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Sunday, May 19, 2013

An update on Sam...

Friday morning I took Sam to see a specialist.  After much poking, prodding and smooches from Sam, he finally declared that he doesn't think the problem has anything to do with Sam's brain.  He said Sam's reflexes are great (as evident by Sam swatting him every time he tried to test Sam's blink responses), he has good function in his legs (Sam showed him his awesome Ninja kick - the boy has ticklish feet...), and Sam has excellent strength (it took two interns to hold him still).  After eliminating all of those worries he brought in a second vet for another opinion.  After her examination, they both agreed on what is the cause of Sam's issues.  There is a mass pressing on the nerves that control his front left leg.  The bad news?  The mass is hard and they both believe it is cancerous.
Sam was happy to make new friends at the neurologist.
Monday I bring him back for further testing.  As you can imagine, we are very anxious about the news.  We've been trying to keep from thinking of it, although it is impossible to not do so. 
Taking my stallion, Baron, out.  My sister, Kathy, is on her Clydesdale, Baie.
We are so appreciative of all the kind words and thoughts our boy is receiving.  Knowing that Sam has so many friends in the world is helping us so much right now.  We are still hopeful that he will fully recover and I can feel silly for being so worried.
We is worried too!
In the meantime, we are letting Sam just be happy and do what he wants. 
Feeling the wind in his snooter...
Snoopervising the pool fill-in.





50 comments:

  1. Sibe Vibes akhross the khountry from Pawsylvania to The Blast Furnace fur our GReat pal Sam!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

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  2. Awww Sam, we are sending all our paws and love to you..Everything's gonna be alright buddie..we know it xxx00xxx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  3. We are so sorry to hear about this. We hope that it is treatable and Sam is ok. Power of the paw. Lee and Phod

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  4. Well, we are keeping our paws crossed, hoping it all goes well and they can take care of it!

    The Mad Scots

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  5. WE will have OUR paws crossed very much tightly fur our furend SAM.

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  6. My paws are still crossed for my friend Sam.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  7. Thanks for the update! We have been thinking about you!

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  8. Paws crossed for Sam's tests on Monday!! He's definitely got that fighting spirit--especially if it took two vet techs to keep him still! Haha! :) Riley hopes he will be back in tip top shape soon!

    Elyse and Riley

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  9. Sam,

    We have all our paws and hands folded
    and all of our heads bowed that this is not something that cannot be corrected.
    We are all in your corner, remember "The Power Of The Paw"

    Belly Rubs,
    Hamish, Emma and
    Mom & Dad Sheila and Bob

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  10. No such thing as being silly to worry. They are like our children. I'd rather worry and check out every wart than regret later. Good luck with the test and results. Thinking of you and Sam x

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  11. :-( I am fighting tears. I don't want to be a downer but we think this sounds like what happened to our Rosie. Still...there is hope for more quality time and in the power of prayer (paws).

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  12. Called in to send you my paw Sam... lots and lots of luvs Frankie de tabby and Freya Rose Blossom X

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  13. We are keeping our paws crossed that Sam recovers.
    Welsh and Eskie head bumps

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  14. Oh we hope you can feel silly later, too.

    We'll keep our paws crossed that everything is okay. At least it isn't a brain thing.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  15. Here's another eight paws crossed for you sam

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  16. Oh, no! I hope Sam is OK. Sending him all the healing vibes I can!

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  17. You know we are continuing to send good thoughts prayers and vibes AND have all our paws crossed, and you know we have a lot of paws!!

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  18. All paws crossed here for Sam. You know it has been four years since Phantom had a huge malignant mass removed from his chest, and three years for another on on his face. We are all pulling for Sam to be able to conquer this menace too.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  19. Sam, Audi and Beamer have their paws crossed for you. Enjoy the beautiful weather and hope everything works out for you and your family.

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  20. Praying for an awesome miracle for Sam and your family.

    Thanks for letting us know.

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  21. Hope you found it early and something still can be done. Good luck with the test!

