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Monday, September 09, 2013

My Special Boy

Life can be so cruel sometimes :-(

Last week Disney suddenly had a very bad attack where he needed to keep peeing and was passing blood, and he was very very upset.
I took him to the emergency vet at 10.30pm who administered an antibiotic jab, an anti inflammatory and a morphine jab. He said he could feel a mass and wanted him to be seen asap by a specialist.

The next day I was down at Godstone at the North Downs referral centre.
They kept him in and did an ultrasound and told me the news I didn't want to hear, and that was he had a huge mass in his abdomen that was pushing on his bladder.
However the biopsy showed that possibly it wasn't a tumour, however the only way to be certain was to open him up. When they did the biopsy some pus came out and tests showed necrosis .

Originally Steve and myself said that we didn't want him to undergo surgery, and we thought the kindest thing would be to have Disney put to sleep. However although 15.5 yrs old, his blood tests were amazing for his age. His quality of life is still good, he has no arthritis , and although deaf and has a heart murmur, he doesn't look or act his age.

We spoke with the specialist and Emily ( my fantastic vet)  and it was decided to give Disney a chance with Surgery. We have all agreed that once she has opened him up, if the operation is going to be straightforward with a good recovery, she will go ahead. However if , when she opens him, she finds a real mess in there, or the mass have infiltrated other organs etc she will call us and we will go down and say our goodbyes to him on the operating table and he wont be bought round.

I know there is a big chance we will be saying our goodbyes tomorrow, but we felt if there was any chance the op could be successful we had nothing to lose and everything to gain. Even if we have just a few more quality months with Disney it will be worth it.

So fingers and toes and anything else tightly crossed for my extra special boy.

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