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Ax rushed to hospital yesterday
Yesterday was the day I had been dreading for a long time. Ax had been acting a bit lethargic, especially for him and suddenly a few days ago he stopped eating. Yesterday I noticed a puffiness in his normally trim belly. Took him to vet and as soon as he got on the scale I knew...75 lbs when he was 68 a week earlier and hadn't been eating. They did xrays and a sonogram and my worst fears were confirmed. Took him directly to the best AH in the area about 40 minutes away and the diagnosis was confirmed. He had surgery this morning and the spleen and tumor were removed as well as 1 lobe of his liver where there was also a tumor. He is 'resting comfortably in ICU' recovering. Masses were sent out for biopsy but the prognosis is grim.
Words cannot adequately convey the grief and sorrow that I, as well as my whole family, are experiencing right now. I am also sooooo very angry that this magnificent dog will likely not see his 9th birthday due to this wretched disease. It it just NOT FAIR! There were supposed to be many more sunsets on the beach for us to watch together and many more discs to be caught. There will soon be a hole in my life the size of the grand canyon.
He was catching 90 yard bombs (with 2 bleeding tumors in his gut) less than 1 week ago on the beach @ Wildwood that I posted video of.
He was wagging his tail and jumping around with 7 lbs of his own blood in his distended belly and a disc in his mouth 5 minutes before he went into surgery.
RIP AWESOME Axl
, you took part of me with you when you left. ALWAYS
forgotten. You were a ROCK STAR
and the best friend I ever had.