A visit to the specialty veterinarian today did not provide definite answers for Hope’s problem.
We are working with a surgical oncologist, who took his time and explained everything well.
X-rays of her lungs were good. An ultrasound of her abdomen found an enlarged lymph node outside her colon. A needle aspiration, which this vet urged to be done quickly because I was so distressed, did not give us a concrete answer about cancer.
Hope is still snoring like a chainsaw and in some discomfort; we will have her tonsils removed tomorrow morning, March 18. The tissue will get a biopsy. In addition, we will have a CT scan of her head and her nasal passages scoped. Given all that, we should know something definite.
Hope will spend the night in the hospital, which has round-the-clock care. We hope to bring her home Saturday.
Although I haven’t seen you since you were adopted, I still think of you often. I’m so glad you got your happily-ever-after. I’ll never be able to count the number of dogs I’ve known in my life. Once in a while a special dog comes along that never really leaves your heart. You are one of those special dogs. I just heard about your cancer scare. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Mendi–are you the woman who first rescued her?
Please know she is loved.
Dear Kelly, Steve, Hope, Jake & Wendy,
Many prayers are being said for your little Hope. There is a prayer chain that as started across the countryfor Hope..hugs to all.