June 10, 2009

Craptastic day

We got some sad news today. It looks like our little Scout Dog has bladder cancer. We see a canine oncologist tomorrow where we will get more information about our options and her prognosis. At this point we don't know much but we're hoping for the best.

A couple of weeks ago Scout had some growths removed (the kind most old dogs get). Before that surgery she had some routine blood work and a urinalysis done. The urinalysis revealed blood in her urine, so we gave her a round of antibiotics thinking it was an infection. The re-check showed no improvement, so we did a second round of antibiotics. Her re-check again showed actually more blood in her urine, so we did an x-ray looking for bladder stones or kidney stones. The x-rays showed a white spot on what we thought was her kidney but it wasn't clear if it was a stone or a tumor. Today the vet did an ultrasound which showed that it's a tumor in her bladder. They also looked at the lymph nodes surrounding her bladder and none of them showed signs of cancer, so that's excellent news. We don't really know what to expect from here, but will know more tomorrow.

Posted by Shelby at June 10, 2009 07:58 PM

Oh Shelby. I am so sorry to hear this. I know how beloved Scout is and has been to you and Kevin for so long. I'll be thinking healthy, peaceful thoughts for her and all of you.

Posted by: Anita at June 11, 2009 12:21 AM
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