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Postby BigDogBuford » November 19th, 2010, 9:55 pm

Has an obscenely swollen lymph node on the ride side. He's going in tomorrow at 9am to have it looked at.
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Postby hugapitbull » November 19th, 2010, 9:59 pm

Joxer, don't scare mommy!

Tons of good thoughts for you and Joxer tomorrow.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » November 19th, 2010, 10:00 pm

I'm sure it's absolutely nothing, but I'll send a ton of good thoughts just to ease your mind.

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Postby BigDogBuford » November 19th, 2010, 10:04 pm

I wasn't panicked until I called the vet and when I told them why he was being seen, the receptionist immediately said, "We'll work him in at 9am tomorrow." I reeeeealllllly appreciate them working me in before a fully scheduled day but now it's got me all kerfluffled.
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Postby amazincc » November 19th, 2010, 10:11 pm

Ugh... you're pretty much like all the rest of us... I also worry to the extreme, even if it turns out to be "nothing" afterwards. :wink: :hug3:

Keeping Joxer in my thoughts as well... and PLEASE update immediately after his vet visit, so I can start breathing again. :!: :!: :!:
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Postby BigDogBuford » November 19th, 2010, 10:30 pm

His lymph node is the size of a large marble. :shock: Or I guess it could be tumor. Is that looking on the bright side?

OMG, speaking of worrying to the extreme:

So the day before Halloween Kisses had what looked like some sort of neurological or seizure activity. She had two more on Halloween. She bolted up from a dead sleep, scooby doo ran on the slippery floor for a full 4 seconds or so until she got traction then ran across the room. She was twitchy afterward and was biting at her back left leg. No nystagmus or diarrhea/vomiting and she was eating just fine but she was nervous and clingy all day. Of course I called and got her seen. Immediately I'm thinking a brain tumor to add to hertheheart murmur. Well it ends up she had impacted anal glands and was getting shooting pains in the ass while she was sleeping, the poor thing! I felt pretty dumb after that one. :wave2:
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Postby madremissy » November 19th, 2010, 10:34 pm

Good thoughts for Joxer. I am sure everything is just fine with the goofball.

Poor Kisses, but I am sorry, I had to giggle. :giggle:
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Postby ArtGypsy » November 19th, 2010, 10:47 pm

Please let us know as soon as you hear something!!

Like Everyone Understands, it's hard not to think the worst.......but try to stay positive!! :D
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Postby Malli » November 19th, 2010, 10:50 pm

Good thoughts for Joxer
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Postby mnp13 » November 19th, 2010, 10:50 pm

Sorry, but I had to laugh at your Kisses story. Here's to having a similar story to laugh about with Joxer!
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Postby plebayo » November 19th, 2010, 11:06 pm

We had a 3 year old golden retriever come in with a HUGE swollen lymphnode in her neck, all of us were of course thinking the worst... we sent a few aspirates in and it came back as a simple infection.

I agree with the above, let's hope Joxer has something easy going on.
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Postby Jenn » November 19th, 2010, 11:14 pm

Only the best of thoughts for you two!!
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Postby BigDogBuford » November 19th, 2010, 11:16 pm

Thanks guys. The Kisses thing was horrible and wonderful at the same time. I was terribly embarrassed but I'll take full anal glands over neurological problems any day!

Luckily, going to the vet is the BEST THING IN THE WORLD to Joxer. He seriously loves everything about the the vet.
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Postby iluvk9 » November 20th, 2010, 8:21 am

Good luck today! :)

A friend's Pit Bull had one swollen lymph node and it was an infection from the inner ear. Antibotics cleared it right up.
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Postby Suzi » November 20th, 2010, 10:20 am

Wishing a "No Worries" diagnosis....
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Postby BigDogBuford » November 20th, 2010, 2:18 pm

Just got back from the vet. It's definitely a lymph node. Joxer didn't have any other swollen lymph nodes so that's good. We aspirated it and should have the histo results back on Tuesday.
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Postby Jenn » November 20th, 2010, 2:21 pm

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Postby hugapitbull » November 20th, 2010, 2:24 pm

Hoping Tuesday brings a clean bill of health.
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Postby Malli » November 20th, 2010, 3:05 pm

good thoughts continued.
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Postby madremissy » November 20th, 2010, 5:00 pm

Keep Joxer in my thoughts. Thinking positive for negative results.
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