Jun 24, 2013
As you recall, Lucy went back for surgery for some lumps on her tummy. This surgery was recommended by our vet and the specialist who did the ultra-sounds. Lucy bounced back pretty well. We will have her stitches removed on Thursday.
The original biopsy of these lumps were just fat lumps. Our vet did not believe it and asked the lab to redo the analysis. The vet called and informed us that they were cancer cells. Low grade cancer, as the previous one, but they still appeared again just one year after having removed one side of Lucy's mammary glands.
The vet has now 3 recommendations. We are back to square one, kind of!!
1) Removing all her mammary glands on the other - meaning an other big surgery
2) Chemo - meaning stressing Lucy every time we would go there
3) Monitoring closely the spreading - meaning that if he spread in her liver or lungs, there will be nothing to do.
We are inclined to go with the 3rd choice. Lucy will be turning 15 years young in 2 months and she already went through a lot. She bounced back pretty well after each surgery, but it is truly an inconvenience and pain to her. We can tell, as the last time she was very hipper and somewhat aggressive when she came back home after her last surgery.
We will meet with the vet to discuss again on Thursday, but I think our mind is set. We want Lucy to have a good life, which she did so far, and we want to keep it that way. Her brother went through a lot of tests and pain in his last days instead of just enjoying his last days, relaxing at home with us.
Feel free to share your feeling or experience to guide us to choose another option if we hear about great results.
Thank you in advance for Lucy.