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Iím sorry for Princeís diagnosis. Enjoy every moment of every day! Each day is a gift.
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We've been to his regular vet this morning, new round of blood tests, series of x-rays. It's a 9cm tumor in his spleen. After everything I read over the weekend, it wasn't unexpected. Both vets recommended against surgery due to his age and physical condition (disc disease, arthritis). He has been sooo much better today, walking just fine, back to kibble, and we'll be doing steroids and Gabapentin until he shows us it's time. I'm just so happy he's not miserable anymore, and we have a little time. This weekend I thought we didn't have any at all.
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Good to hear he's doing better, I know you'll enjoy every second with him.
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I'm so sorry for his diagnosis. Spoil him rotten! We never have them long enough..

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Hi all, here we are at 4/16 and Prince has done great on steroids (16mg twice a day). A couple pee accidents due to increased thirst but that's it. Yesterday I noticed his collar was loose so we weighed him and he is down from 74 to 67 in 14 days. He was at the right weight at 74. I texted his vet, who has been super-available on text but no answer yet tonight. Is this from the steroid or the cancer? Do we fight it with extra food? I read about giving specifically extra fats.

I know the steroid is essentially a band-aid and we are grateful for each extra day we have gotten from it, but he seems to feel good and he eats as voraciously as ever so I don't think we should be letting him lose all this weight. Any advice? Or should I move the thread to the cancer threads?
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Oh no, I'm very sorry to hear that. Steroids should increase his appetite It is probably the cancer that's causing him to lose weight. I am hoping for the best days for you and Prince.
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Thanks. He has definitely been eating as much if not more than usual, as we've been pretty carefree with snacks since the diagnosis :-). We'll just amp up fats, I guess. I can make some nice beef gravy for his kibble, he always likes that.
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My 12 yr 3 mth old Irish Setter was diagnosed with bone cancer back in '95. He was limping on Friday and we thought it was his arthritis. Monday was dragging that back leg. Bone cancer in knee. Was such an aggressive form the vet said that with tin a week he would not be able to get up, not eat. Well, I took him wade fishing in the bay with me every day as he loved to go there and pester crabs in shallow water, get after shore birds, swim, etc. Also, we let him as much beloved melon and veggies as he wanted, and he got dessert night, same as us. I made him banana split, strawberry shortcake just like ours. And somehow we turned that few days into 10 full weeks. He had developed a "bunny hop" so he could actually run. I took him every single, even one day when it ws raining. I cherish each day extra that we had with him.


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The weight loss is definitely the cancer. We went thru this with our second boy. As long as he's happy, just keep doing what you're doing.

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Thanks. He has definitely been eating as much if not more than usual, as we've been pretty carefree with snacks since the diagnosis :-). We'll just amp up fats, I guess. I can make some nice beef gravy for his kibble, he always likes that.
You should look up Artemisinin. It's from sweet worm wood root. It attacks high iron cells, which masses are made up of. It attack his iron cells and leaves normal cells alone. I did a bunch of research on this when my last golden, Kira, had a MCT (mammary tumor) that was about a baseball in size and had spread to her lungs. I got the Artemisinin and did 14 days on and 4 days off and on the of days I fed iron rich foods and a small iron supplement and back on the Artemisinin. U of Penn gave her about 3 months. After 3 months we checked her again and the nodules in her lungs reduced in size by roughly 65% and the mammary mass reduced but 30%. The truck is to keep them from growing and if possible reduce the size. Kira like 18 months from the original 3 month diagnosis.

You can look uo the Artemisinin and find a ton on it. There are lots grade options it there. I got mine from http://www.holleypharma.com/Artemisinin.html

This is used often to treat malaria as the parasite is high in iron and has been used for a number of mass cell cancers in people.

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You should look up Artemisinin. It's from sweet worm wood root. It attacks high iron cells, which masses are made up of. It attack his iron cells and leaves normal cells alone. I did a bunch of research on this when my last golden, Kira, had a MCT (mammary tumor) that was about a baseball in size and had spread to her lungs. I got the Artemisinin and did 14 days on and 4 days off and on the of days I fed iron rich foods and a small iron supplement and back on the Artemisinin. U of Penn gave her about 3 months. After 3 months we checked her again and the nodules in her lungs reduced in size by roughly 65% and the mammary mass reduced but 30%. The truck is to keep them from growing and if possible reduce the size. Kira like 18 months from the original 3 month diagnosis.

You can look uo the Artemisinin and find a ton on it. There are lots grade options it there. I got mine from Artemisinin

This is used often to treat malaria as the parasite is high in iron and has been used for a number of mass cell cancers in people.
I am not good with comforting words. I can only be grateful to you looking for ways to extend Prince's life . One of my girl is also on Artemisinin besides being on Keto diet. (grade 2) And so glad found someone on the forum who is pro Artemisinin. She has been using it since May 2017 which is about 2 years
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