Thursday, May 8, 2008

Good thoughts needed

Tasha went to the vet earlier this week due to behavior and physical changes including lack of appetite, slight temperatures and changes in respiration. The changes had only been occurring for 2-3 days but felt that a trip to the vet was needed to determine if she had picked up a bug while playing in the "water" at the dog park. While there we requested a needle biopsy of a lump which came back as a lipoma which is a fatty tumor. No treatment is needed for lipomas unless they get too big and affect movement. Tasha had two removed a few years ago. But the vet recommended watching her for a few days and bring her back if she didn't improve.

She went back today for a blood panel and chest x-rays. They found what appears to be a mass in her abdomen and nodules in her lungs. The nodules could be cancer or something else that I cannot remember at the moment. Bloodwork will back tomorrow. Further diagnosis of her lungs will be very invasion and will not occur until the mass is analyzed. If it is cancer in her lungs, it most likely originated somewhere else. So we are scheduled with an oncologist for ultrasounds and further diagnosis on Saturday.

Unfortunately we have been through this before with Tia so we're trying to stay in control and in the moment at this time. We would appreciate it if you could take a moment to send your healing thoughts her way.

Thanks,
Vicky, Doug and Eva

P.S. She hasn't totally lost her appetite but she has lost 1.4 lbs in the last 3 days. We giving her what ever it takes to get her to eat. Tonight's dinner was scrambled eggs with cheese and a little green tripe and a handful of kibble for the crunch factor.

15 comments:

Sparky said...

Oh no, Tasha! I really hope it will be nothing so serious...

We are praying for you! We really hope you get better.

Please keep us updated... We love ya.

Sparky

The Husky in the Window said...

Oh Tasha, lots of good vibes to you and your family. We are thinking of you and want you to get well.

Lots of hugs to mom and dad, know you are very concerned. We're thinking of you.

Husky Hugs, MayaMarie, Bella,
Missy and Gerri

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

MayaMarie, her sisters, and her mom sent us to leave you some good khanine kharma!

Paws khrossed for everyone's health -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Tasha, we hope everything comes back from the vet with good news. It must be very scary, but we are happy you've got a family who loves you and will do anything to take care of you.

Sibe Vibes Away to Minnesota!!

Steve and Kat

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Oh Tasha,
We are sending you Sibe and Kitty vibes. We are also sending them to Eva, and your humans. Please keep us posted as you can. You all were so supportive when we had issues with Tia, and we are going to be right here sending you positive thoughts. Remind your humans to give you lots of love and think positive.

Dakota said...

All the Sibe vibes and Lab vibes we have. We'll make sure we send positive thoughts too.

Carol said...

Oh Tasha,

We hope it is nothing terrible. Sibe vibes coming your way from our house!

Aja and Flurry

Thor said...

Sibe vibes and Lab licks from AZ in hopes that things are better than they seem!

Woos,
Thor

The Army of Four said...

Tasha is in our thoughts and prayers! Stay positive!
Lots of love from all of us,
Amber

happy said...

Tasha, hope it's nothing serious. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Lacy said...

woof's tasha and eva, me hopes u will haff good news at the vets.. u r in my thoughts and in my prayers, paws crossed dat she will b ok...

b safe and git well tasha,
~rocky and company~

Bama said...

Sweet Tasha, all the husky kids sent us over, we came runnin as soon as we heard you needed us! Sending lots of prayers & sibe-vibes to you, Eva & your peeps from FL. We've got lots of proof those sibe-vibes work, so you start feeling better real soon.
Lots of love and healing kisses,
Bama & the RHP

Girl Girl Hamster said...

I'm keeping my paws cross for Tasha. I hope she gets better soon

~ Girl girl

The Daily Echo said...

Tasha we're sending you Sibe Vibes x 3, 16 crossed paws, and lots of prayers.
ECHO

Lorenza said...

I have my paws crossed for Tasha!
We will be praying for you all.
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza