Roo Posted September 30, 2016 Share Posted September 30, 2016 Daisy the ~12-13 year old terrier had a (constantly bleeding) growth removed from her leg that turned out to be hemangiosarcoma (like I kept telling the vets, but none of them believed me till it was removed and sent off for pathology ). The surgery itself went well, but she was so stressed out from the anesthesia that she paced and cried the whole night - I'm nearly positive she was hallucinating, too. She wouldn't lay down and she cried for hours and hours and I cried too because there was nothing I could do to help her - she wouldn't accept cuddles or pets and couldn't stay still. I sat on the floor with her and was just there - she'd come by, stand on my leg, cry at my face, then pace away again. It took her a few days to really get back to normal. Anyway, while we were going through this ordeal (starting in July!), I noticed a little lump on the same leg and mentioned it (to every vet we went to - we were trying find a good one in our new city - took us forever but we finally did!). The theories ranged from "Just an old lady wart - they get those" (yes, she's covered in them, but none of the other ones have any portion of the 'wart' under the skin like this one) to "Doesn't look bad, so just keep an eye on it." I've mentioned that sometimes it looks bigger and then smaller, but the general consensus stays "As long as it's not doing anything, just ignore it". Today it looked really big. Not huge, but definitely bigger than it's ever been. So now I'm worried (because when am I not worried? ). Google tells me it's probably a mast cell tumor, but I was wondering if anyone has ever experienced dermal or hypodermal hemangiosarcoma growing and shrinking - I expect it's possible, as the growth on the surface of her leg changed size sometimes, swelling with more blood, then bleeding and shrinking. We are, of course, going to be headed to the vet for a biopsy or FNA (she has to go next week for her monthly anal gland squeeze anyway ). But every time I google hemangiosarcoma, threads from Greytalk show up so I thought I'd ask Oh Knowledgable Greytalkers So does anyone have any experience with hypodermal hemangiosarcoma or mast cell tumors? Quote Mom of bridge babies Regis and Dusty. Wrote a book about shelter dogs! I sell things on Etsy! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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