Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Joey was diagnosed yesterday with Lymphosacoma. There is no cure. I posted a little something on Facebook yesterday and I want to thank each one of you that provided us with your encouraging and loving words of support. I am so surprised and overwhelmed.
We went to the oncologist today and Joey got a chemotherapy treatment. The Dr spoke with us and gave us options, prednisone which attacks cancer cells but not effectivley. We are going with the CHOP method which is a combination of 5 different chemo drugs and is preferred for the first time treatment regimen. This proticol is the most effective but takes more time and cost. He goes once a week for 25 weeks. The average remission time is 1 1/2 years. With prednisone alone its about 1 1/2 months. The cost is 7800.00
Theres an issue with the Tcell count, if its bcell its better to have and if its Tcell its not. About 20% dogs have tcell and the chemo is virtually the same. That test is 380.00 and I opted to put that money towards Joeys treatment. If you would like to donate to help Joey I set up a give forward page where you can help by donaing a dollar to help Joey. Go to http://gfwd.at/1n8NU0h.
Thank you so much for everything and Ill post here for Joeys continued care and updates!!!
Posted by Valerie Cummings at 4:29 PM