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Bridger needs your help

My dog Bridger (part golden retriever) was diagnosed with Lymphoma on August 28th. On August 30th the biopsy results came back positive. We (my wife and I) have an appointment with an oncologist on August 31.
I am currently planning both Chemotherapy and a holistic approach.
I want to thank all of the people who have posted on this site. Reading the posts both made me cry and have some hope at the same time.
I may not be the best at keeping the post current; but I will try.
I want to thank in advance of the wonderful people that post on this site.
Here is hoping for the best, he is 4-1/2 years old.
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I'm really sorry that Bridger is sick. I hope the treatments help him and he has a long life. Come bak and let us know how he does. Would love to see a pic of Bridger, too.

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I hope the treatment work and Bridger hangs in there with his daddy and mommy. Please try to keep us posted. Chiming in with OutWest if you can please post some pictures!


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My dog Bridger (part golden retriever) was diagnosed with Lymphoma on August 28th. On August 30th the biopsy results came back positive. We (my wife and I) have an appointment with an oncologist on August 31.
I am currently planning both Chemotherapy and a holistic approach.
I want to thank all of the people who have posted on this site. Reading the posts both made me cry and have some hope at the same time.
I may not be the best at keeping the post current; but I will try.
I want to thank in advance of the wonderful people that post on this site.
Here is hoping for the best, he is 4-1/2 years old.
Bridgers dad, Walter
Walter, All my best to You and Your Wife!! I had to take a second look when I saw your dogs name. I thought I saw Bridget, my sweet Mom that we all lost last week to cancer! My Mom loved my dog and know she will look after Bridger thru his chemo, as she went thru it too!!
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Welcome to the forum Walter and Bridger. Good luck tomorrow. Sending positive vibes and prayers for Bridger. I hope he will fight that evil thing and win.


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Bridger is young. I believe he can fight for a long long time.

Remember to build up his immune system by good diet.

We are here to support you. There are tons of resources here and good dog lovers here in the forum. They are willing to listen and chat.

I wish I had the time to read and absorb two months ago... Dont give up. Create as much good memories from now on. I pray for your you, your family and Bridger.
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My prayers are with you and Bridger.
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Friday results

Bridger went to the Vet today. He had a blood test and the results came back the same as a healthy dog. The doc said we got on this very quickly. He is in stage 3a, this is good news. We started the CHOP treatment on him today. We don't know if he has t or b yet, this requires another test that will take about 1 1/2 weeks.
In total we got a lot of good news.
The doc said we should remove all carbs from his diet and give him about 2000 units of omega 3 daily. I had already started him on 1200 per day so this is just a bump in the amount.
I order the K9 Critical Care package in an effort to give him a better chance. The doc said it won't hurt, but she couldn't give any advice either way.
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That is a good update. Thanks so much. My thought: Have things organized, Look into diets. Food is important. Have different food handy at home. Sometimes, they may refuse to eat (just like humans, when we sick, we do not like to do anything or eat). Antioxiant is important. They need that to slowly to build up the immune system and to fight cancer. Remove crabs and remember cancer will take away protein. So you need to make that up.

Research on the topics - sometimes it takes time to absorb so much information. Your Bridger is young. So, he will be strong and brave for chemo - CHOP treatment. Just be very careful about prednisone. Read and understand this powerful drug. (I believe you vet will only use very limit amount of prednisone as this is only part of the treatment).

Of course - lots of love to Bridger.
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Thank you for the advice. We have already removed most (we are transiting) from his old food to try to prevent the runs. We purchased Blue Winderness 100% grain free. We will be adding fresh chicken, turkey, and beef. Some rice, beans and vegetables will also be added. The vet thought this is a good plan, we shall see.
I will try to keep everyone updated. His next chemo treatment is in one week. We need to watch him very closely this week.
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