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Cookie has new lumps :(

Postby littleCloClo » Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:37 pm

We found some new lumps on Miss Cookie last night. :( I know she's old (15 or so) and lumps will happen, but I hope these won't be anything worse than what she has already.

She has a lipoma on her abdomen which she's had for a long time, and a nodule on her head that is unidentified but unchanging and so has only been in a "watch and wait" state. The new lumps are on her throat, fairly high up toward her head, to the side a bit. Could be lymph nodes, but that could mean so many things. The large one is about the size of a golf ball, and there is one about half that size next to it. They are kind of deep and not visible, though he skin is a bit loose in that area these days.

She'll be going in later this week to have them checked, but I'd appreciate some good thoughts for the old girl. It's been such a gift to have her in our lives. I'm not ready for Chloe to be devastated by her loss, either.

Thank you!

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Re: Cookie has new lumps :(

Postby Ilovethepits » Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:54 pm

I will keep Miss Cookie in my prayers. What a beautiful gal.

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Re: Cookie has new lumps :(

Postby mtlu » Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:55 pm

Sending many good thoughts for Cookie and your family :hug:

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Re: Cookie has new lumps :(

Postby patty » Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:36 pm

Sending my very best wishes and prayers for gorgeous Cookie :pray

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Re: Cookie has new lumps :(

Postby jamielvsaustin » Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:40 pm

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Postby CSilverman89 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:26 pm

Sending good thoughts. :pray

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Re: Cookie has new lumps :(

Postby julie64 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:48 pm

Lots of good thoughts to Cookie. She is a beautiful girl. :inlove:

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Re: Cookie has new lumps :(

Postby dogs4jen » Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:51 pm

Sending good vibes to Cookie and you.

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Re: Cookie has new lumps :(

Postby littleCloClo » Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:18 pm

Thank you everyone! She's such a GOOD girl, with a great sense of humor and excellent comic timing. :) She's the first dog I ever had the opportunity to really know as a multi-faceted being, which naturally, improved my existence tremendously. Sure, she's grumpy sometimes, but she seems to still be happy and goofy overall.

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Re: Cookie has new lumps :(

Postby Adrianne » Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:39 pm

:pray :pray :pray What a beauty!

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Re: Cookie has new lumps :(

Postby Leslie H » Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:03 pm

She's a beautiful old girl. Sending positive thoughts.

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Re: Cookie has new lumps :(

Postby littleCloClo » Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:33 pm

We are at the vet; she is having a needle aspiration and cytology. We should know by Sunday if it's lymphosarcoma or not, but she has swollen nodes all over. Poor Cookiebear! She also is having an eye problem.

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Re: Cookie has new lumps :(

Postby littleCloClo » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:39 pm

The last post was via phone, it's easier to type now. :)

Cookie has swollen lymph nodes everywhere, and pending the lab results, we're thinking it's lymphosarcoma. Super nice doctor, I liked him a lot; very straightforward. He didn't bother to give her the bordetella vaccine she was due for, because if it is cancer, he thinks it will probably be a month or two, unless we opt for chemo, which could give us up to a year, and is likely too costly for us. He also said there were some management options that would at least keep her more comfortable.

If it isn't cancer, we will get some blood and urine tests to find out what has her system working so hard. She also has some macular degeneration it one eye, but it's not a priority at the moment.

I could get the results by tomorrow; I will post when I get them.

Thank you again for your good wishes!

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Re: Cookie has new lumps :(

Postby Ilovethepits » Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:21 pm

You and Cookie are in my thoughts and prayers.

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Re: Cookie has new lumps :(

Postby julie64 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:25 pm

Continued good wishes to Cookie and you.


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