Friday, May 8, 2009

Not so bad....and not so good

Dr. Lucroy called yesterday with most of my test results. Most of the blood work is okay. I'm a little anemic which is a result of having cancer. Not much can be done about that except remove the cancer which is impossible. He also said something about something with my liver being high but not enough to be concerned about. The upsetting news is from the x-rays. They discovered a rather enlarged lymph node against my sternum and some "suspicious" nodules around my lungs which means the cancer is probably spreading in that direction. Also as the lymph nodes and tumor continue growing, it could affect my breathing since it's all in my throat area. My snoring is bad enough now.

Dr. Lucroy said there is a different type of chemo we could try however there is a 50/50 chance of it working. And even if it does, it could make me sick. On top of that, it's really expensive. I wish I could find a therapy dog job that pays as my girl isn't sure they can afford any more chemo. The last time was very expensive.

I am one really stressed out Border Collie right now and I am still waiting for the results on the thyroid test. Ugh. Hope that will at least be okay. Between worrying about all this and the thunderstorm that kept me busy last night (have you ever tried to herd lightning? It's not easy.) I'm a mess. And if that wasn't bad enough, I've had a tummy ache and left a couple of messes for my girl to clean up. Hopefully life will get better for me soon.


Amber-Mae said...

Oh poor you! We hope you get better. Keep us updated ok?

Solid Gold Dancer + Puppies

Hoover said...

Hey Domi, thanks for visiting my blog.

I don't know what cancer is but it can't be fun because reading about you made my human's eyes leak.

I really hope you're OK.


The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

hey Domi, we are praying for you baby!