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Kite - more than just leaking; it's cancer

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Burrowzig, Jul 31, 2020.


  1. Burrowzig

    Burrowzig PetForums VIP

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    I took Kite to the vet today to have her checked over for the leakage she's been having, now the vet allows owners in. Pee sample came back as unusually dilute, but no sign of UTI. Bladder felt enlarged. Vet took a blood sample, showed raised white count and low red count, kidney function OK but at the less good end of normal.
    So vet recommended an ultrasound, and it turned out that the abdominal ultrasound chap could stop off on route between other consultations, and found that one of her kidneys is several times the size it should be, taking up nearly half of her abdomen and pressing on her bladder - that's what the vet could feel, and there's another tumour on her spleen, most likely a hemangiosarcoma which is also large and might rupture any time. Vet said she might last last 6 weeks or so before going into organ failure, but of course I won't let it go on that long. She can have gentle lead walks, no running or jumping which could cause either tumour to rupture.
    It's come from left field, It looked like the loss of bladder control that's so common in older bitches. I took her in expecting to go home with a bottle of Propalin.
     
  2. Boxer123

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    So sorry to hear this x
     
  3. Teddy-dog

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    Oh my gosh @Burrowzig i am so so sorry to read this :( what an awful day for you! Thinking of you and the beautiful Kite x
     
  4. ForestWomble

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    I am so sorry to read this. Take care.
     
  5. Blitz

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    Oh no, what a dreadful shock. I hope she has a happy week or so at least. I know you will not leave her too long.
     
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  6. Siskin

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    I am so very sorry, what an awful,shock for you. Look after yourself as well as Kite
     
  7. O2.0

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    Oh Burrowzig I'm so sorry to read this, what a horrible shock. I'm sorry :(
     
  8. Lurcherlad

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    What awful news for you - so sorry you’re having to deal with this :(
     
  9. Kittynanna

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    So sorry such a shock for you, really sad x
     
  10. SusieRainbow

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    I'm so sorry, what a blow. Hugs for you and Kite.
     
  11. Sarah H

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    Oh gosh what a horrible shock for you. I'm so sorry to hear this, not something any of us would expect from those symptoms.
     
  12. Rafa

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    Terrible news to be given.

    I'm really sorry to read this.
     
  13. JoanneF

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    I have no more to say than everyone has said already. At least you know what to expect. I'm so sorry.
     
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    So sorry.
     
  15. Torin.

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    I hope you manage some lovely gentle outings for her enjoyment and your memories in the time you have left together.
     
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    Oh no! I am so sorry to hear this awful news. Sending you our love.xxx
     
  17. Magyarmum

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    I'm so sorry to hear the news. You must be devastated!
     
  18. Twiggy

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    So very sorry to read this.
     
  19. lullabydream

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    So sorry to read this about Kite @Burrowzig what a terrible shock for you.
     
  20. Kakite

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    I’m sorry to hear this, my heart goes out to you.
     
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