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Whew, it is all fine but what a kick in the stomach feeling I had today.

I took Casey, Faelan and Towhee in for their SNAP tests (the ticks have been really bad lately) and while the vet is feeling Casey, his eyes got big and he looks at me and says , 'Casey's spleen is enlarged'.

So I ask, do you want to take an XRay and he says, 'No, I want to do an ultrasound ,, now'.

Crap .. as he's leading my Casey away all the awful possibilities are tearing through my head. I almost lost my King at 7 to a ruptured spleen and there is that horrible cancer too.

It all checked out fine; Casey's spleen and liver are both clear of masses and it will be rechecked once Casey has finished his antibiotics, but what a frightening feeling!! Thank goodness the ultrasound showed clear. Now we just get to wait on the senior wellness bloodwork results.

Thanks for letting me share.
 

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I am so happy that everything turned out fine with Casey! :smooch: How afraid you must have been.:no: Hugs going out to your Handsome Casey from me and my crew!
 

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How scary that must have been for you. I am glad things look good on the ultrasound and I hope Casey has a speedy recovery!!
 

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I'm so glad to hear it went well, but I'm confused....if the ultrasound checked out fine, what did he feel????
 

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I'm so glad to hear it went well, but I'm confused....if the ultrasound checked out fine, what did he feel????
Hi - the spleen is enlarged but it could be due to other things including infection. He might be in the chronic stage for Lyme or possibly have been recently re-infected; his spleen will be rechecked after 30 days on an antibiotic. He might have something else going on, but the enlargement is not caused by any masses/tumors which is a major relief...
 

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How scary for you. I'm glad he is okay. Keep us in the loop.
 

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Thankfully there was not any masses in his abdomen anywhere. Now he needs to kick the infection that might be causing the spleen to be enlarged. That had to have been really scary when he said that.
 

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ahhhh, now I understand!!
A customer of mine has a golden that had a badly enlarged spleen due to a bout with pancreatitis. He's just perfectly fine now!


Hi - the spleen is enlarged but it could be due to other things including infection. He might be in the chronic stage for Lyme or possibly have been recently re-infected; his spleen will be rechecked after 30 days on an antibiotic. He might have something else going on, but the enlargement is not caused by any masses/tumors which is a major relief...
 

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I'm glad they could do the MRI right there. I hope it is nothing! I would be freaked, too.
You know, I spent so much time in the Emergency Vets that when I needed to change vets, I swiched over to the Emergency one as my regular - it helps for emergencies, the dogs don't have to be transported back and forth between vets and the people at the clinic I now go to are absolutely amazing; not to mention all the equipment they have availble!
 
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