We have been referred to Colorado State University's Veterinary School in Fort Collins, Colorado and we met with a team of Doctors yesterday to discuss our options. It is a fantastic place filled with loving and caring students and doctors. So far this is what we know: fortunately the cancer is currently localized in the 3 lumps so surgery is a good option, unfortunately some of the lumps are so big that they can't get all the cancer cells so Charlie will still need radiation and possibly chemotherapy. The surgeons would like to operate tomorrow (Friday 11/9). What a week!
|Charlie at the Cancer Center|
I am very overwhelmed with this. We have a new baby coming in less than 3 months and the next 3 months are going to be spent taking Charlie to surgery, radiation everyday for 15 - 20 days, and possibly chemo. Not to mention the high cost (we are looking at around $7,000-$10,000).
Does anyone have any success stories with Mast Cell Tumors and their dogs?