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26 October 2012 - 9:16pm

Otis' Test Results

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Hello CL Friends,

Since so many of you have expressed such caring and concern for my Otis, I decided to update you all on his test results.

The vet called yesterday morning with the bad news. The mass that was removed on Monday is cancerous. I guess I knew this in my head, but I did not want to believe this in my heart.

Yesterday I spent the entire day in bed with Otis, cuddling and completely numb.

I can't remember if I posted there were two smaller masses on the way to the large on, and those were benign and called "hyperplasia." I am learning more about cancer than I ever want to know.

The vet said the next step would be to see an Oncologist. She gave me the names of some websites. I don't know how far we are going to go with this. I still have to talk this over with my sons and figure out what we will do from here, if anything at all.

One common place for this type of cancer to spread is to the lumbar lymph nodes. We can only get a look at those with a scan, so that might be a next step if there is anyway we can afford that. It is otherwise impossible to tell if they got it all with just removing the mass. It is all guesswork until we can see more inside of him.

On top of everything else, his incision site is not looking good. I have an appointment in the morning for the vet to take a look at it. My short term goal and hope was that he would heal and recovery quickly and return to the Otis he was before surgery for as long as possible, and now this.

Needless to say, I am trying very hard to stay positive around Otis, but I am very discouraged today.

Then graceful me took a spill in my house last night: literally. I had half a cup of coffee and a glass of water in my hand. I hit the end of my end table at the edge of the loveseat, flew OVER the table, hit the wall and landed on the floor. Glad my mother did not name me Grace. I think I hurt myself MORE trying to prevent the fall, only making it worse. I am sure if someone actually recorded me or saw me, the fall would have been a candidate for Funniest Videos. I have never experienced such a "complicated" fall. I am very sore today. Getting old is hell.

Well I just wanted to post an update for everyone. We are not giving up hope.

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26 October 2012 - 10:12pm
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Hope, I will continue to pray for Otis that he gets well. I'm sad that your news after surgery was not good. You both are in my thoughts.

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27 October 2012 - 10:25am
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Hope, I am hoping you are okay from your fall and that is very saddening news about Otis. You your family and Otis are in my prayers!!! Please keep us up-dated.

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5 November 2012 - 3:52am
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Oh no.. so sorry to hear about Otis.... Sad Cry it's hard to let go!

Y'all take care.. =^. .^=

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5 November 2012 - 6:53pm
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Oh no.. so sorry to hear about Otis.... Sad Cry it's hard to let go!

Yes, it is, Ubetcha, and we are not ready to do that.

Otis has fully recovered from his surgery and is back to begging, cuddling, playing, and running on his walks. We are praying they got it all, but it does spread fast. We have know idea what we are looking at unless we can get expensive scans and ultrasounds, etc. We have to make a decision soon. To keep going or just leave him alone now and hope for the best. I had a friend tell me yesterday that we already went further than many would go, but I we just aren't sure what to do yet.

We keep hoping for a miracle and we are not giving up hope!

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6 November 2012 - 9:38pm
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I am not giving up hope for Otis either. I pray there is a miracle out there for you guys and I have faith that there is. Well wishes to you both!!!

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7 November 2012 - 1:37am
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I am not giving up hope for Otis either. I pray there is a miracle out there for you guys and I have faith that there is. Well wishes to you both!!!

Thank you so much, LuckyWalker. That means the WORLD to us. It truly does. Smile He has survived so much in his life, so if anyone can do it, Otis can. Smile

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13 November 2012 - 12:59am
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Glad to hear that Otis is up and about again. Hopefully you still have a while to go together.

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