Abbey's Mom here. Abbey has not been feeling well for the past week. She hasn't been eating - except for a biscuit here and there. After a week of this we headed to the vet this morning.
An x-ray seems to indicate that the cancer she fought 4 years ago - has returned. This time to her lungs. Abbey is staying at the vets for the next 48 hours. She'll get some fluids - and we're hoping that this is just a little lung infection - and after some fluids, etc - she'll bounce back. After all - we didn't see a tumor - just cloudy lungs. Of course we never went to medical school and had no idea what we were looking at! We'll see. The next 24 hours will tell.
We have an appointment with Abbey's oncologist at the Animal Medical Center on Thursday. If the fluids don't do the trick - that's the next step. And yes, Abbey has an oncologist.
In the meantime - please keep Abbey in your thoughts and prayers. I did take a snapshot of her at the vet's this morning - but she looked so sad I don't think that's how she'd like you to think of her. So this is one of my favorite pics - one happy (and silly) pup.
We will let you know as soon as we have news. In the meantime I'm heading back to see my girl this afternoon loaded up with her favorite biscuits - and favorite toys. We're taking the squirrel , the bunny, and of course - her very own Air Force One.
UPDATE: Tues. 5:30pm. I just got back from visiting hours. Abbs is responding well to the IV fluids and antibiotics. She's eaten almost a whole can of Wellness Turkey - and had SEVERAL biscuits with me. (Her favorites are the Tartar Check Biscuits from Nutro.
Our appointment with the oncologist has been moved up to 11:30am tomorrow. I will post an update following that visit.