Lost my baby to liver cancer
by Jessica Lansberry
My lil' Reno Casino, our 3 pound, 12 year-old Pomeranian just passed away Feb. 1 of liver cancer. It was a very brutal thing to go through.
About 2 weeks ago, he vomited a couple of times and seemed to have a high fever. With no problems before, I was concerned and took him to the vet. The vet did a blood test and thought he may be suffering from cholingiohepatitis.. I know he doesn't use drugs or share needles, so I was wondering how a dog gets hepatitis!
Last week, he was better than ever and eating normal and playing and very alert. Then on Friday, he seemed depressed and not happy... by Saturday, I was feeding him using an eyedropper to keep him hydrated and any proteins and recommended nutrients and electrolytes, to keep him healthy during his treatment on Prednisone. His legs were getting very stiff and he had problems walking. I searched this site, read many of your sad stores and tried to find any information I could. Sunday morning at 4:00, I woke up to hear my baby crying, like a yelp...
I took him to the vet on Sunday; and found out his liver was shutting down; he was in the early stages of jaundice, and his arms and legs were seizing up on him. By that night, he couldn't walk or move out of his bed and vomited everything; including undigested food he ate on Thursday night. It was then that I knew he probably wouldn't make it very much longer. As I was getting ready to call the vet to see if we could get him put to sleep, he released his bowels and let himself slide away. It was tough, I couldn't bear the thought of picking the time to put my dog, or any dog to sleep. It was too fast. Too sudden. I have an unpatchable hole in my heart, that hopefully with support from others will eventually get better, but right now, I am bawling my big fat head off thinking of him.
Thanks for listening. My heart goes out to everyone on this site that has lost their loved ones.