Monday, November 1, 2010

2nd Opinion

This afternoon Conrad and I took Blanca in for her second opinion. I am having REAL issues with my vet and I have lost confidence in them. I called last week to get B's pathology report and what I saw made me even madder. She just called and told me that Blanca had "Fibrosarcoma" and that the surgery WAS the treatment. Well YOU Google Fibrosarcoma, all KINDS of stuff comes up. Turns out she has Low Grade fibrosarcoma, which has been contained in the subcutaneous region (skin, not muscle or bone).  She told me NONE OF THIS - SO - time for a new vet!

This new doc went word by word through the results and stopped to explain everything. I now have a clear picture of what she has. It may or may not come back- he did examine her and he KEPT saying what good shape she was in - he inquired about arthritis but to my knowledge she has never had it. He said her heart sounded great, eyes clear - everything good. He said in a dog her age sometimes they began to show signs of heart disease, but she has not. This little blip is all we have that's wrong.

He made sure to be honest and let us know, hey - once there is a cancer of any kind- you just have to check for the remainder of the life. That's people or human. You wouldn't go in to be treated for lung cancer and never go back - you would go back every 3 to 6 months for life. You just DO. He said this could be an isolated incident and she could live to 15 problem free, OR next year she could have full blown cancer of another kind. You never can tell - and again, that's people as well as animals.

I'm glad I went - and as we were leaving he did say he wanted to ask a question and the question was, "Do you believe me?" and my answer was "Yes".

He is going to go ahead and take the percaution of calling Texas A&M and speaking to the person who did the histiopath and find out if there is any other information he can give us. We should know something Wednesday or Thursday. I did tell him to please call Conrad - I just think that's better for me. Otherwise I will be waiting and stalking my phone and every time it rings, my heart will drop. That's just the kinda girl I am. Conrad loves her as much as me.... but he is much more logical and I just would rather hear anything, good or bad, from him.

Ok, that's the report!  Pics very soon on my dining table. SUPER CUTE.