Tilly is not doing well

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  1. Ski-Patroller

    Ski-Patroller Cooper, Terminally Cute

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    Tilly has been very quiet and has had no appetite since she came back from our cabin Monday night. She was pretty normal walking around in the snow at our cabin, and first I just thought she was tired out after 4 days at the Mountain, but she has gone outside and laid down in the snow at home, and seems disoriented. She is drinking and had normal pees and poos, but no appetite at all, and will only get up and walk if I really ask her. At 13, She is old, but just had a wellness check last week with no obvious problems. We have a vet appointment this afternoon, but I am concerned that something significant is going on.
     
  2. Saffy/isla

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    Hi just wanted to reach out and say that i will be thinking of you and Tilly,it's awful when our gorgeous dogs are unwell and we are so worried. Let us know how you get on at the vets.
     
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    Hope she is ok. Fingers crossed.
     
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    I'm very sorry to hear this :( Hopefully the vet exam comes back ok and it isn't anything too serious.
     
  5. Jade

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    I hope she's feeling better soon..
     
  6. Ski-Patroller

    Ski-Patroller Cooper, Terminally Cute

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    Well the news was not good. We are pretty sure she has Hemangiosarcoma which has ruptured. We took her from our vet to a surgery center where they did an ultrasound and were pretty certain of the diagnosis. They felt the survival after surgery was 2 months or less, if she made it through at all, and we could not see putting her through that.

    She does not appear to be in a lot of discomfort, but she won't eat and only gets up to go outside to potty. She can still get up and walk with difficulty, but she doesn't react to much of anything, and appears confused. She has lost a lot of blood internally. We have our vet coming by this evening to put her to sleep. We spent the night in our family room with her, so she would not try to go up or down stairs. Cooper and the rest of her family will miss her.

    Hemangiosarcoma

    1. Hemangiosarcoma is a tumor that develops from cells that line blood vessels (endothelial cells). This tumor most commonly affects middle-aged or older dogs of any breed. There is an increased frequency in golden retrievers and German shepherds. Hemangiosarcoma is described as indolent in onset, meaning it develops slowly over time and is not painful to the dog. Signs usually do not show up until late in the disease, when the dog suffers from internal bleeding due to the tumor rupturing. The organ most frequently affected is the spleen, which can cause extreme blood loss, with the dog showing signs of shock such as sudden weakness, pale gums, and labored breathing. This tumor also frequently affects the heart, liver, and skin.
     
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    Oh so sorry to read this. So hard, despite a great age. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time :(
     
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    I'm so sorry. It's truly heartbreaking. Our 13 year old Airedale Terrier died from this last year. There was nothing that could be done but end his suffering. It's so sad.
     
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    So sorry to hear about this. The same thing happened with my husband's old Springer.

    Will be thinking of you and your family.
     
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    So very sorry to read this. How devastating for you.
    Thinking of you and your family.
     
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    Thinking of you.
     
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    I’m so sorry to hear the news about Tilly. Thinking of you all, including Cooper.
     
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    I am so sorry to hear about Tilly.
     
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    So sorry, Big hugs from me and Rory xxx
     
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    I'm so sorry.
     
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    So very sorry to hear this :hug:
     
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    So very sorry to hear this....hope you’re doing ok.
     
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    Oh I'm so so sorry,thinking of you all
     

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