Luna Lovegood - Chapter 5 - The Work Up

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

I brought Luna to the hospital. Kelly and Katelyn helped me draw blood and aspirate Luna's lymph nodes.

I never tell my clients to stay off Google. Do you know why? It is a powerful, instructive force when used correctly.

I looked up "normal dog lymph node images," "reactive dog lymph node images" and "dog lymphoma images." Kelly stained a slide for me and we both looked at it under the microscope. It sure looked like lymphoma cells to us. And Google.

As far as it depends on me, I will not cry again unless and until a pathologist says it sure looks like lymphoma cells to him or her.

Kelly prepared the paperwork to send to the pathology lab. I typed "lymphoma" as my working diagnosis. Under "What would you like to know about this sample?" I typed, "This is our family dog, and she is only three years old. Please tell me I am wrong."

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