Post # 1
We have 2 dogs, a 10 year old black lab and a almost 3 year old yellow lab. Our yellow lab has not been herself the last few weeks, very lathargic, not eating much, very quiet- so unlike her. About 3 weeks ago she was not drinking or eating for 2 days and was drooling like crazy. I took her in, she had a fever of 41.5- crazy high, but vet could not find anything abormal. Sent us home on metacam and antibiotics, thinking it was some sort of virus, but told us that if she is not better bring her back asap as she had already lost 6 pounds since her last vet checkup in May. She seemed to perk up, we mixed rice and ground beef into her dry dog food, she started eating again, until this weekend. She stopped eating again, very lathargic etc. So Darling Husband took her in again this morning, and they did an x-ray, they found a mass infront of her heart that has pushed her esophagus 2cm back (no wonder she didnt want to eat or swallow!!). So she goes back tomorrow for an ultrasound to look at the mass, and then possibly a biopsy depending on the ultrasound. Because the mass is infront of her heart, they can only do the biopsy via ultrasound as it is so close. They dont know if the mass is in her heart, attached to her heart or infront etc. We find out tomorrow what we are looking at. Been a rough day, was at work all day, and was a mess. My students were wonderful, making me cards and giving me hugs. I will hopefully go to the vet tomorrow, so that I can be there during, and after to see the results.
I thought that I would have to deal with the eldest dog this year, as she is getting up in age and has arthritis. We never thought we would have to deal with this. I am trying to remain hopeful, and that this is something that they can drain or remove and we will be ok, but still realistic. Just needed to get that out, as trying to deal with it, so that I can go in tomorrow and not be a basket case……
Going to be a long few days…..
Post # 3
I’m sorry 🙁 My doggy is my baby and I feel for you. I really really do 🙁
Let us know how it goes tomorrow.
Post # 4
So sorry 🙁 It is always incredibly hard when our furry family members are not well! I hope you get good news from the vet!
Post # 5
aw *hugs* I couldnt imagine all the worry going through your mind right now,
Keep us updated and the best of luck!
Post # 6
I’m so sorry you have to deal with this 🙁 I know it’s really hard.
I’m keeping my hopes up with you, she sounds like a great dog and she’s lucky to have so much love surrounding her while she’s sick.
Post # 7
I am so sorry to hear this, what a heartbreaking thing to deal with. Please keep us updated and I wish your doggy the best out of this situation.
Post # 8
I’m so sorry. I don’t have a dog, but my family has always had cats and they are as much a part of the family as anyone else so I completely understand the love for your dogs.
To tell you a positive story… Several months ago our 16 year old cat was looking bloated and my mom took her to the vet and they did an ultrasound and found that her kidneys looked enormous. They sent her to the emergency clinic here which had better ultrasound technology because they were worried her kidneys were enlarged and might burst. We were petrified until they got the results back but it turned out to just be some weird fluid sac around her kidneys. Not worth doing anything to since she is 16. But they aren’t really endangering her in any way either. So fingers crossed that your dog might have a similar false alarm that turns out to be ok or easily fixed.
Post # 9
thank you for all of your kind comments, we are spending a quiet evening at home tonight, ordered Pizza in. We just took a bunch of pics of her and our other dog… cause you never know. She is still happy, just very quiet. We fed her some cooked veggies an rice and she dvoured it! She must be so hungry! Here is a pic of our yellow baby,
Post # 10
She’s beautiful! I really want to scratch behind her ears. Please let us know how it goes.
Post # 11
My thoughts are with you; my dog was very sick (she was very old and had cancer) a couple of years ago, and it was a very difficult time, especially during the diagnostic stages, so I know how tough it is 🙁
Sending you huge hugs xxx
Post # 12
Update please!! Sending good thoughts your way 🙂
Post # 13
Oh my heart is breaking for you. We had a bout where our 8 month old German Shepherd was drooling like crazy. The vet chalked it up to “gas” and we give him antacids occasionally. I can’t imagine losing him. I will be praying for you and your beautiful puppy!
Post # 14
What a cute furbaby!!! For a lab she definitelly must be starving. Our furbaby is a Labradoodle and he is pretty much a walkign stomach LOL
I hope she is ok. Hang in there sweetie 🙂
Post # 15
I’m so sorry, I hope they can do something for her! Labs are awesome, I just lost my 13 year old in August :(.
Post # 16
I hope she is okay, she is so pretty!