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Postby mnp13 » March 2nd, 2010, 11:58 pm

No no no no no...

He just has tonsillitis. Period. And "because I said so" is the reason.

Damn it...
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Postby pitsnok » March 3rd, 2010, 12:38 am

:goodthoughts: :goodthoughts: :goodthoughts:


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Postby CinderDee » March 3rd, 2010, 12:43 am

mnp13 wrote:No no no no no...

He just has tonsillitis. Period. And "because I said so" is the reason.

Damn it...


That's what I'm saying too! :cuss:
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Postby Malli » March 3rd, 2010, 3:51 am

The chance of him having the c word is extremely low, given his age. This is what I'm going with, and what I've told Christine.

On a quick web search, what we are talking about most commonly occurs in dogs age 5-9 years, Sepp is much younger.
I'm wondering if the WBC is high because he has a really bad infection??!! :doh:

I send both of them good thoughts. And I wait anxiously to hear back on what the specialist said.
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Postby Pit♥bull » March 3rd, 2010, 9:11 am

CinderDee wrote:She also said it's up to me whether to give him the Prednisone tonight or wait 'til he is seen by the Oncologist. I'm going to wait.
Glad she is putting Prednisone on hold, we had to stop as that's what caused Troubles WBC issues.

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Postby ArtGypsy » March 3rd, 2010, 9:56 am

Does anyone know when she's supposed to know anything??? :|

I too, am holding good thoughts about enlarged, infected tonsils :cuss: :cuss: :cuss: . yes yes yes.
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Postby TheRedQueen » March 3rd, 2010, 10:15 am

Never would I have found myself rooting for an infection... :nono:

No word yet this morning?
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » March 3rd, 2010, 10:19 am

I think she's meeting with the oncologist at 9:30. I'm also voting for a raging infection that can be beaten into submission with antibiotics. And Sepp's heart is big because he's so loving, that's why.
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Postby TheRedQueen » March 3rd, 2010, 10:29 am

pitbullmamaliz wrote:I think she's meeting with the oncologist at 9:30. I'm also voting for a raging infection that can be beaten into submission with antibiotics. And Sepp's heart is big because he's so loving, that's why.


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Postby TinaMartin » March 3rd, 2010, 10:35 am

Just now reading this. I am now sending all the good thoughts I can. I am rooting for something as simple as an infection that can easily be gotten under control. And by the way I say that he is just the opposite of the Grinch! So of course his heart is so big! Give the little bundle of love a big hug and scritchings from me.
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Postby CinderDee » March 3rd, 2010, 10:45 am

pitbullmamaliz wrote:I think she's meeting with the oncologist at 9:30. I'm also voting for a raging infection that can be beaten into submission with antibiotics. And Sepp's heart is big because he's so loving, that's why.


Ditto! :)
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Postby Suzi » March 3rd, 2010, 11:51 am

Christine and Sepp.....We are so praying that all will be well.....
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Postby airwalk » March 3rd, 2010, 6:05 pm

mnp13 wrote:No no no no no...

He just has tonsillitis. Period. And "because I said so" is the reason.

Damn it...


Hopefully from your mouth to God's ears! I second this motion.
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Postby madremissy » March 3rd, 2010, 6:58 pm

Still thinking postive thoughts.
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Postby hugapitbull » March 3rd, 2010, 7:11 pm

All the good thoughts we can muster from our house to you.

We, too, are voting for an infection that can be beaten into control. I'm going to believe she has a thorough and cautious vet that made the recommendation to the oncologist as a precaution.

Get well soon Sepp!


Oh, and Thank you Dee for keeping us posted.
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Postby CinderDee » March 3rd, 2010, 8:00 pm

You're welcome Shanna. :)
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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. :cry: 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.

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Postby blabsforbullies » March 3rd, 2010, 8:05 pm

OMG... I had a whole post ready to send and then I saw the above post. I'm am just sick. Literally cannot finish my dinner.

I have no words. Only tears. And I am here for whatever I can be.
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Postby pocketpit » March 3rd, 2010, 8:06 pm

I can't believe this! Christine my prayers are with you and Sepp.
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Postby CinderDee » March 3rd, 2010, 8:07 pm

It's unthinkable, isn't it? How much can one person take?
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Postby ParisStreetPitCrew » March 3rd, 2010, 8:16 pm

Oh wow. I haven't been following the threads so much because I've been so busy at work. I'm absolutely horrified to read this.
My thoughts and prayers are going out to them right now.
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