Oliver, a 6-year-old Golden Retriever, was seen by his family veterinarian for lethargy, heavy breathing, and pain in his back leg. Once referred to WVRC, Oliver saw one of our Internal Medicine specialists, Dr. Jambehkar, who diagnosed him with an aggressive leukemia.
Oliver was very sick due to his cancer and his kidneys were shutting down. After getting him through those first critical days he was transferred to the care of Dr. Custead, one of our Oncologists, who designed a chemotherapy protocol tailored just for him, using the most up-to-date research to guide his treatment. With weekly treatment most dogs succumb to their cancer within 4 months, with very few dogs living to 6 months.
This week we celebrated Oliver’s 7-month anniversary. Oliver has been off chemotherapy for a few months and is feeling great, eating filet mignon and helping his dad build a dollhouse for his dad’s grandchild. We are so proud of him. Way to go Oliver!