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My MaxyMax has an enlarged spleen

Iíve read enough of these posts to know what this could mean.

Heís nine and a half. Iím not ready for this.

I took him in for a hotspot and the vet surprised me with this.

Iím off to Leesburg, VA on Monday to the hospital there.

I keep trying to think of other reasons for an enlarged spleen. But I have the horrible feeling that Iím going to be close to losing my boy.


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Oh I hope it's not the dreaded thing. Best wishes for your boy.


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Oh I hope it's not the dreaded thing. Best wishes for your boy.


Thank you.

Iím terrified. Iím shattered and terrified.


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I'm so sorry for your worry, I remember when he was a puppy..... I am going to cross my fingers that maybe you would just be looking at removing his spleen. There are plenty of people who have done this and bought time. I'll be thinking of you this weekend, please keep us posted. I understand the sentiment "I'm not ready..."


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I'm so sorry for your worry, I remember when he was a puppy..... I am going to cross my fingers that maybe you would just be looking at removing his spleen. There are plenty of people who have done this and bought time. I'll be thinking of you this weekend, please keep us posted. I understand the sentiment "I'm not ready..."


Thank you. I just yesterday that my boy came home. It hasnít been enough time. I need more. Iím really not ready. I thought Iíd have maybe two of three more years. I canít do this. I canít lose him yet. Not yet.


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...t hasnít been enough time. I need more. Iím really not ready. I thought Iíd have maybe two of three more years. I canít do this. I canít lose him yet. ....
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Sending good thoughts and prayers for you and Max this weekend.
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Sorry to hear this, sending good thoughts to you and Max.
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I'm so sorry. Please try to bear in mind that 1 in 3 is benign...
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