Sunday, October 18, 2009

Jack is out of remission! SO sad

It has taken me over a week to update this, as I am in shock and so very sad to let you know that Jack was confirmed out of remission on Tuesday 2 weeks ago. There were no symptoms but the Vet found it through needle aspirate. I was gutted, he has been so well and I was secretly hoping for a cure. So it has been a real rollercoaster - deciding what to do and in the end it came down to more of not being able to do nothing!!!!! So we restarted chemo immediately and I agreed last week to continue - I will see how we go from an emotional, time and financial perspective.

One of the saddest parts is that RSPCA Pet Insurance had advised they would not include Cancer in Jack's future plan. I was of course upset, and rang them but as they pointed out - he now had a pre-existing condition and no other insurer would accept him. So my hands were tied, but at the time I didn't believe his cancer would come back so soon (10 months after diagnosis and 5 months after completion of Chemotherapy). So I renewed just in case of an accident.

They have now confirmed they won't cover the second round of Chemo, so of course now cost has to be a major consideration.

Jack remains well - he had some nausea last week after his second treatment (which he did in the first round) but over the weekend he was lively - lapped up a puppacino at our local "Cafe Bones" in Leichhardt, Sydney - walked from Bondi to Bronte and played with puppies, and just enjoyed life in his usual way.

Please think of us and send special fur thoughts