It was good while it lasted (about 9 months post surgery) but we found out on July 6th that the mutt's cancer was back. The above image is of her bladder taken today, which shows the tumor which is in the trigone area (near where the urethra connects to the bladder), but I was told it is not blocking it yet, and she can still pee normally which is good. Since we found out it was back, she was put on a new chemo drug (carboplatin) that really knocked her down, she had a bad reaction to it. I had to feed her though a irrigation syringe with Pedialyte and sometimes mushy food for about 4 days, but she could not keep down much for most of the time. Without fluids intermittently for about 4 days, she would not be here today. I was able to get some Metoclopramide for her which seemed to help her near the tail end of the ordeal. After that experience there was no way we could keep her on carboplatin, so she is on something else now and doing better. It also looks like the tumor has not gotten much bigger which is a bonus. Fortunately for her, she has no clue and acts like her regular goofy self.
I am hopeful that we can get another procedure to zap her tumor this fall. I recently learned that Texas A&M's veterinary clinic does a laser procedure which may help. I would go back to Dr Cerf without hesitation, but the time required for me to do that just won't work this year. Good thing she likes road trips.
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