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Postby TheRedQueen » September 21st, 2010, 10:16 am

Good thoughts headed your way...
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Postby ParisStreetPitCrew » September 21st, 2010, 4:39 pm

The xrays showed many masses in the thoracic cavity-- metastatic tumors. We are unsure of the primary, but it doesn't seem to be her leg.
The dr gave her prednisone and also some cough meds. She will continue gabapentin and tramadol but no more metacam.
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Postby hugapitbull » September 21st, 2010, 6:00 pm

I am so sorry. I know this is devastating news, but don't forget it does not automatically place an expiration date on their butt. This is where you begin to live one day at a time and enjoy the memories you make each day. Many hugs to you and gentle nuzzles for Jasmine.
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Postby mnp13 » September 21st, 2010, 7:37 pm

Sorry to hear this. But like Shanna said, there isn't an expiration on her rear, she only knows today so be as happy as you can and enjoy her.
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Postby ParisStreetPitCrew » September 21st, 2010, 9:02 pm

Thank you for the kind words.

Nothing has changed now that we know-- just that fact that now we know. She's still the same as she was before we found out.
I hope the prednisone helps and we see some improvement. As it is now, she's not distressed, though. Amazing, given what we saw on the xrays.
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Postby madremissy » September 21st, 2010, 9:53 pm

:hug3: :hug3: :hug3:
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Postby call2arms » September 21st, 2010, 11:38 pm

I'm so sorry. At least, now you know and you can do things different for her. Hopefully the pred will improve her state as well as her appetite, and she'll feel a bit better.
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Postby plebayo » September 21st, 2010, 11:52 pm

:hug3:

Lame news. It sounds like you have a good plan in order, hopefully the prednisone does what it's supposed to and gives her some relief.
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Postby BullyLady » September 22nd, 2010, 2:34 am

I'm so sorry..... :hug3:
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Postby Malli » September 22nd, 2010, 3:00 am

aw I'm so sorry. Like has been already mentioned, try to live each day with her as it comes.
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Postby ParisStreetPitCrew » September 23rd, 2010, 7:57 pm

Well, so far Jazzy seems to have more of an appetite.
Yesterday she ate cheese crackers, some bites of a pork chop, six chicken nuggets and a slice of pizza.
Today she's eaten almost a whole can of beef stew and some bread. Phil is going to look for canned Mighty Dog or Alpo at the pharmacy to see if the doggie crack-effect will work for her.

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Postby hugapitbull » September 23rd, 2010, 8:23 pm

She's a beauty! Hope she enjoys her stew and junk food.
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Postby amazincc » September 23rd, 2010, 8:28 pm

Oh, junk food ALL the way, of course... whatever works!!! :wink: :hug3:

She is such a pretty girl... :heartbeat:
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Postby PoodleMaMaKat » September 23rd, 2010, 8:44 pm

Yay for eating! She must be enjoying all that junk food :D

The prednisone will help make her hungry too.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » September 23rd, 2010, 10:01 pm

She's lovely!
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Postby TheRedQueen » September 23rd, 2010, 10:04 pm

I :heartbeat: her...hugs to both of you...
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Postby call2arms » September 23rd, 2010, 11:33 pm

Yay for eating!
Hoping for not too much diarrhea coming from the other end, too!

She's super cute, I like her smile.
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Postby plebayo » September 24th, 2010, 1:56 am

What a good looking girl! I don't know if it's in your area - but kind of perfect timing, you can get a 50pc chicken mcnugget from Mcdonald's for $9.99! You could keep her in chicken nuggets for forever :p I hope the doggie-crack works out. They sure seem to like their junk food!

I really like her smile :)
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Postby iluvk9 » September 24th, 2010, 5:59 am

:hug3: Prednisone did WONDERS for my Carlos Garcia who was diagnosed with lymphoma. Ironically, it wasn't my Vet that suggested it (and this isn't the Vet I LOVE, it was a holistic one I was using at the time.) Anyway, my friend who runs NY Bulldog rescue had a dog who also had cancer and she told me about it's use. It really helped him for a long time. :)
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