Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-19-2009, 09:13 AM   #183
Rivet Master
 
cameront120's Avatar
 
1972 25' Tradewind
North Vancouver , British Columbia
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,422
Images: 23
Things are sounding promising. I'll keep Bandit and your family in my thoughts.
__________________

__________________
Cameron & the Labradors, Kai & Samm
North Vancouver, BC
Live! Life's a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death! - Mame Dennis
cameront120 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2009, 09:41 AM   #184
2 Rivet Member
 
Fenghuang's Avatar
 
2007 23' Safari SE
San Diego , California
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 98
Sending a lot of Chi to Miss Bandit and family

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bambi_Bandit View Post
Miss Bandit made it thru the night without any issues. They monitored her vitals and some blood count analysis to determine if any hemorraging was occurring and it looks like all was good so far.

Vet called this morning and we could even hear bandit doing the Siberian whimper/whine/growl in the background. The vet even suggested we could possibly take her home today, but we may play it safe and have her there for observations one more day....That will be determined later this afternoon.

Thanks for all the support everyone. Miss Bandit has proven herself to be a strong girl wanting to do some more Airstream travels, at least a little while longer...

Kevin,

I was saddened to hear of Bandit's illness. Our pets are family. Bill, Pau Hoa (pug), Mac (corgi), and I wish her a speedy recovery and a long life of happiness with you, Prim, and MinPin.

Larry
__________________

__________________
1767 Spanish scribe:"Rash judgments are always accompanied by ignorance and absence of light." (Learn all the facts before making a judgment)




Fenghuang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2009, 06:11 PM   #185
Rivet Master
 
Bambi_Bandit's Avatar

 
2008 27' International FB
1964 19' Globetrotter
1955 26' Cruiser Overlander
Austin , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 604
Images: 12
At home...

The vet has decided that Bandit is stable enough to go home, so we picked her up 30 min ago.

She's still drugged up and we needed to carry her in a blanket "sling style" with 2 people to get her from the vet, into the truck, and into the house.

It may look bad, but I see hope and happiness sleeping on that bed....


Now we wait for the biopsy results to determine if she needs chemo....

Thanks for everyones thoughts and support.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Bandit Home from Surgery (Medium).jpg
Views:	67
Size:	61.3 KB
ID:	75741  
__________________
Kevin & Prim Li
Bandit the Siberian Husky (RIP) & "G" the Min-Pin (RIP)
Cosmo the Custom 2008 27FB Intl CCD
Maxwell the 1964 Globe Trotter
Name TBD the 1955 Overlander
WBCCI # 6155
AIR # 6155

2nd love - 2006 28' Safari LS
1st love - 2004 19' CCD Bambi
Bambi_Bandit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2009, 06:31 PM   #186
3 Rivet Member
 
rettoc625's Avatar
 
2003 22' International CCD
Ledyard , Connecticut
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 153
Images: 2
And I see true love and devotion in your avatar.

Sending lots of prayers and good wishes your way.

Mary
__________________
Sir Logan Foxhall, OAP, OJP, NAC, NCC, CL1, PS1, PJ1, CGC
Sir Blaze Foxhall, Let the Games Begin!!!

The more I try to understand people, the better I like my dog.
rettoc625 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2009, 06:54 PM   #187
Rivet Master
 
Sugarfoot's Avatar
 
1960 24' Tradewind
1956 30' Sovereign of the Road
1963 16' Bambi
Southeastern Area , Tennessee
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,115
Hope and happiness, I see it too. I pray you get good news on the biopsy results.

