*Updated 4/27!* Indy's Radiation Therapy

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Postby cheekymunkee » April 12th, 2009, 7:41 pm

It looks really good!
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Postby hugapitbull » April 12th, 2009, 8:06 pm

Wow, I'm amazed it looks so good. Way to go big boy. :thumbsup:
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » April 12th, 2009, 8:41 pm

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Postby Patch O' Pits » April 13th, 2009, 11:07 am

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Postby Marinepits » April 14th, 2009, 3:56 pm

Well, Indy had some swelling in his carpus (ankle, although it looks more like a cankle, LOL) yesterday and I told the radiation tech about it this morning. Looks like he may be going on prednisone to bring the swelling down. Fingers crossed that he doesn't have any weird side effects from the pred. He also split the scab open again and the wound is a bit bigger. *sigh*
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Postby Pit♥bull » April 14th, 2009, 4:37 pm

:goodthoughts: :goodthoughts: :goodthoughts: For no prednisone issues.

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Postby hugapitbull » April 14th, 2009, 7:10 pm

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Postby call2arms » April 14th, 2009, 7:13 pm

Poop!, Indy, don't swell up or Jen will have to attach a fluid line & bag to your weiner cause you'll pee like a fountain! Bad cankles, bad!

And opening scabs, you're earning your Face de Fesse title.

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Postby Marinepits » April 14th, 2009, 7:15 pm

call2arms wrote: Bad cankles, bad!


Okay, that is one of the funniest things I've heard in a LOOOOOOOONG time!!! LMAO

Thanks for the well-wishes, everyone! This is getting harder by the day and knowing that I have all your support makes it more bearable. :hug3:
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Postby blabsforbullies » April 14th, 2009, 7:30 pm

Marinepits wrote:Well, Indy had some swelling in his carpus (ankle, although it looks more like a cankle, LOL) yesterday and I told the radiation tech about it this morning. Looks like he may be going on prednisone to bring the swelling down. Fingers crossed that he doesn't have any weird side effects from the pred. He also split the scab open again and the wound is a bit bigger. *sigh*



Is this a common thing? Is the swelling generalized? Have they used pred for this with other patients?

He is so lucky to have you and the hubbie, Jen. :groupHug: Never doubt that for a second. :hug3: Remember, the side effects are temporary, cancer is not. In the end, we will win. :D
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Postby maberi » April 14th, 2009, 7:39 pm

blabsforbullies wrote:He is so lucky to have you and the hubbie, Jen. :groupHug: Never doubt that for a second. :hug3: Remember, the side effects are temporary, cancer is not. In the end, we will win. :D


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Postby Marinepits » April 14th, 2009, 7:45 pm

blabsforbullies wrote:Is this a common thing? Is the swelling generalized? Have they used pred for this with other patients?


They weren't surprised when I told them this morning, but I didn't ask if swelling was common or if pred is normally used -- I will tomorrow before he even goes in for treatment.

The swelling is all around his carpus except for the very back that is not irradiated. I'm afraid the swelling is probably my fault. When we got home yesterday, he went straight to the dog bed in the sun spot and slept there for a couple of hours. He probably shouldn't have been exposed to the sun, but it just didn't occur to me that the sun could be a bad thing. :neutral: The swelling got pretty bad yesterday evening but had gone down somewhat this morning.
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Postby Marinepits » April 14th, 2009, 7:45 pm

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blabsforbullies wrote:He is so lucky to have you and the hubbie, Jen. :groupHug: Never doubt that for a second. :hug3: Remember, the side effects are temporary, cancer is not. In the end, we will win. :D


I couldn't agree more


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Postby hugapitbull » April 14th, 2009, 7:52 pm

Marinepits wrote:I'm afraid the swelling is probably my fault. When we got home yesterday, he went straight to the dog bed in the sun spot and slept there for a couple of hours. He probably shouldn't have been exposed to the sun, but it just didn't occur to me that the sun could be a bad thing. :neutral: The swelling got pretty bad yesterday evening but had gone down somewhat this morning.


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Postby madremissy » April 14th, 2009, 7:55 pm

Indy, I know that it is hard, but you can't be in the sun right now. :) Soon, sweet baby, soon. Keep fighting.

Jenn, Still sending good, strong thoughts for Indy. And for you and the hubby also. :hug3:
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Postby Marinepits » April 14th, 2009, 8:16 pm

Thank you, ladies! :)
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Postby Malli » April 15th, 2009, 3:41 am

thinking of Jen, Hubby, and Indy.
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Postby CinderDee » April 15th, 2009, 5:12 am

I wouldn't have thought about him sleeping in the sun either. Don't beat yourself up about it, Jen. :hug3:

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Postby Marinepits » April 15th, 2009, 1:49 pm

Well, I talked to the doc today and we've all decided we're going to hold off on the prednisone for now. The swelling seems to have gone down more on its own and he's doing well otherwise, so we're just going to see what happens.

Dr E seems happy with his progress, which makes me REALLY happy.

Another ten visits to go! :dance:
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » April 15th, 2009, 2:02 pm

He's gonna handle it like a champ!
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