Swollen lymph nodes...

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Postby TheRedQueen » January 25th, 2011, 6:00 pm

Not great news at the vet this morning. Ol' Man Rip's lymph nodes are swollen...we fear lymphoma. Bloodwork, needle aspirations and urinalysis due later this week. *sniffle* :( I won't put this in the cancer section yet...as I can still hold out that little tiny bit of hope that something else is causing this... :cry:
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Postby madremissy » January 25th, 2011, 6:03 pm

:hug3: Keep good thoughts until you know for sure. Sending plenty of positive thoughts and prayers Ripley's way.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » January 25th, 2011, 6:28 pm

We have had too much cancer on this board lately. I REFUSE to let it be lymphoma. >(
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Postby plebayo » January 25th, 2011, 6:29 pm

Could just be a wicked infection! That's what I'm voting for. Sending lots of good thoughts!
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Postby TheRedQueen » January 25th, 2011, 6:36 pm

And here's a recent pic of the old man...he was out there today, running around like a fool, trying to bite Score...acting like his bad self.

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Postby amalie79 » January 25th, 2011, 6:39 pm

pitbullmamaliz wrote:We have had too much cancer on this board lately. I REFUSE to let it be lymphoma. >(


This.

He's such a handsome man.
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Postby hugapitbull » January 25th, 2011, 6:40 pm

Lots of good thoughts for Ripley. As they age, they can scare the pejeebers out of you.

It isn't time to panic until you know exactly what you are dealing with. He looks great!
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Postby SisMorphine » January 25th, 2011, 6:53 pm

plebayo wrote:Could just be a wicked infection! That's what I'm voting for. Sending lots of good thoughts!

This is my vote as well. Good thoughts and fingers crossed for Rip!!
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Postby iluvk9 » January 25th, 2011, 8:39 pm

He is so handsome! Positive thoughts it is just an infection that can be taken care of with antibiotics!
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Postby Hundilein » January 25th, 2011, 10:45 pm

:hug3: Good thoughts from down South headed your way.
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Postby BullyLady » January 25th, 2011, 11:45 pm

Good thoughts to you and Ripley, I vote for an infection as well. NO CANCER!
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Postby Malli » January 26th, 2011, 4:28 am

Aw :( Good thoughts for Rip.
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Postby FAB dogs » January 26th, 2011, 8:22 am

Good thoughts coming from Indiana; voting for infection too.
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Postby CinderDee » January 26th, 2011, 7:12 pm

Good thoughts from here too! I hope it's just an infection. He looks fantastic!
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Postby call2arms » January 27th, 2011, 12:23 am

Oh Ripley. Be ok.
I think we've reached our lymphoma quota lately, anyway. So there's just no allowing that anymore.
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Postby Jenn » January 27th, 2011, 11:53 am

:goodthoughts: for the handsome guy!!
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Postby TheRedQueen » January 31st, 2011, 10:14 am

Good news from the vet...no cancer! He's just got some fatty deposits, everything is clear. Renal values were slightly elevated, T4 was slightly low...but everything else looked good.

I was trying to write all of this down when she called...and all I could think was "NO LYMPHOMA" and I didn't get it all down right...so when I head in this afternoon with puppies, I'll get more details. lol
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Postby Hundilein » January 31st, 2011, 10:16 am

Yay for Ripley! Now no more scaring your momma like that. I don't care if you are old and have earned the right to do whatever you want.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » January 31st, 2011, 10:24 am

WOO HOO!!! About time we get some good news here!!!
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Postby amalie79 » January 31st, 2011, 10:45 am

:dance: :dance: :dance: YAAAAYYYYY!!!!!! :dance: :dance: :dance:
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