Toby had a consultation yesterday with a surgical specialist at a leading veterinary hospital. He had reviewed Toby’s recent test results (blood work, urine, x-rays, and ultrasounds) and he’s concerned by both the significant growth of the tumor and its proximity to a major vein. The location of this tumor does pose some additional surgical risk. However, he was encouraged that the tumor is still relatively small and by Toby’s overall good health as indicated by his recent blood work and clear x-rays. Due to the growth of the tumor, the surgeon is recommending that Toby undergo some additional tests, most importantly a CT scan. Surgery was recommended to remove the tumor. It is a scary time for us but we feel that we have to move forward with this.
Thank you to those who have sent prayers & positive thoughts, contributed towards Toby's Go Fund Me page or posted about Toby's recent health issues. The outpouring of support has been amazing. Although we can't thank each of you individually at this time, your love, support and friendship has not gone unnoticed. From the bottom of my heart (and Toby's)... Thank you!
I've included a video from yesterday when Toby and I were waiting to see the specialist. As you can see from the dirty look Toby gave me... He wasn't exactly thrilled to be there!
We'll update again once we've completed all the testing.