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Our Doberman Chloe has Cancer


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Took both of our Dobies in for shots and checkups today.


The vet found a round nodule about the size of a pencil eraser in a fold of skin on Chloe's ear, did a quick test and it is cancerous. She will be going into surgery tomorrow morning at 830 to remove that nodule and an area about 1 1/2 in diameter extra removed around it to ensure they get and lose cells. The good news is the vet says he can cut some flaps from the skull area and somehow place them over the missing ear area he will be removing to make her ear still appear normal.


They will let us know after the lab work is done on the cancer as to whether it is stage 1,2 or 3. They suspect 1 to 2 and we're hoping that also.


If it turns out to be stage 3, meaning it has spread cells to other areas, then we'll have to see where it goes from there in terms of radiation therapy.


Jesus, you just never know when your going to get a surprise you weren't expecting.




Reduced_Chloe.jpg<br><br>Post edited by: danmcq, at: 2009/07/09 21:18

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Dan im really sorry to hear this news I do hope everything goes ok for you .I lost my labrador to cancer 12 years ago now soio I know what it feels like .My best wishes to you and all and really hope things turn out well

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Thanks to everyone for your well wishes and prayers.


Chloe came out of surgery late yesterday afternoon. AS all critters after being under, she was really out of it until early this morning. up and down, confused in pain etc. all night.


The surgery went well and we won't have the lab work back on the tissue removed until Monday after next. I'll let you all know the results and we're praying for good news. :-)


Here's our VERY NEEDFUL Princess with her new hat on. ;-)


Chloe_Ear_Head_Surgery-1.jpg<br><br>Post edited by: danmcq, at: 2009/07/11 21:28

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Dan, I will be praying for good news for you on Monday.


Poor Chloe, she looks very sad in that picture, I want to come and give her a big love:kiss:


My thoughts are with you Dan, let us all know as soon as you are able to wont you?

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Thanks again for all the prayers and positive thoughts for Chloe.


My wife took her in yesterday afternoon for a dressing change. The results are that it was early stage two cancer. However, they GreYt news is that the lab results also show they got all the cancer cells by removing a large diameter around the growth.


The vet did a good job on the surgery and the way he moved skin and fur from the head to the ear will heal with almost no noticeable scaring or bald spots. :-)


Again, thanks for all your support and caring in this dramatic time!!

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