Farrah vet visit on Friday - Not good
This has been a trying weekend. Farrah had her monthy visit this past Friday. Her mass has doubled in size. It went from 4 centimeters by 2 centimeters to 8 centimeters by 5 centimeters. Her vet also said that while the lymph nodes still felt alright, she's positive that the cancer has spread to them, considering it happens very early in the course and who knows how long Farrah was dealing with it before being diagnosed.
There was also a book on animal health and it has a little bit on Adenocarcinoma in it. It said that surgery was the most common way to get rid of it, but most dogs died about halfway then what they would have if they didn't have the surgery. Meaning, they normally died about six months after surgery. I'm glad I opted not to do it, because I would have lost Farrah already, if I did. The good news is that she is in NO PAIN, whatsoever. She even let the vet do the annual "anal" check by herself and didn't even budge.
I walked out of there with her, then started crying. I know this is coming. I know I'm prepared to lose her, but it seemed to have hit hard then. Just wanted to keep you all updated.
A very sad Mom.