Norman's Battle with Lymphoma
On June 26, 2017 Norman was diagnosed with Stage IV lymphoma, which is usually a terminal illness for dogs. Untreated lymphoma can kill a dog within 2 weeks. Most pet owners who want to fight it, treat their pets with chemotherapy. Chemo will usually only prolong life 1-2 years at most, it only has a 3% cure rate. Most pet owners don't know there is another option and it is the best chance for a cure -a Bone Marrow Transplant. Norman traveled from Atlanta to Los Angeles because VCA West Los Angeles is one of only a few animal hospitals in the country that can perform this procedure and it is the most state of the art hospital. Dr. John Chretin at VCA has had the best success rate. His wonderful sister, Muse, was found to be his donor match. She traveled 17 hours from Washington State to Los Angeles to donate to try and save Norman's life. Norman had the transplant September 28th, 2017.
Norman is now home and doing wonderfully. He is in remission!!!! He is still needing weekly blood checks, but otherwise feeling great!!!!
THANK YOU TO ALL HIS FANS AND SUPPORTERS WHO DONATED TO HELP MAKE THIS POSSIBLE!!!! WE CAN"T THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR HELPING TO SAVE NORMAN'S LIFE!!!