We received the lab report findings last night for Catfish- it is not good. The tumor was what they put under the general terms a peripheral nerve sheath tumor. It was malignant after that info I kind of got lost in my head so I do not remember what this refers to just something about a count of cells and 2 or 3 would not be so bad – Catfish’s was at 20.
We will get more information today from the vet and a referral to a doggie cancer center so we can have more information. So far what I have found on the internet is rather depressing yet there is a sort of irony in it also.
Nerve sheath tumors occur in the myelin sheath of the peripheral nervous system .) The tumor originates from the Schwann cells, which make up the myelin sheath. They have high rate of reoccurance (71%) so many times amputation is recommended. But and this is the problem in making decisions – if it has spread it will appear somewhere else anyways. The average time after diagnoses for survival is 2 years.
As my little buddy watches me type I hope the right thing to do becomes obvious. I know that his not being in pain is a major factor after that I am not sure. We would almost have to re mortgage the house to cover the cost of some of the treatments I have been reading about and I hope that cost will not have to become part of the decision.
Well I have to get ready to head off to PE class – and of course give Catfish and Annie scooby snacks before I head out.
My small little personal world is starting to feel normal again – whatever normal is. My territory is mine all mine again LOL.
It was so wonderful to have our Godson Anthony home here in the states. Lots of giggles and fun. I do worry about him going over to Kosovo but it is the job he wanted because it got him closer to Germany – one of the countries he has not visited yet and really wishes to do so. He is a traveler that is for sure.
To many humans in this small condo made for an interesting if not stressful few weeks. Everytime I turned around there was someone somewhere – generally in my way. I felt like the Outer Limits intro – we control the verticle, we control the horizontal . …
With the rainy and cold weather I have not ridden my bike for a few weeks but have been using the stationary bike in PE. The week with no class made me aware of how just the having somewhere to go everyday and peeps to converse with helps.
The most exciting (well to me anyways) thing that occurred was the gift that Anthony left for me.
I managed to get it onto my Grandmother’s old trunk and hooked up. I have a whole bunch of catching up to do on what a television does now days – other than be – a television. My old school AMP does not have any HDMI ports so it took my poor brain a bit to figure out how to get the xbox and surround sound all to play nice. Oh yeah KRP bought me a Blue Ray DVD player to go along with the new TV – sweet! I watched 2012 last night. The welcome screen kept asking me to hook up the dvd to the computer so I could listen to the radio and oh who knows what else.
So I make sure the power adapter worked etc and then I hit the WALL. Since the TV was purchase in Qatar I knew about the power plug and I checked the specs out. I missed the big one – the wall – the freaking plugin for the antenna – err umm this looks odd LOL. So, the television did everything but talk to me – except being able to Auh be a television!
KRP picked up an adapter that I found RadioShack carried so yeah I am all excited – hook up the antenna and no joy. I tried everything. Ever try to read a manual written in some sort of Arabic I think. Online Google again I started to notice that all the info that discussed digital TV mentioned the HDMI hookups. But no info really on the antenna plug. Then I started thinking that maybe just maybe the antenna input only did analog and the HDMI plugs the digital? So I got out the box we got that is for converting the digital so that analog TV’s could still work and low and behold I can now watch TV. I am going to break down and run a coaxial cable from downstairs with a splitter and get another cable box for upstairs.