Any of you following this thread know that 9 days ago, Sarge collapsed and became unresponsive. Over the night, his dad and I laid with him, not expecting him to survive the night. He was pulse-less and barely breathing, but not in pain.
He made it through the night so I took him to the vet. The vet determined he had a massive abdominal bleed and ordered an ultrasound, but it could not be done till the next morning. Sarge pulled through another night so Wednesday, a week ago, we went in for the U/S. He was still too weak to even stand. The U/S confirmed that he had a bleed from a tumor on his spleen and also had lesions on his intestinal area and prostate. Lymph nodes involved as well. :o(
On the way out, Dr. Heintz handed us a box of chinese herbal medication (yunnan baiyao) and said it may help with the bleeding but that Sarge may be too far gone. What would it hurt? We took Sarge home to keep him comfortable. Mind you, Sarge is a big boy; 100lbs of love and joy. Tim and I slept with him and worked our schedules so that we were always by his side. He was never alone. We syringe fed him chicken broth and water and carried him out with a sling to potty. I was taking the capsules and mixing with the broth to administer.
Saturday he acutely stood up on his own but was still very weak. We continued to give the herbal med, 2 pills 2 times daily. Today Sarge is hopping out to potty on his own and eating and drinking out of his dish, no longer having to be hand fed. He even begged for his evening walk tonight, so we took a very short stroll.
There are not words to express our shock in his miraculous turn around! Thank you for your prayers and ++++ thoughts. We understand his cancer is terminal, but for today, Sarge is a nub wagging happy pup!!! Love every moment with our precious boy!!!
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