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Cocker Specific Discussion => Oldies (Over 9s) => Topic started by: Liz F on October 06, 2019, 05:29:07 PM

Title: Diesel
Post by: Liz F on October 06, 2019, 05:29:07 PM
Havenít posted for a while, in need of some prayers and positive thoughts for my boy Diesel.
Diesel was diagnosed a week ago with malignant cancer in his mouth. Going to Edinburgh tomorrow for a CT scan to see if itís spread into his jaw bone 😢. He seems perfectly ok, only noticed as he was drooling a lot. Good news is that it doesnít look like itís spread to lymph nodes or chest.  Anyone have any experience of mouth cancer or can give me there opinion on what will be best for him 😢
Title: Re: Diesel
Post by: bizzylizzy on October 06, 2019, 05:54:25 PM
No experience but am sending you and Diesel lots of positive vibes and have fingers and paws crossed for a speed recovery.  :bigarmhug: :bigarmhug:
Title: Re: Diesel
Post by: Mudmagnets on October 06, 2019, 06:52:33 PM
Thankfully no experience, but sending healing vibes for Diesel and a few  :bigarmhug: :bigarmhug: for both of you.

Be sure to let us know how your lad gets on  :luv:
Title: Re: Diesel
Post by: MacTavish Boys on October 06, 2019, 10:34:07 PM
Thinking of you and Diesel, sending lots of healing and positive thoughts   :luv: :luv:
Stephanie and Hamish xx
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Post by: ollie nathan's mum on October 07, 2019, 06:55:00 AM
Sending lots of positive thoughts and hugs.
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Post by: Finvarra on October 07, 2019, 09:52:39 AM
Thinking of you both today  :bigarmhug:

Lesley and Dylan
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Post by: Jaysmumagain on October 07, 2019, 04:35:36 PM
Sending healing thoughts to Diesel
Title: Re: Diesel
Post by: Liz F on October 07, 2019, 10:26:24 PM
Thanks for all your support, will update when I get a clearer picture to what can be done for my boy if anything 😔
Title: Re: Diesel
Post by: PennyB on October 09, 2019, 09:07:21 PM
So sorry to hear this

Not mouth as such but Ruby had a tumour that began on her nose and grew into her mouth (towards end her teeth could hardly be seen but she could still eat as I changed all her food to wet). We decided not to even get a scan or referral as my vet said that even if its benign what could I do as it would entail removing part of her face so it made sense for us to just leave it. She lived for a year though but we made sure she was pain free (and occasionally antibiotics for mouth infections) and she lived every day as her best life.

So you have to ask yourself re quality of life. Surgery is often the best option but around the mouth its more difficult to remove some tumours (gum tumours are usually easy enough but if they affect the bone or structure of mouth its a difficult one). Sometimes treatment isn't always the best option and palliative care may be the best way forward if cure shortens their life even more and reduce the quality. This is something to speak to your vet about who has also got info from a specialist too
Title: Re: Diesel
Post by: Liz F on October 11, 2019, 05:59:11 PM
Thanks Penny, Diesel had the tumour removed (much as possible) 2 weeks ago.  I have said that removing part of jaw is not an option. Diesel has been referred to Liverpool now for a ct scan to establish if cancer has spread to bone.  Itís not in his lymph nodes or chest.
Options are dependant on scan, may be suitable for radiation if not palliative care will be the only option.  Scan is on 28th will update, positive thoughts and prayers please 🤗
Title: Re: Diesel
Post by: MIN on October 12, 2019, 09:44:32 AM
Sending hugs and the best of wishes to you and Diesel.