Kato is beating cancer

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Postby CinderDee » September 17th, 2007, 7:14 am

Hi everyone,

About a month ago, Kato started coughing one evening and sounded like he had something stuck in his throat. I went over to take his collar off and his lymph nodes were huge. I checked the others and they were all enlarged too.
He went to the vet on that Sunday and has been diagnosed with Lymphoma. He had his first chemo treatment on the 19th and is doing very well.

I feel confident that he'll go into remission and I'll have much more time with him.

Here's a pic of him relaxing in his favorite bed, which is way too small for him! lol

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(ignore the scrawny plant, it's from my Gecko enclosure.)
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Postby Wyldmoonwoman » September 17th, 2007, 9:23 am

OMG...how are you holding up?? How is he feeling???

I am sending tons of healing energy and prayers to Kato (((hugs)))
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Postby lellis34 » September 17th, 2007, 9:29 am

OMG!! I hope he'll be up and around feeling better soon. Give him a big hug from me and King.
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Postby TheRedQueen » September 17th, 2007, 9:31 am

I went through this with my last old dog...(((HUGS))) Glad to hear that he's doing well with the treatment. :)

Keep us updated...
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » September 17th, 2007, 10:47 am

How stressful! I'm glad to hear he's doing well and you're so upbeat!
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Postby Emi » September 17th, 2007, 12:40 pm

Oh Dee i'm so sorry to hear that , I hope all works out well , well wishes from the Emery family and Miss Dottie ...
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Postby Malli » September 17th, 2007, 12:49 pm

as you know I wish you and kato all the best, I don't think I could be as graceful in handling this as you've been, Dee.
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Postby cheekymunkee » September 17th, 2007, 1:28 pm

I love Kato!! I know he is going to beat this~
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Postby CinderDee » September 17th, 2007, 3:12 pm

Thanks very much everyone! :groupHug:

Kato's doing really well, as am I! It's stressful, but we have a lot of support and I know he's going to beat it!

He has a blog, so feel free to check in and comment if the mood strikes you! :)

http://katobuzz.blogspot.com/
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Postby mnp13 » September 17th, 2007, 3:31 pm

I'm sorry to hear that he's ill...

and that is a fantastic picture, would you email it to me full size? michelle@pitbulltalk.com
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Postby iluvk9 » September 17th, 2007, 3:55 pm

There's my sweetheart! :heartbeat:

Now I will say it: "TOLD YA SO!" I knew he would get through this. He has a wonderful Mom who treats him like the King that he is!

Give him a big kiss on his nose for me!
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Postby amazincc » September 17th, 2007, 4:08 pm

We are sending tons of good thoughts/vibes your way!!!
Kato is a sweetheart... he'll be okay! :hug3:
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Postby CinderDee » September 17th, 2007, 4:51 pm

On Monday, 17 September 2007, 2:31 PM, mnp13 wrote:I'm sorry to hear that he's ill...

and that is a fantastic picture, would you email it to me full size? michelle@pitbulltalk.com


Thanks, Michelle!

I only have a small pic, sorry. :( I wish I had a larger one!
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Postby CinderDee » September 17th, 2007, 4:52 pm

Thanks, Christine & Joyce!!!
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Postby mnp13 » September 17th, 2007, 4:54 pm

On September 17 2007, 16:51, CinderDee wrote:
On Monday, 17 September 2007, 2:31 PM, mnp13 wrote:I'm sorry to hear that he's ill...

and that is a fantastic picture, would you email it to me full size? michelle@pitbulltalk.com


Thanks, Michelle!

I only have a small pic, sorry. :( I wish I had a larger one!


Well, send me what you have.
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Postby Jenn » September 17th, 2007, 6:20 pm

Sorry, best wishes for you both!!
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Postby CinderDee » September 19th, 2007, 1:34 pm

Thanks, Jenn! :)
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Postby CinderDee » September 25th, 2007, 12:16 am

Kato is officially in remission!!! :band:

He went for chemo and a check of his nodes today and the Oncologist confirmed it. His bloodwork was perfect, he gained 1/2 pound and looks great! We'll continue chemo for 20 more weeks as planned.

Thanks for all the good thoughts!

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Postby iluvk9 » September 25th, 2007, 6:32 am

:congrats:

Kato is one strong dog!!!!
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Postby Patch O' Pits » September 25th, 2007, 7:07 am

Kick cancer's Butt you cutie pie and get better asap

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