Mancha is more than just a pet; she’s an angel on a mission to bring happiness to all those around her. When tension rises, a mere bark from Mancha and a soul-piercing gaze are enough to ease any distress. Whether you cough or show signs of discomfort, Mancha is quick to offer her comforting presence. Her attention to our well-being at home is truly indescribable. She even shares a special bond with “Daddy’s car” and delights in accompanying the family on drives.
A month ago, our beloved Mancha was diagnosed with mouth cancer (Osteosarcoma), plunging us into an emotional rollercoaster. The uncertainty and lack of knowledge about the disease were overwhelming. Fortunately, we discovered SASH Central Coast, highly recommended for its exceptional care. From diagnosis to surgery, the Sash team demonstrated unwavering dedication and professionalism.
Mancha underwent a right hemi mandibulectomy, losing half her jaw. Despite this, her resilience has been nothing short of inspiring. She’s relearning how to eat and drink, and now, she’s almost back to her normal self, enjoying beach outings and playful leaps in the neighbour’s yard. Most importantly, she’s back in the car with Dad. The chemotherapy plan is now underway as part of her survival strategy.
We extend heartfelt gratitude to SASH Central Coast, particularly the oncologists, surgeons, and veterinary staff who have been a blessing during this challenging time. Special thanks to Penny Thomas, whose experience, effort, organizational skills, and positive energy made everything possible. Dr. John Culvenor’s exceptional surgery and attention to detail were truly invaluable. To Dr. Denielle, your care and patience post-surgery have meant the world to us.
No words can adequately express our gratitude to the entire team at SASH Central Coast. Their support, including sending photos of Mancha after surgery, has been invaluable.