Next week it will be 29 months since we received the devastating news that Missy has hemangiosarcoma. It's still devastating news, but every day she's still with us feels like a gift.
Oakland Veterinary Referral Services is looking nationwide for dogs suffering from stage II splenic hemangiosarcoma to submit for a study of the benefits of traditional Chinese herbal medicine (TCHM) as treatment to significantly extend life.
Even when the gift is willingly given, providing care for a sick loved one can cause strain in multiple ways--mental, physical, social, and financial, to name a few.
Missy's developed a tremor in her rear legs. Is it related to the hemangiosarcoma? Is it pain? Is it a side effect of the long-term use of meloxicam or I'm-Yunity?
We discovered Missy’s hemangiosarcoma by accident, a stroke of luck that has probably prolonged her life. But there were symptoms beforehand, if we’d known what to look for.
The Center for Image-Guided Animal Therapy at Johns Hopkins University is currently performing a clinical trial in pet dogs with hemangiosarcoma.
Case of a dog surviving 26+ months after hemangiosarcoma diagnosis apparently due to treatment with fenofibrate.
Frequency of malignancy and survival rates of dogs that underwent splenectomy for incidentally detected nonruptured splenic masses or nodules.
Look at this photo of a very vibrant Missy! She is amazing us all, including our vet.
Missy's hair is changing color in certain specific locations. Related to the hemangiosarcoma? The treatment?