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Old 12-20-2016, 09:49 PM
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Back in September Bebe was diagnosed with a testicular tumor when he was hospitalized for a bacterial infection that was not responding to treatment at home. The infections have continued off and on and this last month it has been almost constant and he was hospitalized again yesterday. At no time during this has any test been positive for AGY yet it appears that that is the problem. The vet began treatment for it yesterday and he is feeling a bit better today. He had a series of digital barium x-rays today and it showed an enlarged liver and thickening of the intestinal wall which can bee seen with AGY. I saw the x-rays and the vet was explaining the details and I said "Where is the tumor?" He said, I can't see it anymore, it appears that it is gone or shrunk down small enough we can't see it. So some good news has come out of all of this, he has had a series of Lupron injections and has been on Metacam, daily. Now if we can get through this current problem his buddy Louie and I will be very happy.

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I'm so glad that darling Bebe no longer has a testicular tumor!

However, I'm sorry to hear of his problems with AGY and I hope that's resolved soon

I'll keep Bebe in my prayers
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I'm so glad to hear Bebe's tumor has "disappeared"!

I pray that with the treatment for AGY, Bebe will have a full recovery.

Please keep us updated on his condition.
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Well it's good news that the tumor is gone! I really hope for Bebe that the prescribed treatment works for the AGY. Looking forward to positive updates!
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That is good to hear!
Fido, Berty and myself, hope that Bebe can get rid of the AGY also.!

They really are able to bounce back from a lot of things, when we are persistent and observant and make sure they are seen by professionals, I have learned that myself with Fido.
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Oh poor Bebe he's such a brave little bird. I'm sorry he's having such a tough time and I know you must be feeling quite stressed out with everything.
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Just finished visiting Bebe in the hospital, he may come home tomorrow. He has stopped vomiting and the droppings are looking better and he is eating a little on his own. He tends to not eat well in the hospital, as past hospitalizations have shown, but once he gets home he eats normally. I think once he gets home it will be a good way to see how he really feels as he will let his guard down once he is home and back with his buddy Louie. He will be on the Amp B for 30 days and milk thistle for his liver and maybe an antibiotic.
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It's great that Bebe is home! Sounds like he's recovering quickly.
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I'm glad you've had this positive update about your darling Bebe. What a brave little fellow
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