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post #11 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-20-2019, 03:00 PM
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How did Cali's surgery go?
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post #12 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-20-2019, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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I cancelled the surgery and went to another vet. I just didn't feel right. Plus, they weren't even going to take x-rays or other radiology scans. They were too surgery-happy. My new vet (who I love!!) said he wouldn't even attempt the surgery because the chances of getting it all with the largest tumor on the neck are almost impossible. He said at the very least, it most likely already involves the spinal cord. He referred me to an oncology specialist, but she's booked out until May 22nd. I'm going to get another opinion today from my sister's vet who offered to see Cali when my sister called her for a referral to a specialist. I've already met her when I accompanied my sister to an appointment for her dogs. At this point, it's probably a quality of life issue. She'll tell me what signs to look for, etc.


I don't want to say goodbye to Cali, but I'll do what's best for her, I won't keep her around just for me.

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I am so sorry to hear that but it sounds like you are doing the right thing for Cali. How did the second appointment go with your sisters vet?
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She confirmed that the tumor is most likely inoperable, that the surgery would be radical and extensive and still wouldn't get it all. Radiation to shrink the tumors would be so harsh and would only extend her life by a few months, if that, and her quality of life would not be great. She said to take her home and love her and spoil her and enjoy the weeks we have left together.

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Sorry the news was not good.

Enjoy your time. It is special. Make sure you get pictures, if she looks happy enough for them. Much sympathy to you. Waiting and watching is so hard.
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Iím so sorry Marie. My thoughts are with you, Cali and Charlee.

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I will cherish every moment I have left with her.

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Aww, sooo sorry to hear the bad news, am glad you got other opinions. I know you'll love Cali to her departure for the "Rainbow Bridge", and my prayers are with you.

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Thank you. I would like to stress to everyone, Trust your gut! If you don't feel comfortable, do not hesitate to get other opinions. I felt a little guilty at first because my San Diego vet had to send over Cali's records to three different clinics, but I got over it quickly. This is my little girl and I'm going to do my very best for her.

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I am sorry to hear this too. I can't even imagine the sadness and pain you must be going through now. I hope that your remaining time with Cali will be full of happiness and lots of cuddles. Sending you lots of prayers and hugs from Jakarta...
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