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  22. Our paws are crossed for you, Sam, and we are sending tons of AireZen your way!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  23. We are crossing all our paws and hooves that whatever it is can be removed and you can all get on with being happy together.

    The horses look great. Is your sister's Clyde a gelding?

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  24. Oh no :( I'm so sorry to here this news. We will keep all our fingers and paws crossed here for some good news.

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  25. We are thinking of you and send POTP and healing vibes. Try and stay positive.
    Much love and best wishes Molly.

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  26. We are so sad to hear this. Sending lots of hugs and good healing vibes!

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  27. Oh dear, we are so sorry to hear that. All paws and fingers are crossed tightly for Sam! We will keep him in our prayers too. Hugs to Sam!

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  28. Paws together and prayers sent for Sam. It's not silly to be worried. I'm worried too, and I've never met Sam! He reminds me so much of my Golden. May lots of healing energy come his way.

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  29. I know how worried you are. I'll say a prayer for Sam. There is a lot of research and hopefully a lot that can be done to help. Sadly, after just losing Brooks to cancer we learned how prevalent cancer is in goldens. I never knew that before. I guess that is the only negative thing you can say about a golden. Brooks' cancer was in his lungs so that couldn't be removed, but hopefully with the location of Sam's, it can be removed and treated. You are doing all the right things. Hugs to you.

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  30. Oh dear - I will be keeping Sam in my prayers and you as you too of course as you try to not freak out over this very worrisome time. Keep us posted and whatever happens - know that we are here for you!

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  31. Sam, we are thinking of ya...
    Libby, welcome!
    Monty, rock on dude!

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  32. Sending good thoughts & keeping you all in our prayers ♥

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  33. Well, YAY for it not being a brain issue, but I sure hope the cancer is treatable. We're sending lots of hugs & crossed paws...

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  34. Since I saw your facebook update I am glad to hear its not cancer!

    Stop on by for a visit
    Kari
    http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

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  35. Still praying for you dear Sam. How wonderful that your peeps are so courageous and caring. They will make certain that you stay comfortable and don't suffer, no matter what the outcome may be. Meanwhile, let's all hope for the best...a simple benign lesion.

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  36. I still am crossing my paws for Sam, and sending postive wishes for him.
    I know you are very worried, We sit beside you.
    love
    tweedles

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  37. We keep our paws crossed for our pal Sam. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love,
    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Max, Wai-Pai & Forgie

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  38. Oh Sammy, I am sorry that I missed this on Sunday. I am thinking about you. I hope you are feeling better real soon. I know your peeps are going to get you to the best docs there and this will be taken care of. Paws crossed for you friend.

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  39. Oh dear, mom and I will say special prayers for Sam. We hope everything will be okay!!

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  40. You will be in my thoughts until you find out the prognosis for Sam. I hope you will get good news.

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  41. Oh gosh, I am just getting caught up on blogs. I am so sorry to hear about Sam. Please know that we are sending much love and support across the miles. Our paws are crossed for sweet Sam.

    Your pal, Pip

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  42. Sam we are so sorry to hear this but glad that you are keeping your spirits up. We are anxiously awaiting with you Sam.

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  43. I'm so late. But I'll be thinking of you and Sam as you go through this health scare. I hope your vet is able to find a good treatment plan that will have Sam feeling good soon.

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  44. Sam we are praying for you and a full recovery. We know your Mom is worried so give her some extra smooches and nuzzles. It makes the humans feel better. Just a heads up she'll probably squeeze you a whole lot more, but it's their way of showing love.

    Paws crossed,
    Bella & Pea

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  45. hello sam its dennis the vizsla dog hay we ar all sending yoo vizsla tayl wags!!! wel eksept for trixie she is sending yoo byootiful floofy tayl tayl wags but its all the saym in the end!!! we hope evrything terns owt wel!!! ok bye

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  46. we are holding our paws crossed, wanting it all goes well and they can take care of it!. Challenge coins

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  47. we are holding our paws crossed, wanting it all goes well and they can take care of it!. Challenge coins

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