Firstly, thank you for all the support for Rosie, it's been overwhelming. I know it's been quite a while since the last forum post, but I wanted to only post at the larger milestones, and this is one of them. I want to thank each and every one of you individually, but I can't reply to all the comments or the post will get removed as it did last time. I'll try to reply to as many comments as possible without getting the thread taken down <3
We've finally had our appointment with the Oncologist and it's overall good news for Rosie!
She's taking the news well with a cuddle imgur.com/gallery/SVSfqWh
From the appointment with the Oncologist's and his notes imgur.com/a/QHtrHhm,
we were recommended surgery ASAP with two options at varying prices, both with good success rates and chances for Rosie.
The first (and more expensive) option is around £3500 which includes post operation appointments/ care, except from chemotherapy. As it stands, we don't know if she needs chemotherapy post surgery, we'll only know once the tumour is sent off to the lab post surgery.
This surgery involves cutting away a larger margin around the tumour and removing her tail to use it as a skin flap to cover up the surgery. This is because it's so close to her bum that there's not enough skin to properly cover such a large margin.
While we'd all miss her tail, it's undoubtedly the best possible option for her as if she had this operation, there's a 90% chance her cancer never comes back afterwards. The oncologist initially booked this surgery for a weeks time (the soonest appointment) with the option of cancelling in case we can't raise the money for this one.
The second (cheaper and more likely) surgery option is around £1500 including pre/post operation appointments and care except from chemotherapy. As mentioned before, we don't know if we need chemotherapy until after surgery, but it's more likely that we'll need it following this surgery option. This surgery would involve a smaller margin around the tumour without the need to use the tail as a skin flap.
We've booked a pre-op examination for this surgery with the intention of going ahead with it. The pre-op is just to check her general wellbeing, temperature, re-examine the tumour, and to draw up a plan for the surgery. On the day of surgery, she'll have pre-op blood tests as well as x-ray to check for any additional masses. While this option is a lot cheaper, there's still a good 70% chance that her cancer will never return.
After either of the procedures, they'll send off the tumour to grade it to help plan post surgery care. The oncologist estimated that it's a low grade cancer because of how early we caught it, the size of it, and how it's presented. Radiotherapy isn't an option in either post surgical scenario, but chemotherapy tablets are a possibility to kill off and stunt the regrowth of any cancer cells, which would be 2-6 months of daily tablets.
[ OTHER PATCH NOTES ]
- Reduced goal to £3,000 according to treatment needs
- Dog has been buffed with +20% adorability
- Given Rosie plenty of cuddles and belly-rubs
- Frequently posting on TikTok @rosieposiethedog
- Deagle is still better than an M4a4 in CQC (I'll die on this hill if I have to)
- Didn't expect Ancient in the map pool, but at least it's a change!
[ TLDR ]
- 2 surgery options, £3,500 with 90% cancer never returns, £1,500 with 70% cancer never returns
- Thank you all for the support, it's amazing <3
Thank you for all the support so far, please continue to follow us through this journey and share Rosie's fight against cancer <3