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What is this?! Update: Cancer - not Cancer....post 50

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  • #41
    any updates? worrying about this horse and jingling too.
    We don't get less brave; we get a bigger sense of self-preservation........


    • #42
      Well right now he is on broad spectrums until the sensitivities come back. Waiting sucks and he's just looking worse in the mean time. I have a feeling he will end up at NC state or Georgia before its over with :/
      Honey Badger don't give a s*#^!

      "..a three-day event is not a test of speed and endurance, it is a test of character" ~JW


      • #43
        Jingling like mad from Vermont.
        "The captive bolt is not a proper tool for slaughter of equids they regain consciousness 30 seconds after being struck fully aware they are being vivisected." Dr Friedlander DVM & frmr Chief USDA Insp


        • #44
          So sorry about this. Jingles for his recovery, and some answers soon!
          But he thought, "This procession has got to go on." So he walked more proudly than ever, as his noblemen held high the train that wasn't there at all. H.C.Anderson


          • #45
            sad update for Bubba

            This morning the biopsy results came back, and he has cancer. At this stage there is really nothing we can do except keep him comfortable until arrangements are made.

            Bubba's story started about 7 years ago. Handsomebay passed by his owner's place every morning. You could tell from the road he was severely malnourished and just a baby. Maybe 1-2 years old. She offered the owner a couple hundred bucks just to get him out of that situation. He was ugly, ginormous head and awkward body. We called him 'the big horse'. No idea what breeding or really how old. But he grew into a gorgeous 1400lb something who was fabulous on the flat and a point and shoot hunt horse. She named him Toby, regisered as Learnin' to Fly'. Just a big sweet 'Bubba'. He has had the best life for the last 6 or so years, and he was lucky she found him.

            Thanks for all of your jingles. So sorry to have to post this.
            Honey Badger don't give a s*#^!

            "..a three-day event is not a test of speed and endurance, it is a test of character" ~JW


            • #46
              So very sorry.
              What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!


              • #47
                Oh, so, so sorry. Keeping all in our thoughts.
                But he thought, "This procession has got to go on." So he walked more proudly than ever, as his noblemen held high the train that wasn't there at all. H.C.Anderson


                • #48
                  So very sorry to hear this.
                  Lucky Bubba to have a great owner although for too short of a time.


                  • #49
                    I am so very, very sorry. He is fortunate indeed to have spent most of his life, the good part, with you. Remember we will be holding you in our hearts knowing the pain of losing such a companion so much too soon.
                    "The captive bolt is not a proper tool for slaughter of equids they regain consciousness 30 seconds after being struck fully aware they are being vivisected." Dr Friedlander DVM & frmr Chief USDA Insp


                    • Original Poster

                      Monday the pathology came back to local vet and it said sarcoma.
                      Told no real treatment. Be prepared to make arrangements.

                      Tuesday the specialist from Auburn sees the report and says maybe not.

                      Gut feeling is that he thinks it really IS Pigeon Fever and we should do one more blood test before doing anything drastic.


                      Pulled blood yesterday (Tuesday) to send to UC-Davis.

                      We started him on bute to keep him moving. Between legs is better.

                      He ran from me yesterday after unloading him from the trailer so I *think* he feels ok.

                      Fingers crossed we have a definite answer in 10 days!


                      • #51
                        Oh my goodness! 10 days to wait? Yuck.
                        I've never dealt with Pigeon Fever; would starting the treatment now hurt him if it turns out in 10 days not to be Pigeon Fever but indeed cancer?


                        • #52
                          Sounds like he's getting what he would need to be getting for pigeon fever anyway.

                          Fingers and toes firmly crossed that it's SOMETHING curable. What a rollercoaster, you poor thing!


                          • #53
                            Finger crossed that its just a nasty infection in there and not cancer!!
                            I love cats, I love every single cat....
                            So anyway I am a cat lover
                            And I love to run.


                            • #54
                              Fingers crossed and huge jingles!!!


                              • #55
                                Wow, that is real up and down. Hoping it is Pigeon Fever and it is resolving. Man alive, go Bubba!
                                "We, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit." JFK


                                • #56
                                  Major jingles for you both! Hope you get good news shortly.
                                  McDowell Racing Stables

                                  Home Away From Home


                                  • #57
                                    That is WILD. Cannot even imagine what you're going through right now. Fingers crossed for pigeon fever!! (Never thought I'd say that!)


                                    • #58
                                      Wow, what a roller coaster. Hang in there - hoping for the best!
                                      But he thought, "This procession has got to go on." So he walked more proudly than ever, as his noblemen held high the train that wasn't there at all. H.C.Anderson


                                      • #59
                                        My heavens. What an up and down. Jingles.
                                        A good horseman doesn't have to tell anyone...the horse already knows.

                                        Might be a reason, never an excuse...


                                        • #60
                                          Oh wow. I feel like I've been on a wild ride just reading this. I can't imagine how you guys feel!

                                          Keep fighting, Bubba. Another jingle for Pigeon Fever. (Which really is one of the weirder things I've ever written).
                                          "Aye God, Woodrow..."