Friday, November 16, 2007

They say that bad things happen in threes.

I hope that means we're due for a run of good luck. Che took two of our dogs to the vet this morning. Brandy was due for bloodwork but Abbey has been acting strangely since we got back from vacation, so she tagged along. She normally is a vacuum and will eat anything (and everything) in sight but the past few days, she hasn't wanted to eat anything. Turns out that she has a large mass in her abdomen. The x-ray shows her spleen being three times the normal size. The vet thinks the mass is in her spleen, and there's no way to tell yet if it's benign or malignant. Worse, it could be on her liver and possibly inoperable.

She is going in for an ultrasound on Monday, and in the meantime, we keep our fingers and toes crossed that (a) her spleen does not rupture before then; and (b) it turns out to be a benign mass that can simply be removed. Even though it's been more than five years since we lost our first beagle, Casey, to cancer, sometimes it still feels like yesterday and we are so not ready to go through that again.

Thank you to all my friends for your sympathies and commisseration on my injured foot and my lost job. But I can live with those things - they're nothing. I really really need my baby to be OK. Please send your good thoughts her way.


Robyn said...

Oh, Eva, I am so very sorry to hear of Abbey's troubles. I'm keeping everything I can crossed that it's benign and operable. What sweet, sweet face she has. Give her hugs and love from me

Laura B said...

Awww, poor Abbey. I'll be sending good thoughts her (and your) way.

Unknown said...

Eva, I am thinking so many good thoughts for you...
What is it about bad things lately...?

Anonymous said...

Eva, please please give sweet Abbey a gentle hug from me. She's such a love, and I know how much she means to both you and Che. Sending hugs, love, and good thoughts out to all of you. Please keep me posted.



Anonymous said...

(((((Eva, Che & Abbey)))))

My thoughts and prayers are with you and Abbey today as she has her ultrasound. I pray that the mass is benign and operable!!!!!

Lots of hugs,


Laura said...


I am so sorry to hear about Abbey. :( I pray that it will be an operable mass.

Laura said...


I am so sorry to hear about Abbey. :( I pray that it will be an operable mass.