Today is the conclusion of the Give Cancer the Paw blog hop, and – coincidentally – the theme is honoring a dog who’s battling cancer.
As you know, the hero of our story had his trip to the Purdue University vet school for tests with the oncology folks. While the day was 10 hours door-to-door and completely exhausting for dear Emmett, we are grateful to have received the best possible news for his particular cancer: No disease progression!!
That means he hasn’t gotten worse since April, so we’re thrilled! He does have a gallbladder issue we need to keep an eye on, but so far, everyone is happy with how he’s doing. He has another round of blood tests here in a month, then back for more ultrasounds in two months. But he was such a good boy! Before he went back, the oncologist asked if I’d sign off on light sedation if he wiggled too much for the test… I was like, “Sure, but you’re not gonna need it!” She reported back that, not only did they not need to sedate him, they didn’t even need to hold him. He just got on the table, stretched out, and relaxed! Good boy, Emmett!