May 25, 2012
Misty has been in the wars. Not a broken rib as we thought....but a tumor. Needle-biopsy "inconclusive". The vet somehow thinks it could be a Hemangiosarcoma.....obviously the results do not specify a "sarcoma" at all, but they get us no further either. No treatment even if it was a cancer. Surgery would be horrendous because of its position. He suggested doing an incisional biopsy next week. I asked him what was the point? And the point is simply so we should know one way or the other. I don't know if that reason's good enough to put her through it all again.
I have booked it for Thursday, but have a strong feeling I shall cancel it, as even if a cancer WAS diagnosed, what good would that do anyone? especially her. She's had enough of vets and operations and anesthetics......
And the vet did say that sure -if it was benign -there's a strong chance it'll either go away, or hang in there the rest of her life....
He also said it has no connection at all to the breast tumors we removed. That's all gone now!! It's totally separate and a bad coincidence.
She is very happy now and seems well and fit. The tumor doesn't seem to bother her and she's in no pain. She HATES the vet's with a vengeance, and the poor little thing has been poked prodded, anesthetized, drugged, cut open, shaved, and sedated enough this year, and it's only May. Her little Soul wants some peace and quiet and some fun.
I have started her on immune support capsules, DEL-IMMUNE V and The Budwig Protocol (basically Omega 3 from organic cold-pressed Flax-Seed oil made water-soluble, therefore accessible more easily to body cells by combining very thoroughly with sulphorous protein (ie -simply -Cottage Cheese!) Yes it sounds crank, and too simple to be anything worthwhile...but...this was the brainchild of Dr Budwig, a doctor and scientist who researched the effect of lipids on Cancer cells. There have been many remissions using this. Though Science of course categorises this as "unproven" (of course!)There have been remarkable tumor shrinkages, and remissions in dogs as well as people. Not always the case, of course, but worth a shot. And if it doesn't happen to BE cancer, the diet will do her nothing but good anyway.
It tastes good! Nice on oatcakes! Misty wolfs it down.