Surgery for Gus’ Mast Cell Tumor

Update posted by Theresa Clifton On Mar 13, 2019

Good news!! Finally got Gus' pathology report. Low grade tumor and wide margins! (1.5cm x 1cm x 0.5cm deep). They recommend keeping him on the benadryl and famotidine for at least a month, if not indefinitely. Should be a 90% (or better) cure rate with surgery alone. The continued meds should help him to not develop new (unrelated) tumors. Hip hip hooray!!

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Update posted by Theresa Clifton On Mar 13, 2019

Gus got his staples out yesterday. I was afraid his incision was getting infected and not healing, it is actually doing quite well. We were supposed to see the oncologist this morning, but she called out sick today. We still don't have the results from the lab, which is also quite frustrating. Gus still isn't interested in eating; he's boycotted his kibble completely at this point. I'm currently cooking him up a bland diet of rice and boiled chicken. I'm hoping he will get back to normal soon. I got permission to stop the antibiotic which we think is what's been messing with his appetite. He's temporarily off his Cushing's medication until his appetite comes back to normal. If he doesn't bounce back in a few days we may need to go in for some blood tests with either the surgery folks or his internal medicine vet that manages his Cushing's. Never did I think I'd be managing my dog's care between three different Vetrinary Specialists. I guess the good news is that since Gus was a bit overweight it's okay that he's lost some weight the last two weeks. He still has a lot of energy and wants to be with his humans constantly. ❤

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Update posted by Theresa Clifton On Feb 27, 2019

Gus is home, post-op from his mast cell tumor removal. He did good. He'll have the drain in place until Monday, staples out next week Thursday. Should have the lab report back in a week or so. Prayers for complete, clean margins and a low grade tumor would be appreciated!

If you'd be willing to help with the cost of his surgery, still accepting and appreciate any help!

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Thank you for your gift, Trish! ❤ Gus is a lucky dog, as are all the pups that benefit from your volunteerism!!

Theresa Clifton

Posted On Feb 28, 2019

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Trish Butterfield

Backed with $20.00 On Feb 28, 2019

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Thank you so much Sylvia for your donation and your prayers! Much love from me and Gus! ❤

Theresa Clifton

Posted On Feb 27, 2019

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I know what it means to have a four legged family member go through something like this. I as a human am a 21 years Cancer Survivor, so I want Gus to be able too to have a long life. I hope and pray that the results come back as good. 🐾🐾🙏🏻🙏🏻💙💙

Sylvia Barcluft

Backed with $25.00 On Feb 27, 2019

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Thank you so much Hicks family! Boxers are the best! ❤❤❤

Theresa Clifton

Posted On Feb 26, 2019

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My thoughts are with you.

John

Backed with $50.00 On Feb 26, 2019

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Thank you Val and family for your gift for Gus, and for your support, love, and prayers! ❤ It means everything to us, Thank you!

Theresa Clifton

Posted On Feb 25, 2019

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Love you Gus! I will help as often as I can!

Valerie Terrell

Backed with $25.00 On Feb 25, 2019

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Jeremy and the Shope Family, Thank you so much for your generous gift to Gus!! ❤ We always love seeing pics of Bones & his fur-sister on Facebook.

Theresa Clifton

Posted On Feb 25, 2019

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Gus - your brother Bones and his whole family is rooting for you and wishing you the best!

Jeremy Shope

Backed with $100.00 On Feb 25, 2019

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