Just wanted to give an update on Ralph and his cancer.
Visted the vet last Saturday and he had put on .8 kg in three weeks.
His tracheostomy is clean and functioning well. He has no bad sounds in the chest/lungs so seem to be all clear. His heart is strong.
Still on antibiotics and anti-inflammatories.
Ralph seems to have 2 bad days a week where he sneezes a bit of blood and blood clots. Most of the blood is mucusie blood. On these two days we know he must have a bit of a headache so he is given tramadol for the pain. If he upsets himself by getting over anxious, he is then given valium.
He is generally happy and being typical staffy, his appetite is good, though not as keen on dog food, prefers his roast organic chickens (meat and skin only of course), his lamb koftas (no onion), homemade rissoles, toast on occassion, gummy bears when he can con us, seedless green grapes and now banana (only 1/2). He isn't allowed any hard dog foods as these may cause scrapping at the back of the throat and after having a thrachestomy, this could be a major problem.
He has amazed us as we were originally told after his ops in Sydney that we might have two weeks! That was back on 19th January this year.
He wanders off to bed with me at night and sleeps through till about 5 - 5.30 when I usually get up. A couple of times he has stayed in bed till 6.30.
Anyway, thought I would use this opportunity to update as a few people have been asking of late.