We got very bad news about Vincenzo

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Postby TinaMartin » August 27th, 2009, 8:42 am

Glad things look like they are improving!
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Postby HappyChick » August 28th, 2009, 9:34 am

I thought since I posted picks of a skinny Vinny, I should post some pics of him after his weight gain:

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Vin is still lean as you can see, but looking much healthier! I'm just about as happy as a chick can be these days!!!

Vinny sends big bully kisses to you all!
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Postby amazincc » August 28th, 2009, 12:17 pm

:shock:

He is looking GOOD!!! :heartbeat:
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Postby Marinepits » August 28th, 2009, 2:47 pm

Angie, he looks fantastic! :clap:
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Postby pocketpit » August 28th, 2009, 4:23 pm

It's nice to read about all his progress!
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Postby madremissy » August 29th, 2009, 9:18 am

He looks great. Keep fighting Vinny!
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Postby hugapitbull » August 29th, 2009, 11:30 am

He looks fantastic. You are doing an awesome job. Keep fighting!
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » August 31st, 2009, 8:21 pm

He looks so good!
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Postby HappyChick » August 31st, 2009, 9:37 pm

Hey!

Tomorrow is a big day for Vinny. He gets an xray along with chemo #5 around 5:00. The xray will show us what the tumor is looking like and if anything has changed. The last xrays were taken a few days after the initial one that found the tumor. Please keep them the good vibes and positive thoughts coming! Look at how far they've taken us already!!!

Thanks as always from me and big, PB, stinky, kisses from Vinny!
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Postby Hundilein » August 31st, 2009, 10:45 pm

Positive, shrunken-tumor thoughts are on their way from down south!
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Postby CinderDee » September 1st, 2009, 4:38 pm

Hundilein wrote:Positive, shrunken-tumor thoughts are on their way from down south!


X2! :hug3:
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Postby hugapitbull » September 1st, 2009, 6:11 pm

Lots of good thoughts from us (even though the day is about over as far as office hours go. Can't wait for that great report :0
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Postby madremissy » September 1st, 2009, 6:39 pm

Looking forward to a great report also. :hug3:
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Postby HappyChick » September 1st, 2009, 7:53 pm

Woo Hoo!

We have a GREAT REPORT for you!!!!

The tumor is no longer visible! It has shrunk to practically nothing!!! Dr. B said if she was looking at the xray, not knowing anything about the animal, she would say "I see a couple of little spots here that we should keep an eye on, but it looks good". No huge, angry mass there anymore!!! I mean, seriously, even I could see the huge difference the second she put those xrays up and I'm NOT a medical person. I'm so happy! Vinny's lungs look great, heart is in good shape, and his trachea which had been pushed way up because of the mass has moved back to where it should be.

Vinny's blood work looked good. Liver is normal, creatinine up a bit, BUN down, Calcium is up a little so we are not cutting his pred, white cells and platelets are in the normal range. Vin is becoming less anemic - that number is up several points. I am cutting the Mackerel out of his diet for now because of the higher blood calcium and we will see next week if that makes a difference. I'm also going to look at the diet information again to make sure I'm only giving him a minimal amount of calcium in his diet.

Vinny gained two more pounds and is up to 66.3# now. I cut back on his food intake a bit this past week so that's why he didn't have so big a gain as last time. He is pretty close to his normal weight range now.

Everything is going just super right now. I know Vin is not out of the woods yet, and we have to continue the chemo, but I'm just so pleased with his progress thus far.

Vinny and I want to once again thank each one of you for all the positive energy you are sending our way. We are also very, very thankful to Vinny's Angel for making this possible. You know how they say it takes a village to raise a child? Well you all have proven that it takes a village of dog lovers to conquer canine cancer!

Thank you!
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » September 1st, 2009, 7:58 pm

Oh Angie I'm so glad to read this!!! I was thinking about you and Vinnie today!
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Postby HappyChick » September 1st, 2009, 9:21 pm

Aw Liz, Thank you so much for thinking of us today!
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Postby call2arms » September 1st, 2009, 10:23 pm

WOOT!!!!!!! :mrHappy:
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Postby madremissy » September 1st, 2009, 10:59 pm

:confetti: :confetti: :confetti: :confetti: :confetti: :confetti: :confetti: :confetti:


Way to Go Vinny, Way to fight!!!!
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Postby CinderDee » September 2nd, 2009, 1:36 am

This is the best news ever!!!!!!!!!! :confetti: :confetti: :confetti:

WTG Vinny, Angie & your Angel! :groupHug:
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Postby Pit♥bull » September 2nd, 2009, 7:10 am

W0W :)
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