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    Cole update May 20 2017

    Well, nothing like a clean slate in Cat Health to update on Cole!

    Western Vet, the location of Cole's oncologist, is expensive. One part that is definitely worth it is the speed at which specialized lab tests are couriered to Saskatoon (about a 7 hour drive) and the results reported.
    Cole got tests done yesterday about 5 pm. Dr. Glenna phoned me about 1/2 hour ago (11:30 am local time) with the results.


    1. Low protein in urine, normal range (Palladia can cause more to be lost).
    2. All blood work excellent including glucose.
    3. and the BEST news - the buffy coat blood test was NEGATIVE. That means there are no more mast cells in his bloodstream! YAAY!

    Now, the buffy coat results can go back and forth - but this is a sign of real progress!

    Cole's next follow-up is in one month instead of two weeks. We are keeping him on a low dose of Palladia as it's working well and he is tolerating it well. His remission - which seems very possible at this point - will be maintained as long as he tolerates the Palladia. Dr. Glenna said there is really no good remission with this incurable disease (mast cell cancer) without it.
    Feeling some relief and more hope.
    Thank you ALL for your support, thoughts and prayers!
    "To begin, begin." ~William Wordsworth

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    What wonderful news, Cole and Candace! You must be so relieved!

    We are continuing to send along all our good wishes and prayers and healing energies and love.

    Last edited by phesina; 05-18-2017 at 07:08 PM.
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    What a great update! Cole and Candace, you two are so courageous, and it's paying off.
    Best wishes and lots of headbumpies from my kitties!

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    That is great news, I wii continue keeping you and Cole in my prayers.
    Nancy



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    What wonderful news!!! Phew!!! Continuing to keep Cole in my thoughts and prayers!

    Star,Tigg'r , Mollie and the10 Gallon Gang!

    And my Rainbow Bridge Furangels...Jingles, Cody, Fritz, Chessa, Satin, Buddy, Lizzie, Oliver, Squeaker, Moonbeam, Rosie, Ruby~

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    Excellent report Cole! Good Boy!

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