My vet said that my dog (Male, Bichon Cross, 10 yo, 13.7 lbs) may have cancer and it may be wrapping around some muscles
and perhaps some internal organs. This started as cyst or a large pimple that has been getting bigger over the past two months. And it finally broke today. This “growth
developed on his left shoulder area. The vet was able to squeeze quite a bit of subcutaneous (white buttery-like material) from the growth - approximately one to two tablespoons.
He wants me to bath the wound with Hibitane Skin Cleanser and “pack” in some Hibitane ointment into the wound twice a day. Also, I’m supposed give my dog 1½ Clavaseptin (50 mg) every 12 hours. I’m supposed to conduct this regime for the next week.
In addition, my vet said that surgery is only a 50-50 proposition because of the possibility of this cyst maybe entwined with other organs and because of his other conditions. My pup is also taking Benazeprip (5 mg), Teva Hydrochlorothiazsaide (25 mg), Aldactone (25 mg) for a heart valve flutter and Torbutrol (1 mg) for a cough.
My dog doesn’t appear to be in any discomfort and only “Squeaked” twice while the vet was squeezing this cyst to remove some of the subcutaneous material. The vet wants to do this for a week and then see if there are any changes. At this point I am very distraught about any prognosis. He has to have the surgery to obtain a biopsy. or he could pass away in a matter of months if the cyst is malignant. On the other hand, if the cyst isn’t malignant he may not survive the surgery because of his other problems and this cyst may not even be cancerous.
What do you do? I don’t want him to die because he is quite you and he’s very very good not to mention the companionship that he has been. He is the only thing I have left.
I want him to live as long as possible with a minimum amount of pain.