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Cooper has Hemangiosarcoma

This was in this thread: http://www.goldenretrieverforum.com/...emoval-16.html (hemangiosarcoma/spleen removal) - but I decided to move it into it's own thread for updates.

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On December 2, Cooper, who is nearly 12 years old, collapsed on his walk. My parents rushed him to University of Penn Vet ER. They discovered he had two tumors on his spleen and internal bleeding. They opted to remove the spleen ASAP and biopsy the tumors, hoping they were benign. He also needed a blood transfusion. Unfortunately, they found nodes on the liver and determined it was hemangiosarcoma. Prognosis - 3-4 months at best.

He's been home now for almost two weeks and it's like he's found the fountain of youth. He's jumping around and happy. He wants to play with Shadow. Aside from the shaved belly and stitches - you'd never know there was anything wrong with him.

We were there this weekend to visit and he was great - all smiles. He really is such a wonderful dog - the best dog (sssshhhh...don't tell Shadow I said that). I can't imagine a world without Cooper.
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Hopes and prayers for your Cooper! Maybe he will defy the odds...


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Prayers for Cooper, that he has much more quality time. Such a sweet handsome guy.



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So sorry to hear about your dog. I was looking at this website today because one of the stores I go to sell this balm from a company called "Buck Mountain". Please check out milk thistle, not a balm but as supplement. I don't know if it will help.
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Good luck Cooper! We are all cheering you on! Go Coops!!

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Sending prayers and positive thoughts Cooper's way, he's such a beautiful boy!






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Thanks everyone. Cooper got his stitches out today - the doctor said he looked good (all things considered). Can't wait to get home to him at the end of the week. Shadow and I will be spending a week and a half with my parents so we can spend time with him.
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Just thought I'd give a little update on Cooper. We've been home visiting my parents for over a week now and you'd have no idea Cooper was sick. Typical old man with some puppy energy still left in the tank. December 21 was his 12th birthday.

His regular vet has him on Denamarin and Yunnan Baiyao. She said it's exactly how she would treat her dog in this situation (since my parents decided against chemo - they were told it wasn't a great option for him at this point).

Here's a video of him and Shadow playing in the snow. Six month-old puppy versus 12-year old man - I think Cooper holds up pretty well.


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They are adorable love the video!
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