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fever finally broke earlier today, right on schedule. it's amazing how 12 hours ago she was shaky, could barely stand, was glassy eyed, and now she's back to her normal site, fighting the IV and begging for food (although not eating much)

Thats good to hear!
post #3107 of 3679
yea, now just awaiting today's blood test, and will probably take her in wednesday for a recheck with the oncologist and an ultrasound. woo expensive week.
post #3108 of 3679
hurray! retest (sent off to a specialist lab) was good - she's not in liver failure, albumin is fine. also heard back from a charity we applied to today that is going to give us an unspecified amount to help with her chemo. woop.
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Good to hear things are improving.
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My dog got into a scuffle with another at the dog sitter's last night. Apparently they don't get along and the other dog isn't normally there while mine is and they're separated if they're both there at the same time. Well, when my wife picked him up the sitter let him run to her but he chose to run to the other dog. The other dog is fine and mine has 2-3 scratches and 2 puncture wounds. I cleaned them out and disinfected them, but he's still really sensitive and sore.

Anyone had something like this happen? I'm going to keep an eye on him and make sure they don't become infected and the sitter admitted that she probably made an unwise decision and was very apologetic. She's licensed and insured and offered to pay half of vet expenses, should we need them.

Anything I should watch or any idea how long he'll be sore?
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Thread Starter 

Teger, good to hear.

 

HH - watch for signs of infection - heat, swelling, redness, puss - and if they appear see vet for antibiotics.

 

lefty

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happy to hear your dog's doing well Teegs.
post #3113 of 3679
Teger, great news. I'm really happy for your pup, and for you and the gf, too. cheers.gif
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Teger, good to hear.

HH - watch for signs of infection - heat, swelling, redness, puss - and if they appear see vet for antibiotics.

lefty

Thanks. Nothing like that yet, just a bit sore. The bite was to his chest/breast and then a couple of scratches on the shoulder. I assume it's made him sore and therefore tender. I'm going to keep an eye on him and get him to a vet before I see an abscess forming.
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thanks for the well wishes, but things have taken a turn for the worse. im afraid that the chemotherapy has failed and the cancer has returned. going into this our number 1 concern was her quality of life, and im afraid that at this point it's not very good -- too many tests, too many people poking her. we're going in to see the oncologist today to get confirmation and potentially do an ultrasound, but i think this is the time to move her over to prednisone and let her live out her last few weeks.
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thanks for the well wishes, but things have taken a turn for the worse. im afraid that the chemotherapy has failed and the cancer has returned. going into this our number 1 concern was her quality of life, and im afraid that at this point it's not very good -- too many tests, too many people poking her. we're going in to see the oncologist today to get confirmation and potentially do an ultrasound, but i think this is the time to move her over to prednisone and let her live out her last few weeks.

Really sorry to hear that, Teger. If you trust your vet, they should have you and your dog's well-being in mind as they give advice. Keep us updated.
post #3117 of 3679
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thanks for the well wishes, but things have taken a turn for the worse. im afraid that the chemotherapy has failed and the cancer has returned. going into this our number 1 concern was her quality of life, and im afraid that at this point it's not very good -- too many tests, too many people poking her. we're going in to see the oncologist today to get confirmation and potentially do an ultrasound, but i think this is the time to move her over to prednisone and let her live out her last few weeks.

Sorry Teger. There's nothing I or anyone else can say to make this any easier, but just know that you are doing right by your dog.
post #3118 of 3679
awful. I'd be devastated.
post #3119 of 3679
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thanks for the well wishes, but things have taken a turn for the worse. im afraid that the chemotherapy has failed and the cancer has returned. going into this our number 1 concern was her quality of life, and im afraid that at this point it's not very good -- too many tests, too many people poking her. we're going in to see the oncologist today to get confirmation and potentially do an ultrasound, but i think this is the time to move her over to prednisone and let her live out her last few weeks.

Positive thoughts coming your way. Very sorry to hear.
post #3120 of 3679
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thanks for the well wishes, but things have taken a turn for the worse. im afraid that the chemotherapy has failed and the cancer has returned. going into this our number 1 concern was her quality of life, and im afraid that at this point it's not very good -- too many tests, too many people poking her. we're going in to see the oncologist today to get confirmation and potentially do an ultrasound, but i think this is the time to move her over to prednisone and let her live out her last few weeks.

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You did everything you could and it sounds like you're making the right decision now.
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