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While walking my 2 GSDs yesterday I turned around to see Shaeffer (11) laying on the grass. He has gotten at least 2 walks a day his entire life and I had never seen this before. I got him up and noticed a sack hanging from his abdomen. Within 3 hours he had undergone a splenectomy for a bleeding tumor. Now we are in the waiting phase (3-5 days) for the biopsy results. Yesterday I never heard of hemangiosarcoma and now I await the worst possible news.
He's been a terrific companion,a red and tan 92 pound beauty,a little aloof but unflappable nerves and boundless energy for play. He loved other dogs,loved people,almost never barked,just a dream pet GSD. I can't help but sob at what seems likely to be the final days of our wonderful friendship. I love ya buddy.
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Titon and I have our paws crossed in prayer that Shaeffer pulls through this. Hugs and puppy licks to you and yours.
 

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Sending you and Shaeffer good thoughts.
 

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sending positive vibes for you both, hang in there
 

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My old guy had his spleen removed about 4 years ago and it was covered with tumors. For a variety of reasons I didnt have them tested. He recovered quickly from the surgery, has had no other health issues (except old age), and is still with us at 12. So hope the report comes back benign for your buddy! Will be thinking about you guys... let us know
 

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Paws and fingers crossed here that it is benign. :hugs:
 

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Praying that the results are good. I think we all know how this feels. :hug:
 

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That is a great picture. I hope Shaeffer recovers!
 

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I'm so sorry. Enjoy him while you can and help him enjoy all his favorite things in the mean time.
 

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I can understand what you are going through. I had a similar issue with my mixed GSD in April 2009. Even though Daisy was 12 1/2 and a diabetic, she was living life to the fullest. One minute she was fine and the next minute she was doubled over in pain. It took us 48 hrs to get the test results back. With her age and diabetes, removing the spleen may not have extended her life or given her quality of life. We ended her suffering but still miss her everyday.
 

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I am so sorry you received such bad news. Remember the good times and I agree, spoil and enjoy him for as long as you have him. Remember that often they give you a few weeks and it could turn out to be months...make as many memories as you can and take a ton of pictures.
 

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I'm so sorry. It makes me cry just reading your post! Enjoy the time you have. I have been through a similar situation and my dog only lasted three days. It was very painful. Sending you my best!
 

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Oh no, I'm so sorry. I know this is a horrible time- I'm sure you'll make his last days comfortable and filled with love
 

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So sorry to hear... Give him a hug for us
 

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He's back to normal for the moment,very happy,engaging and playful. I call him "Shaeffer 2 times" because he always has ignored the first command,it was annoying but now I'll embrace it. Hard to imagine life without him,he was here first in 1999,then my daughter arrived in 2000 and another daughter in 2001,he's their big brother!
 

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I am so sorry to hear this news. Big hugs to you and your family.
 

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I am so very sorry for your horrible news. You are both in my thoughts and prayers :hugs:
 

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So happy to hear Shaeffer is doing well, love both ways is a thing no one can explain you just have to experience it and with a GSD it truly is special.

He is beautiful, take lots and lots of pics !!!! and enjoy every minute you have left with him.
 
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