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Postby pocketpit » July 19th, 2008, 3:54 pm

I'm glad to hear he's eating something at least. I wish your regular vet would hurry up and let us know what's going on!
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Postby SisMorphine » July 19th, 2008, 4:36 pm

pocketpit wrote:I'm glad to hear he's eating something at least. I wish your regular vet would hurry up and let us know what's going on!

I know, right?! This has been the longest week of my life.


OH BTW, I called to make an appt with an oncologist but I can't get an appointment without a positive diagnosis of cancer. I told them I wanted to discuss the possible cancers and treatments and success rates and still they won't see me but they said they will talk to my vet.

But I want them to talk to ME. I'm a tad pissed about that . . .
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Postby hugapitbull » July 19th, 2008, 4:43 pm

SisMorphine wrote:But I want them to talk to ME. I'm a tad pissed about that . . .


You've had a long week of waiting and I certainly understand your frustration. I'm thinking a doggie specialist is no different than a human specialist. They won't see you without a referral. I know it was true with the allergist who tested and treated Trouble.

Hang tough, next week will bring you some answers and a plan of attack. Good thoughts coming to both of you!
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Postby amazincc » July 19th, 2008, 4:47 pm

SisMorphine wrote:
OH BTW, I called to make an appt with an oncologist but I can't get an appointment without a positive diagnosis of cancer. I told them I wanted to discuss the possible cancers and treatments and success rates and still they won't see me but they said they will talk to my vet.

But I want them to talk to ME. I'm a tad pissed about that . . .


Ugh, Sis... I can imagine how frustrated you are... :(

However - there are SO many variables that have to be considered, and I understand why the oncologist would hesitate to speculate.
Even when Mick got a definite diagnosis for lymphoma, my head was spinning after I got all the info... there are so many possible protocols for treatment, and each oncologist has his/her preferred method of how to apply them.

Hang in there for now - Monday is almost here.
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Postby pocketpit » July 19th, 2008, 6:23 pm

OH BTW, I called to make an appt with an oncologist but I can't get an appointment without a positive diagnosis of cancer. I told them I wanted to discuss the possible cancers and treatments and success rates and still they won't see me but they said they will talk to my vet.

But I want them to talk to ME. I'm a tad pissed about that . . .


Oncologists can be so snobby and a pain in the butt sometimes. However they will need to know what kind of cancer they are facing before anyting else so it makes since to wait until after they've spoken with your vet. Otherwise they would waste a lot of time talking about maybe senarios. Hopefully you'll have a great one that will not mind taking time to explain options once they know what they are dealig with. Waiting sure sucks though.
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Postby Malli » July 19th, 2008, 8:34 pm

yeah, try not to take it personally :hug3:

its not YOU and Wally that is causing the specialist not to talk to you, it is other people who have taken too many liberties and wasted too much of their time. I know it is frustrating....
I can only please one person per day. Today is not your day, tomorrow doesn't look good either.
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Postby CinderDee » July 19th, 2008, 9:09 pm

Malli wrote:yeah, try not to take it personally :hug3:

its not YOU and Wally that is causing the specialist not to talk to you, it is other people who have taken too many liberties and wasted too much of their time. I know it is frustrating....


Well said!

Only a couple more days, Sis. Hang in there. (((hugs)))
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Postby airwalk » July 19th, 2008, 10:03 pm

Hang in there Sis..Monday will be here soon and you can start getting your plan of attack ready.

In the meantime...have a beer for me.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » July 19th, 2008, 10:50 pm

I hope you plan to chastise your vet for taking vacation and not leaving his personal cell # with you in case of emergencies. >(
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Postby SisMorphine » July 19th, 2008, 10:58 pm

I do have her cell number, but I'm not going to bother her on vacation. I'll just suffer.
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Postby luvypitbulls » July 20th, 2008, 9:44 am

she is back tomorrow correct? sending you lots of hugs... hope you can relax and enjoy today
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Postby SisMorphine » July 21st, 2008, 1:26 am

I sent her an email and hopefully she'll get back to me ASAP.

I'm trying not to cry every 5 seconds but it's not working out so hot. Wally won't walk any further than the edge of the yard anymore. He will get out of bed and just stand and stare for a couple of minutes, then crawl back into bed. He won't play with toys, and of course I'm force feeding him most of his meals. He is still enjoying screaming at his sister, but even that has been lackluster.

Could it really be taking him this quickly? It makes me sick to my stomach to even think about. :cry:
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Postby amazincc » July 21st, 2008, 2:12 am

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Postby CinderDee » July 21st, 2008, 3:29 am

I'm keeping you both in my thoughts, Sis. :groupHug:
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » July 21st, 2008, 7:45 am

I'm thinking about you and Wally a lot. Please let us know what the vet says as soon as you hear back. :(
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Postby LMM » July 21st, 2008, 9:58 am

You and Wally have been in my thoughts. I am definitely amping up the prayers for him! :(
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Postby SisMorphine » July 21st, 2008, 4:12 pm

Thanks for the support guys. I spoke with my vet and it's not looking good for surgery. I will go into it more later when I get home because I don't want to burst into tears for the third time at work in less than 4 hours.
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Postby katiek0417 » July 21st, 2008, 4:19 pm

Alyssa, I'm sorry...I'm really, really keeping my fingers crossed that something turns around for him...
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » July 21st, 2008, 4:20 pm

Damn, Alyssa. I'm so so sorry. I can't imagine your pain right now. Know that Wally has a lot of people cheering for him here.

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Postby BritneyP » July 21st, 2008, 4:31 pm

:sad2: I'm so so sorry. I know you don't like prayers, but I'm catholic damnit! I'm truly praying something turns around. Call me if you need anything. :hug3:
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