Adenocarcinoma - a malignant tumor formed from glandular structures in epithelial tissue.
Emile was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma on August 14, 2019. The surgery to remove the tumor from her ear canal is scheduled for Thursday, August 22, 2019. Blood work also points to stage 2 kidney disease.
Before you do anything for Emile, it is essential you know who Luisa is - and most of you do! She is a rock, a support system, a sounding board, a shoulder to lean on, an admirable leader, a mindful soul, and a true friend.
You'll also know she is stubborn (just like her dog) and can be shy to ask for help. While Luisa maintains her daily life, she is constantly assisting those around her, humans and animals alike. Whether they directly ask of her or not, Luisa will find a way to help. Always.
Throughout the past six months, Luisa has attempted to resolve an ongoing and chronic issue that her babe, Emile, has been enduring. While, yes, there was an ear infection at play, it took several visits to several veterinarians, hours of drive time, and thousands of dollars for Dr. Lee at Cinco Animal Hospital in Katy to finally pinpoint the underlying cause.
An aggressive tumor inside of Emile's ear canal would become irritated with each infection. The only thing that kept the size (and pain) at bay would be to temporarily "cure" the symptom that was the ear infection. As soon as antibiotics wore off, the tumor would grow again and the cycle would continue. Consequently, the amount of antibiotics Emile has consumed in the past 6 months has likely played a role in triggering the kidney disease. This will be monitored and hopefully can subside.
The surgery scheduled for Thursday will be to remove the tumor and surrounding tissue. For full transparency, there is a second type of surgery available in which the entire ear canal can be removed but this was too expensive. There is a chance for the tumor to grow elsewhere with the elected surgery but we are hopeful this cancer has been caught early.
If you've never met her, Emile is a hilarious creature who thrives on being fawned over from human friends (like her mom), loves a good stick throwing session (that will never end if you don't let it!), and thoroughly enjoys naps as much as her walks.
Luisa's love for Emile knows no end - so she's racking all this up on her credit card. To alleviate some of the cost, I bet there's a few friends out there that wouldn't mind lending a hand.
We all love you, Lu! Let's take care of your Emile.
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