Mast Cell Cancer Ollie's story
Posted 25 March 2008 - 05:25 PM
Not yet CnR. He is still on antibiotics and is still not allowed to do any exercise at all - poor boy is so bored. He keeps trying to entice us all into a game of tug-o-war or he throws his own toys, so he can go and get them...
Unfortunately, it turns out that he injured his cruciate ligament when his front joints were infected and he could not walk properly and now we are also waiting to see what happens with that. According to the vet, it is just a matter of time before it completely ruptures and he needs surgery. I am hoping and praying that it heals itself and it is just a small strain (but my gut feeling tells me otherwise)...
He is in remarkable spirits though and being very naughty (I think it is because he is bored)... He is his usual self bright eyed and full of mischief...
Thanks for asking
Posted 25 March 2008 - 08:00 PM
I do hope it all works out well for Ollie and the ligament doesn't rupture completely. Hopefully scar tissue will hold it.
Sophie's still confined to barracks too. It's awful not being able to walk them isn't it?
Keep us posted on Ollie please....and you are both amazing.
Posted 14 May 2008 - 06:59 PM
There is link in the first post to a thread which contains our journey with MCT so far and that thread is actually in the main section of the health forum.
I will have this one in the palliative care section for those that would like to know more about MCT and just update his main thread with how he is going from time to time.
If I come across any new news on MCT or treatments I will update here.
Posted 19 May 2008 - 10:56 PM
I hope that Lucinda the wonder dog is still doing well, bless her she is amazing (as is your dedication to her).
Ollie is great. Even the cruciate ligament (which I decided not to have the operation to fix it) is not bothering him much - mostly he only limps a little when he first gets up in the morning. He was even running a bit at the park on Sunday (I posted some pics of him in a thread called Ollie dog in the photo forum - he looks so well).
Here is hoping for more time with them all and that they all stay as well as they are today.
Posted 23 May 2008 - 10:27 AM
I feel as though I have been holding my breath for the last 6 months, and can finally breath again.
We`are having professional photos done to celebrate!
My thoughts are with all of you going through this......it's so tough to see your beloved dogs sick, but so wonderful that everyone can offer support to each other.
I haven't posted much about his illness, but simply knowing there were others out there who understood what we were going thorugh helped enormously.
Jarrah & his little mates, Hudson & Logan, 2 foster pups we looked after for a few days last week
Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:04 PM
We sure showed em.
Good luck to you and Jarrah, I hope his tests stay clear for you.
Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:53 PM
Good luck for your journey!