Monday, October 20, 2014

Hemangiosarcoma



Results are in from Purdue, and although they are waiting for more lab results, it appears that Annie had Hemangiosarcoma.

It's a rapidly growing, highly invasive variety of cancer, almost exclusive to dogs, rarely in cats, and almost never in horses.  The tumor often appears on the spleen, right sided heart base, or liver.  It causes right sided heart failure.  It is most often diagnosed post mortem as it doesn't start causing problems until late in its development and those problems are catastrophic.  Aggressive and early treatment can extend life by a few  months, but it is a fast moving and %100 fatal cancer.

The above video and the video below are Annie EXACTLY one month before her death.


3 comments:

  1. How bizarre, but how fortunate that you gave her release before it really took her down and made her miserable. RIP Annie.

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  2. I am so sorry. I was going to say I hope Purdue's findings help give you some sort of closure but ... nothing really helps. And wow what a bizarre disease. Sending good thoughts your way.

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