Sharon Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania 9/27/2015 4:30:18 PM Our 9 1/2 yr old yellow lab, Tessa, was diagnosed with Evans syndrome last Thursday and was in respiratory distress by Friday morning when we called the vet to have her put,to sleep. Tessa's situation is the same as others reported here....fine and active one day, throwing up, not eating, lethargic, weak, and when the black stool occurred I knew we were in trouble. We are on vacation with her and had been doctoring with a different vet but they were responsive, helpful and gave us the best of care but ithe disease came too fast and too hard for her to win. We only adopted her 10 months ago but she was so special and we miss her terribly. Going home without her is breaking our hearts. Tessa had an OK blood test done on Tuesday but the same test on Thursday showed disaster had struck that fast. She did not suffer because we knew to watch for respiratory distress and we called immediately. It is a truly horrible disease.