Ben Update

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Well, today I took Ben in to see what is up with that place on his neck that is still draining and not healing. Seems it may actually be the cancer cells rupturing :((

I take Ben in tomorrow morning to get a punch biopsy of that spot and a surgical excising of the ones under his chest that are all linked and deep we need to know if those are the same as the one on the neck if so then we know the rest are these same things as they are all nodules too. If it's the cancer we will have to figure out a course of action if any.

This is the secondary stuff that we talked about claiming his life early. He is feeling ok, and the more those things burst and drain the better he feels.

He is still losing some weight yayayayay, he is down to 110 lbs. from 125lbs. so another 12 lbs. and he will be at an almost ideal weight for his condition, being on prednisone and other meds has caused some weight gain that is expected so we don't want him to get below 95lbs. cause we know that about 5lbs. comes from pred and other meds.....of course weight may be the last thing to worry about but it has to make his hips feel better to get that off them.

Say a pray for my boy tomorrow that this is something we can treat and not cancer exploding all over him......

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poor Ben....prayers of healing for him.

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We all are hoping and praying for the best possible outcome.. Thanks for your update Tal.. you know how much we love you and your critters.. and Sofia's heat totally belongs to her Benjamin. #LOVE!!

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Dear Benjamin, 

We hope your vet visit goes ok, and that those pussy things go away real quick. Do you get to go there in the convertible? Remember you have so much to live for. Be sure to ask your sweet Mommy for some ice cream, it will make you feel almost completely well!!

Love,

 Bella

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If I ever come back as a Dog or a Cat....Please let You Be My Mother!! You are the BEST TAL!!!  You have the Biggest Heart and The Best Love for Animals that I know of!!  Prayers Abundant / Bunch for BEN!!! He's been through soo much and yet keeps on Truckin" ! :-) And I say the prayers for you Tal! You have to be wore out and yet you keep going! Hang in There!!! Rena

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You and Ben are in our prayers. Hope all turns out ok. 

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Awwww thanks Rena that was so sweet I wouldn't know how else to act or treat them they are little people to me and they deserve the same treatment I would give myself or my husband.  Actually better than myself to be honest.

Thanks everyone, I posted an update on today's things on the Tell Us About Your Dog forum.

Benie has gone to bed with pain meds tonight and tomorrow I will find out about a bandage for the place on his neck that is still bleeding some. I laid in the floor a bit with him.

He didn't go in the convertible since he was still bleeding this morning and it's a bit difficult for him to get in and out, but he did get to go in the 68 Coronet 500 he loves that car, and it is now his car of choice as the kia soul is now a bit hard to get in and out of with his hips so we will just use my collector car instead, he can actually sit on the floorboard in the back floor there's that much room in comparison to the kia where he has to suck it up to squeeze in and wedge himself up onto the back seat, so the coronet is easier all around. I did have to convince him to get on the seat so I could put my seat back to drive, he looked at me as if to say really mom there is plenty of room I can sit right here.....hahahaha

Thanks again everyone and I will give him a big old hug from everyone and a kiss from Sofia :))

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We love you Benny boy! Skye says to get aaaalll better and that she wants a transfer. Tal, we love you and are praying for you and Ben!