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Postby luvmypitties » January 14th, 2008, 8:34 pm

Well I was skeptical about posting as I didnt want anyone to think that I was competeing for attention or that because Mick is sick Jake has to be too. I sent pictures to Christine to see if it looked like Mick and she agreed with me. So I wanted other opinions as well. The 'last vet visit' I had scheduled for Thursday will still be used but to see if this is indeed Lymphoma. Here are Jake's pictures. I had to pull some skin up from his neck as he has lots of extra skin in that area. He also has a lump on both his back legs that are noticeably large. The ones under his front legs arent as big. His neck and the back legs are the worse.


These were taken about an hour ago
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Sorry the pictures are sideways. Its the only way I could take them.
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Postby airwalk » January 14th, 2008, 8:37 pm

It would definitely be worth having the vet check them out! Keeping my fingers and toes crossed it's just a something else.
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Postby amazincc » January 14th, 2008, 8:43 pm

Geez, Tina... PLEASE don't feel that way... what a way to compete for attention... :cry:

Your regular vet can do a blood test to see if Jake has some sort of infection, and if that comes back normal... your next step should be an Oncologist and having some biopsies done. Also, if the lymph nodes on his neck get bigger, try to take him in before Thursday, if you can... especially if he starts having trouble breathing. There is a shot to bring down the swelling... I forgot the name of it, but it's given in the butt.
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Postby Marinepits » January 14th, 2008, 8:44 pm

Moving to the Canine Cancer section.....
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Postby luvmypitties » January 14th, 2008, 8:47 pm

Thanks for moving it... after I posted I realized I should have put it here.

I will try to get him in tomorrow if I can get off work a little early. I did today but didnt really notice the lumps earlier.
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Postby amazincc » January 14th, 2008, 8:47 pm

Okay... the shot is L-Asparaginase. It makes the swelling go down practically overnight...
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Postby luvmypitties » January 14th, 2008, 8:49 pm

Ok thanks. I will write it down in case. I am sure my vet will know what to do. I am a bit scared!
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Postby katiek0417 » January 14th, 2008, 8:55 pm

Don't be scared...You'll find out what's wrong, and take it from there...don't panic before you really know...that's the worst thing you can do...
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Postby amazincc » January 14th, 2008, 8:58 pm

On January 14 2008, 7:55 PM, katiek0417 wrote:Don't be scared...You'll find out what's wrong, and take it from there...don't panic before you really know...that's the worst thing you can do...


That is true... don't jump to conclusions just yet... :hug3:
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Postby luvmypitties » January 14th, 2008, 8:59 pm

I will find out tomorrow. I will keep you updated. I am nervous. Like I told Christine I dont want to get a head of my self but I want to be prepared as well.
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Postby amazincc » January 14th, 2008, 9:05 pm

You're NEVER prepared enough when you furry friend is sick... but you have TONS of good thoughts coming your way... and Jakes... :groupHug:
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Postby madremissy » January 14th, 2008, 9:12 pm

Sending good thought for you and Jake. Let us know what happens. :hug3:
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Postby katiek0417 » January 14th, 2008, 9:28 pm

All fingers and paws crossed over here...
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Postby iluvk9 » January 14th, 2008, 9:33 pm

Tina, Darlene has abnormally large lymph nodes that seem to get a tad smaller and larger for no reason. I had blood tests run on her 2 times in the past 3 years and she "just has larger glands" than normal.

My friend's older Pit Bull had very large glands from an ear infection.

Here's hoping Jake is just fine!
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Postby SisMorphine » January 14th, 2008, 9:34 pm

On January 14 2008, 8:33 PM, iluvk9 wrote:Tina, Darlene has abnormally large lymph nodes that seem to get a tad smaller and larger for no reason. I had blood tests run on her 2 times in the past 3 years and she "just has larger glands" than normal.

My friend's older Pit Bull had very large glands from an ear infection.

Here's hoping Jake is just fine!

He has so many other health problems going on with him that the lymph nodes very easily could just be connected with one of those.
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Postby TheRedQueen » January 14th, 2008, 10:06 pm

:hug3:

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Postby luvmypitties » January 14th, 2008, 10:14 pm

It could be another one of his other health problems but I have never seen them enlarged at all. Could one of them cause this? Glaucoma, vesitbular, he had yeast infections in his ears but he has not had them since I got him vetted, he is also in kidney failure and he has a skin disease/disorder. I think that about comes it all.
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Postby Beth » January 14th, 2008, 10:14 pm

:hug3: Good thoughts headed out for you and Jake.
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Postby CinderDee » January 15th, 2008, 5:57 am

Sending good thoughts and hugs to you & Jake. (((Hugs)))
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Postby Scout » January 15th, 2008, 3:06 pm

Good thoughts!!!! Positive thoughts!!! :goodthoughts:
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