My Sweetpea has Thyroid Cancer
by Shirley Porto
(Bonita Springs, Fl)
Today I got the terrible results - We found a lump in her neck 3 weeks ago and after many test we found out it was thyroid cancer. Our surgeon completely removed the tumor on Monday Aug. 3rd, 2009. We were so relieved he was able to remove it, but it was short lived. Today, Friday Aug. 7, He called with the horrible news that it is an aggresive carcinoma, and he only gives her about 6 months to live.
My husband of 22 years and I have no children, and she is our baby. My Sweetpea is a miniature schnauzer, 16 lbs, and I would deeply appreciate any advice on how to help her immune system and if possible slow the progress of the cancer from spreading in her body.
The cancer specialist Dr. Heidi Ward in Sarasota, Fl. wants to start chemo right away but she says it all depends on how my Sweetpea's body handles the chemo.
I am hoping to give her natural remedies to help her live with us longer and happier. She has always been fed the healthest foods (purina veterinary diets EN gastroenteric).
We have a heavy heart, but we have to stay strong for her sake. We want her to be comfortable while she is with us until God takes her to heaven.