Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sheba's news

We got some unsettling news yesterday. Turns out her tumor was malignant stage 2 out of 3 and a very aggressive kind:(
The type of cancer is called hemangiosarcoma. Its is a cancer made up from the lining of blood vessels so it is very vascular when it grows. German Shepherds are predisposed to this. Our vet and surgeon want us to do chemo. On dogs the side effects are very mild. Without it we would only have a few months but with it and a stableizer after we could have a year or longer with her having a good quality of life. So we have decided to do this. Wednesday is her first treatment. She will get her stitches out as well. She will get five treatments ..one every three weeks. The medicine they will use is Doxorubicin. Then after it will be Cyclophoshamide. Please pray for her. We want her to be healthy as long as possible. The vet said though she is 14 her health is like a 9 yr. old. We are upset but determined to make the best of the situation.

Thank you to Pam and Dad for all their support. When dad heard she needed surgery he said he wanted to pay for it. They are both so loving and and generous. We pray many blessings upon them. How wonderful to be blessed with such awesome family.

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2 comments:

  1. So sorry for the news, but thankful the prognosis is promising. We continue to keep you all in our prayers!

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  2. Praying for Sheba and you. I know this is tough and I will be here if you need extra prayer.

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