If you missed the earlier post today, Gracie, our beagle is sick. We took her to a second vet for another opinion.
For those of you who have asked, we got Gracie as a rescue dog three years ago. At the time they thought she was five.
The good news…her blood work is good and it isn’t Lyme’s Disease. The bad news….she has a tumor the size of an egg in her abdomen. It is a floating tumor and that is suppose to be a better kind as there is a good chance it hasn’t spread…and those types have a better percentage of being non-cancerous.
Now the hard part….what are we suppose to do….surgery? Put her to sleep?
The possible tumor prognosis if surgery is done:
It’s cancer and it’s bad and they put her to sleep on the spot.
It’s cancer and has not obviously spread….???
It’s cancer and contained to the mass. She could have a normal life expectancy.
It’s not cancer and she would have a normal life expectancy.
Recovery would be typical of being spade.
I wish the line between humane and inhumane was more clear….I’d hate to put her down if the tumor is non-cancerous.
Right now I am leaning towards surgery with the promise from the vet that if it looks at all bad that she be put to sleep immediately.