call2arms wrote:What kind of sample was sent to the lab for diagnosis?
She pulled and spun off a sample from the fluid out of his lungs that she got Saturday. The tumor is up between his lungs and she wasn't sure she could dig down into it with a needle. Remember, Vin has a BIG chest and I think in between his lungs is probably a tricky place to get into. We are hoping the lung fluid will be good enough for a diagnosis. The cells were sent off to the U of I.
And not "any vet tech" should manipulate cancer treatment drugs... This stuff is cytotoxic, at least some of it is, in a direct way, and can really be dangerous to handle without care... Some injectable drugs can cause a lot of damage if administered improperly, it's serious business!
There will not be a vet tech doing this. Dr. Blakeley will do it. She really is very hands on and very caring. She is kinda emotionally involved too because she likes Vinny so much. Every single person who works there knows and thinks the world of my Big Boi. He is so stinkin' sweet nobody can resist loving him!
I don't know what chemo drug will be used, but I'll find out and let you all know.