Trouble's Diagnosis

Here is where we can discuss canine cancers and treatment options to create a support system for those dealing with the disease.

Postby hugapitbull » June 4th, 2010, 6:00 am

Quick update - she's doing great, has another of those Dr F famous incisions, the man should have been a plastic surgeon. She's got a little razor burn we're having to keep her from scratching, but she's eating well, moving around well, and back to her bossy self. :rolleyes2:

Oh and this will blow your socks away - total cost for the consult the night before and surgery was - Are you ready for this one???




$99.50
Shanna & Spirit Trouble
We beat osteosarcoma - 27 months 20 days cancer free
'Spirit' Trouble departed for the Bridge 3/16/2011 a victim of aging
Visit - http://k9cancer.org

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain--and most fools do. ~Dale Carnegie
User avatar
hugapitbull
The Better Half
 
Posts: 1570
Location: My heart lives at Rainbow Bridge

Postby BullyLady » June 4th, 2010, 6:06 am

:eek1:

That's awesome!!!
"I'm not all bad but I'm a faithful sinner."
~Dave Matthews
Cathleen
Shelby - AB Mix 1 yr - CGC
User avatar
BullyLady
Proud Uber Nerd
 
Posts: 1060
Location: E Washington State

Postby plebayo » June 4th, 2010, 9:26 pm

Wooohoo yay for fatty tumors!

You need to have a long talk with her about not scaring the crap out of us. I mean, I realize she just came up on her 18mos ampuversary but this wasn't funny. :p
Suzanne
Seth, CGC & LiLo
♥♥Sofie - Always in my heart. ♥♥
User avatar
plebayo
Mrs. Dr. Kildare
 
Posts: 942
Location: Oregon

Postby airwalk » June 4th, 2010, 9:58 pm

hugapitbull wrote:Quick update - she's doing great, has another of those Dr F famous incisions, the man should have been a plastic surgeon. She's got a little razor burn we're having to keep her from scratching, but she's eating well, moving around well, and back to her bossy self. :rolleyes2:

Oh and this will blow your socks away - total cost for the consult the night before and surgery was - Are you ready for this one???




$99.50


Okay, that's it..I'm sending Doogie to you when he's ready for the other hip....I'll send you a shipping notification look for a box about mid next June.
User avatar
airwalk
I live here
 
Posts: 3791
Location: Oregon

Postby mnp13 » June 5th, 2010, 3:28 am

wow!

nice!
Michelle

Inside me is a thin woman trying to get out. I usually shut the bitch up with a martini.
User avatar
mnp13
Evil Overlord
 
Posts: 17234
Location: Rochester, NY

Postby hugapitbull » June 5th, 2010, 7:52 am

plebayo wrote:You need to have a long talk with her about not scaring the crap out of us. I mean, I realize she just came up on her 18mos ampuversary but this wasn't funny. :p


If you think it wasn't funny, you should have been on this end :shocker:


airwalk wrote:Okay, that's it..I'm sending Doogie to you when he's ready for the other hip....I'll send you a shipping notification look for a box about mid next June.


Send him on, one more won't hurt a thing. And I guess I'm suppose to keep him until he's fully recovered? :doh:
Shanna & Spirit Trouble
We beat osteosarcoma - 27 months 20 days cancer free
'Spirit' Trouble departed for the Bridge 3/16/2011 a victim of aging
Visit - http://k9cancer.org

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain--and most fools do. ~Dale Carnegie
User avatar
hugapitbull
The Better Half
 
Posts: 1570
Location: My heart lives at Rainbow Bridge

Postby hugapitbull » June 16th, 2010, 1:19 pm

What I learned today.:oops:

As I was sorting through piles of paperwork relating to Trouble - allergy info from the specialist, early veterinary records, rabies certificates, etc., I discovered she is a year older than we thought. :doh: Her first rabies vaccination & spay certificate are from 1998 and all this time I've been going on the assumption she was a September 1999 puppy. She will be 12 in September, no wonder the poor old lady is starting to have mobility issues. :shock:
Shanna & Spirit Trouble
We beat osteosarcoma - 27 months 20 days cancer free
'Spirit' Trouble departed for the Bridge 3/16/2011 a victim of aging
Visit - http://k9cancer.org

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain--and most fools do. ~Dale Carnegie
User avatar
hugapitbull
The Better Half
 
Posts: 1570
Location: My heart lives at Rainbow Bridge

Postby HappyChick » June 16th, 2010, 2:13 pm

Bless Trouble's old lady heart!

