Thursday, February 4, 2010

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Update on Tequila – potential good news!

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 11:33 AM PST

Yesterday I was talking to a friend about everything that’s going on with Tequila and her comment was, “even if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it may not be a duck.” Well, Tequila had her ultrasound today, and guess what! It may not be a duck!

Tequila may not have cancer after all. The vet who has been taking care of Tequila is out today, so one of the other vets in the practice called me to give me the results of the ultrasound. Her liver, spleen, pancreas, and lymph nodes look good! The only thing the radiologist saw that was abnormal was her intestines, which are inflamed. The inflammation could be from lymphoma or something as simple (compared to cancer!) as inflammatory bowel disease.

Tomorrow I’ll talk to the vet who’s been taking care of her since this all started to figure out what the next steps are. The one I talked to today suggested a biopsy of the intestines to find out for sure.

I’ve never been so happy to hear the words ‘inflammatory bowel disease.’ Sure, it’s not pretty, but it’s a heck of a lot less ugly than cancer!

Thanks so much for all the well wishes, and please keep them coming. I’m sure they’re helping!

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