Michael Shanks was back in town so, last night, we headed over to what is fast becoming a second home for me here in Toronto: Scarpetta. And, this time, we were joined by fellow Stargate alums Carl Binder and Martin Gero for pasta, wine, and reminiscences. Michael was in town shooting a guest spot on Flashpoint, Marty G. is here Exec. Producing his new show, and Carl is here working on The Transporter and bathing my dogs.
Today – completed revisions on Sharks (episode #103) and finished up my wrap report for 12 Hours (episode #102). Took a break to finally check out the ice cream at The White Squirrel Cafe along with my friend Sue who was in town with family visiting family.
The coconut ice cream was fantastic!
On the home front, I’ve noticed that Jelly and Maximus have started gravitating toward each other of late, spending more time together, sleeping side by side. It’s very sweet, almost sad, as though Jelly realizes something is up and is trying to comfort him.
Spoke to the surgeon Saturday. Apparently, it’s a very big tumor. Surgery would be risky and still wouldn’t get it all. At mom’s suggestion, I asked about cryo ablation that would effectively freeze the tumor, killing it. Unfortunately, this procedure only works for smaller tumors and would have little effect on the bone of Max’s jaw that has apparently been invaded. Radiation is an option (melanoma is apparently very sensitive to radiation therapy), although the side effects are something to consider – especially given that part of the tumor is located in the back of Maximus’s throat. Tomorrow, I’ll be speaking to a radiation oncologist who will offer his opinion on the best course of action.
In the meantime, Maximus seems alright. Slower, a little more lethargic, but still hungry and happy. He even ran down the corridor this afternoon to get a treat from Akemi. Feel sorry for the little guy. Wish I could do more to help him.