VSEC first met Jameson several years ago when Dr. Orsher resected a lick granuloma from his right antebrachium. Sometime in the Fall of 2012 he developed seizures. After being stabilized in VSEC’s ER, Dr. Eagleson found a small meningioma in Jameson’s brain on MRI. In preparation for his brain surgery an abdominal ultrasound was performed and a large mass in the liver was found. Fearing liver cancer, Dr. Orsher chose to first remove this mass. Liver surgery is always a bit risky but Jameson pulled through and was home in 48 hours. The great news came 3 days later when we learned the mass was benign.
After one month at home Jameson was back for his next challenge. Dr. Eagleson performed a craniotomy and removed the mass from his brain. Just like the real trooper he is, Jameson recovered quickly and never looked back. As a side note, the day before Jameson was to have his surgery by Dr. Eagleson; he participated in a Pancreatic Cancer walk and completed the 3.1 miles without stopping once. This, just a few weeks after the liver surgery……his energy level and eagerness to walk left his owners in disbelief.
Jameson then completed radiation therapy with Drs. Risbon and Haney. The radiation was targeted to his brain to prevent his tumor from recurring.
Since the time of his surgeries and radiation, Jameson has regained his puppy-like attitude and has been given good reports at his quarterly check-ups. His family and friends call him “The Miracle dog”.
His owners, Bob & Tricia McCool, say they could not have asked for better care for Jameson. They know he is a special dog and are over joyed he has recovered as well as he has. Jameson’s story showcases VSEC’s team approach as specialists in Surgery, Neurology and Oncology all have worked together to care for this very special patient.