Puppy Mill Girl Health Scare

Hope snuggles on Windy during a lazy winter afternoon.

Hope is still snoring like a chainsaw, and we need to learn why and how to stop it.

On March 11 Hope was under anesthesia and checked with a needle aspiration and a biopsy of her tonsils. The results were inconclusive.

My veterinarian said the pathologist doesn’t think it’s lymphoma but cannot fully rule it out.

I can tell Hope is a bit uncomfortable with her snoring.

We have some options:  Have surgery to remove the tonsils and test that tissue. If it is lymphoma chemotherapy can buy her some time. Also while she is under we can have an ultra sound to check her organs to see if they are affected. My vet said she did not see any tumors or feel any enlarged nodes.

So, tomorrow morning we have an appointment with a specialty vet for a consultation about surgery and a consultation with an oncologist.

I have prayed Hope doesn’t have cancer. She suffered for five years in an Amish puppy mill, and I think she has suffered enough. At least Windy is back to normal.



About daysofourdogs

I have owned dogs nearly all my life. Many different breeds, mutts, rescues, and foundlings have found their ways into my heart. I have two dachshunds and a miniature schnauzer now. I hate puppy mills and want them wiped from the face of the earth.
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4 Responses to Puppy Mill Girl Health Scare

  1. Becky Goodman says:

    Praying everything is fine with Hope. “Our kids” can give us some scares can’t they!

  2. I am hoping that you will get good news and this question will be rendered moot. But if not, please think long and hard before you subject your beloved dog to chemotherapy. I’ve had dogs for more than 40 years and they are a central part of my life. But having seen my father go through cancer treatment and die anyway– I would never subject another living thing to chemotherapy. There are worse things than death.

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