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23 August 2021 - 5:33 pm
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So, of I'm reading this right, the tumor hasn't  gotten any bigger, right?  So possibly  the Cortisone  is keeping it from growing, is that right?  And it is possible that this part tumor may be very slow growing, or may not even grow any more....just saying  "possibly ".

I understand your concerns and they certainly are valid and  make sense. 

 She clearly  is healthy  in all other aspects and is a very happy and very loved dog.  So is it possible  to sort of take a "wait and see" approach at this point??  Does that seem like a logical option to you and to your Vet........and to Leyla?

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24 August 2021 - 9:15 am
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Oh OK, so it sounds like things are stable, which is a good thing. Oftentimes when it comes to cancer, this is the best situation we can hope for. I would feel the same way about operating, it's such a crapshoot for these situations. If only we knew exactly what that tumor and the cells were going to do. 

Leyla is such a fighter, she's really holding her own and taking things day by day. Dogs are such great examples for all of us. I hope she continues to have a good quality of life despite that tumor. Please let us know how she is doing. You are such a great caregiver to her, I'm sure you're both out there making the most of every moment. 

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28 August 2021 - 3:07 pm
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So, of I’m reading this right, the tumor hasn’t gotten any bigger, right? So possibly the Cortisone is keeping it from growing, is that right?

Yes. I gave her 3 Tablets Cortisone for 10 days. Thursday I went to the vet because I needed more tablets. She said I should give Leyla only 2 3/4 tablets now and then see if the tumor becomes bigger again.
The side-effects stopped since then (extreme drinking and peeing) but it seems the tumor grew a little bit since thursday. I don't know if I should give 3 tablets again and for how long the tumor can be under control with the cortisone.

She clearly is healthy in all other aspects and is a very happy and very loved dog. So is it possible to sort of take a “wait and see” approach at this point?? Does that seem like a logical option to you and to your Vet……..and to Leyla?

Yes, I think I try the cortisone as long as it works. If it does not work anymore then we have nothing to lose. Maybe operation would then be the last chance.

I add arginin in the food. Some say this helps against cancer. I have not much hope in this but as long as it has no side-effects, I try it.

Oh OK, so it sounds like things are stable, which is a good thing. Oftentimes when it comes to cancer, this is the best situation we can hope for. I would feel the same way about operating, it’s such a crapshoot for these situations. If only we knew exactly what that tumor and the cells were going to do.

Leyla is such a fighter, she’s really holding her own and taking things day by day. Dogs are such great examples for all of us. I hope she continues to have a good quality of life despite that tumor. Please let us know how she is doing. You are such a great caregiver to her, I’m sure you’re both out there making the most of every moment.

We try our best. Thank you. 🙂

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29 August 2021 - 12:32 pm
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Of course you are trying your best, that much is clear. How is she doing today?  I hope things are stable. 

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Yes, she is happy as always. It seems she does not know about the cancer and about her age. But I'm still waiting for colder temperatures to make longer walks with her again and she can have a bit more fun. She will have her 11th Birthday in about 2 weeks. If we can't keep the cancer under control, it will be the last one. icon_cry

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1 September 2021 - 9:36 pm
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Ok paws crossed for cooler weather and a super awesome birthday celebration for her!! Tripawd Power is coming your way!!

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14 September 2021 - 2:51 pm
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Hey how is Leyla doing? Is it her birthday yet? smiley4

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21 September 2021 - 3:43 pm
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Yes, her 11th birthday. She had a big meat tart with sausages like every year. 🙂 And the weather is cooler now, so it is easier for her to walk and have fun.

A second biopsy was taken from the tumor at Leylas neck. And again: no result. The sample was good to evaluate, according to the pathologist. But no tumorcells were found. But this does not mean there are no tumorcells: The pathologist suggested to take a bigger tissue-sample under CT. And a biopsy from the liver to find out if the tumor spreaded already.

My vet thought there might be a mastcelltumor again. But if so, I don't understand why they find nothing.

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21 September 2021 - 4:14 pm
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WOOHOO! Hoppy 11th Birthday Leyla! Sounds like you had a fun celebration. We are so hoppy you got to enjoy another pawty and good weather too. YAY!

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I'm not sure why they wouldn't find anything either. Are you considering doing the CT scan for the biopsy?

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21 September 2021 - 6:42 pm
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEYLA!!!  We are all sooooo thrilled to be cheering for you! 

And I love the little dancing dog Jerry posted to help celebrate  your birthday!!!   

You and Leyla have come so far and you've overcome so many hurdles.  Such a strong bond between  two very strong and determined Souls♥️

Ya 'know, and this is just me, but so far the tests are ahowing  no cells.  Leyla is happy.  She's pain free.  She's living in the moment and enjoying  being Leyla.  This is what we all want for our pups. Based on what you've said, there is a lot of uncertainty  if you pursue further treatment, tests, etc.  One thing for certain  right now though, she's loved, she's happy and she's loving all the spoiling.

Any pictures of Leyla earing her meat and sausage  VIRTHDAY meal?  Or any picture at all because  we love Leyla😎

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21 September 2021 - 8:01 pm
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Thank you. sp_hearticon2

Of course there are birthdaypictures. 🙂 

This one is blurred, but it is so cute how she watched making the cake in the kitchen:

https://bilderu.....rthdaycake

https://bilderu.....-33-11-pro

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21 September 2021 - 8:11 pm
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GRINNING EAR TO EAR!!!   Thank you so much form sharing these smile making pictures!  Leyla is so beautiful!, so besutiful♥️ 

The one where she is staring at her virthday mealmos priceless!!  The focus, the gleam in her eyes...priceless!!!  You really know how to celebrate  birthdays.  Well done!!!!!

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Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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22 September 2021 - 10:21 am
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Awwww! LOVE these pics! The birthday cake one says it all, she is in all her glory! And the way she stands so proudly like a Tripawd, wow. Leyla is one incredible doggie.sp_hearticon2

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25 September 2021 - 1:54 pm
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smiley4 Yes, we try to celebrate every day. Never know how many days are left.  I hope, after the next biopsy we know what tumor this is on her neck. If it is a mastcelltumor again, maybe we have a chance with this new medicament named "Masivet".  

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25 September 2021 - 2:09 pm
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That's the irony of a cancer situation isn't it? It really reminds us that we never know how much time we have, with or without that piece of poop disease in our lives. Good job keeping that in perspective!

I hope you get some answers with the next biopsy. The Masivet (masitinib) is a pretty common and effective medication. Paws and fingers crossed that you won't need it, but if so, at least you've got a prescription to turn to.

Enjoy the weekend!

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