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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 at 7:56 PM

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 at 6:08 PM

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 at 5:06 PM

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!

RE: TCC of Urethra?

by NikasMom - December 04 at 5:53 AM

Hi everyone. Sorry to reply to the last post on this thread. . Seem to be the only way for me to post. I am new to this forum. My girl Nika, 10year old Chocolate Lab, has recently been diagnosed with TCC. Inoperable. We started Piroxicam and will be starting chemo next week. I live in Alaska and treatments available to us are very limited. I read a lot about laser ablation and I think it seems like a good idea in Nikas case to buy more timeto make the chemo and Piroxicam work. I have been trying to find vets that actually do laser ablation and are semi close to me. I’m looking at a Seattle first of course. I see there is a vet in NJ as well as TX. Does any of you wonderful people know of any vets that do laser ablation along the West Coast? WA, OR or CA? Anything closer than TX would be great as I’m trying to keep travel time for my girl as short as possible. I did read a good part of the super long thread about TCC and found a lot of info there but nothing closer than TX. Internet searches seem to come up with the same vets over and over again. Any info that could help me would be super appreciated! Best of luck to all of you and your pups!

Laser ablation

by NikasMom - December 04 at 5:49 AM

Hi everyone. My girl Nika, 10year old Chocolate Lab, has recently been diagnosed with TCC. Inoperable. We started Piroxicam and will be starting chemo next week. I live in Alaska and treatments available to us are very limited. I read a lot about laser ablation and I think it seems like a good idea in Nikas case to buy more timeto make the chemo and Piroxicam work. I have been trying to find vets that actually do laser ablation and are semi close to me. I’m looking at a Seattle first of course. I see there is a vet in NJ as well as TX. Does any of you wonderful people know of any vets that do laser ablation along the West Coast? WA, OR or CA? Anything closer than TX would be great as I’m trying to keep travel time for my girl as short as possible. I did read a good part of the super long thread about TCC and found a lot of info there but nothing closer than TX. Internet searches seem to come up with the same vets over and over again. Any info that could help me would be super appreciated! Best of luck to all of you and your pups!
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