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Hello Fellow Greyhound Moms and Dads, My husband and I just returned from the animal hospital where our son, Rudy, is currently undergoing surgery to remove a tumor in his spleen. There is a likely diagnosis of Hemangiosarcoma, but we wont know for sure until early next week after they biopsy it. The doctor said there is a 80-90% chance of the tumor being malignant based on the blood pooling in the area, as well as other surrounding factors. Needless to say, we are devastated by the possible diagnosis - this is our first Greyhound and he felt perfectly fine up until this morning. Further, with a confirmed Hemangiosarcoma diagnosis, the vet has given him a timetable of 2-4 months to live past surgery, possibly more if chemo becomes an option. In the likely event that it is Hemangiosarcoma, does anyone have any knowledge of or previous experience with this type of cancer in Greyhounds? Or perhaps any recommended oncologists in the Boston area? If chemo becomes an option for him, does anyone have any suggested types/methods of chemo or meds they've found success with for Greyhounds? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
I need advise on what to do with my 10 1/2 year old greyhound name Jazz. Jazz has kidney disease, diagnose last October. She was diagnosed with mrsa on her toe last Thanksgiving been on antibiotics for all of this time. Did culture a few weeks ago and the mrsa is finally gone however her toe is swollen and red. I still soak it in a antibiotic wash and keep it covered so she does not lick it. Last week she was not feeling good and my vet told me to bring her into the hospital so he could try and figure out what is going on. They did an ultrasound of her abdomen and found a growth on the top part of her spleen, the vet thinks it is cancer because of the shape of the tumor. The vet wanted me to do another urine analysis to check if the levels are increasing and if so Jazz could not go through surgery, I would have to put her down sometime in the near future. He does not want the spleen to rupture. If the analysis comes back stable he said I could do the surgery and remove the toe and spleen or I can do another ultrasound( I have an appointment in 3 weeks) to check the spleen and make my decision after that. After reading and talking to people about Jazz there are mixed thoughts on what I should do. I want what is best for Jazz, quality of life. On the good side her heart and lungs sound great. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Our boy Duke is in the intensive care unit today due to a 13cm blood clot in his portal vein. They've started him on heparin, antibiotics, and pain killers, but they said he'll be in critical condition for the next 24-48 hours. The clot is blocking blood flow from the spleen and the pancreas, causing fluids to accumulate in his abdomen. He also has bloody diarrhea. Please keep Duke in your thoughts for us. Victor