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01/29/2004 Archived Entry: "Update on Sweetie Pie"

OH. I SAID I'D POST AN UPDATE ON SWEETIE PIE THE DOBIE. Took her in for aspiration of her breast tumors on Monday. Results came back Tuesday: Inconclusive. The pathologist found cells that were "indicative of cancer." But he won't commit to saying they are cancerous.

According to the vet, the only way to get a more certain diagnosis would be to put her under anesthesia, excise the tumors, and go back to the lab. Unfortunately, the surgery can't be done under a local, and with Sweetie Pies heart condition, general anesthetic might kill her.

So there we are. If it's cancer, it's probably not an aggressive kind. She's doing pretty well for an 8-1/2 year old dobie foundling. Looks like the best course is just to let her enjoy life. Sorry for sounding in a rush here (which I am), but several people cared enough to ask about this sweet pooch, and I was overdue to say something.

Posted by Claire @ 03:30 PM CST

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