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Old July 22nd 03, 12:45 AM
Kevin Michael Vail
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We took Toby in today for a checkup. He's off the clinical trial, but
we figured an X-ray every month was probably a good idea, just to see
how he's doing.

However, the doctor talked us out of it by pointing out that we don't
expect the tumor to have shrunk, and seeing its size isn't going to tell
us anything about his quality of life that we can't find out some other
way. Toby's appetite is excellent and he is maintaining his weight (he
weighs the same this month as he did last month--yay!), and he still has
lots of energy to annoy Fidget with, so the vet's conclusion is that
Toby is not suffering any major discomfort. He's not coughing at all
and hasn't for a month. The vet also said that a primary tumor like
this usually doesn't spread.

We're going to keep him on the methylprednisolone and Baytril, since the
combination seems to be keeping him feeling pretty chipper.

He also said that he listened to Toby's lungs, and that if he didn't
know there was a huge tumor in there he wouldn't have suspected it just
from listening...no fluid buildup, just a little wheezing now and then.
Knowing that Toby is still doing comparatively well is the best birthday
present I could have imagined!
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Old July 22nd 03, 01:17 AM
Marie
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It's neat to find good news when I finally get a chance to log on. Thanks
Kevin, and scritches to Toby and Fidget :-)

Marie

"Kevin Michael Vail" wrote in message
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We took Toby in today for a checkup. He's off the clinical trial, but
we figured an X-ray every month was probably a good idea, just to see
how he's doing.

However, the doctor talked us out of it by pointing out that we don't
expect the tumor to have shrunk, and seeing its size isn't going to tell
us anything about his quality of life that we can't find out some other
way. Toby's appetite is excellent and he is maintaining his weight (he
weighs the same this month as he did last month--yay!), and he still has
lots of energy to annoy Fidget with, so the vet's conclusion is that
Toby is not suffering any major discomfort. He's not coughing at all
and hasn't for a month. The vet also said that a primary tumor like
this usually doesn't spread.

We're going to keep him on the methylprednisolone and Baytril, since the
combination seems to be keeping him feeling pretty chipper.

He also said that he listened to Toby's lungs, and that if he didn't
know there was a huge tumor in there he wouldn't have suspected it just
from listening...no fluid buildup, just a little wheezing now and then.
Knowing that Toby is still doing comparatively well is the best birthday
present I could have imagined!
--
Kevin Michael Vail | Dogbert: That's circular reasoning.
| Dilbert: I prefer to think of it as no loose ends.
http://www.vaildc.net/kevin/



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Old July 22nd 03, 01:32 AM
Abby Pennington
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Kevin Michael Vail wrote in news:kevin-
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snip GREAT news!

Thanks so much for sharing, Kevin! I'm so happy Toby's feeling so well
right now. And happy birthday!

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Old July 22nd 03, 02:30 AM
montana
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In article ,
Kevin Michael Vail wrote:

Knowing that Toby is still doing comparatively well is the best birthday
present I could have imagined!


Happy Birthday, and thanks for sharing the good news. Toby is an
amazing, resiliant little guy and I'm glad to hear he's doing ok.
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Old July 22nd 03, 01:31 PM
Marcel Beaudoin
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Kevin Michael Vail wrote in
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Toby's appetite is excellent and he is maintaining his
weight (he weighs the same this month as he did last month--yay!), and
he still has lots of energy to annoy Fidget with, so the vet's
conclusion is that Toby is not suffering any major discomfort.


Go Toby!! Go Toby!!

Knowing that Toby is still doing comparatively well is the best
birthday present I could have imagined!


Happy birthday. I am soooo happy!!


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Old July 22nd 03, 01:54 PM
Gwen Watson
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"Kevin Michael Vail" wrote in message

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Knowing that Toby is still doing comparatively well is the best birthday
present I could have imagined!
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Kevin Michael Vail | Dogbert: That's circular reasoning.
| Dilbert: I prefer to think of it as no loose ends.
http://www.vaildc.net/kevin/


I bet it is a marvelous BD present. I am thrilled to hear Toby is doing so
well. This is great news Kevin.

Gwen

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Old July 22nd 03, 02:42 PM
Dimpled Chad
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On 21 Jul 2003, Kevin Michael Vail opined:

Knowing that Toby is still doing comparatively well is the best birthday
present I could have imagined!


Good news! Keep on keeping on, Toby.
Thanks for the report, and happy birthday...

Chad

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