Friday, 31 May 2013

An Update On My Mast Cell Tumours

Woof! Woof!

As it’s been a while since I blogged, I thought I would give you an update on my health condition. You may remember that I have been diagnosed as having Mast Cell Tumours.

Following a number of consultations after my initial diagnosis, my humans decided to put me on Palladia. This is a chemo drug, specially formulated to treat animals, which is supposed to kill tumour cells and cut off the blood supply to the tumours.

There are two tumours on my body – one on my right shoulder blade and the other next to my front left paw pad. My humans and my vet hope that the Palladia will get rid of them.

I have now been taking my medication for the past three months. Unfortunately, I can’t say it’s been smooth sailing. There have been days when I have experienced side effects such as a decrease in appetite, vomiting, diarrhoea and blood in my stools. Whenever I get such symptoms, my humans have to stop the medication and wait for my body to recover. Once my health has been restored, I am able to resume taking my chemo drugs.

I’ve attached a couple of photos of the nasty tumours. The Missus feels that they have not changed from the time before I started taking Palladia. My vet, on the other hand, believes that the one located next to my paw pad has improved.

What do you think?

OK my lovely readers. I shall leave you with a booti-ful photo of Yours Truly. I hope you’ll like it. ☺