Kailua, Oahu Hawaii. — Overnight Lily got sick. She could hardly stand.
We took her in and they found a tumor on her spleen. She was bleeding internally, and so anemic her breathing was affected she needed a blood transfusion or she would be dead in hours.
Once they stabilized her they told us it was Hermangiosarcoma, and its very common in Golden Retrievers. It comes on fast and she only had days to live if we didn’t do surgery.
The bad news was that even if we did do the surgery she’d only have months. There was a small chance, only 10% chance that it was the benign kind. The vet said that in her 20 years of emergency medicine, she never had a case where that happened. We had to make a choice fast.
We didn’t want to give up. We emptied our savings account and did the surgery. They removed a 6 pound tumor! (photo below)
She immediately seemed better. But they said it would only be temporary. That in a few months she would bleed out. I kept saying, “but what if it is benign?” They were clear that it has never happened and we should be prepared and just enjoy our time with her.
One week later we got the results. This was the moment I told her.
Mahalo to Feather and Fur Animal Hospital for taking care of her. The vet tech actually used her own dogs blood to give Lily an emergency blood transfusion!
For anyone doubting this happened:
This is the tumor: http://i.imgur.com/98nTTOn.jpg
This was her scar: http://i.imgur.com/erUxGDI.jpg
THANK YOU to Davison from LOLPervs for all the YOUTUBE words of wisdome!
We now give our dogs the Turkey Tail mushroom. It has had major success against this kind of cancer. If you have a golden retriever or a German Sheppard they are at HIGH RISK. Look into this. Don’t lose your baby to this asshole cancer!
Yes this happened, no I didn’t have a treat, yes she gets excited at my voice, yes its annoying and yes she doesn’t understand English. She was happy because I was happy. If you don’t get it, you probably have never bonded with an animal and that is sad.