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KellyBarratt my old boy has a tumor near his spleen (page: 1 2) 24 Oct 11 2010, 7:53 PM EDT by stephaniesummers
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hi all, i have just bn told my 12 yr old retriever x has a tumor near his spleen, 6cm by 7 cm the vet is not certain on if its cancer or not and would only be able to tell if he were to operate, Bj my dog is showing no signs of discomfort or pain and living his elderly life with alot of fun still enjoying his walks and food and chilling out with me, i can go ahead with the operation which may be a success or can bring his life to a end, blood clotting complications as he is 12, i just want to do whats best and am finding it hard to find the right answer? im hoping you all can give me some much needed advice? thank you.
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taylordane tumor near his spleen 2 Aug 25 2009, 8:58 AM EDT by KellyBarratt
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Dear Kelly,I was so sorry to hear about x's tumor. Just 5mos. ago we had to put our golden Taylor down,she too had tumors on her spleen. She had just turned 14,we had very few symptoms,and being a nurse I keep going over it in my mind,did I miss something??? I believe it was hemangiosarcoma a very agressive cancer in goldens and didn't know anything could be so common until I read the blog on wiki fido!!! My first sign of trouble was taylor didn't want to eat,even roast beef and she was a bit more tired than usual. In the previous days we played went for our walks and her appetite was fine. Her belly was a tiny bit distended and as I watched her,I could see it was tender. My daughter took her to the vets and an ultrasound found two small tumors one on each side of her spleen. Our vet during her exam removed 3 syringes of frank blood from her abdomen. My 11yr old daughter was with me....there were signs of liver involvement on the ultrasound. Taylor was bright eyed and tail waggging when we came back to hear the ultrasound results. We were so not ready to hear Taylor's prognosis,this is an unmerciful cancer that spreads like wildfire...it's so unfair....and two days before Christmas. We have 3 goldens,they are like my children and my daughter's siblings but I know I don't have to tell you that,or anyone who has owned a golden. We decided to put Taylor down rather than wait for the day she bled out,becoming short of breath and in severe pain. My daughter Jenn and I layed with her...stroked her gently and spoke softly of all our happy days...we told her we'd meet again at the rainbow bridge. It was by far the hardest thing I've ever had to do....she didn't want to leave us....the vet had to administer an additional dose of med....I saw the look of surprise on his face when he checked on us and Taylor was still with us..we layed with her ,after a few mins.she was at peace.I hope this has helped you some. Debbie
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