October 27th 2012 10:19 pm
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This is an update on me written by my Momma..
I don't even know where to begin about Ned. They sent the fluid around her lungs to be tested yesterday. The doc called this morning and said it is a tumor of some sort that is leaking causing the fluid there. To determine where the tumor is we will have to have an ultrasound.
We are aware of the one Lipoma (fatty tumor) on the front of her chest wall it was found a little over 2 years ago. The problem with that is she is too old to have any type of surgery on that because even though you can feel it with your hand it grew into her rib cage itself. They would have to literally cut her ribs to remove it. If it were discovered at a much younger age she would have had a chance of survival but at her age when it was discovered (14 yrs.) and even more so now at nearly 16 yrs. it would kill her. All the vets agreed on that.
The problem is her age above anything as to whether Ned could survive the surgery at all even if they found a tumor somewhere else to be the culprit. The other option is to bring her in to have the fluid removed and the doc said that could build up in as little as every two weeks or up to 4, but it will build up. The one advantage we do have is being aware of it and getting her in sooner for the draining of the fluid. We actually just thought it was the same virus that George, Buddy and Merry had.
She is so weakened down by this thing we don't know if we would be doing her a favor by finding where it was and putting her through surgery. It's a hard road right now..but all we want is what's best for our sweetheart. We don't want her to suffer, and to think she would end her life just knowing pain from a surgery that may or may not help her is tormenting. To make the right decision is torment. Please just keep us in prayer and I will keep you updated as much as I am able.
pawrayers of support for you on whatever decision you make,
we know you made it out of luv♥
Thank you Harley, your words mean so much to me and Mom. *Hugs*