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The vet came today to give Cali a checkup from her lar-par tie-back surgery she had about a month ago. While she was here, she noticed a small lump on on of Cali’s hind legs that she thought was suspicious. We did a needle aspirate and will get results back after the new year, but in the meantime, I am terribly worried that this might be another sarcoma. After her amputation, the vets did not find any sign of mets from the initial sarcoma, and it was my understanding that the soft tissue sarcomas don’t metastasise too quickly, so I thought we would be in the clear….
Please keep your paws crossed for good news from the lab.
TC & Calpurnia the 3-legged sleddog
Oh TC and Cali. We are sending love and pawsitive energy your way, we hope it’s nothing. Agggh, that’s a lonnnnng time to wait for the results. We’re nervous with anticipation, please let us know as soon as you do.
25 April 2008
22 October 2008
TC & Cali:
We will be thinking positive thoughts for a good outcome of this! Hopefully, it’s just a little fatty thing.
I had a greyhound that had LP and a tie-back, makes a totally different dog out of them, doesn’t it? How old is Cali? My Runz was 11.5 when he had his. He lived to almost make it to 14 (5 days short).
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28 November 2008
Positive thoughts for you and Cali.
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Pawsitive energy your way and lots of puppy prayers…hope you’re managing OK until you get the results. Zeus has several fatty lumps on him, all of which have been aspirated at least twice now! It’s common for his breed and age (Golden Retriever – almost 11 years old)…hopefully they are just some fatty lumpy thingies.
Please keep us posted ok?
Zeus and Mom
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Thanks for all the good thoughts, everyone.
Cali will be 13 in March, but don’t tell her she is an old lady!! She would prefer to lie about her age and say she was still 9…..
We are hoping for a fatty lump or something boring and benign. Should hear back from the vet tomorrow.
27 July 2008
Good news!! The preliminary lab report is that there were no cancer cells found in the sample – some fatty tissues, but likely not a recurrance of the sarcoma. We sent a second sample off for a more detailed eval, so should hear back on that soon. But it sounds like GOOD NEWS!!!
We celebrated with a nice long walk in the snow.
Thanks for all the good vibes – I have just come to cringe at any lump that shows up.