have been so good.
To me, this looks like another wierd symptom of her central immune systemdysfunction. However, it will help me figure out what to direct the suppelments at....it's possible that if I target this mast cell stuff, all of her might get better, and that would be cool.
Lisa they don't have to be messed with to break off. Having had cancer myself, I know that it only takes a small cell to break off and travel through the body. When I had cancer, mine broke off prior to being surgically removed, and then was caught in my lymph nodes. Cancer cells are known to move around much more easier than normal cells do. These cells can spread through local spread, lymphatic system, and blood circulation. New tumors can then form in different organs, which is then considered secondary cancer.
I hope Indy is as lucky as I have been and as lucky as Kallie was. Even though Kallie's cancer returned, she had a good 5 years of being healthy and happy
8 years in remission I go in a few months for a check, crossing my fingers all is still good!
I think it is strange about our two Max's and their ongoing issues. Indy and Kallie also have a lot in common, besides the fact they are both Independent day doggies. Kallie was born on the 4th of July
p.s. I brought Max to the vet for his eyes..I posted on the other thread..Let me know what you think
I would like to know if anyones puppers as ever had Lip Fold Pyoderma?
I think that is what Electra has. On the right side of the lower lip it is very crusty looking and red. I don't know if she scraped it on something or if it is caused by something else.
I want to know...
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Highlights from the article by David J. Waters, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS:
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