|Barked: Wed Jun 5, '13 3:13pm PST |
|Hi, My Name is Jake and I am very sick and my owners & I think I am dying.
I am a 6 year old English Springer Spaniel, born on 2-14-07, in a small town just north of Green Bay Wisconsin. Currently I reside on 15 acres of land with a creek running thru it, (love to play in the water) plenty of birds and critters to watch or chase, plus there is a resident cat, Marilyn, we are buddies.
My loving owners Rick & Sue have spoiled me including making me their traveling companion to places like So Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, and even Arkansas. I love traveling in the car even if it is just short jaunts.
Let’s get back to my medical issues. I started feeling sickly in March of this year, my stools were dark and I wasn’t eating. First glance at the x-rays, showed a mass in and around the spleen, possible tumor on the spleen. The vet also performed completed blood work, stool sample, etc. the usual procedure. Surgery revealed that the tumor, as large as an Idaho potato, was in my lymphoid and it had a 99.99% chance of cancer. The vet couldn’t remove it, because it was around some internal organs. I was put on steroids and antibiotics. Tests revealed that it was NOT cancerous. Next I was tested for northern fungal infection and prescribe meds just in case it was. Nope that wasn’t it either. By now I am getting real tired of being poked, cut and feeling miserable. It was brought to the vet’s attention that maybe I have the southern fungal infection, since I traveled with the family to Arkansas another test and another week of painfully waiting for the results. Guess what I DO NOT have it. My vet has been talking about my situation and they are stumped too.
Now we have run out of options. I have good days and bad days. The bad days are getting more frequent and intense. I still am taking steroids and antibiotics. My appetite is not real good, and at times a throw up my food. I am so scared and confused that I began pooping on the rugs and have a very fidgety night for hours at a time, wanting to constantly go outside in and out, in and out, etc.
Can anyone help me?? Suggestions?? Similar issues??
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