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    DefaultTankie Did Not Get His Chemo Yesterday.....Not Good

    Yesterdays Chemo did not happen. They did bloodwork beforehand which they always do. Tank has been a bit lethargic the last week or so. His platelets were very low (consistant with anemia of some sort) which they can only surmise that possibly a tumor or tumors unknown are bleeding. They may stop they may not.....and his liver values are high indicating there may or may not be a liver problem. Diagnosing the liver problem would entail a liver biopsy which road we do not want to go down considering his cancer - no more surgery. They offered an ultrasound to see if there was possibly a tumor going on somewhere in the abdominal cavity. Here is the result.

    Abdominal Ultrasound

    The spleen is not present. A periportal lymph node measures 17.8 mm. Multiple periportal lymph nodes are enlarged. One contains some cystic areas. These may be due to reactive nodes due to liver disease or possibly due to metastasis. The liver is enlarged. No metastasis in the liver is seen. Each kidney has irregular margins with a hyperechoic margin consistent with cortical infarcts and scarring.

    Sonograpic Assessment:
    1. hepatomegaly
    2. enlarged periportal lymphnodes
    3. absent spleen
    4. chronic infarcts in each kidney with distorted contour
    5. thickened rugal folds persists

    So we will see how he does the next few days and reconsider doing Chemo next week.

    This is soooooooooooo hard.
    Sandie, Tank 5/25/1998 - 07/08/2011, Orson & Sully

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    DefaultRe: Tankie Did Not Get His Chemo Yesterday.....Not Good

    I'm not sure what all that means, but it doesn't sound good.

    I'm so sorry. You and Tankie have been through so much lately. I hope he feels better in the next few days.

    Laura, mom of Sundance, CGC
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    I'm sorry Sandie. Prayers for all of you. (((((HUGS)))))

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    I know how hard this is and I am so sorry for you and Tankie. You have my prayers. I had a black Lab Boomer that had cancer and he went through cancer as well. Keep as strong as you can, keep that smile, warm hug and abundant love for Tankie. Hoping the chemo will get him healthy in time. When we told some people that Boomer was going for chemo, they looked at us funny but he is no different in family except that he has four legs and fur. You do all you can for them with great love. Sending cyber {{hugs}}!
    <br />Always in my heart sweet bubby bear ~

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    (((HUGS))) Sandie. You're doing your best.

    Hang tough, Tank. (((HUGS))) to you too.
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    Good thoughts and prayers to you both. I know this has to be so hard. Like labmom2sun I dont know what all that means but it does not sound like what I am sure you would like to hear. Please keep us posted.

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    {{{{{hugs}}}}}

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    Sandie, you couldn't do more than your doing. Continued good thoughts for the Tank and yourself.

    Blackie and Ranger ...............................Reggie: 1996-2010 "Fly Reggie Fly"

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    (((Hugs))) and smooches to Tankie :'(

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    ((((((((HUGS)))))))))

    Won't someone please feed me!

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