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13 August 2009 @ 12:42 pm
Clementine Lab Results  

Vet said: it's an infection caused by degenerate white blood cells. Then she goes onto say it's not cancer... she really doesn't know what it is. She isn't ruling out bug bite. She said to keep her on the antibiotics and hopefully it will flatten out and go away. Otherwise I need to make another appointment.

I said so what do I tell my boyfriend when he asks what it is? She says: "that it's not cancer as of yet" and it's an infection. What the hell does she mean by "as of yet???"

The vet told me even before they sent it to the lab that it wasn't cancer. So I paid $150 for her to not know what it is.

What are your thoughts please?

PS. she doesn't have dew claws. Breeder removed them when she was born.

I am feeling: worriedworried
bostonsnboxers on August 13th, 2009 07:55 pm (UTC)
I'd get another opinion, but that's just me :(

Genevieve: clementine's chinalwaysgenevieve on August 13th, 2009 07:56 pm (UTC)
I am going to wait till her all her medicine is done.. then i pray it will be gone!! but if it's not i will take her to another vet. i love your icon! im jealous. wish i was icon making skilled
bostonsnboxers on August 13th, 2009 08:14 pm (UTC)
That's probably wise ;)
THEN I'd go find another vet, whatever he outcome!
Joannamiss_upsetter on August 14th, 2009 12:40 am (UTC)
agreed! Like I said in the previous post, the vet seems like they're using scare tactics on you. Implying that your pup will EVENTUALLY get cancer is NOT COOL!!!
(Anonymous) on August 21st, 2009 02:26 am (UTC)
regarding her lab work clememtine
get a second opinion immediately and from a noted internal medicine vet
sinnomngrl: pic#84472694sinnomngrl on August 14th, 2009 03:54 am (UTC)
Isnt Clem relatively young? Did this dog come from the same breeder as Lulu?I remember you mentioning something about their being related but cant recall the specifics..In any event best wishes to you guys..hugs* I would also get a second opinion.
Genevieve: lulu angelalwaysgenevieve on August 14th, 2009 03:10 pm (UTC)
Clem is a year old. She did not come from the same breeder. like that would ever happen... but she does have the same dad. lulu on the other hand never had cancer....
just another daynympha on August 14th, 2009 09:02 am (UTC)
I can't understand why the vet would say 'as of yet'. Seems like that is a statement that would make anyone worry for no reason. Its like when we go to the Dr for our annual and the Dr says you don't have cancer as of yet but I'll tell you in a few weeks. Are dew claws those ones that are kinda on the leg? I hope she will be ok and i'm sure its just and infection. :-)
Hang in there! Give Clem a hug and a kiss from Cole.
Genevieve: clementine facealwaysgenevieve on August 14th, 2009 03:10 pm (UTC)
thanks. yeah the more i think about it the more infuriated i get with the vet. i think im going to send them an email. you just dont say that to people... as of yet??
vix: paw in the Bowl Cam from Puppy Bowl 2006vix on August 14th, 2009 11:33 am (UTC)
I wonder if she was being excessively clinical about the "not cancer as of yet" thing -- such as, "somehow there is an abnormal growth of cellular activity in this particular area which is by nature cancerous but not necessarily the malignant cancerous we typically think of with these sorts of things." Sort of like how a tumour is a cancer, by nature, but not necessarily in the malignant sense. I am not sure I'm making a lot of sense with this one...
Genevieve: clementine facealwaysgenevieve on August 14th, 2009 03:11 pm (UTC)
she didn't even say it was a cell growth though! she said she had no idea what is was.
(Anonymous) on August 21st, 2009 02:30 am (UTC)
lab work on clementine
get that second opinion but use a vet that's outstanding in the community don't ssay anything only that you came to find out and what this vet has to say