Thursday, August 5, 2010

Thursday's Report

How I spend most of my day and night - my crate is not very comfortable. It is really hard to turn around in there with this so-called "comfy" cone. So I decided to just rest on the floor.

What did you say, Mom?

Report???? You have my report already???? What does it say?

Yes, Phantom. Your report is here already. We are so surprised to have it back so fast.

What does it say? Well, it isn't great but it isn't all that bad. It is the same type of tumor as the one removed from your chest last year. It has a high likelihood of recurrence, most likely in the same area and it is malignant. The pathologist says there are clean margins of 3 millimeters. Once again they would prefer to see at least 3 centimeters. The good news is that this time it is only a grade 2 malignancy whereas the last one was grade 3. We have to be happy with the results. They could have been so much worse. Phantom, you are going to do just fine - now please cooperate and take your medicine.

The power of the paw from all of you out there really does work wonders. The Feisty Three have a post up today about their concern for all of our friends out there in need of support and prayer and good thoughts. Here is what they say:

We have had so much sad news in the DWB community lately. We are furry sad about Bear Bear and Dr. Dre. We are also furry worried about our furiend Phantom. We asked Moms, if she could help us do something about it. She suggested that we start a DWB prayer chain for all of our furiends. So, please join us in the Paws of Prayer circle by posting to your bloggies!


Thank you to Indiana, Shingo, and Molly and their Mom for being so kind and thoughtful. So if you would like to join this Paws of Prayer Circle, please post this badge on your blog. We too are horrified by the story of Bear Bear and we feel very badly for the family of Dr. Dre. We certainly hope that justice is done for Bear Bear and his family, and we send our deepest sympathies to the family of sweet little Dr. Dre.

Woos ~ the OP Pack


  1. That sure is great news Phantom...and you look just as handsome as ever!!!

  2. We came from the feisty three~
    Our thoughts and pawrayers continue for your wootEEful Phantom~

    There is strength in numbers and Phantom has a lot of furriends pawyering for him~

    We are also sending our pawrayers to the families of Bear Bear
    and Dr. Dre. Both horrible stories.

    much love,
    Izzy, Josie and Anakin Man

  3. Well we guess this is better news than it might be, so we'll be happy for Thunder. Will join the Paws of PrayerCircle movement too. We are devastated by what happened to Dre.Such a special little guy he was.
    BabyRocketDog and Hootie

  4. Yes yes! Good news Phantom! Please be good for your mom and take your medicine, even if you have to trick her fur more treats.

    Sam & June

  5. OMD!

    They did the test at Siberian Speed instead of just doing LABwork!

    Of khourse, the C and M words are nevFUR wanted BUT all things khonsidered...

    Khongrats on only getting a '2' this time!

    Merdie and I are khontinuing to nap and khross fur ALL of woo!

    Khyra, Khousin Merdie, and Mom too

  6. Hi Phantom, we've been thinking of you every day and have been checking out every post. We're pleased to hear your results came back so quick - it's horrible not to know things isn't it? Well, the results could have been so much worse. Obviously we hoped for there being nothing left there at all but it's still pawsitive. We're sending you all our pawsitive vibes - we're impressed by how patient you are. Feel better soon buddy, your pals JD and Max.

  7. Woof! Woof! Glad to hear the good news, Phantom. Remember to cooperate with mom in taking your medicine. Will continue to send my Golden Healing Thoughts.
    My family n I are sad to read what happened to Dr. Dre and Bear Bear. Sending them my Golden Prayers n Thoughts.
    Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  8. Oh we are so glad for the good news Phantom - now if you can just tolerate that cone a little longer then things will get back to normal!We are stil purring and praying to be sure everything heals up quickly.

  9. Awww, Phantom!! We loves you!!! We are glad that you don't have a long wait for your report, and that it isn't as bad as last years. Please keep letting us know how you're doing!!

    Woofs and Kisses!
    The Fiesty Three

  10. Damn Cone. We are so glad Phantom that you got some good news. Just keep taking your medicine and dont fight your mom too much.

    Hurry up and heal, and get back to ruling your roost.

    Remy and Flash

  11. We'll be thankful for this good news with you! Please be good and take your medicine and soon you'll be out of that "comfy cone" and free---oh, happy day.

  12. Hey Phantom,
    we are so so glad you are back home and are healing well.And also that the tumour has a better grade than the last one.
    we are sure you will be just fine.
    Now just be a good boy and take your meds. don't you want to be out of that cone soon?
    TD and Ciara,we are sorry about the sad news circulating in blogland.our prayers are with all.
    wags n licks,
    ginger and buddy

  13. It's good to have good news in light of all the bad stuff we've heard this week. You did good!

  14. oh phantom you have to be pleased with that and how excellent your momma didnt have to wait a anxious week to find out, we will celebrate tonight for you and build up more good energies to send loves and licks

  15. My froggy warts are coming back twice as big as they were before I had them removed ealier in the year. BUT.... the good thing about those collary things is that if you lose a cookie in it... you can keep it for later. GET WELL SOON.
    x x x lots of luv Amie Soto BLossom x x x

  16. We're so happy to hear Phantom's news! And glad you didn't have sit on pins and needles for as long asexpected.

    We'll be honored to participate in the power of the paw prayer!

