My Sara has lymphoma - Golden Retrievers : Golden Retriever Dog Forums

GoldenRetrieverForum.com is the premier Golden Retriever Dog Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-16-2013, 12:46 PM
mikhal's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Posts: 119
Thanks: 5
Thanked 18 Times in 8 Posts
Unhappy My Sara has lymphoma

Hi everyone, we received the worst news yesterday... Our vet believes Sara (10 yrs) probably has lymphoma. I can't believe it, and it's very hard to accept that my girl may not be here much longer.

She started acting "not herself" from Saturday night after we went swimming in the morning. She didn't drink much water, but still had a good appetite for food. She would lay around more often, and walk around with a droopy tail. I was petting her when I noticed her lymph nodes behind her jaw were swollen.

Today, my girlfriend will be taking Sara to the animal cancer center to have her fully checked out. I'm praying that the cancer is in an early stage, and that the cost of chemo isn't outrageous. I would hate to have to make a choice based on cost!

I'm so nervous to hear the news later today

Mikhal
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to mikhal For This Useful Post:
BajaOklahoma (01-16-2013), Bentleysmom (01-17-2013), dborgers (01-22-2013), Karen519 (01-16-2013), Mac'sdad (01-16-2013)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-16-2013, 01:35 PM
Senior Member

 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 4,161
Images: 7
Thanks: 12,354
Thanked 1,972 Times in 1,533 Posts
I'm so sorry to hear about Sara! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Let us know how her checkup went.

Also, not sure if you're aware, but see if your vet accepts CareCredit. It's an interest-free credit account with varying monthly payoff options used at vets, dentists, and doctors.
__________________
Wendy


Maxi, my beautiful girl. Gotcha day 6/5/2014. Birthdate 9/16/2008.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-16-2013, 02:05 PM
Doug's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 3,076
Thanks: 4,200
Thanked 3,709 Times in 1,679 Posts
O my heart goes out to you. So sorry!
Please keep any eye out for Andy's thread on the main discussion section of this forum for some awe-some inspiration. We pray that you have a lot more time with Sara than you think!
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01-16-2013, 05:43 PM
the S team's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 227
Thanks: 35
Thanked 231 Times in 91 Posts
Thinking of you. The waiting and wondering before a final diagnosis can be so tough. Have you heard anything back yet? We've worried so much at times, too, about the cost of the chemo but somehow every month we've figured out how to financially manage it. I hope your vet provides you with all of the necessary information so you can make a good decision.

We have a Sara, too. Hugs to you, Sara and your family.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 01-16-2013, 05:44 PM
Karen519's Avatar
Dog Lover

 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Woodridge, Illinois
Posts: 36,322
Thanks: 38,317
Thanked 11,772 Times in 8,748 Posts
Mikhal

Mikhal

Praying for Sara and you-please keep us posted as to what they say.
__________________
[IMG]http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii215

Tonka & Tucker

SNOBEAR at the Bridge
Dec. 23, 1999-March 27, 2010



SMOOCH at the Bridge.
Feb. 14, 1999-Dec. 7, 2010

Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 01-16-2013, 07:41 PM
Tuco's Avatar
Professional Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 1,553
Thanks: 57
Thanked 353 Times in 302 Posts
You never know if its an incorrect diagnosis just pray and hope that its not lymphoma


Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App
__________________
1500 years ago everybody knew the earth was the center of the universe

500 years ago everybody knew the world was flat

Today you know that people are alone on this planet

Imagine what you`ll know tomorrow

Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 01-16-2013, 08:28 PM
Vinnie's Mom's Avatar
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 1,491
Thanks: 486
Thanked 986 Times in 674 Posts
I'm praying and hoping for a good prognosis.


Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App
__________________
Jodi





Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 01-16-2013, 08:33 PM
love never dies's Avatar
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,380
Thanks: 1,605
Thanked 2,057 Times in 1,337 Posts
Sending extra prayers to sweet Sara.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 01-16-2013, 10:58 PM
mikhal's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Posts: 119
Thanks: 5
Thanked 18 Times in 8 Posts
Hi everyone,
Thanks so much for the positive replies... it helps to hear the encouragement from all of you.

The cancer center did confirm it is lymphosarcoma
They believe it is stage IV, which means inflamed liver/spleen. We started chemo today, and will run 24 weeks. Once per week for 10 weeks, then every other week.
The dr was very surprised how up-beat, and active Sara is, given her current state. Not sure what it means, but it can't be a bad thing.

Of course, I am hoping that her body takes the chemo well, and the cancer goes into remission. It's still hard coming to grips that this is what she has, and remission may only last 8-12 months. There is never enough time...

Mikhal
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	photo.JPG
Views:	16
Size:	246.6 KB
ID:	131026  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 01-17-2013, 01:16 AM
Buddy's mom forever's Avatar
I miss my Buddy
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 8,799
Thanks: 8,352
Thanked 9,654 Times in 4,933 Posts
I am very sorry for your Sara. Tonight I am reading in this section so many new threads, makes me very sad to see that. Sending positive vibes and prayers for sweet Sara, such a beautiful girl.
__________________

9 & half short years in my life but forever in my heart http://www.goldenretrieverforum.com/...-my-buddy.html
"He took my heart and ran with it, and I hope he's running still, fast and strong, a piece of my heart bound up with his forever" - Patricia McConnell

Charlie could watch birds for hours and I could watch Charlie for hours too http://www.goldenretrieverforum.com/...n-morning.html
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:36 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
Golden Retriever Forum .com
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69