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March 1st 2012 Not Good News

Today was a very tough day.  Last night (Thursday Feb 28) Sassy coughed a couple of times.  I freaked out.  Then she hacked one big time this morning and on her walk in the yard coughed a couple of times.  I sobbed all day even before we went to the vet.  I made an appointment for 3 pm to have x-rays.  I tried to talk myself out of it but I knew.   The vet listened to her lungs didn’t say anything and said lets check out her belly.  Said everything feels good.  Then said we will set up the x-rays.  They took Sassy out and xrayed her and brought her back to me.  We sat there for what seemed hours.  I just kept getting more & more nervous.  I knew when he came back in that there were mets in her lungs.

It wasn’t just one there were multiple and one large one.  He said if we do nothing she could have 2-6 weeks but we could do Padilla and it could be longer but its a very expensive drug that they don’t even stock and they have to check the price and then order it.  They would get back to us on Monday.  In the mean time gave us prednisone to take.

Cancer sucks.

 

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2 Responses to “March 1st 2012 Not Good News”

  1.   princess Says:

    Rotties are so huggable. I’m sorry you have to deal with this. I wish there was a way to take the pain out of your eyes. Cancer sucks big time. Try and be strong for Sassy. This is the toughest part of the journey but it can also bring you even closer together than you ever thought possible.

    There are many dogs who have suffered side effects from Palladia (including Magnum )so don’t feel you have let Sassy down if it is too expensive. Quality of life is much more important than quantity.

    many hugs

    Karen and Spirit Magnum

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