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My buddy hoosier is sick and I'm trying to understand the

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My buddy hoosier is sick and I'm trying to understand the illness..they say he has Thrombocytopenia
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Jess K replied 1 year ago.

Hello, this is Dr. Jess. I am sorry to hear about Hoosier. I am attaching an article for you here on Thrombocytopenia which gives some general information about the disease and its possible causes and treatment. http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=1646

Do you know if they think it is immune mediated or are they unsure?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not sure at the doctors right now...again 5 days after initial X-rays and blood test..as the first few days after the steroids he was acting normal but today he is winded when he walks 20 feet.. Gums r pale.. Very lethargic
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Internal bleeding on spleen .. Hermangio sercoma...they say... Will surgery save him..? :(
Expert:  Jess K replied 1 year ago.

I am so sorry I was away from my computer driving and just saw your message. I did not realize that you were at the better he was so critical. I cannot tell you whether the surgery will save him because it is going to depend on whether the hemangiosarcoma has spread elsewhere. I am going to open your question out to other experts because unfortunately I'm not at my computer anymore and perhaps someone else can call you back.

Expert:  Jess K replied 1 year ago.

Here is a link with information on that tumor http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=1449

Expert:  Doc Sara replied 1 year ago.

Hi there, I'm Dr. Sara. How is Hoosier doing? If you still need our help just let us know. If not, just disregard this message.

Thanks :)

~Dr. Sara