It's been a while, so I thought I'd let you know how the grandma dog of the board did today at her vet visit.
First off, she's lost a bit over 5 pounds. She started out at 35#'s and was at 29.6 today - so we broke the 30 barrier. I'm very pleased with that; that's a lot of weight in dog pounds!
Her fibrosarcoma is about the same. Bubba and I had been discussing it because he tought it looked bigger and I thought it seemed different because of the weight loss and saggy skin. The vet agreed with me. It's still a very vascular thing - about the size of a golf ball. It doesn't seem to bother her.
The anal gland tumor is about the size of the end of his little finger - from the knuckle below the nail up. Since it started out being about the size of a pea it has grown. But recent x-rays show that it hasn't metastasized.
Her heart murmur is worse. She is losing muscle tone. Her rear end is getting wobbly. The vet still doesn't seem to think that she'll last a lot longer. However, as long as she's still chasing those lizards I'm not gonna tell her. He put her on a medication to stop the bladder leakage and cleaned her ears. I asked about taking her for walks to try to regain some muscle tone and he said that would be fine, although she probably won't go far and that I should take a wagon to bring her back home in!
Her U/A was fine. (The real reason we went in was because both Tibby and Sasha have chosen to urinate in front of me in an inappropriate spot so this was a "benefit of the doubt" visit. Sasha's ph was high at 8.6, Tibby's urine was very concentrated but nobody had a UTI. Back to the drawing board!)
Wallis should be getting blood work again next month to check the platelet count and check how her kidneys are doing.
Will update again when we know more.