I noticed that a few people thought that Tank's cancer (hemangiosarcoma) is gone. As far as we know it is not gone. This type of cancer is non-curable. For some reason it has not metastasized anywhere yet. Now, saying that, this is very unusual as dogs with this normally succomb to another tumor from 2-3 months of diagnosis. Tank's diagnosis was the first week of January when they removed his spleen which had a tumor on it that was actively bleeding. These tumors form like blood vessels that have very weak walls and the vessels will rupture and bleed and if they do not stop will kill the animal of course. Bleeds can occur and stop many times before they succomb to a final bleed. They are amazed that Tank has not had another tumor yet. Now, if there was a mistake in the pathology of the tumor that removed - that might be a possibility but I would doubt it. Right now every day is miracle and we will hope this miracle contines for as long as it can. I hope this makes sense. When he was in yesterday they did check to see if he was bleeding from a tumor as this might cause his episode but all indications form blood work and his blood pressure said no it was not a bleed of a tumor.
Sandie, Tank 5/25/1998 - 07/08/2011, Orson & Sully
Sending prayers for sweet Tankie
It truly is Sandie, it truly is. Someone up there is watching over you guys.Right now every day is miracle
When Tango's spleen was removed, it had already metastized to his liver.
"Each is a creature of Earth and is entitled to reside on it with dignity"
Thinking of you and Tankie, I don't post very often but log on everyday to read posts, fingers crossed the 'mircales' continue for, as you say, as long as possible, ((((((hugs)))))))
Continued prayers for our Tankie. It's a miracle and I pray it will last. ((hugs)) for you and smooches for Tankie boy.
~Veronica and Nikki~
Sweet Emma, 16th of February 1996~26th of November 2010
Always in my heart and soul. Together forever, my love....
Nikki 6 months
Sandie, miracles do happen. We will keep praying that Tank stays healthy and another tumor never materializes. Keep the faith, even if it is the size of a mustard seed.
Jackie, Champ, and Buddy
Continuing to send good thoughts to you both Sandie
He remains in my prayers.
♣ Laura ♣
Keeping everyone in our thoughts and prayers...
Gary - Owned by Jake and Brody in Georgia