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Postby chewbecca » May 22nd, 2010, 5:38 pm

Some of you may know, Ella has this...well, thing on her.
Almost two weeks ago, we woke to find Ella's right lymph node in her neck swollen to the size of a tennis ball.
Took her to the vet, he tried to aspirate it, he couldn't get much because whatever it is clogged the needle. But he managed to get a big splotch once he got the needle unclogged.
She also appeared to have three bumps that he swore were mast cell tumors (she has had to have a mast cell tumor removed before). They came back NOT to be mast cell tumors, though (thank GOD).
Here is what she looked like on that day with the swollen mass:
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He was certain it was her lymph node.
So he put her on antibiotics, he sent off samples to the lab, and he called us the following day.
Told us it was not looking like cancer and her white blood cells "couldn't be more normal"

well, to make a long story shorter, we tried prednisone and 2 rounds of antibiotics.
The swelling has come down some, and he was able to aspirate some liquid from it last week, but the lab results are coming back basically inconclusive and that it's a big mass of necrotic tissue (or large amounts of necrotic tissue).
They can't know what it is at this point, because it's just a big mass. He said we could do a biopsy, but he advised that we just go in and remove the entire thing for her safety, and so that the lab can figure out WHAT it is and what its origin is. And a biopsy wasn't going to be much cheaper to do, and he just thinks it would best to remove the entire thing so that the lab can run tests on it in its entirety.

He basically ruled out cancer last time, but he said today that he cannot be certain until the lab can test the mass.
He also said today that they are not even certain that it's her lymph node anymore. :sad:

So, with surgery next week, and costs of everything involved with this lump, we are looking to run a sale to offset some of the costs of it all.
We are NOT looking for donations. :)
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So, please punch in the code: ForElla20 to receive 20% off your purchase with Ella's Lead. http://www.ellaslead.com

And please keep your fingers crossed and/or keep Ella in your prayers that this is NOT something too serious.

Thank you!
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Postby iluvk9 » May 22nd, 2010, 6:19 pm

My positive thoughts and prayers will be on their way to Ms. Ella!!!!
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Postby HappyChick » May 22nd, 2010, 6:54 pm

Well, I know you didn't ask for opinions, BUT Guido has fatty tumors that look like that all over him and he is 13 years old....had them for 7 or 8 years. I've had them all biopsied (cost me $42 the time when they biopsied 5 or 6 of them). Maybe you should get a second opinion??? Older dogs get fatty tumors quite often. I only suggest this because your vet has done some things that appear to rule out cancer.

Good thoughts being sent to Ella!
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Postby chewbecca » May 22nd, 2010, 7:11 pm

Thank you.

Well, the last time we went (last week) he was able to aspirate some liquid from it.

And how the hell did it only cost you $42???
It's costing us a LOT MORE than that!
A VERY lot more.

Do I think it's cancer?
No, I don't.
And he doesn't think so either, but he had to say that he cannot say for sure until the lab can get conclusive results from it.
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Postby madremissy » May 22nd, 2010, 7:34 pm

Good thoughts for my favorite bat eared puppy. I will keep all of you in my thoughts.
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Postby HappyChick » May 22nd, 2010, 7:41 pm

chewbecca wrote:And how the hell did it only cost you $42???
It's costing us a LOT MORE than that!
A VERY lot more.


Well, three different vets, three different clinics, and two different states - they all did a needle biopsy and checked it themselves. The most we had checked at one time is the amount I told you above. Each vet seemed to have plenty of experience with these things, this is why I suggested a second opinion. Would a second opinion be cheaper than surgery? Maybe an old school vet??
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Postby airwalk » May 22nd, 2010, 8:05 pm

Whatever it is, we are sending Miss Ella good thoughts and prayers from our house.
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Postby hugapitbull » May 22nd, 2010, 9:23 pm

airwalk wrote:Whatever it is, we are sending Miss Ella good thoughts and prayers from our house.


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Postby Pit♥bull » May 22nd, 2010, 9:25 pm

Plenty of PBT :goodthoughts: coming your way :)
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Postby chewbecca » May 24th, 2010, 7:58 am

Thanks again, everyone!!!
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Postby Jenn » May 24th, 2010, 11:28 am

hugapitbull wrote:
airwalk wrote:Whatever it is, we are sending Miss Ella good thoughts and prayers from our house.


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Postby Malli » May 24th, 2010, 1:06 pm

good thoughts!
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