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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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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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Ok paws crossed for cooler weather and a super awesome birthday celebration for her!! Tripawd Power is coming your way!!

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Hey how is Leyla doing? Is it her birthday yet? smiley4

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