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post #1 of 6 Old 04-18-2012, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
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Bad weekend with my dog...long.

So I just need to talk about my poor puppy dog.

This past Sunday (4/15) when my mom went inside after doing chores in the barn and to give our German Wirehaired Pointer, Trina, a bath she noticed something. Trina did not want her belly touched at all and when my mom did touch it she whined. It was also swollen. So after calling our vet and thinking that she had fliupped her stomach they told us to take her out to Michigan State since they didn't have the staff on at the time to care for her.

So while I stayed at home to finish up some things in the barn my mom drove out to MSU. Well after a while I tried calling and texting my mom and she wasnt answering so I finally go a hold of my dad (who was in FL at the time) and he told me the bad news....they drained a bunch of blood out of her stomach :( And that she has a tumor on her spleen and that I needed to get out there to see her.

Once I got out to MSU my mom told me that they took more x-rays of her chest and abdomen to see if there were more tumors and that if there was we were going to have to put her down. This news was awful since we had to put our other dog down this past January. The vet finally came in and told us that there were no other tumors which was GREAT news!

We got to take her home Sunday night, she was on painkillers, we were also risking that she might bleed out overnight but we wanted at least one more night with our dog.

Well Monday night my mom got an appt with our vet and took her out there and it was decided that we were going to have her spleen taken out so it doesn't spread, but the if the cancer had already spread from her spleen they were not going to wake her up. :'( My dad took her into our vet yesterday morning and she had surgery....well I got a text from my mom that she made it through totally fine!! They are going to pick her up today. I am so glad that my parents spent the money on the surgery and that it all went well. Even if it only means a few more months with her.

The one on the left is our lab, Jaz, that we had put down January 2012 and the right is Trina our Wirehair. :)

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post #2 of 6 Old 04-18-2012, 09:29 AM
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Awe. The worst things about dogs is the **** things dont live long enough! So sorry to hear about the problems but im happy she was able to make it through and it seems as if luck was on your side.

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post #3 of 6 Old 04-18-2012, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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I know! I wish they would just live forever! Ha. And yes it does seem that way. Now I'm just praying for a good and speedy recovery.
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post #4 of 6 Old 04-18-2012, 10:15 AM
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Bitter sweet news. So glad your dog came out of it ok and that you have more time to spend with her.
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post #5 of 6 Old 04-20-2012, 09:26 AM
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YEA and glad she is home. What a scary thing to go through. Give your parents a big hug for doing the right thing and for loving animals as much as you, their daughter does!!
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post #6 of 6 Old 04-23-2012, 05:37 PM
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So glad she is recovering now! Have you contacted her breeder in case it's something they should tell other pup owners to watch for? Poor baby! Glad it was caught in time, though.
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