Trouble's Diagnosis

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Postby pitbullmamaliz » November 30th, 2008, 12:51 pm

Sounds like she's adjusting just as well as could possibly be hoped for! That's wonderful!!!
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Postby CinderDee » December 2nd, 2008, 6:11 am

What a great update!

Sending hugs from Kato & me. :groupHug:
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Postby TheRedQueen » December 2nd, 2008, 8:11 am

I'm just now playing catch-up with all these updates on Trouble, and it's making me so happy! Yea Trouble!
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Postby jmashaney » December 2nd, 2008, 3:52 pm

I've been so wrapped up in my own pathetic world I totally missed this. I hope everything is going ok with Trouble and y'all.
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Postby hugapitbull » December 2nd, 2008, 7:44 pm

Just a quick update. Trouble gets stronger daily. She is now making it around the house without a problem. I put down the rubber shelf liner to give her some traction on the tile. We have this nice little path down the hallways, into the kitchen, and out the entranceway. Her food & water table have moved back to the kitchen.

Yesterday Bob cooked her a turkey, one of her favorite foods. The first turkey we cooked after we got her many years ago, she sat in front of the oven until it came out :crazy2:

Her walks outside are getting longer with fewer rest periods. Still waiting on the biopsy.
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Postby amazincc » December 2nd, 2008, 7:50 pm

GOOOOOO, Trouble!!! :dance: :confetti: :clap:
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Postby call2arms » December 2nd, 2008, 8:47 pm

Yay! She is doing so good, what a trooper!
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Postby madremissy » December 2nd, 2008, 8:48 pm

I am so happy to hear that she is doing so well.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » December 2nd, 2008, 9:32 pm

That's so great. :)
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Postby CinderDee » December 2nd, 2008, 11:09 pm

Yay Trouble!!! :bounce:
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Postby airwalk » December 2nd, 2008, 11:58 pm

What a wonderful update!
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Postby iluvk9 » December 3rd, 2008, 7:11 am

How wonderful! I love the "sitting in front of the oven for the turkey" story. 8)
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Postby hugapitbull » December 3rd, 2008, 7:17 pm

Mini Update - We've finished the meds (pain & antibiotics). She is not getting around quite so well today, but I figured it is the lack of pain meds. Also, yesterday she may have overdone it. She was feeling frisky and had a much longer then normal walk without resting.

The preliminary biopsy report has us guardedly optimistic. It appears the osteosarcoma was contained in the one area, however we won't know for sure until the remainder of the test results are in. :dance: We are contemplating doing a trial study, maybe University of Illinois, but haven't made a final decision yet.

She is snuggled up next to me now sleeping. She's such a good girl :dance:
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Postby CinderDee » December 3rd, 2008, 8:26 pm

I'm so hopeful! I hope the rest of the results are just as good.

Please keep us updated and tell that girl to rest!
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Postby Judy » December 3rd, 2008, 9:30 pm

Glad to hear that Trouble is recovering and getting stronger!
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Postby madremissy » December 3rd, 2008, 9:38 pm

Still sending those positive thoughts.
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Postby hugapitbull » December 4th, 2008, 7:18 pm

Great News :dance: :clap:

Final biopsy results are in and the osteosarcoma is/was localized. The vet has never, ever, seen this in a report before. He is going to consult with Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists and others before he makes a recommendation for additional treatment.

Bob spoke to the University of Illinois today, and we will not be participating in their chemo study. It would be too many trips, and the only purpose is to study the effects of a combination of two drugs already in existence. They did not feel there was enough to gain to spend that much travel time.

We are again giving a low dose of remadyl to combat the soreness. Will update again when we get the recommendation for treatment.

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Postby amazincc » December 4th, 2008, 7:21 pm

YAY for good news!!! I am SO happy for you guys!!! :clap: :confetti: :hug3:
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » December 4th, 2008, 7:23 pm

That's awesome!!!!! :bananaDance: :bananaDance: :bananaDance: :bananaDance: :bananaDance:

So when do we get more pics??? Hmmmmm???????? >(
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Postby iluvk9 » December 4th, 2008, 7:30 pm

Now THIS has turned into a TERRIFIC THREAD! :)
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