Cancer or Calcification?

I took Lucy in to Dr Hennemen today. I just love Dr. Hennemen. I feel very good energy from her, and she really knows what she is talking about. We are so lucky to have her in our little part of the country.

So anyway Lucy does have a lot of striations (I hope that is the right word) in her lungs. More so than spots. It reminded me of Mars and all the alleged canals that people used to think were up there. But Dr. Hennemen was not convinced it’s cancer. But we are going to treat her like it’s cancer. She did say that it might be calcification. She also said it looked like one of Lucy’s ribs had been broken a long time ago. Goodness… dogs. Man, they can hide pain so well. I wonder if it was when we had our rollover all those years ago in the snow. That’s the only thing I can figure, since she’s never been on her own really, except the week we went to Maine and put her in boarding with Levi and Angel. Hrm.

Anyway Lucy has lots of calcification on her bones in her rib cage, too. Now I’m just saying what i remember, and my memory isn’t all that great. I like it when my husband comes because he remembers better. But anyway…

So we are going to strengthen Lucy’s immune system, Vitamin C and E. Antioxidants too. And I’m going to give her more whole foods in her diet that are seasonally appropriate. And some cooling foods, too, like Celery and Duck. I wrote more things down and they are in my purse. But we are basically gonna see about getting her as healthy as we can. And then, in a couple months, get new x-rays and see if there is any more growth of this stuff in her lungs.

So we have some hope. Oh.. and while I was gone, our regular vet called and my husband answered. They said they had someone look at Lucy’s x-rays as well and he said it looked, to him, more like calcification than cancer… so, I am a bit excited. However, still worried. Lucy’s energy level is still very low and she’s being cranky. But Dr Hennemen also said her lymph nodes are swollen and we have to keep a close eye on her.

So that’s the scoop so far.

19 thoughts on “Cancer or Calcification?”

  1. Oh, that awesome news! Really, really awesome! A broken rib, my gosh, now it makes me wonder if something else is going on with me? YIKES!

    Woofs, Johann

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  2. yeah you pups it’s so hard to tell sometimes if you are in pain. And you don’t know how to communicate it, either. 🙂

    I do hope this is good news. It gives us some hope, anyway.

  3. yeah you pups it's so hard to tell sometimes if you are in pain. And you don't know how to communicate it, either. 🙂

    I do hope this is good news. It gives us some hope, anyway.

  4. That is some good news… give one hope. We have all our fingers and paws crossed for her here (thats alot of paws fingers I might add). Not knowing for sure is so hard. My thoughts are with you and your family.

    Hugs

  5. That is some good news… give one hope. We have all our fingers and paws crossed for her here (thats alot of paws fingers I might add). Not knowing for sure is so hard. My thoughts are with you and your family.

    Hugs

  6. Thats encouraging! Maybe it will just be a case of getting her diet right for her changing/aging body. I know with my cats recent health issues, figuring out what they each need out of a diet has made all the difference. I have my fingers crossed for calcifications.

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  7. Thats encouraging! Maybe it will just be a case of getting her diet right for her changing/aging body. I know with my cats recent health issues, figuring out what they each need out of a diet has made all the difference. I have my fingers crossed for calcifications. <em>Rachael's last blog post..<a href='http://riverflower.blogspot.com/2008/02/trail-mut…rel="nofollow">The trail mutt rides again</a></em>

  8. Thats encouraging! Maybe it will just be a case of getting her diet right for her changing/aging body. I know with my cats recent health issues, figuring out what they each need out of a diet has made all the difference. I have my fingers crossed for calcifications. <em>Rachael's last blog post..<a href='http://riverflower.blogspot.com/2008/02/trail-mut…rel="nofollow">The trail mutt rides again</a></em>

  9. Good news! We are always thinkin’ about your guys and gals at your place. They are happy, safe and love you so much! XO

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  10. Hi Rachael.. I hope so. I started them on raw almost 2 years ago to battle cancer and any other bad things they may get. 🙂

  11. Hi Rachael.. I hope so. I started them on raw almost 2 years ago to battle cancer and any other bad things they may get. 🙂

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