Shadow #219532 -Thank-you friends for my DOTD honor!!

Mixed Breed | FEMALE | 13 YEARS OLD | New Springfield, OH

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Christmas Eve Shadow started to swell again. I called the vet and they upped her dose on the Lasix, we had to let her out every 2-3 hrs and yes in the middle of the night. It did not help her at all in fact she has gone from 33 inches Christmas eve to almost 36 inches, I measure the belly every day. It was terrifying watching her swell and become more uncomfortable. When the vet heard she wasn't responding he suggested she be seen by her oncologist. So last Friday we took her, they did an MRI and blood work, we now know that the tumor has penetrated her heart and is starting to interfere with its function. However her blood work came back perfectly normal, all levels exactly where they should be. This is good because dogs on Lasix normally show elevated levels in a lot of places and at least right now hers are normal. So all of the belly is being caused by the fluid draining off of the tumor. She added a drug to the Lasix that works on a different part of the kidney than the Lasix. She gave me the mildest dose possible, but it isn't doing a thing either. I am supposed to talk to her on Friday, hopefully she will increase it a bit. Shadow was beyond excited to go for a ride in the car and kissed me most of the way there. All of the vets came to see her and all of the girls did too, She sure did love all that attention!! :) The worst part is they shaved her belly, just too darn cold out there for that. I took an old pair of fleecy pants and cut off the leg, I put it on from back end, it kind a fits like a sausage casing but at least the belly is covered & warm. Even though the vet visit wasn't good news at least now I know what is going on with Shadow, the NOT knowing part was killing me. Just loving & cherishing my girl for as long as we have. Jan 23, 2015 is her 1 1/2 yr milestone since she had the window put in, she certainly has tenacity. Hugs & Love to all. Shadow & Mom Lynn


Shadow #219532 -Thank-you friends for my DOTD honor!!

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Shadow is a Pitt/Lab mix & was six different places before she came to us, She was just being a very busy puppy. Nobody wanted her, but that has changed everybody that meets her wants her now!! She is the love of my life and follows me everywhere when I am home. She is the most awesome dog I have ever owned!!!

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