After several days of daily talks with the vet. giving them updates of how he was doing it was time to bring him back to the animal hospital. In addition to all the medication he now was given for the kidneys, we had also provided urine samples for testing and would do several more times in the future. I did not want to bring him back but I knew we had to. Mikael and I decided to go together as Manuel always feel more secure with the both of us present.
Fourteenth of March 2016
During the meeting we got new information (new to us) – I guess they told us before but we had not really listened.
The spleen tumour – surgery to be planned
We were informed of that only a surgery could tell whether the tumour was benign or malignant. Going in and “poking around” for a cell sample where the tumor was could cause cancer cells to spread, so you didn’t want to do that.
They wanted to take out the tumour whole and intact.
- If it was a benign tumor, the prognosis was good
- If it was cancer, the prognosis was not good, not even with cytotoxic drugs
Cysts on the prostate
They told us that they also had found cysts on his prostate. This I believe can not be connected so directly to Atopica as the renal failure and spleen tumour but to us it was devastating it was yet another thing…
Dog food for renal disease
Yep, they wanted us to give him special commercial dog food for renal disease. We went for the canned version (even if much more expensive than the kibbles) as we thought that that might be slightly more interesting to Manuel.
This content is written post mortem but the date is set as correct in to relation when it really happened. I think it is very important to share this experience and knowledge but I have not had the energy to do so, until now (2021).