We had a dog related scare this week.
We always said that if Cory (girl in my avitar) ever quit eating, that we'd know she was sick. Well, about 10 days ago she started acting a little off, and went off her food. Glenna (LOML) was out of town from a week ago yesterday to Monday this week for a music convention. She wouldn't eat her normal raw foods, but would eat the rescue dogs dry food. When Glenna got home, she set up an appt for her on Wed.
They found a mass, thought it was about the size of a grapefruit, on her spleen. Radiologist didn't think it was malignant, but of course, wouldn't know until out and send it off.
So surgery was yesterday. I couldn't stay, but was up there for an hour. Had to leave about 5 minutes after they took her back. Glenna called me about 40 minutes later in tears. They came and told her it much bigger and more involved than they thought. Multiple nodules on the spleen. Glenna called me back almost 2 hours into the surgery, thinking that it was going well since we had said if it wasn't contained, that we would just put her down. Total surgery was about 2 1/2 hours. The mass ended up being the size of 2 grapefruits and weighed 4 1/2 pounds!!!
Cory, of course, is really out of it. Hasn't gotten control of her bladder yet. Hope something didn't get cut that shouldn't have and it's jut the pain meds. She has to eat small meals for a while, limited water intake for fear or bloat/torsion because of all the extra room in her stomach cavity. And no jumping around and getting excited. If she starts feeling better, that last one is really going to be tough to control!
So keep her in your thoughts. At 13 years old, this is probably going to be pretty slow recovery. Jim.
Last edited by Jim O'Dell; 06-20-2008 at 04:23 PM.
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