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#345548 - 10/10/17 03:07 PM Prayers for Shoshi
Shilohsmom Offline
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I'm thinking everything will be ok, but I discovered a sizeable mass on Shoshi's shoulder last night. I took her to the Vet today and have decided to have it removed tomorrow. We could have done a cone biopsy today, waited a week for the results and then done the surgery but I feel better just having it removed. One surgery, one time she has to be sedated. At her age I worry about that more (sedation). Its not attached to anything but will need to be a large incision to get clear margins. So if you can please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. I've been through this so many times I'm really thinking it will be ok.
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#345551 - 10/10/17 06:34 PM Re: Prayers for Shoshi [Re: Shilohsmom]
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My dear sweet Shoshi

IMG_20170801_133113 (2) by Rosa Mack, on Flickr
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#345552 - 10/10/17 07:57 PM Re: Prayers for Shoshi [Re: Shilohsmom]
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I'll be thinking of you both tomorrow.

Be strong, Shoshi.

hugging
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#345554 - 10/10/17 08:20 PM Re: Prayers for Shoshi [Re: PositiveDog]
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Sending good thoughts for both you and Shoshi.
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#345555 - 10/10/17 08:20 PM Re: Prayers for Shoshi [Re: PositiveDog]
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Your dear, sweet, lovable Shoshi. Sending special thoughts and healing vibes her way. Please keep us updated when you have a moment. Hugs to you and the rest of your fur crew. hugging
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#345560 - 10/10/17 09:29 PM Re: Prayers for Shoshi [Re: SeanRescueMom]
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Thank you all so much. I'm just trying to make it through the night....
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Rosa

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#345562 - 10/10/17 10:20 PM Re: Prayers for Shoshi [Re: Shilohsmom]
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Prayers and positive thoughts for Shoshi.
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#345564 - 10/11/17 08:12 AM Re: Prayers for Shoshi [Re: Wolfie]
Mary Jane Offline
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All possible good thoughts for Shosi and Rosa, too. Please keep us updated as much as you can.

take care,
MJ

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#345567 - 10/11/17 11:53 AM Re: Prayers for Shoshi [Re: Mary Jane]
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Good thoughts being sent from CT.
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#345568 - 10/11/17 12:07 PM Re: Prayers for Shoshi [Re: Woodreb]
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Shoshi! Keep up your good attitude and may your operation be successful. We want to hear that you are home again and doing well.

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#345569 - 10/11/17 12:46 PM Re: Prayers for Shoshi [Re: middleofnowhere]
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Thanks everyone. I so appreciate the support. I dropped her off this morning and am just waiting to hear from them. It will likely be awhile. impatient
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Rosa

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and never to be forgotten, Shiloh
Every dog deserves to have a human that thinks its the greatest dog that ever lived!

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#345570 - 10/11/17 02:22 PM Re: Prayers for Shoshi [Re: Shilohsmom]
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Shoshi is out of surgery and in recovery groovy So far so good. I should know more later today. I'm sure the Vet will be able to give me more insight when I talk to her. I'm just so thankful she made it through the surgery. Thank you all for the thoughts and prayers. they really do make a difference. I'll keep you posted.
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Rosa

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and never to be forgotten, Shiloh
Every dog deserves to have a human that thinks its the greatest dog that ever lived!

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#345574 - 10/11/17 07:13 PM Re: Prayers for Shoshi [Re: Shilohsmom]
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Just time for a really quick update as I need to be with my girl. She's home and the doctor believes she got it all!!!!!! I had found another, much smaller, lump last night and that was removed as well. Thank you all so much for your support.
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Rosa

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and never to be forgotten, Shiloh
Every dog deserves to have a human that thinks its the greatest dog that ever lived!

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#345575 - 10/11/17 08:52 PM Re: Prayers for Shoshi [Re: Shilohsmom]
Mary Jane Offline
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Originally Posted By: Shilohsmom
.... She's home ....


Wonderful! You and your mature lady need to heal together.

All the best for tonight and tomorrow and so on--

MJ

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#345576 - 10/11/17 09:07 PM Re: Prayers for Shoshi [Re: Mary Jane]
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Woohoo! I am so glad that the surgery went without problems and everything was removed. thumbup

Sending healing vibes...
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R.I.P Amber & Cisco:
"Goodbye may seem forever
Farewell is like the end
But in my heart's a memory
And there you'll always be."

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#345577 - 10/11/17 10:01 PM Re: Prayers for Shoshi [Re: Wolfie]
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Shoshi is recovering well. Took some quick pic's to share.

IMG_20171011_151436 by Rosa Mack, on Flickr

Showing both incisions

IMG_20171011_151458 by Rosa Mack, on Flickr

close up of her shoulders. The incision goes clear accoss.
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Rosa

Proud Mom to Shoshi, Eli and Kodiak
and never to be forgotten, Shiloh
Every dog deserves to have a human that thinks its the greatest dog that ever lived!

