Bodhi


Siberian Husky
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Age: 8 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Nicknames:
Bobo, Booboo, SillyDogBoy, Swiper

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-purebred

Birthday:
November 7th 2005

Likes:
Taking walks and going byebye in the car.

Pet-Peeves:
babies, kids, toddlers. He's very intimidated by young, unpredictable, children.

Favorite Toy:
The 'hand under the blanket' for sure!!

Favorite Food:
Kibbles & Nuggets, and Nibbles (the white chicken chunks are ALWAYS eaten first).

Favorite Walk:
Bodhi just likes to walk... I'm not sure he has a favorite.

Best Tricks:
Maneuverability!! He can jet through the whole house, under the table, and between your legs in no time flat.

Arrival Story:
We got Bodhi when he was 6 weeks old from a breeder.

Forums Motto:
Silly Dog Boy

I've Been On Dogster Since:
June 19th 2012 More than 2 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
1254649

 

The Dog Boy has Cancer


The Vet

June 19th 2012 3:46 am
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On June 11, 2012 I took the Boy to the vet.

Overall, he appeared to be in good health. His temperature was fine, he didn't have any symptoms/signs of parasites, he was eating, drinking, thriving.

The veterinarian did find a HUGE lump in his belly. She held her hands up and said, "It's really big." The size she showed me was that of a head of lettuce. HUGE!!

She suggested we do blood work (which is scheduled for this Wed, June 20th) to determine if the tumor is effecting his liver, kidneys, stomach, etc. She said she has a feeling it is spleen related.

She said we would probably do x-rays with sedation if the blood work comes back okay. Surgery will be discussed after we determine what it is we're dealing with.

She asked if he had lost any weight. This guy has always been on the small side. No matter how I try to beef him up, his finicky ways prevent it. And when he blows a coat, he always seems to be smaller. I remember taking him to the vet over and over when he was transitioning from puppy to young doggie because he was so small and linky. The vet said, "He looks good, he has that perfect hour-glass figure," so, I gave up on him being a big beeefy dog.

Sadly, I held his face the other day and looking into his eyes and rubbing the sides of his nose, I do think he's lost some weight. My guess is that the tumor is sucking most of his nutrition.

I tried to read online about canine tumors. There was a lot of different scenario's but it seemed to me the 'fast-growers' were most likely malignant tumors. I deemed it a fast grower from what I've observed in such a short period of time.

I'm not going to worry about it until we get his blood work back Thur or Fri.

I have noticed him lying in the kitchen on tile (at night) which isn't like him. I've also noticed he seems to squirm, as if maybe the tumor is causing pressure when he lays.

Just last night when I was rubbing his belly I thought I felt a small lump (like the sz of a quarter) along his ribcage. My first thought was, oooh no, lymph nodes.


I think I have to accept this boy is probably living his last days.

How devastating...

 

Something's REALLY Wrong

June 19th 2012 3:22 am
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Not so long ago, about 3 weeks, I noticed a lump when he would lie on his side. The lump was just in front of his hind leg, along side his belly. My kids agreed something wasn't right.

Bobo is really sick.

 

Something's Wrong

June 19th 2012 3:18 am
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A few months back I noticed Bodhi was drinking tons of water. I could hardly keep up with filling his bowl; every time I turned around it was empty. Of course he needed outside more often which also kept me on my toes.

With the exception of drinking a lot of water, and peeing more often, he appeared fine. (He ate and thrived all the same.)

He had two accidents in the house (early on) and I assumed he had a urinary tract infection. I found a home remedy of probiotics, which he wouldn't eat, then I tried a cap full of vinegar in his water bowl. About a wk later I noticed no change, and stopped.

 
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