First Angel...now it's Elsie..crying when peeing.!

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swannie
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Post   » Fri Jul 01, 2005 11:45 pm


Oh no! Poor Angel. I hope it's nothing serious.

Definitely go for the biopsy vs. the aspiration. Back when Flo got sick, the results of the initial aspiration were inconclusive, and I wish we'd just gone ahead and done the biopsy from the getgo.

Good luck, and keep us posted. Which vet will you be going to?

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Lynx
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Post   » Sat Jul 02, 2005 12:00 am


Good luck, Carol. I wish Angel the best. It does indeed sound like a really big lump.

You can also just have it removed and analyzed vs. trying to figure out what it is before it is removed.

GP Lover
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Post   » Sat Jul 02, 2005 9:04 am


I'm going to bring her to Dr. Schott. If there is a chance surgery is going to be necessary she's the one I trust the most for that.

I'll let you know what happens.

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Becky

Post   » Sat Jul 02, 2005 12:20 pm


Oh, man! Good luck with Angel. She's been through enough already.

GP Lover
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Post   » Sat Jul 02, 2005 1:11 pm


Well, we got to see Dr. Schott today. She took 2 x-rays and withdrew fluid. The x-rays clearly show a tumor or cyst above the bladder on her side. No point in doing a biopsy because it will have to be dealt with surgically anyway.

The fluid that came out was watery and off-white. Dr. S said it was unusual and she never saw anything like it before. It's being sent out for analysis.

She also took a blood sample. That's going out for analysis too.

If the results come back showing no cancer than she will do the surgery.

She said that most times when the tumor is filled with fluid it turns out be something benign. I hope I heard that correctly and it's true!

She also said it could be a cyst related to one of her prior surgeries (the spay, the exploratory bladder surgery, removal of lipomas).

I feel better about surgery now, knowing that she is in great shape at this time to go through it.

Please think good thoughts for Angel. She's certainly been through so much!

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Lynx
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Post   » Sat Jul 02, 2005 1:38 pm


Good thoughts here. I'm interested in finding out what it is too. Maybethen she could explain why it got so big so fast.

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Becky

Post   » Sat Jul 02, 2005 7:39 pm


Good thoughts headed her (and your) way.

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snowflakey
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Post   » Sat Jul 02, 2005 8:02 pm


Good and positive thoughts heading your way.

GP Lover
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Post   » Tue Jul 05, 2005 7:42 pm


Update: test results are in. Luckily, no cancer but she does have an infected abscess in her abdomen. The vet said it's a serious thing but better than if it was cancer.

Angel's starting Baytril today, until a culture comes back and tells us to use something different.

Thursday she will have surgery to drain the abscess. The vet said she'd have to put a drain in from the abscess to outside her body and I'll probably have to flush it out! UGH!

Unfortunately, she can't come home the day of the surgery so I won't be getting her back until Friday.

I hope she pulls through this okay.

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:11 pm


I wish the best for her too.

This abscess, is it related to any surgery she has had?

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swannie
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Post   » Tue Jul 05, 2005 11:18 pm


Oh no! Poor Angel!

Good luck with the surgery. We'll be crossing fingers and paws for her.

GP Lover
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Post   » Wed Jul 06, 2005 6:33 am


This abscess, is it related to any surgery she has had?
The vet said it is possible since she had so many surgeries. If not, she said it could be from something sharp that perhaps she ate and it punctured her stomach. The only thing that I am aware of that she ate that I would consider sharp is the stem of a grape. Unless she picked up something and ate it during floor time but I doubt it.

Oddly enough the mass feels like it shrank considerably. I can hardly feel it now! I hope that's a good sign.

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Jul 06, 2005 9:36 am


I tend to think the food idea isn't the cause. Guess I am recalling the abscesses that show up months later in neutered males and wondering if it is related.

GP Lover
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Post   » Thu Jul 07, 2005 1:43 pm


My poor, sweet Angel didn't make it.
She went into cardiac arrest at the start of surgery. The vet did an autopsy and said the abscess was so huge she can't believe she survived as long as she did.

Last night she had floor time and ate well. There were no signs of any impending doom.

I am in shock right now...leaving work to go home. I'll meet my friends at the office at 4 to say goodbye to her and get a clip of her hair.

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Piggster

Post   » Thu Jul 07, 2005 2:06 pm


I'm so sorry. It's so hard when you lose them.

Take care

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snowflakey
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Post   » Thu Jul 07, 2005 2:18 pm


Oh, I am so so sorry about Angel.

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lisam

Post   » Thu Jul 07, 2005 2:20 pm


How sad. I am so sorry.

GP Lover
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Post   » Thu Jul 07, 2005 2:23 pm


It hurts so bad because she was acting so normal and well and now she's gone.

Should I bring Elsie and Sophie along to say goodbye? What will they think if they just never see her again? They were all so close.

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snowflakey
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Post   » Thu Jul 07, 2005 3:11 pm


Can you bring Angel home for a final goodbye, rather than taking the others to the vet? If they were all close buddies the chance to say goodbye would be good.

GP Lover
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Post   » Thu Jul 07, 2005 3:23 pm


I'd rather not bring Angel home. I think I'll bring Sophie and Elsie with me to say goodbye.

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