HELP- TUMORS... NEED ADVICE

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Re: HELP- TUMORS... NEED ADVICE

Postby twisted » Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:29 pm

today socks is acting a little down. im not sure why.... although i just heard him barking like a maniac at someone walking a dog past the house. lol
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Re: HELP- TUMORS... NEED ADVICE

Postby twisted » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:46 pm

so a little update...1st sorry for the late post..my computer crashed. :po:

socks is doing pretty good. i sat around thinking about his mct's . i called the vet and talked to him about what ive learned. i decided to have them removed. im not comfortable sitting and wondering if they have spread into his organs.the other vet assumed they have..you know what they say about assuming.. the vet explained to me that they could do ultrasounds and xrays to find out but it all adds up to being expensive. he told me that the proper way to deal with mct's is to have them removed. he doesnt think 6 of them at a time is alot if they are small (which they are). 2 years ago socks had the same surgery for a bunch of them. so im hoping that removing these ones will buy us another 2 years.

i know i seem indecisive. ive brought him to 2 vets and now going back to the original. i just want to do whats best for my dog.the original vet is highly recommended but i just get a money vibe there that i dont like..but money isnt everything even when your on a tight budget.

sorry for the long post.
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Re: HELP- TUMORS... NEED ADVICE

Postby julie64 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:08 pm

Socks is very lucky to have such a caring owner looking out for him. Lots of us have gone differant routes when it comes to mast cell. Ultimatly it's your decison on what you feel is best for Socks.

Sending lots of healthy vibes to Socks and thanks for keeping us posted.
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Re: HELP- TUMORS... NEED ADVICE

Postby twisted » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:55 pm

thanks, thats the thing...so confusing to know what you are doing is helpful or not...
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Re: HELP- TUMORS... NEED ADVICE

Postby Leslie H » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:35 pm

I don't think you sound indecisive. You're trying to do right by your dog in a situation in which there are no clear answers.
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Re: HELP- TUMORS... NEED ADVICE

Postby twisted » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:49 pm

thank you. socks has been pretty peppy the last few days. every time they aspirate the lumps he gets all weird for a few days/week. i remember it the last time they did it 2 years ago. he was like that.

i have a pic of him chasing me ill have to put up.
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Re: HELP- TUMORS... NEED ADVICE

Postby Ilovethepits » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:08 am

Socks and you are in my thoughts.

My older dog stresses out at the vet really bad. It usually takes him about 2-3 weeks to get over the experience. I think it is stress hormones that take some time to get out of the blood stream after a dog's stressful experience.
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Re: HELP- TUMORS... NEED ADVICE

Postby twisted » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:11 pm

he has to go in this Thursday for pre-op exam....

here is a pic of him trotting after me the other day.

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Re: HELP- TUMORS... NEED ADVICE

Postby Ilovethepits » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:22 pm

He's such a handsome boy. I hope everything goes well for you guys.
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Re: HELP- TUMORS... NEED ADVICE

Postby julie64 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:23 am

He really is a handsome boy. :inlove:
Good thoughts coming for thursdays appoinment.
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Re: HELP- TUMORS... NEED ADVICE

Postby heartbullies » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:39 am

Hope it goes well tomorrow, thinking of you guys. Love the new pic, he seems like such a happy and handsome boy.

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Re: HELP- TUMORS... NEED ADVICE

Postby lilangel » Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:07 pm

I think the reason he may act strangely after the lumps have been aspirated is because they release histamines when manipulated which can make dogs feel not so great. They can be painful as well. It i best to avoid touching the lumps or messing with them unless it is necessary.

He's very cute, I hope everything goes well.
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Re: HELP- TUMORS... NEED ADVICE

Postby Red » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:05 pm

Good thoughts for your pretty guy.
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Re: HELP- TUMORS... NEED ADVICE

Postby twisted » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:56 pm

thanks everyone. well im off to take socks to his pre-op visit. ill let everyone know what went on.
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Re: HELP- TUMORS... NEED ADVICE

Postby twisted » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:31 pm

well im starting to feel anxious... socks getes surgery tomorrow morning.
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