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

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  • #61
    ((((((((HHHUUUGGGSSS)))))))) to both of you!
    HAS provides hospital care to 340,000 people in Haiti's Artibonite Valley 24/7/365/earthquake/cholera/whatever.
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    • #62
      Holy smokes, roller coaster is right!! It's a fascinating story but I really wish you weren't having to live it! Massive jingles for poor Bubba and all his people....
      I don't mind if you call me a snowflake, 'cause baby, I know a blizzard is coming.

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        #63
        Thank you ! Thank you !


        So there is another "symptom" - he has some patchy sweating on both sides of his neck and two spots on his hinney. Been happening since Sunday. And only after mid-day.

        It cool sweat. And he only had a temp of 99.5 yesterday at 6PM when I saw him.

        I *think* it is due to mixing too much herbal with the meds he is on....but who knows. Waiting to see what the vet says.

        Anyway....

        the sucker LOOKS better! I didnt snap any pictures last night as I ran out of daylight. But we are thinking that the bute helps him to move properly so he is and therefore the edema is going away. And I think the shoulder might be smaller.....

        Then last night after I fixed his dinner, I came out of the barn (he eats out in pasture) and the beast whinnied, shook his head and then tried to buck at me!! I thought it was GREAT!

        And then I also thought that something might be making him mean.....

        But we are going to stick with the "he feels better" theory for right now.

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        • #64
          Jingles that it isn't cancer and that Bubba will get better.

          Jingles for you too, I can't even begin to imagine the up and down ride you have been on.

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          • #65
            Holy Cow! Huge jingles from Massachusetts!!! Hang in there! Get better, Bubba. My Bubba (kitty) sends his jingles too.
            What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!

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            • #66
              Originally posted by HandsomeBayFarm View Post
              the beast whinnied, shook his head and then tried to buck at me!! I thought it was GREAT!
              Agree! Hope he's coming around!!
              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

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              • #67
                Just thinking of you and wondering how Bubba is doing?

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                • #68
                  Sent off pigeon fever test, negative. Probably going to do another test for stranlges again since he grew strep. Might try a round of steroids. Specialist at Auburn still does not think cancer. Ugh. Right now he is comfy on bute.
                  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

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                  • #69
                    Be careful with steroids. Give orally rather than by injection if possible. Steroids can cause founder in non-IR horses.

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                    • #70
                      Any update??
                      I love cats, I love every single cat....
                      So anyway I am a cat lover
                      And I love to run.

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                      • #71
                        Aw man, what a roller coaster! The lymphadenopathy must have scared you, I would have thought cancer for sure. Jingles for a fast and prosperous diagnosis!!!

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                        • #72
                          Still no answers. Probably sending a strangles titer to see if its still possibly bastard strangles. Still has the lymph edema. Doing well with bute but don't know how long we can keep that up. Auburn vet will be back soon. Not really sure what to do at this point. We'll keep updating when/if anything changes
                          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

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                          • #73
                            Continued jingles!
                            Originally posted by RugBug
                            Don't throw away opportunities because they aren't coming in exactly the form you want them to.

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                            • #74
                              Any updates?

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                                #75
                                No. There is no change.

                                He is hanging out. With a big shoulder. Supposed to have the specialist from Auburn back coming soon.

                                He is getting 1 gram of bute every other day. Helps keeping him moving so that he doesn't puff up.

                                Other than that he has a great appetite. Eating and drinking normally.

                                So sad.

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                                • #76
                                  urm, my thoughts are with you not easy i know, as have lost 5 to cancer of one type or another, but have learnt one thing once it starts attacking its rapid and attacks the vital organs 1st and time isnt on your side when it does

                                  be prepared and good luck, babba sure does have a happy loving home and no one can ask for more than that and you my freind will have till the end of his life how ever long that is you only missed out on the 1st part of his life no offence meant by what i said, but the life he has now with you far out weights his life he would have had if he had stayed where he was the horse know this to

                                  good luck bubba xx

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                                  • #77
                                    Jingling for Bubba.
                                    I'm not sure why, but he has really stuck in my mind.
                                    Glad that he is seeming to feel well considering.

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                                    • #78
                                      How's Bubba doing? Jingles from my Bubba to your Bubba
                                      "I think animal testing is a terrible idea, they get all nervous and give silly answers."
                                      -fry & laurie

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                                      • #79
                                        Well 2 weeks ago the specialist did another biopsy amd found that he has a benign tumor, likely caused by a kick that developed into this large mass that has a large blood supply. Basically it has gotten so big that it is inoperable. We were going to take him down to Auburn for necropsy and case study, as this has not been studied since 1999 because it is so rare. However, he has declined greatly over the past week, to the point where 2g bute isn't doing the job to comfortably make the trip down to Auburn. He has an appointment tomorrow with our vet to end his suffering. Very sad update. It has been a very rough year for HandsomeBay, please send jingles her way.
                                        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

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                                        • #80
                                          I am so sorry, Godspeed.
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