Bad news everyone! Got the call from the IMS vet regarding her biopsies.
Pathology reports came in for the damaged intestines that was taken out during her surgery. Turns out its cancerous, lymphoma sarcoma. And it was also found at the ends of the intestines that was taken out as well, so that means the supposedly good healthy looking intestines that was put back together has some cancer cells there too.
There is no need for surgery again, at this time. Now we need to see an oncologist, for a consultation and possibly start of chemo. Our appointment is next week, the same time we get the 28+ staples out of her belly.
Lord love a duck!
Can't it get any better? The other organs: the liver was enlarged due to the toxins in her blood stream from the damaged intestine. The spleen had reactive tissue as well, but dogs do ok without their spleen...or so I've been told (petMD) and vets.
Whatever the case, it looks like my ebay sales and such, plus the goFundMe page aren't enough to cover anymore. I researched the cost of chemotherapy for dogs and it runs into the $6000-8000 for large dogs. Since our oncology appointment isn't til next week and treatment hasn't started, we might be able to get help from those foundations like Mosby now. I don't know. I'll going to try them all.