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Re: my beagle?

Postby GitaBooks » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:40 pm

Some cancers can be detected by a blood test, but others can't, especially if they are confined to a tumor. In that case, an X-ray, ultrasound, or biopsy can be done. When Cinnamon had the tumor on his spleen they did an X-ray but couldn't see well enough so they did an ultrasound later and confirmed it (obviously getting a biopsy from inside his belly wouldn't have been ideal).

I'm glad the medicine seemed to perk her up!
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Postby pat » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:34 pm

GitaBooks wrote:Some cancers can be detected by a blood test, but others can't, especially if they are confined to a tumor. In that case, an X-ray, ultrasound, or biopsy can be done. When Cinnamon had the tumor on his spleen they did an X-ray but couldn't see well enough so they did an ultrasound later and confirmed it (obviously getting a biopsy from inside his belly wouldn't have been ideal).

I'm glad the medicine seemed to perk her up!


hmm, I did not know that. all I can do is wait and see what the vet says.

I just finished the go fund me page. not sure what to expect. I posted a link to it on my FB page, I think I sent it to the "friends" on my FB.
I really hate asking people for money, but, I am hoping it will help with whatever tests she might need.
I was paying $400.00 a month for Lucy's blood work :roll: I had to put it on my CC card. that part is easy, the hard part is paying for CC :lol:
I was taking Lucy every week for awhile. I told the vet, I cannot afford to keep paying this.

I am not sure if there is anything that can be done for her blindness. I know there are injections to prevent blindness, but not sure to what degree her blindness is icon-sad

not sure if you ever seen her picture. I put a picture of her on go fund me. which is also on my FB page:
https://www.facebook.com/sybilsden

I will let you know the outcome tomorrow.

thank you for your support. it really means a lot to me.
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Re: my beagle?

Postby hecate » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:38 pm

Donated. You do so much for us all by maintaining this awesome resource. Thank you for the chance to give something back.

They might be able to do a fine-needle biopsy. Those involve minimal discomfort.
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Postby pat » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:55 pm

hecate wrote:Donated. You do so much for us all by maintaining this awesome resource. Thank you for the chance to give something back.

They might be able to do a fine-needle biopsy. Those involve minimal discomfort.


thank you very much for the donation. you really didn't have to do that. I will keep you updated on Lucy.
I hope all they do is a fine needle biopsy.

heck, you don't have to thank me for this message board. I need to update it, all I need now is some time. :roll:
we do have a lot of great members here.(of course that includes you)
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Re: my beagle?

Postby pat » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:32 pm

update on Lucy.

I found out the other day Lucy had worms. that could have made her belly bigger. I guess?
I called my vet for strongid wormer. yesterday. they were suppose to call me when it was ready.
they never called. I called them last night, and told them I bought a wormer from TSC. they said not to give her the strongid.
which makes sense. it just pisses me off that they never called me back.
heck, they would call if I owed them money :roll:

anyway, a little later, I noticed her belly started going down after the wormer. However, she still has a vision problem.
I was talking to my niece about it, and she said they could remove the corona from her eyes. I do not know anything about health stuff. only what I experienced. gee, guess I can add Lucy's issue to health knowledge. I don't even know if removing the corona would help. I also don't know if there is something else wrong with her.

I have to wonder why in the hell did the vet (with multiple visits) check her feces. they use to do that before just to make sure the dog don't have worms. Her next vet appointment is July 20th.

I have been giving Lucy her autoimmune pills, prednisone, milk thistle, and some other vitamins.
she seems to be a little better. she went outside last night by herself, and walked further than usual. I went looking for her, and guided her back to the house.


I went to a vet a little further from me a long time ago. (he is a pretty expensive) but aren't they all now. :roll:
I had a blonde raccoon that couldn't walk. after this vet did X-rays, he said the raccoon had bone cancer.
he asked me if I wanted him to put the raccoon down. Guess, I just could not bring myself to do that.
the following week, I took my blonde raccoon to vet I go to now. he looked at the X-Ray from the other vet and pretty much verified it was bone cancer. the poor raccoon was in pain. I end up putting him down. It is never easy for us animal lovers to make such a decision. but, I don't like to see terminal animals in pain.

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Postby pat » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:38 pm

forgot to ask this: since Lucy had/has worms. my niece told me to wash all the bedding and everything with Clorox.
I did, best to be safe than sorry. (still washing bedding in Clorox) I need to give my cats and raccoons worm meds also. Not sure if my raccoons have worms,since they don't really have grass in the enclosure, just straw on the dirt floor. but, I will give it to them to make sure.
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Re: my beagle?

Postby pat » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:36 am

Update on Lucy: I took her to the vets yesterday. The vet looked at her eyes in depth. she has cataracts in both eyes.(she cannot see at all)
she don't have a tumor. she had worms, that probably caused her belly to look bigger. I dewormed her, so, that part of her body is resolved.

