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RE: Canine Bladder Cancer (tcc)

by NikasMom - May 03 at 6:34 AM

You’re so welcome. Please let us know if you go ahead with the procedure in seattle. I’d like to know costs and outcome and prognosis. I haven’t actually been able to speak with anyone that had the procedure done one seattle... I might be looking t needingthis for Nika soon. Are you a member of the forum on FB? TCC dogs. You can find me intheirmembwr list. My name is Petra. Maybe we can connect there

RE: Canine Bladder Cancer (tcc)

by NikasMom - May 02 at 3:02 AM

I was trying to find somebody for laser ablation on the West Coast as well. It wasn’t easy. There is someone in Seattle. The lady’s name is Dr. Tonya Donovan. She is at animal medical specialists off Seattle. I also found a clinic in Culver City California called access specialty hospitals, a Dr by he name of Casey Kim. Good luck to you. My girl might still need laser ablation. We opted for chemo first which is locally available.....

RE: Difficult time pooping

by NikasMom - March 14 at 9:19 PM

Maybe I am in the right forum. Sorry I am confused. Posting this in my lunch break. Just to be clear, I’m talking about my dog Nika. I will check into the magnesium. Thank you for your input!

RE: Difficult time pooping

by NikasMom - March 14 at 9:16 PM

Sorrynot sure how I ended up on the wrong forum. This is aboutmydog having bladder cancer. Sorry if I offended anyone. Not sure how to delete

Difficult time pooping

by NikasMom - March 14 at 7:18 PM

Hi all. I haven’t posted on a while. My girl Nika was diagnosed in Nov ‘17. We are doing chemo and Piroxicam ( after 3 months of Piroxicam we are giving her a month long break) and a myriad of supplements. Her tumors have slightly shrunk which is great news and her peeing habits have changed from peeing very long to peeing shorter with a stream at the beginning and a trickle for the rest of the time. Which seems encouraging. However, she’s been having a super hard time pooping lately. Stills aren’t soft or hard. They are pretty normal considering all the stuff she is on. She takes sometimes up ton20-30 min to try andpoop. She eventually will poop but a lot smaller amounts and more frequent than usual. She was a two ines a day pooper and now has turned into 4-6 time’s a day and always takes a long time to get there. Anyone else experience this? Any remedies? What an I do to make it easier on her or to not have it get any harder than it is cause I’m not sure what we will do then.... Any tips/help is appreciated! Thank you all!

RE: TCC of Urethra?

by NikasMom - January 27 at 12:37 AM

Thank you Timberwind Terfs. Thank you so much for the encouragement. Some time has passed since Nikas diagnosis. We ate doing chemo (mitoxicane) along with Piroxicam and the same 20mg pepsid dose you are giving your boy. Also no stomach issues here so far. Yay for that! We had another ultrasound to check after 2 chemo treatments and the tumors have not grown since diagnosis in late November of 2017. I have her on a ton of supplements. She’s taking ACHH, CBD oil, fish oil, Glutamine (recommended during chemo), turmeric golden paste, broccoli sprouts and longevity (which both my girls have been on for years). I also recently started her on Essiac Tea which seems to be a wonder drug for a lot of people anddogs with cancer.... Nika is 10.5 now and if I can make her go to 13 without losing her quality of life I will be super happy. So far so good. I feel like we have a grip on it and not as helpless anymore as when I posted here. I also was able to talk to a vet in Seattle about laser ablation. It is done there so the option is available and close enough for me to pursue which made me feel a ton better. I wish you all the best for you and your boy. Long life and kicking cancers butt! We are all in this together. Thank you so much for the encouragement!

RE: Laser ablation

by NikasMom - December 30 at 4:18 AM

Thank you Sadie’s Dad. Thank you for the info and I am sorry the laser ablation didn’t last long for your pup. I did find a place in Seattle that would do it, estimated cost is $3000. Plus travel expenses. For now we are doing chemo and Piroxicam along with turmeric, fish oil, AHCC, CBD oil and Springtime’s Longevity. Today was our second chemo and so far she is feeling pretty good. No sickness. Just a little tired abouta week after chemo. I am hoping to see less cancer in an ultrasound scheduled 3 weeks from today.....

RE: TCC of Urethra?

by NikasMom - December 04, 2017

I’m sorry Sarah. I know it came from Oriane and wanted to address to her, but when I went to answer on my phone I couldn’t return to the thread and had forgotten her username. I’m sorry if it came across in a way that I was addressing you. Was not my intention. I addressed you thanking you for letting the forum lady know I needed to be approved. Thanks again and sorry for any confusion.

RE: TCC of Urethra?

by NikasMom - December 04, 2017

Thank you Sarah, I appreciate it. I do not feel like I am extending “her suffering” as she isn’t in any pain as of yet and happy as can be. My other dog Ruby went they chemo at age 3 and to be honest it didn’t affect her much at all. Her cancer was supposed to spread with a 50% Chance and she is now 11 years old. If Nika were to ever suffer and if chemo makes her feel crappy I will reconsider. I do believe it’s in Nikas and Ruby’s best interest to extend Nikas life as much as we can. My girls are pretty much joined at the hip. Thank you very much for your concerns, I totally understand your side of it and I’ll be the last person to prolong any suffering. Thank you tho!

RE: TCC of Urethra?

by NikasMom - December 04, 2017

Hi scootersmom. I did find the group on Fb yesterday and did send a join request. Not approved yet tho. If you can help facilitate hay would be great. Name on FB is Petra Jennen. Thank you so much!
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