I made the same mistake with Guido's age about 5 years ago when we moved here and got established with a new vet. I had to let them know I'd given them the wrong year of birth after I found out. :oops:

How is her incision? I hope it's healing nicely.
Angie & crew

http://www.epitome-dog-rescue.org

My beloved Vincenzo 07/22/05 - 11/16/09 forever in my heart. Cancer sucks.
HappyChick
Loyally Bully
 
Posts: 701

Postby iluvk9 » June 16th, 2010, 2:20 pm

Well, GOOD FOR HER being TWELVE and acting like she is ELEVEN....most of the time. 8)
iluvk9
I'm Cougarific!
 
Posts: 14900
Location: New York

Postby Pit♥bull » June 16th, 2010, 2:51 pm

HappyChick wrote:How is her incision? I hope it's healing nicely.
The incision is already healed, Dr F. always uses internal sutures and glues the top layer like a plastic surgeon to Keep them from scratching and causing damage.
Even though her incision was 3 inches long the razor burn from the hair removal was the only issue she had. :)
Pit♥bull
Supremely Bully
 
Posts: 1207

Postby airwalk » June 16th, 2010, 10:13 pm

hugapitbull wrote:Send him on, one more won't hurt a thing. And I guess I'm suppose to keep him until he's fully recovered? :doh:



Yeppers of course...and fully trained on the etiquette of not bringin mud in the house, plucking rugs and chewing on table legs as well please! After all good friends help each other out right???? :D
User avatar
airwalk
I live here
 
Posts: 3791
Location: Oregon

Postby hugapitbull » August 10th, 2010, 10:30 pm

Trouble was featured today in the Tripawds Blog. It talks about the diet she is on and how important it is to keep a tripawd slim.

Just a quick update she's had some pretty severe mobility issues - two instances where she wouldn't move at all. We were instructed to get the weight off and start Rimadyl. The initial dose was large enough to get her back on her feet, but once she was mobile to back it off to a minimal maintenance dose. We have to be cautious, the Rimadyl caused her liver enzymes to rise once before. We were seeing a definite boost with the introduction of the Rimadyl. She was moving about much easier.

She currently is on prednisone because of a place she chewed raw on her hip; of course that meant stopping the Rimady prior to the prednisone. There have been awesome results with the prednisone for the reason we gave it to her AND for the mobility. She is definitely getting about well right now - a combined result, I am sure, of the meds, the weight loss, and the additional supplements. I plan to take her in for an official 'weigh in' on Friday. I'll post the actual weight loss.

We need to get some pics of her while she's feeling so well. Sunday she was RUNNING around the yard! Will post pics when we get a couple.
Shanna & Spirit Trouble
We beat osteosarcoma - 27 months 20 days cancer free
'Spirit' Trouble departed for the Bridge 3/16/2011 a victim of aging
Visit - http://k9cancer.org

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain--and most fools do. ~Dale Carnegie
User avatar
hugapitbull
The Better Half
 
Posts: 1570
Location: My heart lives at Rainbow Bridge

Postby plebayo » August 10th, 2010, 11:44 pm

hugapitbull wrote:Trouble was featured today in the Tripawds Blog. It talks about the diet she is on and how important it is to keep a tripawd slim.

Just a quick update she's had some pretty severe mobility issues - two instances where she wouldn't move at all. We were instructed to get the weight off and start Rimadyl. The initial dose was large enough to get her back on her feet, but once she was mobile to back it off to a minimal maintenance dose. We have to be cautious, the Rimadyl caused her liver enzymes to rise once before. We were seeing a definite boost with the introduction of the Rimadyl. She was moving about much easier.

She currently is on prednisone because of a place she chewed raw on her hip; of course that meant stopping the Rimady prior to the prednisone. There have been awesome results with the prednisone for the reason we gave it to her AND for the mobility. She is definitely getting about well right now - a combined result, I am sure, of the meds, the weight loss, and the additional supplements. I plan to take her in for an official 'weigh in' on Friday. I'll post the actual weight loss.

