Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Homer's Health Update

Woof everyone.

Here’s a quick update on my health condition. For those of you who are not aware, a few weeks ago I suffered a fracture on my right fore leg and my left fore elbow was diagnosed as being inflamed. So, ever since then, I have been strapped up with a plaster cast and have been taking medication to reduce the inflammation.

Anyway, I was back at the vet a week ago and had my X-rays taken again. My fracture showed signs of improvement and I was given the ‘green light’ to have my cast removed. My joint inflammation had subsided but the vet still prescribed medication just to keep the condition in check.

However, I do have some unpleasant news to share on my health condition:

- Whilst having my X-ray taken, the vet noticed that my neck was not moving properly and suspected that I might be in pain.

- Even though I have had my cast removed, the X-ray results showed that there was some bone proliferation on the fracture itself.

- Lastly, my humans found another lump located on my inner right fore leg armpit. The vet took an aspirate and the results indicated a Mast Cell Tumour. In other words, my cancer is back.

We will be heading to Bangkok to speak to the neurologist on my neck condition; the orthopaedist on my fracture and the oncologist on my Mast Cell Tumour.

I am still eating well; my toilet habits are excellent and I am in good spirits. However, I am not allowed to partake in strenuous exercises and I can’t spring around like a gazelle for the time being.

Anyway, here’s a photo of me taken a few weeks ago before the plaster cast was removed. I told the staff that I preferred any colour other than pink. Fortunately, they gave me blue. What a relief.

Love,
Homer

12 comments:

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Homer, we are so sorry to hear you are having so many health issues. You and Phantom could commiserate together. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers that the specialist can find some answers for you to feel better.

Hugs and Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

we are so sorry to hear you are having so many issues but we have all our paws crossed for you big guy

Mitch and Molly said...

We will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers, Homer.

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Angus said...

Homer - There's a whole world out there wishing you a speedy recovery. You are a very special boy.

Anonymous said...


Oh Homer, I'm sad to hear the bad news. But you're a fighter and I hope everything will be fine. Be brave. Big kisses. Corinne, Dom and Elvis.

How Sam Sees It said...

We are thinking of you, sweet Homer, and saying prayers.

Monty and Harlow

Bob Johnson said...

Homer,

You are in our prayers, all hands and paws folded in prayer.
Hope you will be feeling better very soon.
Emma & Jesse send their Love.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Khousin Harley and I will keep sending GReat vibes to Pie-land!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra and Khousin Harley

Anonymous said...

Big hugs Homer - what a run of poor health! Alfie had a cell mast tumour removed at Christmas and he is fine now, so we are hoping you make a speedy recover and it is localized. Love, Jill, Henry & Alfie xxx

Chua Christina said...

Homer, u take care. Lots of love. Chris

Chua Christina said...

Homer u take care

How Sam Sees It said...

How is Homer doing? We think of you often!

Monty and Harlow