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 Post subject: Party is sick (possible lymphoma thread)
PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:00 pm 
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Still awaiting test results.. but he has some big lumps. The nodes are hard, and I've really been trying not to loose hope. But he just seems so deteriorated almost over night.. it doesn't make sense. He's not really eating, drooling all the time and his eyes have some kind of infection.

Results will be in Monday.. but I'm trying to prepare for the worst.. lymphoma is obviously not good news.. I mean, I know there isn't a cure. But he is just so young.. and well I want to try as best I can.

I was wondering if anyone had any experience with it, or if anyone knew anything about chemo treatments in the maritimes.. or possible financial options.

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I don't know anything about treatment options, but I just wanted to say I'm sorry you and Party are going through this, I wish you both all of the best!

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 Post subject: Re: Party is sick (possible lymphoma thread)
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I'm so sorry, B_A_D.

Our doberman died of lymphoma when she was six. We took her to the vet as soon as we saw the lumps but by that time the cancer was too advanced to do anything. Our vet prescribed some pain meds to help maintain her quality of life but after a few days she had deteriorated so much that we had to euthanize her. Everything happened so fast. It's been a few years and I'm still reeling from it. I'm sorry, I wish our story had a better outcome. I wasn't sure if I should write this because it might scare you, but I just wanted to let you know that I know what you're going through and my heart is with you.

I really hope Party is ok. I'll be thinking of you guys.

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 Post subject: Re: Party is sick (possible lymphoma thread)
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Yah, I just keeping thinking about how fast it is.. and how young he is.

his lymphocytes are normal. White blood cells aren't... so maybe it's an infection. But some of the smears looked a bit off.

I actually remembered your story couroupita.

We just aren't ready for this... but I guess it's not the kind of thing you'd ever be prepared for.

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 Post subject: Re: Party is sick (possible lymphoma thread)
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Sorry you are going through this. I hope the results come back with good news.


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 Post subject: Re: Party is sick (possible lymphoma thread)
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Oh wow, I'm so sorry.

What kind if dog is Party? (I'm assuming dog)

I know there is a company that offers a credit system through vet clinics, but you have to have steady income and good credit rating to qualify.

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 Post subject: Re: Party is sick (possible lymphoma thread)
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:41 am 
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He's a rottie mix, which is doesn't help the 'maybe it's not lymphoma' thought train.

My credit is golden, but my income in meager at best.

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Someone sent me this though Image

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 Post subject: Re: Party is sick (possible lymphoma thread)
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Care credit, that's the one. That's a really good resource. Certainly doesn't hurt to ask around.

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 Post subject: Re: Party is sick (possible lymphoma thread)
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Hugs, B_A_D. I don't have any experience for you, but I will be thinking good thoughts for Party.

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 Post subject: Re: Party is sick (possible lymphoma thread)
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Went to a second appointment today because I was worried about him not eating, fever etc. They ran all the tests over and ultimately landed back on the wait for the results from UPEI. 600$ in and he has new antibiotics (thinking he was allergic to the anoxicillin because his face ballooned up, around the glands etc) and some anti-fever/pain med (metacam).

This vet thinks it's cancer, his eye's aren't infected but he's hypothesizing the clouding is from cancer. Adrienne got back with her blood work and said pancreatitis. But that wouldn't explain his throat lumps... either way it was a big to-do for being back to waiting for the results.

He woke up around 3am with coughing etc, around 7am I gave up and we went out to walk down to the park. So if nothing else he finally got to go to the park and be off leash before he dies. We were there for 2 1/2 hours, he didn't stray far but I'm glad he at least got some off leash time outside before this all gets worse.. he never got to do much of that. We even met a dozen or so other dogs, and he got to hang a bit with them off leash. Couldn't really play, but it's another one of those glad it happened while it could things, because again he didn't get to do enough of that. It just sucks so much, he's so young.

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 Post subject: Re: Party is sick (possible lymphoma thread)
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B_A_D. I'm so sorry to hear about Party. I remember when you got him! Hoping everything turns out for both of you and big hugs to you both. <3 <3 <3

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 Post subject: Re: Party is sick (possible lymphoma thread)
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its lymphoma.

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 Post subject: Re: Party is sick (possible lymphoma thread)
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I'm so sorry. Hugs to you guys.

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 Post subject: Re: Party is sick (possible lymphoma thread)
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And I would seriously like to point out to those forkers at the Ithaca no kill shelter that he's been poked prodded tugged at pricked force fed, teeth examined etc by groups of strangers in the past few days. Riddled with cancer and he didn't even growl.

So fork you for trying to call him a 'danger to society' and trying to kill him.

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 Post subject: Re: Party is sick (possible lymphoma thread)
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I'm so sorry, B_A_D. Party is one of my favourite PPKdogs. I'm sending you both love.

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 Post subject: Re: Party is sick (possible lymphoma thread)
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I am so sorry, B.A.D! I feel like we know you and Party, having followed all your stories - from getting him at Farm Sanctuary to your roommate issues with him, and you've always just been amazing, committed and so loving to him. It must be so hard for you to hear that diagnosis and I send you both hugs and lots of good thoughts. I am glad he got some good park time today. He is a really good and sweet dog, and you have always been an amazing guardian for him. I am just really sorry for what you are going through.

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B_A_D I'm really sorry. Hugs.

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 Post subject: Re: Party is sick (possible lymphoma thread)
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Very sorry to hear that. He seems like an amazing dog, and I'm so glad he found a home with you.


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 Post subject: Re: Party is sick (possible lymphoma thread)
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Oh fork. I'm so sorry.

I also feel I know Party, and I love him.

I wish I could say something here that would be helpful and worthwhile.

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 Post subject: Re: Party is sick (possible lymphoma thread)
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((hugs))

i'm glad you stood up for him and rearranged your life for him. he couldn't have had a better guardian. i'm sure the extended park time today was bliss. <3

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 Post subject: Re: Party is sick (possible lymphoma thread)
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I'm so sorry. I know you have tried to give him the best life you could and often that is all we can do.

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 Post subject: Re: Party is sick (possible lymphoma thread)
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I'm so sorry. Tofulish hit the nail on the head. We all feel like we know Party after hearing about all his ups and downs. He is a great dog and he's lucky he had you as his champion when no one else would be. ((hugs))

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 Post subject: Re: Party is sick (possible lymphoma thread)
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I'm so sorry! Hugs to you and kisses to Party from me and my furry kids. Glad he got to go off leash, spoil him like crazy!


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 Post subject: Re: Party is sick (possible lymphoma thread)
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I'm so sorry but so glad that you were there for him when he needed (needs) it. I'm so glad he got extended park time.

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