Stalin had his CT scan/rhinoscopy last Monday where she saw blood, mucus, inflammation, and an "abnormal structure" that she biopsied.
Well the abnormal structure is just part of his body, a birth defect and is benign. His sinuses are full of inflammation, though, so he's being put on doxy for possibly 6 months along with an anti-inflammatory med (peroxicam I think?). The long term antibiotic is to help knock out infection, apparently in the sinus it can take a while. He has a follow up in a few weeks to make sure the meds aren't harming his system at all and check on progress.
Thanks to everyone for your thoughts, prayers, and crossed fingers!! He might not be healed, but it's not cancer!
Stalin's nervous mama
Great news!! Piroxicam is a great drug, BUT it is SUPER hard on the stomach, can cause ulcers frequently. Please, please ask the vet if it would be okay if you gave him a 1/4 of a Tagamet or 1/2 Zantac twice a day while he's on it.
I don't want to see him have a perforated ulcer when it's so easy to prevent with tagamet.
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
- Mohandas Gandhi
That's great news! Now you can relax!
Rugby DOB: 7/10/02
Molly DOB: 7/6/04
Fantastic, Krystal!!!! Such good news.
See the meds doing their job quickly!
Scrufffy, Bo, and Maggie Mae
A Girl's Best Friend is her Pug.
Great news. I must have missed the first thread, I didn't know that Stalin was having troubles. Hope his healings are quick.
Great update to read. Prayers that the meds work without side effects.
We never touch people so lightly that we don't leave a trace.
Great news! Prayers his meds work quickly and without problems.
Jackie,Mom to Robbie & Stacy my human children and Tinker my furkid.
So happy to hear it!
Proud mama to puggies Winston and Ozzie, Slatan the Cat and Zino the horse.