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post #1 of 15 Old 06-02-2009, 07:44 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Dobe has a vet appointment...........

So, I noticed a while back that Dobe had a bump under his tail about 8 inches down from his rectum. At first I didn't think anything about it because I had seen him get kicked and he had a small cut there. I thought it was just an abcess until I noticed another spot about 5 inches left of the first on in the middle of his left butt cheek. :,,( So yesterday I ran him by the vet and sure enough, he is developing melanomas. Dusty (the vet) said because of their location, we can try to take them off so I am supposed to bring him back Monday morning at 9am to have that done. I am really worried because he is my baby and he is so young to be developing those. He is only 7 and I can't bear the thought of losing him. I know that it will probably be years, if ever, before it really starts to effect him but it still breaks my heart because I know what is coming eventually. When I was a kid, we had an old gray mare named Frosty who had them really bad and I can't stomach the thought of Dobe going through that. I don't have any pictures of it or I would share but I was just really worried and needed to vent somewhere.

Thanks for listening and maybe you can enjoy these pictures of more worry free times with Dobe.

His very first picture about a week after we brought him home. We got the paint at the same time and broke them both. (sorry for the poor quality, copied from an old polaroid)










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post #2 of 15 Old 06-02-2009, 08:16 AM
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Smrobs, sorry to hear about Dobe's situation. Try to enjoy the moment with him that you have, without looking too far down the road. I understand the feeling of dread at the possibility of losing a very beloved horse, but we have to focus on what we have to enjoy in the present.

He is absolutely beautiful! Please keep up posted on how things go at the vet appt. Will be thinking of you both today.
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post #3 of 15 Old 06-02-2009, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you so much. I know that I am worrying about something that may never cause him any problem at all but I just can't help it cause he is my favorite horse ever. And I will definitely let everyone know the outcome.

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I'm so sorry! It's so hard when something is wrong with our furry babies. Hopefully they can be easily removed and her doesn't get any more (or very few). Sending you bucketloads of hugs!

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post #5 of 15 Old 06-02-2009, 02:33 PM
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I'm very sorry to hear about Dobe! However there is ALWAYS a good chance he'll just make it through operation without developing any new ones later and will be with you for many many years. Especially since he's so young.

Person at my old barn had a gelding (8 yo) developed melanoma on head. BAD one, I mean absolutely horrible looking. All vets and people said it's waste of time, but she was cleaning it every day, and made him through several operations to remove it (in fact he wasn't even her horse, eventually the owners just gave him to her forever, because they had no interest in very sick horse). Guess what - the last time I asked about him I was told it all cleared completely and showed no sign of cancer (to the BIG surprise for the vet), and he's healing well. So NEVER loose the hope!!!
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Keeping fingers and toes crossed it all goes well. Try not to worry too much, live in the now!
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Sending best wishes to Dobe and you! Live for the day, every day.
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post #8 of 15 Old 06-03-2009, 12:49 AM
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-sends happy thoughts and carrots to Dobe-

I'm crossing my fingers and my toes, c'mon Dobe! Your young and adorable, show 'em who's boss :3

Wait! I'll fix it....
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post #9 of 15 Old 06-04-2009, 02:49 AM
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you have every right to feel anxiety and stress and sadness, I would be a complete mess!! I can't say anything to make the situation better, but know that everything has a time and whether it's short or long, there is a reason for everything. You two were meant to cross paths and both have effected eachother in ways that can never be compared. He's not going anywhere right now and should be around for a good long while. Love him up and continue to make each others lives the best they can be. Keep us updated! :(
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post #10 of 15 Old 06-14-2009, 04:27 PM
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hey girl whats' the news from his last vet appointment?
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