If You’re Happy And You Know It Clap Your Hands…

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I haven’t posted in awhile, I know.  Life has been pretty busy lately!  I’m FINALLY living on my own!  The furbabies and I moved in to our own house about a month and a half ago.  It makes me so happy every morning to wake up in my own bed, in my own house, next to my boys.  I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t weird…or if that all of the noises the house makes in the dead of night didn’t freak me out just a bit.  But it’s exciting to finally have my own place, especially one with such a gorgeous beach to enjoy in the warmer weather.

Lets not talk about the first snowfall of the season happening today…

Anyway, the reason that I wanted to update today is that I received the BEST news a few hours ago.  I’m seriously SO happy!

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I heard from Oreo’s Internal Medicine doctor, Dr. Koch.  He called to let me know that his radiologist was able to review the repeat CT results that Oreo had done a couple weeks ago.  She noticed that a tiny defect in his nasal cavity appeared to be on the wrong side from the radiology views they had from his Cyberknife treatment.  Upon consulting with the doctors down there, they realized that the “left” and “right” side markers had been flipped when they did his CT down there.

That leads to the good news.  The side of his nasal cavity that had radiation appears to be TUMOR FREE!  There was no sign of it anymore!!!  On the other side there is a small tumor, that Dr. Koch thought appeared to be much bigger initially; but after talking with the radiologist they now feel that it’s mainly mucus surrounding the tumor and not the tumor itself.  OREOS CYBERKNIFE RADIATION WORKED!  I haven’t been able to stop smiling and happy crying since I found out.  I was so heartbroken after speaking with Dr. Koch initially; when he thought that the new, small tumor and its surrounding mucus was the same tumor that had received the radiation.  It almost feels like a dream to get a call a week later hearing that they had been mistaken and to get good news!

For now we just continue to monitor the previous tumor area and the new tumor area.  If he needs more radiation down the line, he’ll get it.  But hopefully that won’t be for a really long time.  For now, I get to enjoy as much time as humanly possible with my handsome baby boy.

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I seriously couldn’t be happier.

HUGE thank you to Dr. Koch at Veterinary Specialists of Rochester ( http://www.vsesrochester.com/ ) and Dr. Haney at the  Veterinary Cyberknife Cancer Center in Philly ( http://www.vetcyberknife.com/)

Thank you so much for saving my boy <3

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