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I just wanted to let you know my 11 yr Onyx had a tieback in Jan. She's doing terrific with it. I just have to watch the hard crunchy foods. She breaths fine, runs around without a care.

 

I lost my Brindle to hemangio. The vet told me that if they catch the cancer before it bursts the first time, there's a 97% success rate. (it was just way too late for Brindle. She metaticized a long time before she showed symptoms.)

 

The best of luck to you!

 

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Sending more prayers. :grouphug

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Ultrasound is done. Spleen is enlarged, which we already knew. There were several small areas of "density" in her liver. They did a needle biopsy of her spleen. The specialist, who prefaced his statement with "I'm not a cytologist..." said he saw "a lot of funky looking cells" and said he strongly suspects lymphoma. It will be Monday before I get a confirmation. We were planning to leave Wednesday for our road trip. I'm somewhat inclined currently to continue planning this trip. If it is lymphoma, it has likely already metastasized elsewhee, but if it's early enough, she might be a candidate for chemo.

 

I wonder how much time chemo typically buys... I don't recall much from the oncologist meeting for Sissy last year. She had been too far along by the time we figured out what was wrong to be eligible for treatment. :cry1

 

After running all over town, first to the ultrasound, then to our regular vet to drop off cell slides, I figured Chancy deserved a special treat for being such an exceptionally good girl. We stopped at DQ and shared some french fries and she got her own bowl of vanilla soft serve. :chow: We picnicked together in the back of the van:

 

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Aimee,

 

I almost posted this earlier but wanted to see what you got back in the results. Rascal had an enlarged spleen as well. He was diagnosed with Lymphoma and I treated him with chemo and he had 15 more months. By no means is this typical but the chemo really wasn't too hard on him and his quality of life was good until the last month or two. He had a day of being a bit more tired after the chemo but other than that no side effects. It wasn't in his lungs initially and he never had any breathing problems really. He finally quit eating and one night couldn't get up and for him that was enough.

 

I hope you are able to buy some time. It is an expensive route to go and not for everyone so good luck with your tough decisions. I hope you have some options. Let me know if you have any questions abolut my experience.

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prayers for you all. I hope you have lots more quality time together to continue building moments of love.

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Donna, thank you for your experience. I may be contacting you for more details. :)

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~Aimee, with Flower, Alan, Queenie, & Spodee Odee! And forever in my heart: Tipper, Sissy, Chancy, Marla, Dazzle, Alimony, and Boo. This list is too damned long.

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:goodluck for a good lab report. :kiss2 Chancy.

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Chancy was soooo well-behaved during the ultrasound, not that I expected any less. :) They let me help hold her and watch the procedure, which I very much appreciated, even though I can't make heads or tails of those ultrasound images. :crazy (frankly I've never seen the baby in any baby ultrasound images either, nor can I see the "images" in those 3D hidden pictures either. I think it's all a big conspiracy to frustrate me. :lol ) Anyway, I helped hold her legs, keeping her straight up on her back while a tech held her front end. The tech was in love with Chancy within minutes. She cradled Chancy's head and slathered smooches on Chancy's schnoot and rubbed her fuzzy chest the whole time. :wub: Chancy withstood the ultrasound and even the needle biopsy with perfect aplomb. My brave gentle tigerdog. :beatheart

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FWIW, I would go on your trip. You've said all along how much you think she'll love it.

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Sending gentle hugs and prayers.

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Sending my prayers and white light. Oh Chancy...you are so beautiful and so brave. :grouphug

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My heart and prayers go out to you and Chancy! Keep your thoughts positive and enjoy every moment. You will make the right choice and the days will not be in vain. She will love you always for all you are to her.

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Chancy was pretty spunky after we got home yesterday. I think the ice cream really cheered her up. :) But she had a restless night filled with much panting and readjusting her position. :( I had given her some melatonin before bedtime, but possibly it was too early to hold her through the night. At about 3:30am I gave her some Previcox our vet had prescribed at my request (asked for an alternative to Rimadyl to spare Chancy's liver as much as possible). I don't know if that actually helped her settle down, or if I was just too tired by then to continue noticing... Needless to say, none of us slept very well.

 

But it was a nice cool morning (finally!) so we walked our old route of about eight blocks. It was slow going, but thoroughly enjoyable. I think she was expecting to go to work with me again today, as she pranced and gave me her "Crazy Paw" and her gummy smile as I was getting ready to leave. Sorry honey, not today. We'll lounge on the grass later this afternoon. :wub:

 

Thank you all again, for continuing to think of my sweet ChancyFancy. She's just the gentlest soul on Earth, and I hope to spare her any suffering if I can...

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Well, here's the sort of mixed-bag good news: We will go on the Grapehounds trip. I called the oncology dept at the U (I'm pretty sure my vet doesn't do chemo, so we'd end up at the U) and explained our situation, asking a lot of "ifs."

 

If it is lymphoma, and if she is a candidate for chemo, how soon would we be able to get in for a consult and first treatment?

 

Their first opening is August 1st. Which means other than pain management, there's nothing we can do for Chancy before then.. if it is lymphoma. This means I see no good reason to not go on the trip.

 

Unless Monday's results turn out to be something other than cancer...

 

But at least for now, I feel much better about taking Chancy on this trip. :) I'll just have to make a detailed list of E-vets along the way, just in case.

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