  17. We're very happy to hear this news Phantom! It's so good that your mom caught the lump so early and now to hear this is just pawesome! We are relieved and hope everything continues to go well! We're still crossing paws for you!

  18. Phantom my sweet woofie friend I am sorry not to have been here. I send lots of purrs to my friend and hope you feel better soon.. Love GJ xx

  19. Good news. Now take that medicine and get better. In the meantime, we are keeping paws crossed for no reoccurrence.

  20. We are so glad that everything is going to be ok Phantom.. You will be rid of that cone in no time..
    Ya the power of the Paws...

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  21. Phantom...muzzer says the important thing is that you MUST take your medicines like your mom and the V.E.T. tell you. And she says grade 2 is OK, much better than a 3. And she hopes you have a long time to join in her celebration of being a "survivor."


    pee ess...we will post the power of the paw prayer circle.

    b and g

  22. Aww....Phantom just relax and let mom spoil you rotten these next few days until you feel better.

    Glad the report wasn't super horrible and right now things seem to be okay.

    Feel better my friend.

  23. We're glad the tumor has been taken care of and his test results were better than last time...Phantom is a strong, gorgeous boy and we just know he will make it through this tough time...We were very upset about BearBear's story and the heartless human that murdered him...Sending wishes of comfort to his parents as well as Dr. Dre's family...Take care sweet friends...Hope Phantom recovers quickly...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki

  24. Yes, Phantom, Grade 2 is definitely better than Grade 3 in this case, so be good about taking all your meds, Mr. Blue Eyes!


  25. I can't comment on your furiends, as I don't really know them. I hope they do well, of course.
    As for your nasty incision, I could stare at it all day. It's what saved you! Along with hawkeyes who discovered your latest tumor in such a timely manner!!! Woo wooo, I'm so happy I think I'll do a little Twink dance on M's computer desk. Wait, she's on it already!
    We love you Phantom!!! Heal fast and don't do it again or else . . . :)

  26. woooos Phantom! Good to hear some pawsitive news, we will keep our paws crossed for woo!!

    RA & Isis

  27. Phantom we are so happy to see you relaxed and comfy!

    We will keep you in our prayers!

    woo woos, Tessa

  28. Hey Big Guy! I am very happy for a better report and want you to know, you gotta keep slugging those meds down . . .just gotta do it.

    We are sorry for all the hurting pups and families out there, we keep up our prayings and put the symbol on our blog.

    You are looking good, Phantom!

    Stella (and Mom)

  29. What encouraging news, Phantom! Keep taking your medicine, okay!
    We will go and visit the Fiesty Three!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  30. Great news for you. Rest well, my friend.

  31. Whew! We are just so glad the news isn't worse, Phantom! Please follow the doctor's orders and do what you have to.


  32. Oh, Phantom! I did a happy dance and mom gots a little leaky when we heard abouts your results. (We need to call the plumber guy cuz she leaks a LOT!) I know it's not totally and completely what you hoped for but it sounds like all in all, it's pretty good news.

    We're gonna be joining the Paws of Prayer circle! What a most wonderful and kind idea.

    Wiggles & Wags,

  33. Ok, not great, but we'll settle for that report. When we think about how bad it could have been, this looks good in comparison. Samba and I have learned to look for the good news in these reports and take it day by day. She and I send you and Phantom our love.

    Our overnite storm brought cooler temps today. I hope it stays this way.

  34. Woopie!! I am so glad woo is doing ok, Phantom! Woo be a good boy and get all better. We luv woo!


  35. Florence, Nana, and Uyanga, are crossing strongly all the paws for you, dear Phantom, get soon better !!!

  36. I'll take that as quite positive news - yay!

  37. Welcome home, Phantom!! You poor thing - you do look very uncomfortable. But at least you're home and back with your family who I'm sure are so happy to see you!

    I'm sorry the report wasn't all good news but it's good that isn't such a serious cancer this time and that they seem to have got most of it out! I hope you'll make a speedy recovery now - am sending you lots of healing slobbers!!