The vet referred me to a place that will remove the cataracts. However, from what I have read it cost $1000.00 per eye :shock:
I called the vet that can remove the cataracts, but, did not get to talk to anyone, someone is suppose to call me back.
I will call around and see if there is any other vets that will do this procedure. I am so paranoid about vets I don't know anything about.

does anyone know of anything else that could help? I see ads for products that is suppose to help with cataracts, but, I can't spend money on something that might not work.

if anyone has any ideas, please let me know.
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Re: my beagle?

Postby GitaBooks » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:51 am

I'm glad things seem to be getting better for Lucy! Hopefully the deworming, eye care, and autoimmune medicine will get her back on track.

I have no experience with cataracts removal, but I've heard that it works! Hopefully others have had experience and can give suggestions.
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Re: my beagle?

Postby hecate » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:46 pm

There's a new treatment involving eye drops rather than surgery:

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/07 ... -cataracts

It doesn't sound like it's in full production yet but there may be research studies available.

ETA: I spoke too soon, it is available and there is no prescription necessary.

https://www.lanomax.com/lanomax.html

Not inexpensive, but still much cheaper than surgery.
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Postby pat » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:50 pm

GitaBooks wrote:I'm glad things seem to be getting better for Lucy! Hopefully the deworming, eye care, and autoimmune medicine will get her back on track.

I have no experience with cataracts removal, but I've heard that it works! Hopefully others have had experience and can give suggestions.


thank you gitabooks. I hate the idea she can't see, but, at least the issues are resolved. I am learning about cataracts. it can be quite confusing to me anyway.
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Postby pat » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:54 pm

hecate wrote:There's a new treatment involving eye drops rather than surgery:

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/07 ... -cataracts

It doesn't sound like it's in full production yet but there may be research studies available.

ETA: I spoke too soon, it is available and there is no prescription necessary.

https://www.lanomax.com/lanomax.html

Not inexpensive, but still much cheaper than surgery.


thank you very much for researching for me. I have looked at several different eye drops that claim they work.
I was looking on chewey.com. however, I will definitely check out the two links you so kindly provided for me.
I will look now, but, more in depth in the morning. I had a long day as usual. I really appreciate your support.

I wanted to mention one thing that is kind of funny. I have an aussie dog that is very bonded to Lucy. Both dogs were out today.
Lucy use to rabbit hunt, but, since she can't see well, it is hard for her. so Leo (my aussie) tried telling Lucy, "here is a rabbit" I think he tried catching the rabbit for her. but, did not succeed. :lol:
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Postby pat » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:54 pm

I have been researching lanomax. the most expensive is $100.00 or a little more.
I did find it on ebay, I would think it would be OK. whatever the price, it would sure be cheaper than $1000.00 an eye for surgery.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R ... acat=20742
also, found it on amazon for a little more, but, again still cheaper than the surgery.

one answer I did not find yet is if this eye drop is a life long treatment. also, I have to research how long one bottle lasts.
either way, for now, it Is still a lot cheaper than surgery.

I have been reading the reviews, and seems all or most have been positive.
I am tired now, so I will continue my research on the other product you mentioned.


thank you so very much Hecate for the info and support.
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Postby pat » Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:50 pm

I have no choice right now to at least try the eye drops. My niece told me a friend of hers has a dog that went blind and she used
I think it is called "can see".

I think I will try the lanomax. From what I have read from some reviews, more than one bottle will be needed.
Either way, it will still be cheaper than surgery. I don't trust buying Lamox off other sites, especially EBAy.
from what I have read, The strength is not the same. Guess to play it safe, I will order from Lanomax.

Before I order it, I am going to take Lucy to a vet at the animal rescue league. ( a lot cheaper than my vet) $40.00 a visit.
I would think blood work would be cheaper also. my vet charged me over $100.00 just for the blood work :roll:
I will see what that vet says if Lucy will be a good candidate for the drops.

If not, there is a place in Pittsburgh Pa that does the surgery. I will call them to try and get a price for her cateracts

Thank you again for your help, support and donation.
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Re: my beagle?

Postby pat » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:27 pm

Todayi is the last time I will be with Lucy :cry:
She is being put down tomorrow. icon-sad (vet asked me if I wanted to put her down today, I need to spend at least one more day with her) She has a lot of health isues, she also has Dieteties (level at 300)Also In pain
I was at the vet, they did a blood panel and checked her over.

I am just so upset right now. The vet bill today cost me almost $200.00 to tell me Lucy is very sick and in pain
I am having such a hard time dealing with this news. she is only 7 years old..
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Re: my beagle?

Postby GitaBooks » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:37 pm

I'm so, so sorry. Such a hard thing, especially when they are young. My Cinnamon was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer (a couple weeks ago). I'll have to let him go soon as well. All we can do is our best to show them how much we love them.
Praying for you and Lucy!

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