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I have been posting on main board, we had the ultrsound done, shows a spot on pancress, stomach is clear, spot on liver, now what to do? We do not think opening him up, is a good idea, so thinking of doing a needle aspiration, i bet i spelled that wrong, if any one has ideas , please let me know, he threw up, this morning again.
 

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I also have no advice, but I know that you will figure out what is the right thing to do. My prayers are with you all.
 

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I have no answer for you, but hold him close and give many kisses & hugs.
I will keep you in my prayers.
 

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The throwing up makes me think pancreas, but I was hoping for an infection. What have they said about the spots? Is there anything else it could be? I am surprised that they didn't want to do the needle biopsy during the ultrasound. I think that's the only way they could be sure they were pulling from the spot areas. Are they treating him for anything right now? I am sorry you are going through this, we are sending Golden thoughts for your boy.
 

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I have no knowledge of this -- but as Amy22 said, you will figure & decide the right thing. We will continue thoughts/prayers for you & Spencer
 

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Oh, gosh I'm sorry you're going through this. I have no idea what to even suggest or tell you. Did they give you anything to help settle his stomach? Do you trust your vet? In situations like this I always ask what they would do if it were their friend. I hope he gets to feeling better very quickly and that the spots are just "age spots" and that his tummy is just sensitive.
 

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I can (unfortunately) understand what you're going through The only advice I have is to not let your thoughts run ahead of reality - take every new discovery/development as it comes. What I mean is please try to not let your thoughts run wildly pessimistic. You're in my thoughts.
 

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yes, next step, is a needle aspirate, of liver, i missspoke of pancreas, i called to get paper work on the test they did, picked thst up, it is the liver spots are on, it say's, the liver was moderately uneven in texture circular lesions, largest being 2 cm, and surrounded by a subtle hyperechoic rim. LYMPH NODES, hypoechic nodes measured 1 cm., 3 were noted.
 

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How is Spencer feeling this morning?
What has the vet suggested so far?
I'm sorry I've got questions and not answers but I will keep Spencer and you in my thoughts.
 

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Sorry to hear of the lesions on Spencer's liver. I am hoping for a optomistic outcome for your guy. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
 

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He is not really his self, a little down, seems still tired from being at vets most of the day, threw up once yesterday, not yet today, gee i am so worried, he has always from day one been the best dog, you know it turned out when we brought him home, at 8wks. old, we had two visits with the breeder back then , 3 if you count just being interviewed, that this little puppy back then, had picked me for his owner mommy, the breeder said, i sure wish i could had found her, i have tried on here monhs ago, just wanted to thank her.
 

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My heart is breaking for you.... what is the vet suggesting? Is Spencer eating? Does his blood work suggest anemia? I am another who wishes I had answers for you and not questions... I'm sorry. I have been in your shoes before and have always been fortunate to have a vet I truly trusted and felt was in practice for a true love of animals. I generally ask the vet "if this was your dog, what would you do next?". It usually helps. This is a part of life where I absolutely hate being a grown up.... so hard to make decisions on your own. What has vet suggested to treat symptoms?
 

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I think the needle aspiration is a good idea.
My dog's specialist had me give me denamarin - a Sam-E and milk thistle supplement that helps with liver function. Maybe tht woul help Spencer.
You will both be in my thoughts and prayers.
 

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Any news on your sweet boy?
 

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I'm so sorry to hear you are dealing with this. Sending you comforting wishes. I have no advice other than what's been said before- trust your vet and trust your instincts. God bless Spencer and you.
 

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He did not vomit, thursday, friday, he felt a little better friday, saturday, he was bright eyed, played some ball, ate very well kept food down, sat. night wanted to go out , when it is not normal for him, ate breakfast this morning, then aboit three hrs. later it all came back -up, so i will be meeting with vet. tomorrow, discussing what is next.
 
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