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Old 12-02-2012, 04:16 AM
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We had a great week in all ways- and then the Vet called on Friday.
My sweet Bagel has lymphosarcoma.
She suspects it is in her spleen and liver etc due to her growing rounded belly.
her glands in her neck seem to be growing too.

Her system is so compromised with the over three and a half years of Cushings and Lysodren, and the diabetes...So there will be no chemo. I wouldn't do that to her anyway...

So now my prayers change- for no pain..for peaceful rest...for more days like yesterday when she fussed to go out in the dog buggy and oh yes we did...

It is tough to get her to eat in the mornings- but she is hungry in the evenings so that is good.

I don't know anything about this except what I have read in the last three days and there is no comfort there...

Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. me too...she will have QUALITY of life...but I will not let her suffer...

Sande
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:46 AM
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Oh Sande,

So sorry to hear this about your sweet girl.
Will keep you both in my prayers.

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Old 12-02-2012, 05:42 AM
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So sorry to hear this, Sande. We'll be praying for you and Bagel.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:46 AM
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Big hugs to you and Bagel. For as many fun days as you can squeeze in. I'm so sorry. Judi
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:47 AM
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I too am sorry your sweet bagel has yet one more thing to deal with. I'm sure you will be the loving mom and keep her as comfortable as possible

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Old 12-02-2012, 06:57 AM
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OH Sande, I am so sorry to read this. My first dog died of osteosarcoma in her front shoulder. The option was to do Chemo and then amputate. I was in no position financially to do chemo and felt very quilty about it. About a year later I spoke with a specialist that often does amputations after chemo. He said it can be a real nightmare because the tissues are so friable from the chemo it doesn't leave him much to work with. This helped me as I wouldn't have wanted to take the chance of making her remaining time with me miserable.

I did put Stevie on steroids and that bought us some extra time. Of course Stevie wasn't diabetic and steroids will probably complicate things diabetes wise, but folks here can help you with that.

We are here for you.

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Old 12-02-2012, 07:19 AM
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its tuff to here the diagnosis and as you say bagel is feeling pretty good

as tara said steroids can give some bonus time as you know jesses cousin scooter was diagnosed last april given 2 months decide to give some prednisone started with a tablet reduced to a quarter and is still going strong today

she did put on weight they did not change her diet and still gets lots of treats and thats ok so more than likely his appetite will perk up and maybe get some good quality time scooters swelling reduced very quickly after taking the prednisone

my brother did not want to go the chemo route either which i think was a good decision

as far as meals you can give one meal a day jesse has been doing this for years and it can work and if you believe appetite maybe more difficult it is something you can explore determining a dose that is appropriate and if you need any help just ask

so what ever you decide enjoy your bagel such a sweetie we never know how much time we have with our babies and many take it for granted i have to say i did before diabetes and it changed the way i thought about things and as you know we get so close to them because the care we have to give them
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:09 AM
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I'm so sorry the news wasn't better. Prayers that Bagel has many fun and pain free days ahead.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:29 AM
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I'm sorry to hear about Bagel's test results. And I'm right there with you regarding the quality of life issue.

We started Decker on prednisone Friday night. He's had a total of four doses so far. The steroid, for him, is to address inflammation in hopes of improving his mobility. His vet started him, at 87 pounds, on prednisone 20mg twice a day for two weeks. We will evaluate at the end of two weeks, looking to see if he shows improvement in his mobility and then looking to see if we can scale his dose back a bit and see how that impacts him.

He was on aspirin for awhile and then changed to metacam for inflammation relief. With each change we had to give a three to four day 'wash out' period between the aspirin to the metacam and then the metacam to the prednisone. This was to avoid GI complications. Decker had been off anti-inflammatories for one week when we started the prednisone. His insulin dose was going between 4u to 4.5u of levemir insulin. It's looking like he now may waiver between 4.5u to 5u of levemir - so not much of an immediate impact. I do suspect he was in desperate need of immediate inflammatory relief (thus the inflammation relief from the prednisone may have actually lowered his bg) and once that relief is maintained his bg may start to show a rise from it.

Wishing you lots of great quality and pain free time for whatever future may be in store for Bagel! Holli
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:37 AM
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I'm very very sorry to hear this. I am hoping you have an extended period where Bagel feels well and want to go on a TON of buggy rides...

Hugs to you...

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