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I agree, it seems like fluid in her abdomen. It's exactly like the swelling Sissy had when she had excess fluid in her belly. I can't get an ultrasound any sooner than Thursday unless I take her to the U (where I don't trust them for various reasons). Even then I'm not sure they'd get me in unless it's a dire emergency. Can the fluid be drained prior to the ultrasound? My fear is they'd need to be guided by ultrasound so they don't do further damage while trying to help...

 

Vet opens at 9am. I'm having a hard time determining how much of an actual emergency this is, and how much is me just freaking out with worry...

 

 

Here's hoping it's something bedsides her liver. For whatever it's worth, I'm not a fan of the U either. I'll call you later today.

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I have an appointment with my regular vet today at 3:45. The ultrasound is still set for Thursday, but I want to see if there's anything we can do to give Chancy some relief in the meantime.

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Thinking of and praying for Chancey. :grouphug for both of you.

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Sending prayers for Chancy!

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Sending more prayers for Chancy. :hope:grouphug

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Chancy's update for today...

 

Her appetite is okay, now that I've discovered a new trick. I noticed yesterday that she wanted to drink the gravy on her food, but didn't want the solids. So since then I've been making "Doggie Smoothies" for her, which is basically the same mix of food, with extra water and/or chicken broth added and blended until smooth. So far she really seems to like them. :D Soon she'll be expecting a "boost" of bee pollen or some such extravagance. :lol

 

The ultrasound is still set for tomorrow at 2pm. We went to the regular vet yesterday and got an abdominal xray which showed that her spleen is enlarged. It was good to know it's not fluid (which means her heart is not compromised and her liver hasn't failed completely), but of course not good that her spleen is in overdrive. We'll know more after the ultrasound. If it's cancer of the spleen (a strong likelihood, though our vet kindly didn't want to use that "C" word), we'll need to determine if it has metastasized anywhere else. If it seems to be only in the spleen, it may be operable.

 

We'll know more after tomorrow.

 

Our vet laughed hard when he heard me refer to Chancy's ultrasound as her "spa appointment for her Brazilian..." :lol

 

Thank you all again (and still) for the kind thoughts and wishes. For now she's hanging in there. The heat and humidity of these last few days has been tough on the poor ol' gal. We're doing our best to keep her comfy, at the expense of our AC bill :rolleyes: . Our travel plans are up in the air until we know what we're dealing with. We still intend to go, but tomorrow's findings may change that.

 

 

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Aimee...

 

Hoping for very good results!!

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continued prayers for you all.

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Oh Aimee how clearly I see your tiger girl in my mind's eye - happy girl, thinking she can romp along the many smells in my back yard. I'm so sorry to hear she is not doing as well as we all had hoped. This heat must be a bear for her. Hugs from me and my crew - Carole

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Carole, Chancy loved digging in your doggie pit that day we visited. You're right, she really does forget she's a senior. She's eternally young at heart. It's one of the many many reasons we adore her. :wub:

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I'm so sorry to hear about Chancy. My Grainne has liver cancer (she is also 12 years old). She had a grapefruit size tumor (along with a good amount of her liver) removed at the end of December. They didn't get clean margins but she's doing great on a special diet (home cooking), herbal supplements and accupuncture. I wouldn't have put her through the surgery but she's such a good natured energetic dog we decided she could handle it. She also is showing early signs of LP and LS but she still thinks she's a puppy! We have no regrets, but every situation is different.

 

Good luck with your appointment tomorrow. I know how hard the waiting is. Hang in there :grouphug

 

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Ultrasound appt is today. My stomach has been in knots all morning. I brought Chancy to work with me today so we can go straight from here. She's resting comfortably on her bed by my desk. :wub:

 

Her appetite is still fine as long as I keep serving her meals in "smoothie" form. :chow: On our am walk she scared me a bit. It was a tad cooler today, so we went three blocks instead of one. But about 3/4 of the way home, she suddenly stopped in her tracks, closed her mouth and stared into the middle distance for a full minute. I saw drool falling from her lips. She looked like she was going to vomit, but was not heaving. After that minute, I coaxed her to continue walking another 15 feet or so before she did puke. Just a few tbsps of yellow bile. Chancy is not a puker, so this scares me more than it would on either of my other two dogs. After that she seemed fine. Ate her breakfast "bisque" like a champ. :)

 

I'm not looking forward to today's appointment. I know it's silly, and is the least of my worries, but I wish they didn't have to shave her fuzzy tummy. :sad1 It just reminds me far too distinctly of Sissy's ultrasound, where I was well aware she would not live long enough to grow her beautiful fur back. :cry1

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I'm glad to hear that Chancy is enjoying her smoothies! I will be thinking of you both today! :grouphug

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Here are new pics of my Stripey tigerdog. This is from Sunday, on our way home from a picnic at the beach. It's inside Chancy's chariot, our new minivan. :)

 

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And this is from two minutes ago, Chancy by my desk at work. :wub: Workdays are always improved by the presence of dogs. :)

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eta: cameraphone pics, sorry they're blurry.

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My stomach is flip-flopping with apprehension. Once in a while I have to remind myself to take deep breaths, and keep in mind that what will be will be. If Chancy's spleen is affected without metastases elsewhere, it may be operable. If it is metastasized cancer, we'll just keep her as comfy as possible for as long as possible.

 

Even if it is possibly operable, I'm still not sure she's a good surgery candidate. And if we do choose surgery, do we want to try the scope/tieback at the same time? It all seems like so much, too much for my poor sweet old girlie. :( Lots to think about...

 

Yesterday she chased Sparks (a grey we're pupsitting) once around the yard. She was having soooo much fun, but I had to stop her for fear of her getting hurt or having a breathing crisis. :sad1

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