Dr Franks received the biopsy report and it shows the tumor is benign and the nodule was just a piece of the liver-I can’t remember what she called it. I asked why the original vet’s report said it was carcinoma and she said that it was such a small sample from the ultrasound that it may be they just hit a cell and a few years down the road it may appear again, but the report she received was on the whole tumor and that should be more conclusive. She said she doesn’t know how fast it was growing and that 4 months ago if it was smaller she maybe could have gotten it all where now she got as much as she could, but some remained because it was so tricky. He is doing well, but not eating much yet and having trouble defecating, but his system is still trying to get back to normal. The incision looks good and he doesn’t seem to be in any pain. I can’t wait to see his liittle tail wagging.
Gomez had surgery yesterday to remove a large tumor from his liver.
Note from his foster mom……The doctor said the tumor was as large as an orange and was attached to the diaphram at one point and the surgery was tricky, but she thinks she got it all. There was another nodule on the liver, which she removed and sent for biopsy and which will tell the story of his future, but all other organs looked fine. He is on IV and resting, but they will watch for bleeding and I can call this evening to check on him. He should be able to come home Wednesday if all goes well. Say a prayer for the little guy and his foster Mom..
THANKS to you all who made it happen for this sweet little boy.
Again, you all came through for a needy little tzu boy. We have enough as of 11:25 pm Thursday to know that the surgery can go forward Monday!!!
No more donations needed at the moment!
Huge thanks to the following additional people, who pulled him over the finish line…
Donna Glickman, Donna Ferris, Susan Gierson, Kay Avery, Tricia Havis, Joanna Laake, Susan Lewis, Deinse Bailey, Marilyn Radler, Barbara Grabell, Barbara Detweiler, Sharon Lisk, Mary Glenda Hart, Barbara Avallon, Donna Wilt, Maureen Skarzynski.
Thanks to a great anonymous donor, we only have to raise $450 for Gomez today and the anonymous donor will match the amount.
So, here is the countdown….
As of 10:00 am November 2, 2006, we have $185
Rebecca Ring, Suzanne Saunders, Linda Harrington, Joan Samara, Anna Dee Lastick, Pam Glass, Patty Fulenwider, Victor Bosquez
No donation is too small, many of our targets are made up of $5, $10, $25 donations.
Gomez just got the news from the veterinary surgical center in Dallas – his mass is operable. The surgeon reviewed all of his tests, x-rays and the ultrasound and has determine that it is located in a place that makes it very operable. She even stated that she’s done several of these before.
She also thinks that it is possible that the “tumor” is a massive infection in the liver and that surgery may remove the problem. There is still a possibility that the tumor is cancer, so we’ll have to send it off to be analyzed, but she’s at least given us hope.
The estimate is $1800-$2200 so we are now doing a huge fundraiser for Gomez. Please spread the word – he is adorable, he is sweet and he has had such a horrible few years that he NEEDS to know that we are behind him. They wanted to schedule the surgery for tomorrow, but we need a few days to raise the money – we’d like to schedule it for this week, regardless, but need to know that we can pay for it. Update – Wednesday 11-1-2006. We’ve rescheduled Gomez’s surgery to Monday. I’m hoping not to have to push it much more!!
Please go HERE to donate via paypal.
Keep watching this page for donation updates.
As of 9:30 pm CST, Wednesday, November 1, Gomez has received $1285 in donations from the following people…
Lena Hardee, Kara Saenz, Jean Smith, Carol Mahler, Amanda Jackson, Odean Cusak, Jean Day, Pamm Banduric, Cat Martindale, Tanya Straka, Peter Nagel, Rick Brezik, Furkids, Ginger Guest-Warnick, Ja Schleimer, Nancy Croft, Dana Woodruff, Joyce Ycasas, Davis Arnette, Christine Connolly, Rebecca Barrett, Margaret Lubke, Maureen Skarzynski, Roxanne McInerney, Darlene Keisler, Max Pachar, Janet Taylor, Doug and Sallie Cameron, Melissa Leibowitz, Lori Ugolik in memory of Muffin Ugolik, Pam Glass, Christine Hutchison, Rebecca Morgan, Toni Hill, Amy Branaman, Rosemary Cody, Cheryl Smith, Juanita Smith.
Half way there!!!
The call was one we always dread – “Teresa, I’m at the vet with Gomez. He collapsed last night and I took him to the emergency room. They say something is wrong with his liver. What do I do?”
Sweet little Gomez has very high readings in his liver values – we don’t know yet what it means. Hopefully something correctable, but it may be a tumor in his liver. We cannot do anything until we figure out what it is. TODAY, Thursday, Gomez needs an ultrasound and a biopsy of some of the liver tissue. Please please help him! Please go HERE to donate to Gomez via paypal or HERE to send him a check.
Update Saturday 6:00pm. Thanks to Mike, Brandy, Traci, Anty Barb, Fur Kids from Canada, Marianne, Rebecca, Cat, Katrin, Tresa, Ginger, Maureen, Marleigh, Cynthia, Lori, Robin, Diana, Pamm, Helen, Susan B., Donna G. and Jean, Gomez has what he needs for his diagnostic tests!!
Keep checking this page for updates!!
(and Gomez and his grateful foster mom, Joan)
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