We know you're probably tired of hearing about Bugsy's medical issues, but nevertheless, here we are with another update.
He went to the cancer v-e-t on Tuesday for his first visit. (For those new to the bloggie, he had an eye removed last month due to a tumor. Initial results showed it was a malignant tumor, so our v-e-t referred us to the cancer v-e-t.) This was a radiation v-e-t, who said that those test results on the tumor biopsy showed that there was likely some lingering cancer "stuff" running along the part of the optic nerve that was left behind from the surgery. This meant at the very least, Bugsy would need radiation treatments to try and blast those nasty things outta there.
The nice v-e-t man also wanted to run a CT scan (guess they don't call them CAT scans anymore at the v-e-t offices... ) to check on Bugsy's lymph nodes and lungs, the areas where any additional tumors would likely first show up. If anything had shown up, that would change the whole treatment plan. The results didn't come back until Thursday, so that was a couple of days of waiting...and wondering... But happily, nothing showed up. That doesn't mean that something couldn't still show up down the road, though.
So, the radiation cancer v-e-t is going to work up the exact treatment plan over the weekend but unless we hear otherwise, radiation treatments will start on Monday. It's a daily treatment, 18 treatments, Monday through Friday for 3.5 weeks. Because of where we live and where the cancer v-e-t is located, it looks like it will be easier all around for Bugsy to board with them during the week and come home for the weekend. Not an easy decision, though...but probably for the best both for him and for The Mommy.
Although she just looked at the calendar and realized he'll be spending his 6th birthday on October 1st at the v-e-t's... Well, he'll just have to be extra-spoiled when he comes home that weekend. Maybe they'll sing happy birthday to him there!
So that's the scoop. Let's hope the radiation does its job...'cause it ain't cheap! But he's worth it.
And now we'll leave you with this belly shot:
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