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Postby BigDogBuford » January 29th, 2011, 7:05 pm

I didn't want to say anything until we knew for sure but we had Joxer's lymph node aspirated again because it was getting bigger and he's been diagnosed with lymphoma. I just got the news and don't quite know what to think other than it sucks.
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Postby SisMorphine » January 29th, 2011, 7:06 pm

I'm so sorry :( Did the vet give you any idea of treatment options?

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Postby madremissy » January 29th, 2011, 7:06 pm

:(

I am so sorry Jeanine. :hug3:
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Postby BigDogBuford » January 29th, 2011, 7:08 pm

I won't do chemo on a ten year old dog so we decided on pred as comfort care and Chinese herbs to help support his immune system.

The vet said we can expect two to six months.
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Postby SisMorphine » January 29th, 2011, 7:10 pm

:(

That really stinks. Still being fresh on losing my Wally: take this time to just spend lovely days with him. Trips out, days in, whatever he wants. Just make it wonderful for the both of you.
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Postby ParisStreetPitCrew » January 29th, 2011, 7:11 pm

Don't give up hope, though-- even with a "2-6 mo" approximation. I've seen lymphoma dogs on prednisone live happily much longer than that.

Sending much love.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » January 29th, 2011, 7:17 pm

Jeanine, I'm so sorry... :(
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Postby BullyLady » January 29th, 2011, 7:24 pm

Jeanine.... I'm so sorry. :hug3:
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Postby TinaMartin » January 29th, 2011, 7:27 pm

Sorry to be reading this. :(
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Postby iluvk9 » January 29th, 2011, 7:32 pm

Crapola. :(

Carlos Garcia had lymphoma and the prednisone kept him eating, chubby and happy as hell.
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Postby mnp13 » January 29th, 2011, 7:38 pm

So sorry to hear this. Make every day count... he'll just think life is grand, getting spoiled rotten!
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Postby BigDogBuford » January 29th, 2011, 7:43 pm

I'm hoping he's just too dumb to know he has cancer. He is the happiest dog in the world after all.....
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Postby iluvk9 » January 29th, 2011, 7:46 pm

:hug3: I think you need this, right about now.
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Postby hugapitbull » January 29th, 2011, 7:50 pm

Well, that just sucks! I know treatment is a personal decision and I respect your choice. Just want to remind you Trouble was 10 when she was diagnosed, and with chemo is doing well (except for the arthritis). They truly don't know they have cancer and take each day one at a time - and so should we when dealing with it.

I would be happy to never hear another of our beloved pets has a cancer diagnosis. Maybe one day.
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Postby plebayo » January 29th, 2011, 7:53 pm

ParisStreetPitCrew wrote:Don't give up hope, though-- even with a "2-6 mo" approximation. I've seen lymphoma dogs on prednisone live happily much longer than that.

Sending much love.



This. Sometimes they really respond well to pred.

We're here to support you and are sending lots of good thoughts. :hug3:
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Postby TheRedQueen » January 29th, 2011, 8:34 pm

:hug3:

I'm so very sorry...
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Postby BigDogBuford » January 29th, 2011, 8:39 pm

Joxer is happy that he's no longer on a diet. :)
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Postby airwalk » January 29th, 2011, 8:42 pm

Cheeseburger in Paradise! :D
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Postby Hundilein » January 29th, 2011, 11:44 pm

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Postby CinderDee » January 30th, 2011, 12:04 am

I'm so sorry. :cry:
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