Trouble's Diagnosis

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Postby CinderDee » December 4th, 2008, 7:44 pm

OMG, I'm SO happy!!! :confetti: :band: :purpleBanana:
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Postby Marinepits » December 4th, 2008, 8:03 pm

:rock: FANTASTIC NEWS!!!
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Postby madremissy » December 4th, 2008, 8:23 pm

:woowoo: :woowoo: :woowoo: :woowoo: :woowoo:

:confetti: :confetti: :confetti: :confetti: :confetti:

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

She made that 20%. I am so happy for yall.
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Postby hugapitbull » December 4th, 2008, 8:42 pm

madremissy wrote:She made that 20%. I am so happy for yall.


We aren't out of the woods yet, but we are feeling pretty fortunate right now. Still could have chemo ahead of us, depending on the consultations. I expect it will be next week before we have any more news.
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Postby TheRedQueen » December 4th, 2008, 8:44 pm

:cheer:

I love good news!
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Postby hugapitbull » December 4th, 2008, 8:59 pm

Ok folks, my blonde was showing when I posted to Missy.

Trouble will need chemo, the consultations are to determine the course of treatment since our vet has never seen a case confined to the bone. I sincerely apologize if I mislead anyone.

We are still thrilled with the news, as was the vet. He believes she has a good chance at this point.
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Postby madremissy » December 4th, 2008, 9:05 pm

I still think she is GOING to be in that 20%. Think positive :D
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Postby Pit♥bull » December 4th, 2008, 9:22 pm

pitbullmamaliz wrote:So when do we get more pics???

Doin what she does best :)
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Postby KJS » December 5th, 2008, 3:39 am

MUCH YAYNESS!!!!!!! and continued good thoughts and colourfull healing vibes to you and trouble....
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Postby Pit♥bull » December 7th, 2008, 9:07 pm

I can see improvement each day :)
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Postby Jenn » December 7th, 2008, 9:08 pm

Bless her, hope she continues to improve!
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » December 7th, 2008, 9:10 pm

Such a beauty!
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Postby madremissy » December 7th, 2008, 9:26 pm

Still sending positive thoughts :heartbeat:
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Postby Tiger » December 7th, 2008, 9:41 pm

I am sending up prayers and hope that all will be well with Trouble. I hate this evil disease - cancer.
I HATE it.

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Postby CinderDee » December 7th, 2008, 10:01 pm

She looks wonderful! Sending lots of love & hugs from Kato & me. :groupHug:
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Postby hugapitbull » December 9th, 2008, 7:51 pm

Update Tuesday PM
After consulting with a vet at Texas A&M veterinary college, the tone from our vet has changed from guardedly optimistic to guarded. The consulting vet felt the biopsy report of the osteosarcoma being contained really does not buy us anything because of the rich source of blood flow through the bone. The recommendation was for Carboplatin to be administered, 5 treatments, 3 weeks apart.

Carboplatin is a very expensive drug. If administered at A&M, where they purchase quantities, it is $500/dose. We will be looking at somewhat more, but chose that route rather than commit to 5 six hour commutes to College Station.

Our thoughts were to give Trouble one treatment and see if she had any bad effects before committing to the full round of treatment. The vet is checking with his supplier to see if he can get the Carboplatin shipped to him next day delivery. We are looking at treatment beginning Thursday or Friday.

Prognosis, has not changed. With amputation only, about 3-4 months. With amputation and chemo, about 12 months with about a 20% chance of 2 years.

There is a chance we will need to pay for all five doses of Carboplatin, even if we choose to give her only one treatment. If that is the case, we would be willing to donate the remainder to a canine in need. I'm not sure what the shelf life is, but I may be posting the availability at some point. If you know someone who could benefit from this possible donation, please PM me so I can contact you the minute I know if it will become available.

Good thoughts and paws crossed for our sweetheart.
Shanna & Spirit Trouble
We beat osteosarcoma - 27 months 20 days cancer free
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Postby Marinepits » December 9th, 2008, 7:59 pm

:hug3: Thinking of you all.
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Postby iluvk9 » December 9th, 2008, 8:10 pm

I know it is such a rollercoaster ride, but hang in there. We are all thinking about Trouble and of course, the both of you.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » December 9th, 2008, 8:42 pm

Lots of good thoughts coming Trouble's way!
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Postby CinderDee » December 9th, 2008, 8:44 pm

You have all our good thoughts! I'm here if you need an ear. :groupHug:
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