Dumpster's Story

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Postby Roxiebell » February 21st, 2008, 12:26 am

First of all I would like to thank everyone for having this site I can go on to post. I have had this site on my favorites and read it allot, but have only posted once. Dumpster is a 11 year pit and has been diagnosed with a mast tumor next to his penis and another one on his leg. The main concern for all of us is the one on his stomach, being such an odd area and also it is the size of a mango (as my vet says). This is not his first trip down this lane. The same time last year we had a tumor removed from his back leg. At that time I really learned about the pain tolerance of these little burgers, when he chewed his stitches out 3 times, to include the drain tube the vet put in the second time. With the help of allot of you here I learned about other e-collars to use and also a trip to my office everyday for about a month. We were the only accounting office with a Pit Bull Mascot I am sure. When I found out about the 2 new tumors I wasn't going to do anything, but I can't do that to my baby and he will be scheduled for surgery next Monday. The reason I wasn't going to do anything was his age, and having to put him thru another surgery, just to have more come up later and him to go thru it again. But, as a mom who loves her little furball I will keep trying to save him until I can't anymore. I know no one can do anything for him, but it helps to post on here were others are going thru the same thing. Leslie
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Postby Jenn » February 21st, 2008, 12:31 am

:hug3: Awwww Leslie, I'm so sorry! Bless you, and him as well, my heart goes out to you.
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Postby amazincc » February 21st, 2008, 12:43 am

I'm so sorry, Leslie... :cry:

Good thoughts coming your and Dumpsters way - here's hoping and wishing for the best for him, and may the surgery go well on Monday... :hug3: :hug3:

If you have some pics of Dumpster - I would LOVE to see them! :wink:
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Postby CinderDee » February 21st, 2008, 1:28 am

I'm very sorry, Leslie. :cry: I'll keep Dumpster in my thoughts, especially on Monday. I hope the surgery goes well.

Hugs to you both. :hug3:
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Postby pocketpit » February 21st, 2008, 1:29 am

Good luck with the upcoming surgery. And pictures are a definite must have :mrgreen:
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Postby Asta » February 21st, 2008, 6:52 am

Oh poor Dumpster :( I will send loads of good energy for you guys on Monday!!! He sounds like a little toughie though, and i am sure that with your help he will fight his way through this :)

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Postby Patch O' Pits » February 21st, 2008, 7:57 am

Good Thoughts and prayers for you both! Stay strong!
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Postby Marinepits » February 21st, 2008, 8:32 am

Lots of good thoughts and prayers going out to you and Dumpster! :smile:

Please keep us updated.
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Postby iluvk9 » February 21st, 2008, 9:07 am

I am sure it is going feel like an extra long, few days for you, while you wait for Monday to roll around. So, give him lots of extra attention and both of you will feel better!

Something tells me he will be JUST FINE, with his past experiences of surgery. He sounds very strong willed and that would mean he has a strong body.

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Postby pitbullmamaliz » February 21st, 2008, 10:59 am

Thanks for sharing Dumpster's story. I know it must be hard for you to type it out. Please keep us updated on his progress, and I will DEFINITELY be sending good thoughts his way on Monday!

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Postby madremissy » February 21st, 2008, 11:05 am

Good thoughts and prayers coming your way for Dumpster.
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Postby DropkickPA » February 21st, 2008, 12:11 pm

Good thoughts are on their way! Thank you for sharing Dumpster-s story with us! :hug3:
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Postby Scout » February 21st, 2008, 1:26 pm

Sending lots of love and good thoughts to you and Dumpster!!

He sounds like a tough boy!! With you by his side he'll be a good fighter! :hug3:
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Postby Roxiebell » February 21st, 2008, 2:17 pm

Thank you for all the support, it is just what I needed. His surgery has been rescheduled for March 4th. The head vet wants to perform the surgery himself. Dumpster is one of his favorite patients (that's what he tells me anyway). So a couple of more weeks to go. I posted a couple of pictures of him and Roxie on my My Space page. http://www.myspace.com/roxiebell
Hope the link will work. Dumpster is the buckskin one. Roxie is the other one who is almost 14 and in pretty good health. Just thyroid pills daily and that's it. I will keep everyone posted and I hope you can get the pictures. He is such a cutie!!!
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Postby TheRedQueen » February 21st, 2008, 6:48 pm

Good thoughts headed his way...fingers and paws crossed for him!
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Postby hey21jude » February 21st, 2008, 9:23 pm

Lots of love end good vibes coming your way! I saw Dumpsters pics!! What a handsome boy!!! I LOVE his fancy E-collar!!!!! So Adorable! Looks like a fighter to me!!!! He'll do great!!!

btw Miss Roxie looks like a sweet ol' girl too! Great fur-family!
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Postby cheekymunkee » February 22nd, 2008, 1:10 am

LOTS of luck & well wishes coming your way Dumpster!!
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Postby hugapitbull » February 22nd, 2008, 6:53 pm

I'm so sorry to hear about you sweet boy! Hope he has a full and speedy recovery.
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Postby TinaMartin » February 25th, 2008, 11:39 am

I hope everything goes well
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