Boonchai our most timid and sweet natured dog was diagnosed with Lymphoma 2 months ago but we suspect he’s been fighting his cancer for much longer.
Boonchai’s Lymph Nodes Trebled in Size
The lymph nodes under his jaw and on his back legs have been unusually swollen for several months. Last year, our local vet said it’s nothing to worry about but to observe. We did observe for several months. In January Boonchai’s lymph nodes under his jaw had trebled in size. I also felt another swelling the size of my hand at the front of his shoulder. The lymph nodes on his back legs had become a massive swelling around his penis area.
We immediately took Boonchai to our special cases vet for x-rays and an ultra sound examination. Boonchai’s x-rays showed large masses in all the areas described.
Boonchai Diagnosed with Lymphoma
‘Yes, it's Lymphoma’ the vet told us. Only 3 years ago Boonchai’s mother had Lymphoma and couldn't breathe. She was put to sleep immediately.
With Boonchai we had the choice of starting chemotherapy treatment or giving him palliative care with CBD oil. We've given this to all our cancer patients who’ve lived pain free for 6 to 12 months before their time came.
Boonchai has been receiving palliative care since January with CBD oil and a special cancer diet of pureed vegetables, brown rice and chicken or fish. We also give him a range of vitamins, fish oil, vitamin E oil and Prednisolone.
For the past 6 weeks Boonchai has been up and down. Thankfully he enjoys his special food but he has to be spoon fed…literally. And I also have to crouch double to feed him under the stairs where he loves to lie!
The swelling from his back legs to his penis area became very red and he was licking his legs constantly. Small lesions appeared on his left back leg with a clear discharge. The vet advised us to give him anti-biotics for a week and bandage the area. The discharge has dried out and fantastic news, his tumours have SHRUNK.
Boonchai is currently showing the beginnings of an unexpected recovery. Not only have all his tumours shrunk slightly but his skin has returned to its normal pale shade. He’s now eating without being spoon fed! Throughout his cancer Boonchai hasn’t missed one day running on the beach which he loves.
We were told Boonchai’s cancer is terminal so we’re trying not to get too hopeful and we are determined to give him the best care possible. His eyes shine and he wags his tail every time I arrive with his CBD oil and food! We can’t hope for better than that.
Boonchai is bravely fighting his lymphoma cancer. Please consider making a small donation for his palliative care treatment. CBD oil is expensive and one small bottle lasts about a week. Perhaps you’d like to choose something from our wish list which you think Boonchai would love and let us know what you’ve chosen.
Thank you for caring!