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Help. My Dog is Near Death
My Golden Retriever, Tucker 8 years of age developed a 3 inch tumor under the right elbow literally overnight and his health has declined very rapidly.
He was fine Friday, then limping in pain on Saturday when we noticed a tumor/lump under his right elbow that positively wasn't there the day before. We had it sampled and on Monday,the biopsy showed it malignant but localized. The plan was to remove it. But all of the sudden my dog become extremely ill and started throwing up, and was lying around staring at the wall all day showing no emotion. Tuesday morning, he was so sick we took him back to the ER and Vet said my dog was in septic shock which they said was caused by histamine release from acid in his gut which he was throwing up. He had surgery Tuesday (12/4/2012) to repair a hole the acid caused in his gut. How, or is it possible for a Dog to develop a malignant tumor in one day, followed by sepsis and is now in critical care?
The progression was seriously:
Friday=Fine Saturday=Tumor/Limping (not ill) Sunday=Throwing up Monday=Lying in Same Position all Day Tuesday=Grey Gums, Near Death, Sepsis.
What really happened? How come the Vet didn't pick this up on Saturday when the Tumor was there and shrugged it off as no big deal, don't worry blah blah blah. Now my dog may not make it another week. How do you develop cancer in one day?