Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Howie UPDATE

Just got off the phone with Howie's Doctor. He does not have CA like the Doc first thought. Biopsy showed no Cancer. What he does have is Panniculitis...an inflammation of the subcutaneous (underneath the skin) fat tissue. Doc said what Howie has is a severe and aggressive form of this disease. It is affecting his immune system. I will be taking him back to the Vet's for culture to test for Bacteria or Fungi...then we decide on treatment. SO it looks like Howie will be ok...I hope! The Doc was sure that he had CA...I need to ask her why when she aspirated the lump that it showed CA cells.??? She told me that it is a rare disease in dogs. SO Howie who has never been sick now gets a rare disease...I am just so thankful that it is not CA..but now we face a long road ahead of us treating this disease. Poor Howie is still not feeling that great. I can't wait till we have our old crazy happy dog back. SO in the meantime I guess I will continue to spoil him! He still is being very picky about what he eats...turns his nose up at foods that he normally loves. So back to cooking chicken for him or maybe order him a pizza to be delivered...yea that sounds like a good idea for tonights dinner!
~~Patti~~

11 comments:

lakeffect said...

I surely hope this is good Howie news. Can't tell about rare diseases, but more positive than the dreaded cancer. Sounds as though you already know how to spoil him -- keep it up, and don't feel guilty about it. The love he feels from the spoiling will help him get well.

thesimpledaze said...

I hope Howie's news continues to be good.It sure sounds like his meals will be fit for a king lol.So glad Howie's outcome was better than it could of been.

TeresaM said...

Yeah for Howie!!! So glad it wasn't cancer! Hope he has a speedy and full recovery!

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

I am so happy for you that it is not CA!! I pray the treatment makes him feel better soon and you have your old Howie back soon!! Give him a hug from Brady's grammy!!

Andy said...

Yeah Howie!!! I think he deserves a pizza with the works! I am so relieved to hear its not CA and at least you know what you are dealing with and are better prepared to battle it. I am so relieved for the both of you!
Hugs

Beryl said...

Thats great Patti, hope Howie continues to get better and makes a full recovery. Just keep spoiling him and roast him another chicken..lol..been having a few puter problems so if you don't see me on here for the next day or so, you'll know why. SIL is coming over to see what he can do..ttyl...Beryl

Gettysburg Homestead said...

Patti tht is awesome news on one hand but bad news on the other. I hope everything works out well for Howie!!!

Mary

JenR65 said...

This is such wonderful news, I am so glad for you and your family!

Ginny said...

Give Howie a big hug from all of us at ginnysyard. And tell not to share that Pizza!!

Susan said...

Patti - I am so glad to hear that it isn't cancer - hopefully they can treat this disease that Howie has....he's such a sweetie....yes, spoil that baby silly. Keep us updated on how he's doing.

janet said...

Glad to hear it is not cancer. Spoil him with his favorite foods!