I am very scared for Algy. This summer he had a tumor on his spleen that ruptured and caused major and massive interal bleeding. He had emergency surgery to have his spleen removed and when the tissue was out they found that he had low grade lymphoma. The vet was sure that they got all of the infected tissue and that his recovery would be fine. Well, he is still doing well and his bloodwork is OK, although he is showing some signs of mild anemia. The problem is that his lymph nodes are swollen and the vet feels that its possible that more tumors are starting to form. They are hoping that the steriods that he normally takes for his blood disorder will quash the new tumors, but they have to wait and see what happens. If the cancer is back, there is nothing we can really do to treat him, except make him comfortable and spoil him with love and treats (which we do anyway). He is an older dog at almost 11, but I am still very worried that he'll die of cancer, instead of just dying of old age. I was hoping that someone could give me some advice that has been through this, or just maybe looking for some support.
We love him so much.
He goes in for bloodwork pretty regularly. I thought maybe I could start a blog, in case my experience can help others who might go through the same with their kiddo.