Missy crossed the rainbow bridge on Monday, 39 months after being diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma. We hope her best buddy, Smudge, was waiting for her, ready to play their favorite game of chase.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Image-Guided Animal Therapy began testing an FDA-approved drug normally used for human breast cancer in 2017. The results of the small hemangiosarcoma clinical trial have now been released.
Missy's got just a matter of days now. Each day we assess whether today is the day we take her to say good-bye.
Missy had an ultrasound earlier this week and the news was sobering: Her liver has multiple tumors, likely hemangiosarcoma.
A little over a week ago, we noticed that Missy's usual brightness and enthusiasm for life was muted. She isn't getting better and we're really starting to worry.
Three years today Missy was diagnosed splenic hemangiosarcoma. Today we celebrate her amazing rebirthday. And yes, steak is involved.
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In just a couple of months we'll hit the 36-month survival mark for Missy. And she's doing great!
Missy just reached the 33-month post-diagnosis mark, a number we never imagined we'd see.
The Shine On Project is now enrolling clinical trial participants for a test that may help detect hemangiosarcoma in its earliest stages.