    Honey the Great Dane

  38. Hi Phantom-
    We are sure glad your face is going to be better! Sorry about the 'cone of shame''s just temporary.

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  39. Oh shoot...dis what happens when I bes away from da 'puter...aaaaack! Okays, I calm now.
    Dis is just wonderful news to hears bout da grade of malignancy. A 2 is way betters than a 3. I just so glad you is doing betters and you still haves sparkles in your eyes.
    You're gonna be okay my furiend.
    Now bout dis medicine...I would prolly just go ahead and take it otherwise your mom could do what my mum does to me...SHOVES IT DOWN MY THROAT when I don't cooperate...blah!!!!!!
    Much love and hugs to you


  40. Well Phantom, the news is MUCH better than we first feared it might be. We are so glad the lab did its work so quickly so you at least had answers. We continue to send healing energy and positive thoughts your way. Please take your meds so you get back to normal soon. Mumster: does Phantom just have pills or is there further surgical or radiology work needed? We have made a donation to Canine Cancer Research in Phantom's name...hopefully someday soon no creature, four- or two-legged will ever be stricken by this monstrous disease!

  41. Sending lots of healing prayers so That you get better quickly.
    We know that meds are yucky, but they will make you feel better.
    Hugs and Kisses to you Phantom!
    Your Friends
    Geisha,Grover,Lily,Wrinkles,and Bailey

  42. We love you Phantom!

    Just like sayin' it.


  43. I knows your Mom is happy to get the reports back with the quickness! Waiting and worrying is sooooo hard.

    I choose to beeleeves that this is very good news indeed! And our paw prayer for you is that IF the bad lump comes back again it will be years and years from now! Plus you gots your Eagle-Eyed Mom kepping a watch on you!


    PeeS I thinks that collar happens to really show offs your beeutiful blue eyes!

  44. That sounds like pretty good news, Phantom. I'm so happy about that. And you're in such good hands, I think you will be just fine. I'll be keeping the paws crossed though and we'll be grabbing that badge as soon as there's time.

    lotsa licks, Lola

  45. We like that the news is not the worst it could be, esp. that they were able to have a clean margin. Rest and get well Phantom! We love you!!

    love & wags,

  46. Wooos Phantom! we will be gone fur a little while so I was so happy to hear woo news already. I hope woo feel better soon and we will keeping our paws crossed fur you and all of us greiving and in need of prayers in the dog world!
    ~husky kisses~
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  47. Dear Phantom, you are going to be just fine! You have so many friends rooting for you and there is strength in numbers. Now, please take your medicine. I know it probably tastes yucky, but it will make you feel better.

    Your pal, Pip

  48. Good news Phantom!
    Please take your medicine and get well soon! We love you!
    I'll keep my paws crossed for you and all our friends who needs it.

  49. O Phantom, my friend... This is VERY good news!

    Give us even the tiniest bit of wiggle room to fight this, and we'll knock it outta the park! We got that and more!

    I love you, Bro. And I, for just one, got your back in the prayer department! Just sayin.

    wif love from the Luke

  50. Good News Phantom, I will gladly take the prayer badge. I am so happy. I will spread the news with my family. I hope you feel better soon.

  51. Phantom,
    I'm so glad to hear not so bad news! You are looking a little more alert today. How are you feeling? Please don't give your mom a hard time about taking your medicine.....for me?

  52. Glad you already got the results back. Happy that it is not so bad news!

    Don't forget, we've moved to

  53. You know Phantom, my momma read all of the words about your sickies with great interest, but the Mango only wants to know that you feel OK and are eating your foodables because that is all that matters, right?


  54. Yay, Phantom! All piappies are jumping up and down for joy! We are happy to read about your good report today.

    Please cooperate with your Mom and drink your meds. We love you much, Phantom!!! Weeeeee

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

  55. Phantom
    I came running to see how you are.
    I know your going to get better, so you keep the cone on your heady.
    I am expecting a miracle for you.
    Paws are crossed

  56. Sorry I haven't come by to comment the past couple of days, I am just catching up now. I am so glad that the news is better than the last time. It goes to show how important it is to catch things like this as soon as possible. Paws and fingers are crossed here for Phantom!

  57. We're wooing a sigh of relief that your news is as god as it is. (We were kind of dreading that it wouldn't be such a good report.). Woo look like woo are in need of some serious tummy time, ear and neck & footy-foot rubs, Phantom. If we were there, we' rub our snooters on woo.

    jack a-roo & miss moo

    PS - Bear Bear, wherever you are, go have fun! Run run run with all our other Bridge kids!

  58. Wow, I'm shocked you got that report back so quickly!

    I'm sorry that the results weren't 100% positive but it does sound better than last time at least!

    I didn't know Dr. Dre but I read the final post and was shocked and saddened. What a horrific ending for the poor little guy! I don't know who Bear Bear is and since no one has linked to him yet that I've seen, I'm not familiar with his story. I'm still going to pray for him though.

    I'll post this banner tomorrow.

