I swear, Chase is a fighter, or one damn lucky dog.
Thursday we went for a re check with the vet, to see what we can do for him aspirating food, and not being able to sleep at night. He was given antibiotics, strong ones, Thursday night.
Last night was a nightmare, as some of you may know from my other thread. I thought I lost him a couple of times. His stomach was so distended from gulped air, he was actively contracting his abdominals to force air in and out. He was drowning in fluid accumulation. At 11:30PM I made the decision to not let him go through another night like that.
At 4:30AM he started choking, a lot of fluid came out and was causing distressed breathing. By 5AM I got up and got him to get up, maybe standing up would help.
I was downstairs eating my breakfast, I noticed his breathing was silent. I ran my hand over his neck, the mass was 50% reduced! I thought 'OK, maybe he did have an infection on top of lymphoma. Maybe this will give me a few more weeks with him.'
At 11AM I got a call from the vet, he had the results in from Chase's tissue samples. The pathologist could not find any evidence of Cancer in those slides. I was numb, shocked, speechless. So was the vet! He said to still be guarded, sometimes if caught early, samples will turn up negative. We will be treating him for inflammation and infection, and in a week we will see how he is doing, do some bloodwork to see if there are any indicators there (his other blood tests last week were all within normal range, same with the urine sample).
Chase can now eat and drink without aspirating. He still has audible breathing, still crackly and he coughs occasionally, but he is 110% better than he was last night.
This lump grew 3X its size from a golf ball in 72 hours, and in less than 12, reduced to golf ball size.
Here is a photo from yesterday:
And today at 2PM