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Adventures in Dog Radiation Therapy

My dog got cancer. Here is how radiation went.

Adventures in Dog Radiation Therapy

Cardiology + Session #5

July 9th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

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This morning Buster had his cardiology appointment to figure out why he had a heart rate drop and some arrhythmia last week during anesthesia.  So we went down the street from the oncology office to the cardiologist office, and they did an echocardiogram.  This didn’t require anesthesia, just a vet tech holding Buster lying down.  Buster was displeased, but resigned to this latest indignity.

It was weird to see Buster’s heart bouncing around up on the screen.  He had some normal age-related deterioration, and a mild heart murmur, but this appointment was good news — no serious abnormalities or issues.  A minor tweak to his anesthesia regimen to prevent a recurrence.

Then we went straight to the oncology center for his fifth radiation session.  It went fine, they employed the new medication protocol, and this time he had no heart issues.

We are back at the farm and Buster is taking his midday nap to recovery from the morning’s unpleasantness.

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One Comment so far ↓

  • benny55

    Great news!! You have a really good team paying focused attention to every detail of Buster’s treatment.

    I’m glad you found such a peaceful “country home” for Buster to recharge his batteries…and you too! Love the picture of Buster relaxing for his nap time in the country.

    So glad to get this good update! Keep ’em coming!

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

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