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We got some bad news yesterday. I took Sano to the vet because he seemed a bit off, and a quick, in-house ultrasound scan revealed a splenic mass. It’s probably not benign. It’s still small and doesn’t seem to have spread, but these usually do, within a few months.

Sano is almost fifteen, and with surgery, a mass like this would return in about three months anyway. The vet said we could do a more thorough ultrasound for $400, but A. it won’t really reveal anything we don’t already know and B. I don’t have $400, because Haku’s $8000 surgery is still nowhere near paid off. The only way to know for sure what it is is to do surgery.

So with surgery a few months, and without surgery a few months. Honestly surgery seems like the stupidest idea at this point.

What we can do is some treatments, like TCM and palliative care, to maybe slow it down. Tumors like this generally aren’t painful. He doesn’t feel it and isn’t uncomfortable. 

2016 is just awful.



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Jun. 30th, 2016 03:21 pm (UTC)
Oh no, poor Sano. It's an awful situation because they are telling you that even with surgery, it will just come back.

My heart goes out to you sweetie. xxxx
Dec. 22nd, 2016 04:03 pm (UTC)
Happy Christmas to you and yours. I hope you all have a great Xmas and New Year xxxx
May. 11th, 2017 08:51 pm (UTC)
Thinking of you all at this sad time. I wish I could hug you for real. I hope you can find peace with your family and your happy memories of Haku. Luv and hugs sweetie xxxx
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