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apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Nov 16, 2012 - 04:16pm PT
Got the lab results back on the lump they removed from Maddie's mouth earlier this week:

Malignant Amelanotic Melanoma
Malignant melanomas originating in the oral cavity tend to be highly locally agressive and may readily metastasize to the regional lymph nodes and the lungs.

The vet said it was likely a matter of several months- more growths may occur in the mouth before it's end stages in the lungs.

For now, she's acting as normal, cheery and positive as ever...I've made a commitment to make the most of this time, for both of us.

Fecking cancer.

Credit: apogee
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 16, 2012 - 04:26pm PT
Sweet little beast!

:-(
perswig

climber
Nov 16, 2012 - 05:06pm PT
Apogee, watch for esophageal and nasal symptoms. The oral MMs I've dealt with (thankfully, not that many) have progressed to these sites at least as often as pulmonary mets.

It's bad juju any way you cut it. Hope you get lots of good quality time in first.
Dale
covelocos

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Nov 16, 2012 - 05:10pm PT
Muggles. June 2012 No bigger than my shoe!
Muggles. June 2012 No bigger than my shoe!
Credit: covelocos
And October 2012
And October 2012
Credit: covelocos
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Nov 16, 2012 - 06:15pm PT
That's rough, Apogee.

I just had to have my big black Lab, Toby, put to sleep on Monday. He had the same thing; malignant melinoma, which showed itself as a series of tumors in his mouth. It worked it's way like Perswig said, his throat was becoming clogged and he was having trouble walking.

He was ten.

He had a tumor taken out in April. Here's a pic of him enjoying his first avocado after recovering from that surgery.



Of course, without doing chemo, it came back.

Here's the last photo of him, one week ago tonight:



You can see by his eye how big the tumor was getting.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 17, 2012 - 02:01pm PT
Chaz, sorry to hear about Toby - you've had a hard year when it comes to losing furry friends.

And apogee, sorry to hear about Maddie. Cherish your remaining time with her.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 17, 2012 - 02:26pm PT
Oh boy Chaz and Apogee....so sorry....very....


Susan
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 17, 2012 - 02:35pm PT
Apogee, Chaz very sorry about your good friends. I watch our 14-year-old friend stand up so stiffly now, and try to make each of his days a good one. I'm sure that Chaz did the same, as Apogee is still doing.

Took Jack to my office for a few hours today, the place is empty on Saturday and for some reason he still likes it. We walked down some paths where there's a whole lot to sniff.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Nov 19, 2012 - 01:30pm PT
Sorry to hear of your dog's illness Chaz & apo. Terrible stuff. I have a furry beast between my keyboard and screen as I type; our pets are our cherished pals.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 19, 2012 - 03:28pm PT
I have a furry beast between my keyboard and screen as I type

Tami and her teddies, jus' sayin'


Susan
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Nov 19, 2012 - 08:42pm PT
Still, she greets me with the same brown eyed pure happiness each and every day.

I look into those eyes with a different understanding of the reality of her life.

Feck.

FeckFeckFeck.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 19, 2012 - 09:04pm PT
Oh Apogee....it so hurts....my heart aches for you.... My girl was elderly and her last few weeks were not the easiest for me to watch her....yet...she always wagged her tail even if she couldn't fully get up. She let me help her outside and throughout her end-of-life struggles she had an affect and attitude that lit up my life and had no idea what it would mean. Two months after her passing I was DX with high grade ovarian cancer. All through my chemo all I could think about was how she taught me how to live even with great adversity. I do believe that dogs provide the gift of insight into the beauty and humbleness of life. Hold her close...she will always be with you....

Susan
bookworm

Social climber
Falls Church, VA
Nov 20, 2012 - 08:50am PT
always saddened by the passing of our faithful companions, but there is good news out there:

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/nose-cells-paralyzed-dogs-walk/story?id=17763218
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Nov 20, 2012 - 10:31am PT
hey there say, apogee and chaz...


very sorry and sad to hear this, :(


did not know, of this, chaz....

and apogee, may your time, somehow still be sweet, in dear-pups'
last days, :(


was going to post a pic of patty anne marie, but i think i will wait
'til tomorrow now, :(


hugs to you both...
and prayers, too....
Donald Thompson

Trad climber
Los Angeles,CA
Nov 20, 2012 - 12:49pm PT
Mr. Apogee:
What you and your dog are going through never gets easier. Make the best of your time together.

Credit: Donald Thompson
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 21, 2012 - 09:05am PT
My latest foster, he'll go fast, what a beauty! Hopefully I have him longer than 48 hours, at least!

Beautiful!  He'll get adopted quickly!  Boo Hoo for me, YaHoo for him.
Beautiful! He'll get adopted quickly! Boo Hoo for me, YaHoo for him.
Credit: SCseagoat

Susan
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Nov 23, 2012 - 05:03pm PT
Hey Apogee, thinking good thoughts for you and your friend.


Here's a shot an old friend found in a move.
This is Kaya, in her prime, who lived to be 15.
Look how happy she is!
She was such a good girl, and the only real constant in my life when I was drifting and dreaming.


Bad Climber

climber
Nov 23, 2012 - 05:05pm PT
What a great shot! One dang good girl. Doggies rule.

BAd
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Nov 23, 2012 - 05:08pm PT
And I'm throwing this in here because the name of the route happens to be
A DOG'S LIFE 5.9, The Dog Park, Mt. Lemmon.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Nov 23, 2012 - 05:19pm PT
Thanks BAd. She really was a great dog, legendary.
And here's Mah Goose. Rosebud, the Ramblin' Rose, doing what she loves best.

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