Shelby’s tumor grows, but she might enter a drug trial soon

Shelby’s tumor is pushing out her top teeth, but she is otherwise doing well. Photo: Denise Robertroy

PRAY FOR: Shelby 7 yo. Fibrosarcoma. Lord Jesus we thank You for Shelby’s indomitable spirit and the energy she continues to display in spite of the cancer. We ask that if it would enhance Your plan for Shelby, that she might be enrolled in this clinical trial. Give her the appetite she needs to continue to take the supplements mom Denise so lovingly prepares for her. Continue to give Denise courage and strength she needs to fight for Shelby daily. In the Name of El Sali, God of my Strength. Amen. <3 Caren

Denise Robertroy 12-5-19: Shelby’s last CBC blood work was all normal & she is still on an every 6 week schedule for her CBC count. The tumor is still growing but doesn’t seem to stop her from catching her toys or large tennis ball even when her upper gum begins to bleed😪 She is still eating & drinking normal👏🏻👏🏻and she’s keeping her girly figure steady between 75-78 pounds. (cont. below)

Acts 14: 21 They preached the gospel in that city and won a large number of disciples. Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch, 22 strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. “We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God,” they said. 23 Paul and Barnabas appointed elders for them in each church and, with prayer and fasting, committed them to the Lord, in whom they had put their trust.

Denise Robertroy
Shelby has refused to eat the organic Golden Paste I’ve made for her the last 6 weeks which I’m not thrilled about. I’ve wondered if that is part of the reason her tumor seems to be growing😪Thankfully she is still taking her holistic treatments & her chemo regiment like a champ. In fact every 7 o’clock hour she’s reminding me. It’s amazing how they can tell time🤣I had to stop giving her one of her favorite treats (she only has 3, she’s pickie).
But she seems pretty happy with the softer pepperoni sticks I got for her. Much easier on her mouth❤️🐾
I’m hoping by the end of this week we’ll have a decision by Shelby’s medical staff if trying the Yale University Canine Cancer Clinical Trial by Dr. Mamula could be beneficial. The study has been mostly on sarcoma cancer & Shelby has Fibrosarcoma cancer.
Dr. Mamula also stated that Shelby’s cancer is in a very bad location😰
If we can get the tumor to reduce in size with minimal side affects, I’d be willing. Depending on the side affects will most likely make my decision if she gets the final okay. So far you can’t tell she has inoperable cancer except by looking at her snout. Her personality & energy is the same. Not only is this Canine Cancer Clinical Trial to help benefit furbabies, it’s a step toward helping cure/slow cancer in humans. So if I decide to proceed with the trial, Shelby could be part of helping develop a future cure for cancer🙏🏻🙏🏻
Thanks to everyone keeping my Shelby in your prayers, your kind words & always asking me about her. It means more than you’ll ever know😪🙏🏻❤️🐾

Shelby’s tumor progression Photo: Denise Robertroy

Prayers for Pets

Fabulous update DeniseRobertroy! WOW how fantastic that would be if she ended up helping humans. That’s just the kind of thing I can imagine you and Shelby doing. May God’s blessings be upon you both. 💗🙏
Psalm 41:1‭-‬3 NIV Blessed are those who have regard for the weak; the Lord delivers them in times of trouble. The Lord protects and preserves them— they are counted among the blessed in the land— he does not give them over to the desire of their foes. The Lord sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness.