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Emergency Splenectomy

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Davis had an emergency splenectomy on Friday night.

 

When I got home from work on Friday, he was panting very heavily and generally seemed very uncomfortable. My vet was unavailable and the e-vet wasn't open yet, so I called around until I found a vet still in the office who would stay open for us.

 

They did an exam and found a fever of 104 degrees. Full blood panel was normal. X-rays showed a hugely enlarged spleen and large splenic mass.

 

Transferred to e-vet for the splenectomy. Thankfully, there was no splenic mass; it was all huge spleen.

 

This morning, we had the follow up with our vet and everything looks good. Just waiting on the pathology.

 

Davis is eating and drinking normally. Managed to keep him off the couch for about 36 hours. Back to his normal self.


AMF All for One "Allie"

Color Print "Davis" (1/29/2009 - 2/24/19)

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I have been following on FB and am glad to see that he is doing so well. I have lost two dogs to splenic masses that ruptured. Most likely they were cancerous, but, we don't really know. The dogs were fine in the morning and gone by day's end.


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