There’s nothing better than to start and end a week with good news, and that’s what I got last week.
Though I started the week not feeling great and was unable to travel for my mom’s oncology appointment, I still got good news on Monday, when she told me that three of the four nodules have now disappeared. It’s coming up on four years since her renal cancer diagnosis, and for about two years there had been no change (no growth, but no shrinkage either). Earlier this year, there was finally some shrinkage again, and now she has just one nodule remaining. Happy dance time!
On Saturday, I took the fluffernutter in for his follow-up bloodwork, which was no fun for anybody (but at least the staff at my vet’s office has a good sense of humor about it). He did scare poor Gus (the office cat) by hissing at him, but Gus took it in stride. The nurses, of course, were excited to see Luke because he’s so “sassy” (their word). While we waited for the doc, I rubbed the boy’s head and he eventually laid on his side and let me rub his belly for a whole minute(!) … aaand then he decided that was enough of that. I needed my arms to drive, so I took the hint.
A few hours after we left, the vet called and said his blood tests were normal, so the renal insufficiency was acute rather than chronic. I’ll still have to keep an eye on the boy, but he won’t have to get bloodwork again till his annual exam next October.
So yeah, still doing happy dances. It was a good week.