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    I'm sorry I don't have time to reply to every comment but as for a quick update;
    He is looking really good as a result of the steroids. Took him to the beach last night and went crazy ripping into coconuts and running around like a mad man

    The Marlin Coast vet in Cairns are doing the chemo. I met the vet today who I think is also the owner, Rod something. Seemed confident and genuine about what he was doing.
    I dropped him off this morning and they will do blood tests then follow up with chemo via intravenous if all is well.

    I will also try to get in touch with the breeder and let them know about dusty.

    Here are some pics of my buddy;





    Thank you

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    Thanks for the update. What great action pics.

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    What great happy snaps....Wishing him all the best with his chemo
    Pets are forever

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    Dusty has finished what is basically a 25 week chemotherapy course. It takes longer as before they receive the chemo they have a blood test and if the white blood cell count is low they put the chemo off until next week when another blood test is done.

    Overall there was very little negative reaction from the chemo. On a few occasions he vomited the night after the chemo and maybe a little the next day too but nothing serious.
    It was an expensive (approx $6500) treatment but ever since he started the chemo he has looked 100% and is still going very very well.

    It was the most painful moment of my life when I was told my mate had lymphoma but things have worked out well for dusty so for anyone out there facing the same situation there is hope! This is just a quick update but if anyone needs more information feel free to private message me or email me at evjorgo@hotmail.com

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    Great to hear he is doing well evjorge. Love the above photos, I hadn't seen them previously.

    What are the next steps. Do they do a pet scan or something similar in the next few weeks to see if he is in remission? Will he have 3/6 monthly scans to check it is not coming back?

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    I am gald to you got to it early and have had such great succes, we lost one of our Rescue's to Lymphoma, he was 9 and gorgeous.........
    Pets are forever

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    Thankyou for the update evjorgo, chemotherapy makes everyone who has it feel like throwing up. Not fun.

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    Too broad a statement, Hy. There are great meds that combat the nausea of chemo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evjorgo View Post
    The blood test results came back and they confirm he has Lymphoma.

    The vet is going to speak to the specialists in Brisbane about treatment and get back to us with the details. She did mention two alternatives that were in tablet form I think but she said they didn't have the life extending ability chemo has.

    I'll be expecting an email tomorrow with all options laid out. Until then any comments are welcome.

    Thank you
    Dusty is beautful and a really sweet boy, thinking of youboth through this very sad and worrying journey.
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