  59. Those are good news! I am sure you are going to be fully recovered soon.... and yes... be nice and take your meds, ok?
    The badge is beautiful.
    I am going to put it in my blog now!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  60. We want it to be nothing, and yes, it is something, but it is not as something as it could be. This is positive news and we are snatching it like a flying tennis ball and running with it! Now baby boy, just take your meds, enjoy some extra special treats, and let yourself heal. We eagerly await your accounts of cone-less adventures!

  61. Thank you for the good news. By the looks of it we all needed it.

    Now let's get back to fun doggies, no more stress please!

  62. Hi Phantom! Glad to see you back!
    Thanks for the updates and keep on getting better!


  63. We had the same pill taking proble with Quinn when we first got him and we were clearing up his kennel cough and eye infection with antibiotics...same thing, he would somehow manage to eat the treat and spit out the pill on everything BUT cream cheese. Worked like a charm AND he never caught on or got tired of the cheese. You might try...

  64. Phantom, that is such good news!!! The Power of the Paw!!!! We know the cone doesn't feel too good but we can still look into your very beautiful blue eyes!!!! We love you!!!! Please take your medicine my friend!!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

  65. phantom,
    i am so glad your edges were clean and that the icky cancer was only a 2 and not a 3. yuppers, you are gonna be just fine with all of your friendz putting their paws together for you! :)
    i am definitely putting the fiesty three's badge up on my bloggie. what a grrreat reminder.
    the booker man

  66. We will keep sending tail-wags to help you recover!

  67. Way too much sadness in the blogging world. YOU do YOUR part to get better and to live a nice, long life so we can smile and be happy☺

  68. PHEW!

    We didn't need to hear the C word so soon or the T word for that matter, but excellent to hear that things are ok for now...

    Happy Friday - Heres hoping you don't have to wear the uncomfy cone for too long

  69. hey phantom,

    wow the luxury, comfy cone! it's like having woo's own built in pillow? right?!!.. woo're glad to hear encouraging news & will keep on sending the healing vibes to ya!


  70. We are sending you purrs Phantom! We don't like medicines either, but they are important.

    Is is very sad......we are purring for everyone.

  71. So relieved to hear Phantom will be OK...continuing to send healing, comforting thoughts your way!

  72. This IS good news! I'm so relieved!! Keep taking that medicine!!


  73. Phantom, woo better take your medicine!! It's good for you - I swears it!

    It was kinda stinky to come back and see all this news from all my furends...You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    missed you tons!

    Wags and woofs,
    Mack and Mia

  74. Good news, Phantom! Tell mom to keep giving you those daily massages. Early detection is the key. Much love from Arwen and Nyxie!

  75. oh what wonderful news adn that it came so quick.
    we are breathing a big sigh of relief.
    we love all of you!
    m & e

  76. We are so glad the news was mostly good and that it came so quickly so you could stop worrying and wondering. Healing purrs, hope you can get rid of the cone soon. Love you cat buddies & Fenris

  77. Oh recovering nicely! You can get all those frosty paws now! We are keeping you in our pawyers all the time! WooooWoooo

  78. hey kids, we're glad to hear that Phantom's report is not so bad. now you just have to keep taking your pills and get that cone head off of you.

    we are very sad about Dr Dre and Bear Bear too. things like that should not happen.


  79. Oh Phantom, I'm so glad things came out as well as they did. Mom has to watch Samuel really close for exactly the same type of tumors after his removal of one on his side last spring. But, it's always good to catch them early!

    We are so sad and angry over what happened with Bear-Bear. We sure hope justice prevails for him. We were also saddened to learn about Dr. Dre. We didn't know him, but sure send our sympathies to his family. We will definitely be sharing the prayer banner.

    Holly and Khady

  80. Phantom - we sure are happy fur yur Maw dat da results came back's horrible havin to wait. We're really sad dat it's da same type of silly tumor but we're happy it was a lower grade dan da last one.

    Keep takin yur meds, wearing yur pirate cone and accepting all da treats and belly rubs dat come yur way.....woo will be back to yur oldself in no time at all!

    We love woo Phantom!!!

    Play bows and woofs

  81. Aw, it's so nice to have friends to support you in times of stress, isn't it! We're glad the news is not as bad as we think you expected.

  82. So glad to hear good news for you, Phantom! You look handsome even with that foamy thing on! You should get some extra spoiling!
    The Road Dogs

  83. The power of prayer is awesome...I have posted the Paws of Prayer on my blog as well.

  84. Phantom...I'm so glad the news is not too bad and I'm glad they cut that thing off of your sweet face. Sorry I haven't checked in for awhile but I've been having health problems too. :( Anyway, I am thinking of you and hoping the "comfy" cone can come off soon.


  85. Paws are crossed buddy! Mine, Mandy's and even momma's horribly misshapen gangly paws are crossed! We will focus on the positive.


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