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#345578 - 10/11/17 10:07 PM Re: Prayers for Shoshi [Re: Shilohsmom]
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and the smaller incision

IMG_20171011_151427 by Rosa Mack, on Flickr

I am so very blessed to have my little girl home, safe and with me. Thank you all for those thoughts and prayers. She's just the most amazing dog I've ever known. I know, thankfully, we all feel that way. Doesn't it feel great to know you have the most amazing dog ever right there by your side? I think we're all so very blessed.
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Rosa

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and never to be forgotten, Shiloh
Every dog deserves to have a human that thinks its the greatest dog that ever lived!

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#345579 - 10/11/17 10:27 PM Re: Prayers for Shoshi [Re: Shilohsmom]
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HaHaHa. You know how I was so concerned about Shoshi's age??? eek You all will probably get a laugh out of this. spitcoffee Today when I dropped Shoshi off I went up to every single person there (and I mean EVERYONE!!) and let them know they are dealing with a 13 1/2 year old dog here!!! eyeroll From the receptionist to every tech and assistant there I made it perfectly clear that we were dealing with an older dog here! I needed everyone on the same page. thumbup

I think most people would think that's extreme, but not me. blush I wasn't going to take chances with my little girl, who just so happens to look young for her age (IMHO) smile
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Rosa

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#345583 - 10/12/17 03:07 PM Re: Prayers for Shoshi [Re: Shilohsmom]
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Heh, and they know they are dealing with you....

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#345585 - 10/12/17 05:50 PM Re: Prayers for Shoshi [Re: middleofnowhere]
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Just a quick note, Shoshi is doing great. Her strength and courage is just amazing.
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Rosa

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#345588 - 10/12/17 07:21 PM Re: Prayers for Shoshi [Re: Shilohsmom]
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No surprise. Look at Shoshi's mom.
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#345589 - 10/12/17 08:59 PM Re: Prayers for Shoshi [Re: TimberWolf]
Mary Jane Offline
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Originally Posted By: LMS
No surprise. Look at Shoshi's mom.


Truer words were never spoken.

all the best for courage and healing,

MJ

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#345606 - 10/13/17 11:21 PM Re: Prayers for Shoshi [Re: Mary Jane]
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I don't know who taught who about strength and courage, but I'd say Shoshi and me make quite a team. She is doing great. You'd never know she has two big incisions in her. I'll get the results next week. I'm just so blessed to have her in my life.
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Rosa

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and never to be forgotten, Shiloh
Every dog deserves to have a human that thinks its the greatest dog that ever lived!

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#345614 - 10/14/17 05:01 PM Re: Prayers for Shoshi [Re: Shilohsmom]
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Rosa, hope everything goes well.

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#345636 - 10/16/17 12:28 AM Re: Prayers for Shoshi [Re: jlstudent1970]
Karin Offline
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I'm so glad that Shoshi is doing well after her surgery and that they got it all. I hope that it is totally benign and that she recovers and gets completely back to normal soon.
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#345644 - 10/16/17 06:15 PM Re: Prayers for Shoshi [Re: Karin]
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Just got the results.... both tumors were benign and have been completely removed. Shoshi is doing great!!! Even her bloodwork is great!!!! Way to go girlfriend!!!

groovy party

Thanks again for all the support.
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Rosa

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#345647 - 10/16/17 07:09 PM Re: Prayers for Shoshi [Re: Shilohsmom]
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That is good news. 3penguins
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RIP DeeDee - AKA: DD Poo, Little Bit, Binky (part of the Binky and Booboo team) 6/23/02-6/20/11
RIP Lakota - AKA: Bubba, Big Boy, BooBoo (the other part of the Binky and BooBoo team). 1/19/03-9/19/2011
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#345651 - 10/16/17 09:01 PM Re: Prayers for Shoshi [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val]
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Originally Posted By: Wisc.Tiger_Val
That is good news. 3penguins
Yep

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#345652 - 10/16/17 09:15 PM Re: Prayers for Shoshi [Re: Shilohsmom]
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Originally Posted By: Shilohsmom
Just got the results.... both tumors were benign and have been completely removed. Shoshi is doing great!!! Even her bloodwork is great!!!!


Doing the happy dance groovy and happy boogie too! happyboogie
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If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart I'll stay there forever.
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#345663 - 10/17/17 02:40 AM Re: Prayers for Shoshi [Re: SeanRescueMom]
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Fantastic news!!
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Farewell is like the end
But in my heart's a memory
And there you'll always be."

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#345665 - 10/17/17 07:04 AM Re: Prayers for Shoshi [Re: Shilohsmom]
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Great news! I know it feels so good to have the weight of worry lifted away.

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#345769 - 10/22/17 10:00 PM Re: Prayers for Shoshi [Re: Shilohsmom]
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Originally Posted By: Shilohsmom
Just got the results.... both tumors were benign and have been completely removed.


Excellent news, glad to hear it!
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