Calypso & Zeus
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Chicago, IL
Dogs Name: Calypso & Zeus
Dogs Age: 11 & 10
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My Dobe with fluid around her lungs but is not DCM
My sweet Calypso, almost 11 year old black and rust Dobe, started having shallow breathing last week. I took her to the emergency vet and they took chest X-rays and said that is was most likely DCM or Congestive Heart Failure. She has fluid around her lungs. They put her on some medication for her heart and a something to reduce the fluid.
The next morning I took her to her regular vet and he ran blood work that showed came back normal with the exception of one reading. But he said it could be due to her being dehydrated from the pills.
I took her to the Cardiologist for a Echocardiogram. She said it was all normal and there was no sign of DCM. She removed some fluid and sent it for testing. The fluid did have some chunks of cells in them which kept clogging up the needles. She wasn’t able to remove all of the fluid.
The rest of the day Calypso acted a lot better and had some more energy. Her breathing got a little better. Now, two days later she is back to the labored breathing from before the fluid was removed.
The test results came in and it came back that it was probably cancer but they can’t be sure. They want to take her in for surgery to find out where it is.
She has lost so much weight, down to 62 lbs from around 70. She doesn’t really want to eat. I am worried she wouldn’t make it through a surgery.
Has anyone had something similar, and if so what did it come back as? Cancer or something else?
Any help would be appreciated!