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Postby mpetva » January 27th, 2010, 2:39 am

Hi,
My name is Karen and my boy (6yr old PB mix) was just diagnosed with Nasal Adenocarcinoma.

It came totally out of the blue and I am trying to research as much as possible and your cancer section was recommended to me.. We are starting tradiation and chemo tomorrow and hope to get at least 12-15 more good months with him.

We are located in Virginia and I have fostered many a PB pups until a few yrs ago

Thank you,
Karen

PS: Please approve quickly so I can search the cancer section here. MY boy does not have a lot of time to lose and it is killing me.
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Postby iluvk9 » January 27th, 2010, 6:45 am

Hello, Karen. :dance: I am glad you are here, but sad for your dogs diagnosis. You have just made hundreds of new friends on Pit Bull Talk, and we are here for you. :hug3:

While you wait for approval, search the cancer section and the nutrition section.
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Postby ArtGypsy » January 27th, 2010, 7:47 am

Welcome, Karen............
I'm so so sorry to hear of this .............Joyce is right. You've come to the right place.

As soon as one of the mods come along and approve you to post, Hang Tight....
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » January 27th, 2010, 7:49 am

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Postby Pit♥bull » January 27th, 2010, 9:31 am

Welcome to PBT :wave2:
So sorry to hear about the 'diagnoses' :(

Sending you Lots of :goodthoughts: :goodthoughts:
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Postby Marinepits » January 27th, 2010, 9:33 am

Welcome to the forum. Please feel free to browse the cancer section and ask whatever you wish -- we'll help you however we can.
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Postby TheRedQueen » January 27th, 2010, 10:16 am

Hi Karen...I'm so sorry to hear about your boy :( , but I am glad you found us here. Hopefully you'll find lots of good advice and make lots of new friends along the way. :hug3:
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Postby TinaMartin » January 27th, 2010, 10:27 am

Glad you found us but sad for the reason. Post and ask questions those who know the answers will be happy to answer you and the rest of us will be here for the moral support.
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Postby Suzi » January 27th, 2010, 11:51 am

Welcome to PBT.......

I am sorry to hear of your boys diagnosis *Huge Hug*.
You truely have landed in a warm,,,,and supportive place.
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Postby Jenn » January 27th, 2010, 1:25 pm

Hello and welcome, I'm sorry about his diagnosis. :(
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Postby hugapitbull » January 27th, 2010, 2:04 pm

Welcome Karen. There are lots of great folks here, many who have been on the cancer journey. You will find lots of support and comfort here.

Good thoughts for you as you begin the cancer journey.
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Postby CinderDee » January 27th, 2010, 2:19 pm

Hi Karen,

I'm very sorry to hear about your boy. :( This is a wonderfully supportive group of people and there's a lot of very useful info in the cancer section.

If you feel up to it you can start a thread about your boy. You are both part of our family now and I think it really helps to discuss things like nutrition, chemo, side effects, etc. You never know what pearls of wisdom may come your way. :)

Hang in there! We're all here for you if you need us. :hug3:
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Postby Brownies Mom » January 27th, 2010, 10:22 pm

Hi Karen, welcome to Pit Bull Talk! I'm sorry to hear about the cancer diagnosis. :sad2: It is such a devastating blow to receive this kind of news. When you need to talk, we are here. Please ask questions, or just tell us how you're feeling or what you're dealing with, and we will try to help by sharing our love, knowledge and experience.

Suzanne's dog, Sofie, has sinonasal carcinoma - is that the same thing? You may want to check out her threads to see if there is anything helpful there.

Please give your boy a big hug for me. Glad you are here.
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Postby mpetva » January 28th, 2010, 2:14 am

Thank you so much to everyone for the warm welcome.

My sweet boy had his first treatment this afternoon, Radiation and of reg dose Chemo,and he is already acting very depressed and different. Not at all my normally happy, bouncy boy. He did not even act this down after his surgery to remove part of the tumor behind his eye 2 wks ago.

I am so, so terrified and scared that it literally takes my breath away. God help me....I am not sure I can get through this and he so needs me to be brave.....

He is such a great, sweet dog and for sure does not deserve this...I wished I could take this whole ordeal upon myself instead of seeing this innocent sould suffer so.
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Postby iluvk9 » January 28th, 2010, 7:02 am

mpetva wrote:I am so, so terrified and scared that it literally takes my breath away. God help me....I am not sure I can get through this and he so needs me to be brave.....


:hug3: Karen, you CAN get through this. Keep saying this, 1,000 times a day: "I intend to be calm and strong as I know I am making the right choice for my dog." It will give you strength at those moments you think you may lose it.

Then, start visualizing the result you want. SEE him getting through each treatment. SEE the cancer leaving his body. SEE him 5 years from now, happy and healthy.

YOU CAN DO THIS! :bananaDance: Get mad at cancer and fight like hell!
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Postby amazincc » January 28th, 2010, 6:32 pm

mpetva wrote:Thank you so much to everyone for the warm welcome.

My sweet boy had his first treatment this afternoon, Radiation and of reg dose Chemo,and he is already acting very depressed and different. Not at all my normally happy, bouncy boy. He did not even act this down after his surgery to remove part of the tumor behind his eye 2 wks ago.


Hi, Karen... welcome to PBT! :wave2:

Several us have dealt - and are dealing - with chemo therapy, and all that entails.

You might want to start a thread in the cancer section to get some info and feedback on how it affects each individual dog... and to realize that you're not alone in your struggles.
I CAN tell you that depression for 1-2 days after chemo is fairly "normal", as is loss of appetite, increased lethargy, sleeping more than usual, decreased interest in regular activities... just to name a few.

Don't lose heart... your boy needs you. :hug3:
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Postby Patch O' Pits » February 1st, 2010, 8:07 am

Welcome to you both! :wave2:

I'm so very sorry that you are going through this.

Try and stay strong for him.

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