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  1. Re: Surgery Scheduled

    Thank you so much. I have partial results. The splenic mass was the most benign scenario. It would have eventually burst, so I'm lucky it was discovered and removed.

    They sent her liver biopsy...
  2. Re: Surgery Scheduled

    I don't have any pathology reports yet, so I have a few more days of apprehension, but surgery went well. They pulled a couple lipomas and a liver biopsy while they were in there. The surgeon said...
  3. Surgery Scheduled

    I've scheduled her splenectomy for next week.

    I initially scheduled it at her local vet, but I had misunderstood and thought she would be coming home the evening of surgery. It turned out that...
  4. Re: Diagnostic Plan to Rule Cusahings In/Out

    Thanks, Squirt's Mom. This forum has been invaluable.

    I definitely want to get that spleen out and reevaluate the diagnosis later on. I hope she is just like Squirt.

    At the moment I'm...
  5. Re: Diagnostic Plan to Rule Cusahings In/Out

    Thank you.. That's how I feel as well.

    Regarding the report, this is everything not-normal...

    LIVER: the liver is large and diffusely hyperechoic-no focal masses or nodules are seen
    SPLEEN:...
  6. Re: Diagnostic Plan to Rule Cusahings In/Out

    The ultrasound was consistent with Cushing's, unfortunately. Her vet would like to move forward with testing and if that confirms it, she would like to medicate. My main hesitation is the follow up...
  7. Re: Diagnostic Plan to Rule Cusahings In/Out

    Thank you both. Her teeth look great according to her vet.

    I need clarification from the vet about the urine tests. I donÂ’t know why she didnÂ’t do the cortisol test with the last sample and I...
  8. Re: Diagnostic Plan to Rule Cusahings In/Out

    Yes, that’s what the report says.

    Her ultrasound and sterile urine sample tests (which I’m dreading on her behalf) are scheduled for Wednesday.
  9. Re: Diagnostic Plan to Rule Cusahings In/Out

    + I just received her urinalysis and there is no reference range listed, but Googling seems to show that the Specific Gravity (1.03) is normal.
  10. Re: Diagnostic Plan to Rule Cusahings In/Out

    Looking back at her pictures I see that she was ancient looking, but I did not see it at the time at all!

    Yes, it was included. This test was through IDEXX. It says "IDEXX SDMA" with a reference...
  11. Re: Diagnostic Plan to Rule Cusahings In/Out

    Yes, I think there is benefit to taking a look around in there. The vet mentioned "maybe GI, maybe gallblatter..." and several other things she'd like to take a look at.

    I'll request the...
  12. Re: Diagnostic Plan to Rule Cusahings In/Out

    Thank you so much for all of this information and the quick reply!

    She is a 40 pound mixed breed dog. Medically, I don't know what her life expectancy is. Personally I hope she lives forever with...
  13. Diagnostic Plan to Rule Cusahings In/Out

    Hello,

    A tentative diagnosis of Cushings has been discussed for the past three years for my beloved dog, based primarily on elevated ALP results that are doubling each year. She did not have...
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