|Barked: Sat Oct 8, '11 11:18am PST |
Has anyone experienced Cyberknife with their pup? I 'm looking for someone to compare notes with.
Max was diagnosed with 2 inoperable brain tumors earlier this year. At first we decided to treat him with just prednisone and homeopathy. In 2 weeks he bounced back to his normal self and it was amazing but after about 4.5 months he was out chasing as squirrel and something wasn't right. He stopped short and then decided it was time to go back home. Over the next 2 weeks he declined significantly to the point where he couldn't walk, balance, eat, etc. His head was tilted and he had extreme vertigo. He was beyond walking in tight circles. I thought that was it, our Holistic vet was helping him and our neurologist upped his prednisone dose, and then I learned more about the cyberknife. I hadn't realized before that it was non-invasive - I thought they had to cut their head open to have it be effective. We called up to the Animal Specialty Center in Yonkers NY at our neurologists suggestion and they said if we could get Max stable they could do cyberknife. We managed to stabilize him with a high dose of prednisone and he went up last week for cyberknife therapy.
So far he's been doing well. He's tired and has low energy, but that's normal from what I understand. He had 1 seizure that only lasted a little more than a minute and then we put him on anti-seizure meds.
Has anyone else considered or undergone Cyberknife? I'd love to be able to compare notes with someone.
I started to document this process through a blog because I couldn't find any other info out there on dogs and Cyberknife (there are videos of him and his progression if anyone is interested ) http://maxck.blogspot.com
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