Guest freightsmom Posted July 22, 2013 Share Posted July 22, 2013 Freight has had dermal hemangiosarcoma since he was 4. Today was a routine visit to the dermatologist to have some places checked out and removed. Everything went as normal until the trip going home, which takes about 30 mins. I noticed that by the biopsied place on his left rib cage area there was blood beginning to pool. By the time we got home, I knew there was a problem so I called the dermatologist and told them what was happening and rushed back. Luckily, the dermatologist is located in a practice that also has a vet ER along with many vet specialists. By the time we made the trip back, the area was the size of a baseball and sticking out like a huge tumor on Freight's ribcage. Compression wrapping was done and the search for Amicar began. Four pharmacies later, we located the Amicar and I went to get it. Started him on the Amicar and the vet took blood for a CBC. Blood work came back okay but Freight continued to have the bleeding spread throughout his left groin area. Because of where he was, we were able to have an internal specialist, an oncologist and a surgeon all look at him. Long story short, he is staying at the ER tonight to be observed and hopefully, not have his condition worsen. He will probably get a plasma transfusion. Lesson learned...although Freight has had multiple biopsies and places removed, he has never bled. We will now do Amicar before any procedure, no matter how minor. It's not worth his life not to spend $50 for Amicar to prevent this from happening again. I wanted to share what happened today as a reminder that bleeding in a greyhound can happen at any time and just because a hound has not bled before, it can happen. Please send healing thoughts to my big red boy. He is the heart of our hound family. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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