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Baxter’s “Before & After” X-Rays

August 9, 2012

Last week Baxter got follow-up x-rays, one month after his last radiation treatment. Dr. Loudis was very pleased with the decrease in the size of the tumor, and the radiologist who reviewed the x-rays said that he was so impressed that he plans to use Baxter’s before-and-after x-rays as a teaching tool!

I was hoping more for “gone” rather than “smaller,” but I am still very happy with the results. Dr. Loudis also sent the x-rays to Baxter’s oncologist, but he hasn’t responded yet. I’ll be curious to hear what he thinks.

I created combined files of the x-rays so that you can compare how the tumor looked in May (when it was found) to how it looks now. In the x-ray showing the view from above, I also included an x-ray of a normal rabbit (that I found on the web) to compare to. You can see that he looks much more like the normal rabbit now than how he looked in May. (The view from above shows the difference in size more dramatically.)

You may also notice that his abdomen looks more narrow now than in May. He has lost weight since this all began, so I am working on putting some weight back on him, much to his delight! :-)

(Click on these thumbnails to see the full-size images.)


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  1. That’s excellent news! Yeah Baxter, hopefully it’ll stay that way!

  2. Jeni permalink

    Woo hoo! That’s great news. You can REALLY see the difference in the x-rays. I hope Baxter enjoys his weight-gain program. I admit, I’m a little jealous of him, lol!

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