Just wanted to give Update Mindy has been adopted!
Updates have been posted on facebook but I realize not everyone is on facebook!
Mindy had surgery for tumor removal on July 26, 2012 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in KY. She recovered well but the vet still thought the tumor was cancer even after the first biopsy was negative. The whole mass was sent off for another biopsy and 1 week later it was confirmed that Mindy did have squamous cell carcinoma. The vet has never seen cancer in a horse this young. He thinks that he was able to remove all of the cancer. All the tissue in her mouth and gums, lymph nodes etc all looked healthy and noncancerous which was a good sign.
Two weeks after surgery, Mindy was started on chemo injections to the area where the tumor was removed. She was also started on a medication that is antiinflammatory that also helps fight the cancer. She has had no swelling or adverse side effects. She is doing well and has completed 2 rounds of chemo so far. Her mouth is clean and healthy with no signs of cancer.
The vets think if she shows no signs of cancer for 3-6 months she has a great chance of remaining cancer free!! She did have an adopter waiting but they had decided not to adopt due to the cancer diagnosis. So Mindy will stay at DETC through the winter and I will continue her saddle training! If all goes well she will be available for adoption in the spring!
Right now her bills are totalling close to $3000. Thanks to all those that have donated towards her surgery and vet bills!
You have saved her life!
Look for updates on Mindy via our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/#!/DreamEquine
and also here on our website and via email. She is very adoptable so once recovered will make someone an awesome horse!
VIDEO - RIDING MINDY Click Here >>
VIDEO - GROUNDWORK with MINDY Click Here >>