I’ll get right to it. Angel DID survive the surgery. For that I am SO relieved and deeply grateful. Unfortunately, there was nothing discovered that could be fixed. The Xrays showed nothing other than increased soft tissue in the left sinus. Dr. A said that could be mucus or possibly a small growth. There were some teeth that weren’t great but nothing that could be causing Angel’s problem. One tooth was deemed bad enough to be extracted.
I’m pretty disappointed that I put Angel through this without any real success. In the afternoon, Andrea texted to ask if I knew anything yet. I shared how relieved I was to have her out of surgery, but how nothing had been found that could bring Angel any relief. Andrea said – I know but we had to try! I wish it had a better outcome but at least we know it’s not polyps or cancer and that’s a good thing! Don’t feel bad about this. Everyone felt it was worth the try! I was grateful to read her words. And I certainly did NOT want to be informed that cancer had been found. Also – learning it wasn’t nasal polyps seemed disappointing at first because at least there could have been some temporary relief for Angel. But I remember Dr. O said that even if they could tease some of it out, it would more than likely come back.
Angel was hungry when I got her back into her kennel kitty condo. Dr. A said I could feed her a small amount. I offered her favorite meal – one of the Bisques that a couple of you have sent in Wish List gifts. She lapped it up, her breathing sounding exactly like it did before the surgery.
So. We move on. Angel needs to be able to breathe. We are trying a combination of a sulfa antibiotic with an anti-viral medication because when Dr. A was in there probing around, she found a large amount of mucus. If this had been due to a sinus infection, the previous antibiotics probably would have helped. There isn’t any clear idea of what is causing the build-up of mucus, but maybe the new drugs will have an impact. These are two medications we have not tried yet.
I want to thank all of you so very much for caring about Angel. And thank you for the financial support going into this. I wish I had better news to report. But I am truly grateful to still have my Angel. My own belief is that every Wisher who ends up here is meant to be here. But if there is a Queen of Meant To Be Here, it’s Angel. I’m glad she is still here, I’m hopeful that the new medications will help, and I plan to make every day of the rest of her life GOOD. Because she didn’t get that for years. And she deserves it.
Thank you again, Friends, for going through this with us.
See you tomorrow.