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She is a 10 year old Golden/Lab mix. She is regtaining most of her fluid in her face and neck where when she is at her worst you cannot recognize her as herself. But she has also been retaining in her legs at times.
She is eating fine, but at times when swelling is in her lips she has to have the "puppy" size food or she cann't eat it. She is drinking a lot, but that is from the prednisone.
She is Urinating and having regular bowel movements.
She doesn't seem in pain, she seems to sleep more and is less involved, but she will still get up and play with the children for an hour or two in the evening and she still makes her nightly patrol of the house.
I would like to thank you for your information. I was so hoping that you would tell me it was an infection or something, but deep down I knew. I actually live in Michigan, I'm not sure what we will decide to do, but if you have the name of the Doctor who does the procedure in Michigan I would appreciate it.
Other than that procedure you are saying that there is little we can do to keep her quality of life going for longer? This is my children's best friend and the neighborhood's best friend. With a waiting room full of dogs three differnt children entered at different times and they all were drawn to her, puffy face and all. So for the love she has given us we need to get as much information and make the right decision for her.
My only other question is as far as you know does this cancer cause them pain? I want to make sure she is kept as comfortable as possible. And this is a dog that has had children climb and pull on her and has never yelped. So I don't know how much pain it would take before she would let me know.
Thank you for your time.