Sheri (shutterbug93) wrote,

Not liking this roller coaster ride. :P

Well, the official ultrasound test results for Sydney came back and they detected some spots on her liver. They weren't sure if the spots were tissues of her liver that were re-generating itself or if it was cancer (though they did say it was probably unlikely that it was cancer, but it's still a possibility). Back to square one. They wanted to do a biopsy to find out what the spots were, but warned us that the biopsy itself could be potentially fatal. After much talking, Mark & I decided against it.

All signs point to Sydney getting better each day. True, she still isn't eating (we have to force feed her) and her temperature is still unusually high, but all other signs indicate that she's improving each day. To hear news like this after spending a wonderful weekend with her was very disheartening, to say the least.

The vet also thinks Sydney has Pancreatitis and might need to be hospitalized if she doesn't start eating soon. The poor doggy's been through so much already, I don't want to have to subject her to hospitalization. :(

On a good news note, my mother in law went in for her surgery today and everything went really well. Apparently, it was a little more serious than we had originally thought (with the cancer also affecting her lymph nodes) and they decided it was best to keep her overnight. She and Mark talked tonight and she said she was disappointed that they only gave her soup and jello for dinner (she wanted to try hospital food). I know that all of this has been really hard on Mark and it was nice to hear him laugh and talk with her this evening. :)

I'm sorry to be posting such downers lately. I'm usually not such a depressing person. :P I do thank you all for being there for me through all of this, though. :)

On an important side note: I realize my problems are hardly anything in comparison to the countless people - some of my dear friends - who have been dealing with the fires out in southern CA. Please know that I'm thinking of you all. *HUGS*
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