Ms. Lulu Sugarfoot and I send a big K9 "get well" wish to Bandit and many more years ahead for both of you.
__________________
Traveling With Elvis
life with a 1956 Sovereign of the Road

• • • Aluminocentricity • • •
Sugarfoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2009, 09:46 PM   #188
Moderator
 
Stefrobrts's Avatar

 
1968 17' Caravel
Battle Ground , Washington
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 11,905
Images: 50
Blog Entries: 1
You just know she's happy to be home, even if she is still a bit loopy. When Alki came home she couldn't sleep on the bed with us (couldn't jump up per Dr's orders) so we took turns sleeping on the floor with her instead. Give Bandit a hug from us, she's a strong girl.
__________________
Stephanie




Stefrobrts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2009, 09:51 PM   #189
Rivet Master
 
safari57's Avatar
 
1951 21' Flying Cloud
1960 24' Tradewind
West Coast , BC
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,790
Images: 10
Send a message via MSN to safari57
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stefrobrts View Post
You just know she's happy to be home, even if she is still a bit loopy. When Alki came home she couldn't sleep on the bed with us (couldn't jump up per Dr's orders) so we took turns sleeping on the floor with her instead. Give Bandit a hug from us, she's a strong girl.


We did the same for our little kitty when she was in her final stages after a long and much loved life. She didn't want to leave the gas fireplace and her sheep skin lined basket and walking any more than ten feet was a challenge for her, so there we were, curled up on the floor in front of the fireplace with her, each of us with a hand in the basket touching her and letting her know she was loved. I know she appreciated it as she'd rub against our hands and lick them a bit, and we appreciated just being able to give back a bit of the care she showed us for 21 years.

In the over all scheme of things our pets have wonderful lives and are so much a part of our every day living. When they get sick it brings home to the heart just how lucky we are to have them.
Barry
__________________
Barry & Donna
Life is short - so is the door on a '51 Flying Cloud (ouch)
safari57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2009, 04:33 PM   #190
J&C
4 Rivet Member
 
J&C's Avatar
 
2002 31' Classic
Hillsboro , Texas
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 307
Images: 11
[quote=Bambi_Bandit;668799]The vet has decided that Bandit is stable enough to go home, so we picked her up 30 min ago.

Bandit is getting the best of care, she's blessed and fortunate to have your loving home.

Are all of you attending the Big Bend rally with The Heart of Texas unit?

John
__________________
J&C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2009, 06:39 PM   #191
Rivet Master
 
Bambi_Bandit's Avatar

 
2008 27' International FB
1964 19' Globetrotter
1955 26' Cruiser Overlander
Austin , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 604
Images: 12
One week update

Thanks to all who have kept Bandit in their prayers or thoughts. We truly appreciate the support and kind words.

Bandit's incision is healing up nicely. She doesn't even mess with it at all so we don't have to use the cone head "E-collar", which really makes her happier.

Bruising is nearly all gone, and all the meds are done. Her appetite is slowing coming back, and so is her weight.

The bad news is that the histopath report came back and it is "Hepatocellular Carcinoma", and shows evidence of "invasive tendencies".

Those who want a somewhat of a layman's explanation click below:

A Vet to the Pet

and

Primary hepatic and biliary tract tumors in dogs and cats: An overview - Veterinary Medicine

For those who are doctors or pretend to be one on TV, the report is attached below.

We have not yet had a chance to sit down with the vet oncologist, but will next week. I suspect the topic of Chemo or other treatments will come up as this form of cancer has a tendency to spread to the lymph nodes and lungs...

I was hoping the call from the vet would say "it was benign" but I was too hopeful. It looks like we will need to make some hard decisions and weigh the future treatments versus her projected lifespan and quality of life for her remaining time with us.

I'm really confused at reading all I could get my hands on... I think I read that this cancer is known to spread and will spread, eventually, bit I'm not clear if the tumor is removed is there a chance that it doesn't come back? I'm so confused and stricken with shock I can't think straight....
Attached Files
File Type: pdf Bandit Results.pdf (102.5 KB, 74 views)
__________________
Kevin & Prim Li
Bandit the Siberian Husky (RIP) & "G" the Min-Pin (RIP)
Cosmo the Custom 2008 27FB Intl CCD
Maxwell the 1964 Globe Trotter
Name TBD the 1955 Overlander
WBCCI # 6155
AIR # 6155

2nd love - 2006 28' Safari LS
1st love - 2004 19' CCD Bambi
Bambi_Bandit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2009, 07:29 PM   #192
Rivet Master
 
