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Keep MIA in Your Thoughts

  1. Whitney05 profile image82
    Whitney05posted 9 years ago

    I debated on whether posting this in the Pets area or this one... I decided this one as it's sort of a request to you guys...

    I hate to ask, but can you guys keep my APBT in your thoughts over the next few weeks? I'm not sure if you've noticed the surplus of dog cancer hubs I've written lately (well, not surplus but several), but anyway there's a reason for them.... MIA, my now 19 month old Pit Bull, has bone cancer in her right front leg.

    We've known since November, and have been fairly proactive considering that they cut 3 cm of bone from her leg to do a biopsy. After 3 weeks of waiting, we got the news. She has had 2 chemo treatments on the off-chance that removing that bone was enough to start metastatic disease, which develops after the main tumor is removed. Well, the cancer is growing back, meaning the surgery didn't take the full tumor, and her pain has increased since the second treatment when they proded her and pricked her more than I think they should've.

    She actually has two tumors, one on each leg, which apparently happens in 1 in every 10 dogs with bone cancer, which is the most common and most severe forms of dog cancer in medium to large dogs.

    She goes in on Monday for a leg amputation. She'll restart her chemo treatments 10 days later. I'll be lucky to watch her live happily and painfree for up to 1 year. She'll have a 50% chance, but being so young, her odds are on the slim side.

    But, anyway... Please keep her in your thoughts...

    Thanks :-)

  2. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    I will...

  3. profile image0
    SirDentposted 9 years ago

    The Bible states that God not only cares for those who are His, but He also cares for what they care about. I will pray for MIA and a full recovery.

    1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image92
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with this prayer right now. Our church has seen success for decades with cancer patients completely cured, medically and otherwise. 

      Whitney - I hope you have your friend MIA for a long time to come.


  4. Zsuzsy Bee profile image88
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 9 years ago

    Oh Whitney positive thoughts only my dear. I cross my fingers that everything will turn out fine for MIA. My thought will be with you on Monday.
    Kindest regards Zsuzsy

  5. sassychic profile image57
    sassychicposted 9 years ago

    I will! I love dogs and that is such a hard thing to go through. My dog Lilly, went through a rough time this summer with something with her immune system and blood stream. She is now in remisson for that illness. It was really hard we didnt know if she would make it through or not. We're really happy that she is with us today! I will keep MIA in my thoughts!

  6. Whitney05 profile image82
    Whitney05posted 9 years ago

    Thank you all! I really do appreciate it. MIA is by far the best dog my family and I have ever had. My previous Bully boy was up there too. But MIA really thinks she's a person- sits in chairs and willingly eats off of forks. She's my big baby, and my dad's second daughter.

    I really appreciate your thoughts and prayers.

  7. gamergirl profile image58
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    Sierra is the same way, my little princess.  I don't know what I'd do without her.

    I'll light a candle for MIA, and hope for a full recovery!

  8. AEvans profile image79
    AEvansposted 9 years ago

    Absolutely I will keep him in my prayers I have 2 wonderful dogs and I completely understand.

  9. Maddie Ruud profile image78
    Maddie Ruudposted 9 years ago

    Vivi and I are sending good vibes your way.

  10. Whitney05 profile image82
    Whitney05posted 9 years ago

    Thanks everyone...

    I just wanted to update you guys that MIA is doing well. She keeps getting spurts of energy and runs around.

    The vet and surgeon told us yesterday that she was trying to jump on the couch when they had her walking around visiting everyone.

    They also said that she's a big crybaby when it comes to sitting in the kennel. Students kept having to sit with her to calm her down because she would just sit and cry and whine, so they'd sit with her and the minute they would get up, she'd start again. (She hates kennels.)

    She'll go back next Friday to get the staples removed and start chemo again.

    1. Zsuzsy Bee profile image88
      Zsuzsy Beeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Glad to hear that Mia is doing good. Thanks for the update. Best of luck with the chemo too. kindest regards Zsuzsy

  11. Benson Yeung profile image71
    Benson Yeungposted 9 years ago

    Best wishes to MIA and you.

  12. Patty Inglish, MS profile image92
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 9 years ago

    Still we pray and send good thoughts your way for MIA, who wants to be with human friends and not in the kennel. I hope chemo goes smoothly. Best wishes to you all.

  13. Eternal Evolution profile image76
    Eternal Evolutionposted 9 years ago

    This is very sad news to hear. I'll be thinking of MIA, i hope things get better for her.

  14. JamaGenee profile image84
    JamaGeneeposted 9 years ago

    So sorry about MIA. No animal should have to go through this. She'll be in my thoughts.

  15. flread45 profile image79
    flread45posted 9 years ago

    Hope your dog gets better as I know the feeling having to put two with cancer to sleep and operating on a third.