Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Ty Update

Got the results back on the mass we had removed from Ty last Friday.

It is a hemangiosarcoma tumor. The malignancy margins were very low.
This news baffled Dr. Brown, since hemangiosarcoma typically starts somewhere in the blood, heart, spleen, lungs, etc.

So, right now it could be that it was just this one spot, we found it, removed it, and he could be good forever.
This spot on his leg could be a secondary of something else we haven't found yet.
We are scheduling xrays of his heart/lungs along with an ultrasound of his abdomen.
That's all there is. I don't even know what to think about it all. It just hit me like a ton of bricks this morning.
Thanks everyone, for all the support.



  1. Megan,

    The beginning of this article has info on cutaneous hemangiosarcoma. It's not common, but it's the best type of hemangiosarcoma to have. If there's no evidence of it elsewhere (ie spleen), then you want clean margins on the surgery site, and probably chemo to follow...

  2. Thanks Britt, this has been the most informative article I have read.

    The xrays & ultrasounds are scheduled for next Tuesday.

    Thanks again.

  3. So sorry to hear it :(

    Josie sends wiggles & kisses to you.

  4. I am so sorry to hear about your boy :-( I pray he will be just fine...hugs.

  5. Thanks Em & Loretta. Thank doG Ty isn't being effected by all the anxiety.