Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Grizzy's Fight With Cancer Post Surgery

Grizz had his surgery to remove the main tumor on his rear area. He has anal sac adenocarcinoma. He was originally misdiagnosed by a different vet so it had a chance to spread. We made the decision to remove the main tumor for his comfort. Our vet performed the surgery around three weeks ago. Grizz had a very rough time after the surgery. He developed ulcers due to a very strong anti-inflammatory drug that he was on to lessen the blood supply to the tumor. They were going to remove the lymph nodes in his abdomen but when they opened him up they saw that there were some tiny cancer spots on his spleen and liver. He has three tiny spots in his lungs, as well. He is a fighter and is doing very well following his recovery from the ulcers. It was touch and go for a week. Now, we cannot keep him down. We do not know how much time we have with Grizz, but I have him on some natural treatments that I hope will slow down this horrid disease. The latest up date came yesterday when I took him in to get chest films done. As of yet, there is NO noticeable tumor growth! I'll keep you posted:) Thanks for reading! Wolfycat

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