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Postby chewbecca » June 1st, 2010, 1:42 pm

That was the bomb that hit us this morning in the vet's office.

I am so broken right now, and faced with decisions that I have to make, but do not even think I can muster up the brain power or focus, to make right now.


She's nauseous because of the lymphoma. And the prognosis is NOT good.
Because it's already spread to her organs. It's made it to her liver and spleen, at least, that he knows of.

Oh jesus christ. I can barely type this.

Since she did not respond to the prednisone (which the dosage was set to treat this), it's not good at all.

We will be going to an oncologist to get an evaluation. Our vet has seen and been successful treating several of his patients with lymphoma with prednisone. But Ella didn't respond to it, which, as I said, is not a good sign.

And that is the update. I'm trying to get myself together, so that I can look into a diet for her, because as it is right now, she cannot hold food down. She has to eat a homecooked, bland diet.
And that's NOT going to get better.
He gave us medicine to help with that.

I am so broken right now, and I'm trying NOT to be. You know, part of my brain is like, "He doesn't know what the hell he's talking about!"
I'm thinking all kinds of crazy crap like, "He's LYING to us!!!" or "Maybe they gave us the wrong dog's lab results."
Because surely this is not happening to Ella.
Just a month ago she was playing outside, running, walking, doing springpole, and walking on the treadmill.
How the HELL would it have spread sooo fast???

But now she cannot even hold food down. Now her tummy is bloated. Now she sleeps all the time.

I cannot type anymore about this right now.

I apologize in advance for any typos or anything that may sound like emotional nonsensical jibberish crap.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » June 1st, 2010, 1:50 pm

Oh crap I am so, so sorry. I wish I could snap my fingers and make it better for you. :(

*sigh* I hate this section and goddamn disease.
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Postby amazincc » June 1st, 2010, 1:56 pm

Dammit. Dammit. Dammit.

I am so, so sorry, Rebecca... my heart goes out to you guys... :hug3:

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Postby madremissy » June 1st, 2010, 2:11 pm

:( :( :(
Oh Rebecca, I am so sorry but please don't give up hope yet. Go to the oncologist and see what he can tell you. Please take it day by day and we will hope the wonders of PBT good thoughts will come through Miss Ella. :hug3:
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Postby ArtGypsy » June 1st, 2010, 2:19 pm

:sad2: :sad2: :sad2: :sad2:

OH my God...
I am SO SO SORRY.................
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Postby HappyChick » June 1st, 2010, 2:24 pm

I'm so sorry to read this.

I'm sending lots of strength, hope, and prayers for you and Ella.
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Postby TheRedQueen » June 1st, 2010, 2:31 pm

My old dog Elwood got the same thing, really really fast too...so I completely understand your pain and confusion. My thoughts are with you all...:hug3: Let me know if I can help in any way...
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Postby Marinepits » June 1st, 2010, 2:59 pm

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Postby Hundilein » June 1st, 2010, 5:10 pm

I'm so sorry. :hug3:
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Postby Pit♥bull » June 1st, 2010, 5:20 pm

Sending tons of PBT :goodthoughts: :greenRibbon:
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Postby ParisStreetPitCrew » June 1st, 2010, 5:22 pm

We are sending our very best vibes to you and your family. Lots of love to Ella. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you. :hug3:
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Postby pitsnok » June 1st, 2010, 5:43 pm

Oh my goodness...lots of hugs, love, and good thoughts for you and Ella. :(
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Postby pocketpit » June 1st, 2010, 6:21 pm

:hug3: :hug3: :hug3: I'm sorry to hear the news, I know exactly how devastating it is. Lots of hugs for you and Ella and lots of positive thoughts headed your way.
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Postby hugapitbull » June 1st, 2010, 7:35 pm

I can't begin to tell you how sorry I am. This disease just sucks - no two ways about it. Sending you guys lots of good thoughts and hope you kick it's ass.
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Postby airwalk » June 1st, 2010, 9:12 pm

Rebecca, I'm so sorry! Please keep it together until you've met with the oncologist and have some definitive answers. Please know we are sending our very best thoughts your way.
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Postby cheekymunkee » June 1st, 2010, 9:29 pm

I am soo sorry Rebecca. (((hugs)))
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Postby mnp13 » June 1st, 2010, 9:31 pm

So sorry to hear this - do your best to keep it together for the outside world... but rant all you need to / want to here... that's what this section is for.
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Postby CinderDee » June 2nd, 2010, 12:25 am

I'm so sorry, Rebecca. :( I'm here if you want to talk. :hug3:
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Postby Malli » June 2nd, 2010, 3:32 am

I know how much you love Ella, And I know how much I love Oscar, and how I would feel in your place.
I am so very sorry.

I haven't had any experience with Lymphoma, but I do have a bit of a vet. background so if you have med. related or food questions I may be able to help.
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Postby iluvk9 » June 2nd, 2010, 5:48 am

Crap....this is not what I wanted to read about our Ella. :(

What I DO know, is that in the next few days, you will gather yourself and become a strong advocate for Ella. She will continue to be loved and get wonderful care. And that is what life is all about. :hug3:

Now, grab her by her big lovely ears and give her a BIG KISS on the mouth for me. Tell her you will handle this and she will be in the best care imaginable.
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