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Melody update
Melody has pneumonia, not metastatic cancer that's reached her lungs. Very relieved at the moment, even though she's showing no interest in food. We really though we were going to say goodbye to her this morning, but her bloodwork is all clean except for an infection. Azithromycin to the rescue!

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Poor doggie! :(
But better a treatable pneumonia than that other thing!

I was hoping for an update on the Empress. This is good news, I think?

Sending you good thoughts....

Definitely good news. When the bloodwork comes back normal, it's always good news.

She's had one dose of antibiotics and is more placid than she's been in a week.

oh my goodness, the poor dear!

may she heal quickly and be back to her normal bossy self.

Pneumonia, while not great, is quite treatable. Good luck!

Yeah. I'll take treatable any day.

She's a little distressed this evening what with trying to get into the right posture to breathe and all. But she's eating again. And she's much calmer than she has been.

Phew! I was getting really worried!

So were we! EVen as we stood there looking at the X-rays, we still thought it was cancer. But then her bloodwork came back clean except for an infection. Yay antibiotics!

She's coughing and fussing a bit, but she's eating a little and she's much less restless than she was earlier this week.

whoa, that is good news.....poor thing. and her poor Mom and Dad!
hugs to you...(Emma is doing much better, too! yay, antibiotics!)

So glad to hear it wasn't the worst!! Pneumonia is not great, but given a choice between the two, I totally vote for pneumonia.

Please give her gentle pats for me! :)

Will do.

I have to tell you -- it was quite distressing when we found out she wasn't breathing in the left side of her chest. I mean, we went in because she was having leg pain! Then we saw this X-ray with this huge mass obscuring the left lung. Could have been metastatic cancer or fluid. We were sure it was cancer because she had her right foreleg amputated six months ago. But when they ran her blood samples, there was no way it was cancer. It couldn't have metastasized and not shown up in her bloodwork at all. So it had to be an infection. It was really like getting pulled back from the edge of a cliff.

Oh, I can TOTALLY imagine. In your position, I would also have thought the worst. Such relief at finding out it wasn't cancer!!! I'm SO GLAD she's going to be okay and lying around and begging for a time yet!

We'll never be truly out of the woods with her. But it's such a relief to have dodged a bullet again. =)

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