You're welcome Shanna.
Christine asked me to post an update. I'm sure she'll be back to posting soon but she's not up to it right now.
Sepp has lymphoma.
Her oncologist said he's the youngest dog she's ever had with it. Here's some of what Christine wrote to me. I think it will be easier than if I paraphrase it.
"She thinks the infection is secondary, nothing to do w/the lymphoma itself. But she said it's probably a "good" thing because otherwise he wouldn't have been diagnosed so early... this morning none of his other nodes were swollen (besides the ones on his neck), and she said that was a very good sign.
After the steroid injection they have already almost disappeared... now I can hardly feel them.
Yeah, the official dx is multicentric lymphoma.
He didn't have chemo yet... he got a steroid injection. Dr. upped his antibiotic because she said we need to get rid of the infection first.
She also said he might be a good candidate for new bone marrow transplant procedure that they are doing in Chapel Hill, and she's going to make some phone calls this afternoon to get details.
I guess we are *lucky* to be living in NC, at least... the Veterinary Teaching Hospital here is the only one who does bone marrow transplants right now. It's about 150 miles from me, and he would have to stay there for two weeks.
The Oncologist is really, really nice... she promised to have some concrete info for me by the end of the week... she also said she's "very hopeful", so that's something."
Here's the link to the hospital.http://www.cvm.ncsu.edu/vth/clinical_services/onco/BoneMarrowTransplant.html
Please keep them both in your thoughts & prayers.
Too much cancer. I hate it!