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02-15-2008, 09:46 PM
All too often we are reminded why we support the Chase Away K9 Cancer.
This week we found out that Tessa has squamish cell cancer in her mouth. It was very lucky that Linda found it! She was playing with Tessa when Tessa jumped up and hit her mouth. When Linda looked at the tennis ball she saw blood, so she inspected Tessa's mouth. Something didin't look right and Tessa was taken to the vet.
We all pet our pups....and every bump, lump, rough spot, or whatever catches our attention. I think we all need to recognize that we still aren't checking our pups enough. We need to make sure that periodically we give them the once over, all over which includes inside the mouth, inspecting the gums, roof of the mouth and teeth.
Let's all keep Tessa, Linda and Randy in our prayers!!! They need the support. Remember they lost Kadin not too long ago from Cancer so this is very, very emotional and draining! Please lift them up in your thoughts and prayers!!!
02-16-2008, 08:57 AM
Oh my gosh, Randy and Linda please know you are in our thoughts. Please keep us posted.
I'm so sorry...
02-16-2008, 10:19 AM
Randy and Linda - we're wishing the best for you and Tessa.
I'm so sorry to hear this news :(
02-16-2008, 10:40 AM
Thanks everyone. Tessa has an appointment with the same oncology group that treated Kadin. I have the utmost faith in them and I know they are the best. Randy and I will take her in on Monday, so I will let you know.
Dave's right, we did catch it early. And he is absolutely correct that we should be giving our dogs the once-over. If she hadn't hit her jaw and I hadn't seen blood on the tennis ball, who knows when I would have opened her mouth? I'm petting her all the time, but I can't say I routinely look in her mouth. Please, please, everyone, check your dogs. It might save their life.
There are so many things going on in my head right now, but I am strengthened by the prayers and good wishes from everyone. I am determined to make this little girl a cancer SURVIVOR.
02-16-2008, 03:57 PM
And we know you will!
02-17-2008, 11:45 AM
Hey Linda + Randy
I am so sorry to hear about little Tessa. I hope all goes well with her surgery & recovery. I've gotten a little slack about looking in my pups mouthes-I shoudl know better, my last dog had an oral melanoma on her tongue. I'll be looking in Dunkin & Phoebe mouth as soon as I sign off.
We all need to stay vigilant!
You guys are in my prayers. Please keep us informed and if you need anything, just call or email me, OK?
Marilyn, Dunkin & Phoebe
02-17-2008, 07:45 PM
Our prayers go out to you and your beloved 4 legged friend. The solice is that you did catch it early. Snapple was diagnosed with lung cancer (a major mass in both lungs) a year ago this last Christmas (which I think was caught in it's early stages) and after intense weekly chemo treaments for four months he has been in remission almost 11 months. The original prognosis was that he had four to six weeks from the original diagnosis, or with chemo he would have 12 to 14 months from December of 2006. He's now on his 15th month of a "clean bill of health". I attribute that to cancer-free "overtime" to the many natural/holistic remedies that are available. There is something called Essiac Tea that has documented cancer-cure stories. Snapple's been drinking 2 ounces mixed with 2 ounces of distilled water twice a day on an empty stomach, at least one hour before meals, since day one of his original cancer diagnosis (I have to "doctor" it up with ground up organic beef kibble to get him to willingly drink it). It's also been known for it's topical healing abilities, so this may help two-fold in your case also. I must admit all the extra care (food prep, supplement administering, acupunture, etc) is quite time consuming on daily basis (about 2 hours a day), but all so well worth it...It WORKS! Such a blessing to see my healthy dog still enjoying life!
I know the best will come your way.
Don and Snapple
02-19-2008, 02:27 PM
Linda and Randy,
I'm sorry to hear about Tessa but very glad to hear you caught it early. I'm sure with all the great care and love you give her she will be a cancer survivor! Take care and know you will be in our thoughts and prayers
JJ and crew
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