We need to get some pics of her while she's feeling so well. Sunday she was RUNNING around the yard! Will post pics when we get a couple.



I'm glad the pred is working. You may or may not have read my post about Hogan who had lymphoma but he had really bad arthritic hips and they put him on pred and it did nothing for the pain. I'm glad to hear it is heling Trouble :) Great article too! I'm excited for the weigh in update and you definitely need to get pictures of her!!!!!!!!!
Suzanne
Seth, CGC & LiLo
♥♥Sofie - Always in my heart. ♥♥
User avatar
plebayo
Mrs. Dr. Kildare
 
Posts: 942
Location: Oregon

Postby CinderDee » August 11th, 2010, 5:16 am

What a fantastic update! Great article too! Will Trouble stay on this diet now?

WTG, Shanna, Bob & Trouble!!! :confetti:
Dee
User avatar
CinderDee
I'm The Bug Whisperer
 
Posts: 3414
Location: Forever in my heart...

Postby hugapitbull » August 11th, 2010, 5:49 am

CinderDee wrote: Will Trouble stay on this diet now?


I guess that is a question I need to ask. I will either need to up the amount or add something to it (or both) to boost the calories enough to maintain.
Shanna & Spirit Trouble
We beat osteosarcoma - 27 months 20 days cancer free
'Spirit' Trouble departed for the Bridge 3/16/2011 a victim of aging
Visit - http://k9cancer.org

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain--and most fools do. ~Dale Carnegie
User avatar
hugapitbull
The Better Half
 
Posts: 1570
Location: My heart lives at Rainbow Bridge

Postby iluvk9 » August 11th, 2010, 6:03 am

Trouble has been published!!! 8) She really has done SO well through all of this. :)
iluvk9
I'm Cougarific!
 
Posts: 14900
Location: New York

Postby hugapitbull » August 13th, 2010, 4:06 pm

It is official - Trouble lost 12.1 pounds total. We started at 68.8 and are down to 56.7. She is now back to her post chemo weight. It is time to maintain. The choice is to give her more of what she is already eating or switch her back to kibble.

I guess I could also mix the two. Are any of you mixing a home cooked with kibble? Looking for opinions on maintaining....anyone?
Shanna & Spirit Trouble
We beat osteosarcoma - 27 months 20 days cancer free
'Spirit' Trouble departed for the Bridge 3/16/2011 a victim of aging
Visit - http://k9cancer.org

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain--and most fools do. ~Dale Carnegie
User avatar
hugapitbull
The Better Half
 
Posts: 1570
Location: My heart lives at Rainbow Bridge

Postby pitbullmamaliz » August 13th, 2010, 4:14 pm

Pictures!
"Remember - every time your dog gets somewhere on a tight leash *a fairy dies and it's all your fault.* Think of the fairies." http://www.positivepetzine.com"

http://www.pitbullzen.com
http://inaradog.wordpress.com
User avatar
pitbullmamaliz
Working out in the buff causes chafing
 
Posts: 15437
Location: Cleveland, OH

Postby plebayo » August 14th, 2010, 1:48 am

I have mixed kibble with Sofie's food in the past... as far as maintaining her you could put her back on kibble just obviously feed her less than what you were offering before [if it contributed to weight gain.]. Either option seems fair enough, if she seems to gain weight on the kibble you could always try canned - less filler and carbs.


Oh and I second wanting PICTURES!!!!!!
Suzanne
Seth, CGC & LiLo
♥♥Sofie - Always in my heart. ♥♥
User avatar
plebayo
Mrs. Dr. Kildare
 
Posts: 942
Location: Oregon

Postby BullyLady » August 14th, 2010, 2:23 am

Worthless without pictures!

And YAY on the weight loss!!! That is no easy task, you guys have done GREAT!! :cheer:
"I'm not all bad but I'm a faithful sinner."
~Dave Matthews
Cathleen
Shelby - AB Mix 1 yr - CGC
User avatar
BullyLady
Proud Uber Nerd
 
Posts: 1060
Location: E Washington State

PreviousNext

Return to Canine Cancer

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot]

cron