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    ritabooker
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    Go Hamann, you look so festive!

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  • petsalive
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    YAY! HOORAY!

    He looks gorgeous!!!

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  • cosmin_teuton
    Cub

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    Hello all,

    It seems that my worries were not true. I did all the test again and he's still in remission (fine needle aspiration, eco, CBC, etc).
    Have a nice 2007!

    Cosmin

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  • ritabooker
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    Sorry to hear this news. We will stay positive and send him our get well thoughts. Keep us posted.

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  • cosmin_teuton
    Cub

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    The bad guy returns

    Hello all

    The news are bad. Hamann never went into full remission so we're trying again an induction protocol. Overall status is good but I'm very worried about the future :cry:

    Cosmin

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  • celtechfarms
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    He is one beautiful dog, your verylucky to have been able to bring him around. Keep us posted and keep up those great photos!!

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  • petsalive
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    Cosmin - he is GORGEOUS and looks the picture of good health!!!!

    This made my day!

    PS - I don't think he ever had lymphoma - he doesn't have the 'look'.

    Sara

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  • cosmin_teuton
    Cub

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    Hamann is back!

    Hello all

    Now I can say it: Hamann is back! He has recovered all his weight loss and now he's back to 40kg. If it wasn't for his fur condition due to chemo I can register him for the Dog Show Competition (the fur become a little bit lean but no major hair loss).
    So all in all it's a success. I'm still very worried about lymphoma and how long he'll stay in remission but because its form was not aggresive I have hopes it will never return.

    Here's a photo taken yesterday in the woods after a lot of running and playing!

    Best regards,
    Cosmin and Hamann

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  • ritabooker
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    All fingers are crossed for your Hamann. Our best to both of you.

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  • cosmin_teuton
    Cub

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    Hello all,

    It seems that Hamann is steadly gaining 1 kg/week which is very good. His overall status is good as he is playfull and happy. I've also tried the Pancrezyme that I've received from Sara with very good results (Thank you Sara once again.) However the pig's pancreas seems to work better for Hamann, or maybe his organism just get more used to it.
    The lymphoma seems to be in regression and we have just 2 weeks left of the induction protocol. After that we have one year of "maintaining the regression" protocol.
    I'm hoping that maybe we get lucky and due to the fact that it's not a classic form of lymphoma the cancer will never return. I also read on this site http://www.sparkyfightsback.com/ that things like this happened before.

    So keep your finger crossed for us!

    Cosmin

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  • ritabooker
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    Thanks for keeping us posted. We are all rooting for your good boy.

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  • petsalive
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    How wonderful to hear of his weight gain and continued good progress.

    Just curious - do you have heartworm in your country? If so, has he been tested? Also has he ever had an echocardiogram? There may be something unrelated that is a minor constriction in the arteries leading to his heart and which when the prednisone is given improves because the inflammation is reduced.

    I sent the Cosequin via AirMail - please let me know when you receive it (I hope it is soon)

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  • cosmin_teuton
    Cub

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    Hello

    The good news continue! I weighted Hamann again today after 1 week and the gain is... 2kg. So the treament really works. He gained 4,5 kg in 3 weeks so we are very happy about how things are evolving in this direction.

    On the other hand the chemo is going well and his lymph nodes are diminushing. I'm not very happy with the respiratory problem which seems to return each time the Prednysone dose is reduced but for now I have no other options.

    However overall we are doing... better!

    Regards to everyone
    Cosmin

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  • ritabooker
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    Thanks for sharing your great news. Yay, Hamann! Cosmin, you are a great dog caregiver.

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  • Arazante
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    Congrats to your doggy and you! He's very beautiful and I'm glad things are turning up.

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