Happycampers's Avatar
 
1979 30' Argosy
Havelock , where we park it
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,652
Our hearts go out to you and to your Furbaby...
__________________
Marvin & Annie
Niki (fur baby)
1979 Argosy 30 (Costalotta)
WBCCI 10103
"Happiness is a warm Puppy" Charles Schulz
Happycampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2009, 07:29 PM   #193
Moderator
 
Stefrobrts's Avatar

 
1968 17' Caravel
Battle Ground , Washington
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 11,905
Images: 50
Blog Entries: 1
I'm sorry the news wasn't better. Here's my advice - stop reading the internet! I went through the same thing, and when I talked to the oncologist she said there's so much bad and conflicting information, you're just confusing and torturing yourself, and no two cases are the same. Just try to relax and enjoy Bandit's company and spend time with her, and wait until you can talk to the oncologist. We ultimately had two oncologist we worked with, the first one did diagnosis and surgery, and the second specialized in the follow-up therapies. When I talked to them I felt much more confident, because everything I read was so confusing, but they were both very on top of the latest treatments and knew what they were doing. Hopefully your oncologist will be just as competent and they can help you figure out the best way to handle this for bandit's remaining time, however long that may be. I hope it's for a while longer.
__________________
Stephanie




Stefrobrts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2009, 10:51 AM   #194
CLOUDSPLITTER "Tahawas"
 
ROBERT CROSS's Avatar

 
2003 25' Classic
Zanadude Nebula , WNY
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 11,153
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bambi_Bandit View Post
Thanks to all who have kept Bandit in their prayers or thoughts. We truly appreciate the support and kind words.

Bandit's incision is healing up nicely. She doesn't even mess with it at all so we don't have to use the cone head "E-collar", which really makes her happier....
Keep hope in your Heart... and know that all our Hearts are with you.

We also went thru the "cone" thing. Our first Portuguese, "Bo", would not tolerate it.

I came up with this, "Bo's Bucket".

We miss him so....
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	img069.jpg
Views:	66
Size:	230.1 KB
ID:	76043  
__________________
PFC.....

“After all these years the reason I continue to love Thanksgiving.....I still sit at the kids table.”
RLC

Sandra wanted to go to Cleveland on vacation,
but I’m the Husband, so we went to Cleveland.
RLC
ROBERT CROSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2009, 02:14 PM   #195
Rivet Master
 
cameront120's Avatar
 
1972 25' Tradewind
North Vancouver , British Columbia
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,422
Images: 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by ROBERT CROSS View Post
Keep hope in your Heart... and know that all our Hearts are with you.

We also went thru the "cone" thing. Our first Portuguese, "Bo", would not tolerate it.

I came up with this, "Bo's Bucket".

We miss him so....
You can't see his face, but the cat was laughing at Bo. I just know it.
__________________
Cameron & the Labradors, Kai & Samm
North Vancouver, BC
Live! Life's a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death! - Mame Dennis
cameront120 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2009, 02:30 PM   #196
CLOUDSPLITTER "Tahawas"
 
ROBERT CROSS's Avatar

 
2003 25' Classic
Zanadude Nebula , WNY
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 11,153
Images: 1
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by cameront120 View Post
You can't see his face, but the cat was laughing at Bo. I just know it.

Bo found AC (alley cat) abandoned in a nearby back alley when we lived in the city years ago. AC was about 4wks old. They were best buddies. When Bo died at 13yrs, AC followed about 6mos later. He was a lost soul without his friend and I know their playing together now.
What would life be like without these memories?
__________________

__________________
PFC.....

“After all these years the reason I continue to love Thanksgiving.....I still sit at the kids table.”
RLC

Sandra wanted to go to Cleveland on vacation,
but I’m the Husband, so we went to Cleveland.
RLC
ROBERT CROSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Where Do Pets Come From ROBERT CROSS The Pet Forum 23 12-18-2009 02:09 PM
Our Pets Angel73 The Pet Forum 58 02-09-2007 11:17 AM
Getting pets used to the AS way of life C Johnson The Pet Forum 19 02-22-2005 11:18 PM
Snakes... and I don't mean pets! Sneakinup The Pet Forum 33 07-02-2004 12:23 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.