Yesterday’s appointment with Jackie’s oncologist was long – literally and emotionally. The very real conversation of what options we have left was sobering and painful.
We returned to the original chemo – Vinblastine, however, another option was put on the table. We can now do radiation. Having this option available is not really a good sign. It’s the choice that opens up when a tumor is so large is causes discomfort. It is not a cure. Nothing for Jackie at this point is a cure.
Only two places in our area provide canine radiation. We will probably go for a consultation but at this point we are coming to terms with the limited time we have left with him.
I wish I had a magic cure that could make this all go away but mostly I wish there was more awareness of mass cell cancer. I wish I knew back then as much as I know now – not just about Jackie’s current health but about his disease. I wish I could go back in time and tell myself to have that little lump removed.