Our New Year's Miracle
We wanted to share our joy for the new year in 2016 that affected our fourth child Maggie, our dog. Unfortunately before Christmas she became very lethargic, didn't eat (very unusual) and didn't look herself. We had the same situation in June last year and it turned out to be a major surgery to remove her thymus. This time when we brought her into the doctor's office there were indications of another problem and they noticed another growth. In follow up radiology the prognosis wasn't good, cancer in the spleen and liver. We were devastated, but in discussions with the fantastic doctors at the Escondido Animal Urgent Care (Dr. Karen Seibold) and our pet surgeon Dr. Tracy Frey of SoftSurg, they believed there was a good chance to perform surgery and have another successful outcome. They agreed to perform surgery on New Year's Eve Day to remove her spleen and we were able to take her home on New Year's Day.
After an agonizing week we finally got the results from the laboratory that everything was OK after multiple tests. Based on the experience of Dr. Frey and Dr. Seibold they believed there was more than a disappointing outcome as suggested by others. They discussed in great detail their findings and feelings in similar situations over the years and were optimistic that there was still considerable hope for Maggie. With their encouragement we were blessed with a successful surgery and benign results as to the tumors removed.
How's that for a New Year's Miracle.
We were elated and thanked God and our friends for listening to all our prayers and for supporting the things that are important to us in our lives, whatever that might be.
Our Maggie is doing just great and just
had her first walk today with Stan.
Miracles can happen!
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year and many Years to come.