Thursday, April 28, 2016

#cancersucks Update

We went to visit the very nice eye specialist outside of Orlando and we really liked him. OK, my humans liked him a lot, me not so much! He stuck paper thingies in my eyeballs that turned color. We know some of you can relate to those paper thingies. Then he put funny drops in my eyes, turned out the lights and looked deep into my beautiful eyes. I heard some Al Green music playing in the background and I got a little excited for a moment. Then I came to my senses and realized where I was and that blew the mood immediately.

Then the nice nurse stole me and took me to the back room where they took some of my blood. The blood work came back good but my liver enzyme was a little elevated. He wasn't worried about that.

He said that the carcinoma cancer needs to be removed. He explained that he makes a "house shaped" cut vs a pie shaped wedge. He can get better margins and it's much easier to close up the incision without the eyelid buckling. I've got eye drops to use now. Got out of there paying a mortgage payment! Wow, none of these specialists are cheap. My surgery will run approximately $1,200.

Then he wanted an xray of my lungs. So we had to wait a day to have them done at our vet's. He didn't like the looks on one of the pictures, so it was sent out to a radiologist. Cha~ching! We just keep racking up these humungous invoices.

Mommy was a nervous wreck for 2 days waiting for the results. Thank you Jesus! The report came back as "age appropriate lungs." We are all breathing a sign of relief with this news.

My surgery is scheduled for Monday morning. We have to be there at 9:30am. That means we leave the house no later than 7am. It's a long drive. Muffin is the only one happy to be in the crate. She will come with us because we have no one here in FL to let her out or feed her. Our friend who could help out will be on vacation.

Please..... please continue with the good thoughts and prayers. We can feel the love!

And..... we just gotta thank Aunt Agnes for her support for my medical bills and a BIG thank you to everyone who has donated items for us. Our hearts swell with pride having such pawsome furends. It will be a fun auction. Be sure to tell your friends too!

We love you all!

Lily Belle



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  1. Lily Belle and peeps...we for sure have you in our thoughts and prayers now and for your surgery.
    Mom hopes to finish a scarf for the auction or we will certainly buy something to help
    Hugs madi your bfff

  2. We continue to send our POTP and are looking forward to the fundraiser.

  3. Don't our peepz like sum of the strangest humanz out there an'fer sum of the strangest reezonz. Yep - my mom knowz'bout thoze mortgage-sized vet billz butt she only had 1.

    Me'n mom will b sendin'out prayerz an'lotza POTP an'healin'vibez tue u an'your family. An'Angel Lord Shiloh iz Aroooin'down x-tra healin'POTP tue u.
    Lady Shasta of Beaglebratz Manor an'Angel Lord Shiloh at the Rainbow Bridge
    Mom Kim tue

  4. Glad they were able to figure it out quickly and come up with a treatment plan. We know about the big medical bills, but you have us beat with that one, unfortunately. :(
    Sending 20 paws of luck! <3

  5. OMD...I thinks my inner nuts came back just long enough so I could send you some big hugs and lots of POTP all the way from my new house. We're all gonna be thinkin' bout ya, especially on Monday. I hope you feel all of us right there next to you.

  6. We are sending continued POTP for your surgery on Monday!!

  7. It sounds like the prognosis is good though, huh? We will cross our paws!!!!!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  8. WE are sending you POTP and Crossed Paws, Lily Belle..
    AND we will be Bidding our Brains out at the auction.

  9. Keep my paws crossed and keeping all in my prayers.

    Aroo to you,

  10. We will keep all of you in our prayers and look forward to the auction so we can help out!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  11. The best specialists are sadly the most expensive! But we're glad you're getting such good care. Good luck Monday!!

  12. We have our paws crossed and just know that the vet will do a great job.

  13. Thinking of you Lily! All these things cost so much. R's surgery cost about a semester of college for a kid. Thank goodness we don't have kids and that we do have pet health insurance. I will be thinking of you on Monday, Lily. POTP!

  14. Lily Belle, don't be nervous about your eye surgery for tomorrow. You will be back home before you know it and Muffin will be there for support along with your Mom and Dad. Sendings prayers for you and will be waiting to read a good update! Sambo wants to send good wishes too.
    Jane and Sambo


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