Thursday, April 02, 2009
When I see Coop running around the house, always wagging his tail, it is easy to forget he just had surgery.
But then there are days like today, when we can't escape the fact that Cooper has cancer.
We went to the oncologist and he said that the pathology of the tumor leads him to believe there may have been some spreading into the capillaries. The oncologist recommended radiation and chemotherapy.
There are no local vet hospitals with radiation equipment, so Cooper would have to spend three weeks away from us. Chemo would be an ongoing treatment as long as Coop lived.
Some additional tests are being performed to see if the cancer has already invaded the lymph nodes.
Without treatment statistics say that Coop could survive up to 12 months. Treatment could extend this to two years.
We will think about all the medical advice we have been given and then make a decision.