This week ended with Bailey back at the Internist for x-rays and an ultrasound in hopes of finding the cause for her cough and all the problems that it brings about for her.
Unfortunately, the Internist "identified a 3.9 cm mass deep in the abdomen that is likely pressing on her esophagus." This mass is expected to grow and will eventually cause discomfort or blockage. This mass in particular, because of where it is, is totally inoperable. Even if Bailey were a younger dog, the Internist does not feel that removing it would be an option. And if that weren't enough (and it was) also found was another mass between Bailey's ribs.
|~Bailey waiting for her tests~|
So, as we begin Bailey's precious days of grace, I will do as I always do..... To really (really) try to not dwell on what's to come. And if I have learned anything about this kind of diagnosis, I know to just forget what the vet says and remember to live in and savor the moments together. It also helps to think and remain positive and set goals and do our best to reach them. Bailey is feeling well, she is not coughing, she has a really good appetite, and is up and around. She is happy. So, for our first goal it will be an easy one, Christmas and onto New Years. The big goal will be her 14th birthday that comes in March. I think with your cheering her on, and POTP, we will make it together.
|~Good night from Bailey~|