Personally, I expect to be treated like a King! Yeah, like I haven’t been all my life already. But since this site is all about sharing cancer dog experiences to help others prepare and cope, here goes …
During my recent visit with Dr. Mullins, we got the low down on what to expect now that my lung mets have started to really hinder my breathing:
- With one lung only working at about 10% capacity, I can expect to get really tired, really quick. So long walks and playing hard are out of the question.
- With my new medication, hopefully my appetite will return within a few days. But there are no promises at this point.
- There is no stopping the osteosarcoma metastasis anymore. It got smart and found a way to beat the Cytoxan that worked for months as part of my metronomic protocol therapy.
- I will pant heavily and let out a deep wet cough, more frequently as time goes on.
- With a mass as large as I have growing out of control now, there is a small chance that it could fragment and throw a clot into my bloodstream. This could cause a sudden cardiac arrest at anytime.
- At some point in the not too distant future, my people will need to make some serious quality of life decisions.
- All things considered, this is a pretty classic progression of the disease.