Bianca is having spleen/mass removal surgery tonight
Bianca was acting odd this evening, was limping a little and then did not want to eat dinner which is totally abnormal for her, I checked and her gums were pale. So I rushed her in to the vet, I thought it might be bloat but it turned out she had blood in her abdomen. X-rays showed an enlarged spleen and then further ones showed a mass on her spleen... My vet did a few things and then had me take her to the emergency vet where they could do more since it was after 6 and they were closed technically and also don't do that type of surgeries...
She's at the emergency vet now and she is going to have surgery tonight (splenectomy). I just talked to the surgeon on the phone a while ago, they said she is doing well and they were about to start, they will call me when she is out of surgery (a few hours.) The good news is the x-rays didn't show any other visible masses, but there could be something that could not be seen on x-ray, of course they will look during the surgery and then we have to wait for the biopsy results, but of course a splenic mass is not a good sign... I hate waiting and not knowing though, I am a nervous worried wreck right now.
She's only 8 years old. Last night we took a ~3 mile walk to the park with friends, she was acting totally fine and even played with another dog (well, tried to-- it was a Chihuahua and was scared of her) so it's really hard to believe, it has all happened so fast..I was totally unprepared for this.
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