Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Just wanted to let you all know...........

(not sure what happened to the color but I like how it came out - taken in 2012, he stopped looking like this - lost weight, body mass - about 2 weeks ago)

First - since Lord Shiloh has been sick so much lately, I almost forgot to put up the header for his birthday month - March.

Now, not so good news.  In my last post I talked about our local vet visit and the results from that which mainly involved the enlarged liver and fluid around Lord Shiloh's lungs - I was grateful there was no cancer diagnosis since I suspected that.  After our visit yesterday at the Kansas State University Animal Health Center, it confirmed that what I had feared all along - actually worse.

 I am glad Lord Shiloh adored the vet student who helped so much.  Ok, so while the aspirate bx. still was 100% inconclusive, the blood work suggested otherwise.  The ultrasound showed multiple nodules in the liver and spleen.  Shiloh has several lymph glands that are swollen as well as an enlarged adrenal gland.  The chest x-ray showed fluid around the lungs.  One of the high readings on the blood work involved the kidneys which was a change just from this past Saturday at our local vet.  We got all the results except for the aspirate bx. while we were still there.  The vet called my sis' cell when we were on our way home with the results of the aspirate bx but it ended up going to her voice mail - we did get the inconclusive - it could not be 100% conclusive but all the other signs point to metastatic neoplasia.  She said if I had any questions to call her on Wednesday which I plan on doing.  I was told that he might have a couple more days - the cancer is too aggressive and too widespread for any treatment.

He is finally sleeping again - has been up and down all night.

And I need to go for now..........


Mom Kim an'Lord Shiloh

30 comments:

Mark Muller said...

it was a like an icy cold shower to read such bad news... I hoped so much for good things... I'm so sad with you and I hope so much for a chance for Shiloh... even when we would need a miracle... hugs to you and potp...

S. J. Qualls said...

Words fail me, Kim. I am so sorry, I know what he means to you. I'm sending cyber hugs.

Unknown said...

I don't know what to say, just wanted you to know that Boo n Basel send big hugs, luffs and licks. Were thinking of you all

Unknown said...

I don't know what to say, just wanted you to know that Boo n Basel send big hugs, luffs and licks. Were thinking of you all

stellaroselong said...

Tears. We are so sorry Momma Kim, I know this is hurting your heart. You are in all our thoughts and prayers today. Hugs to you and your little boy. Stella Rose and Momma

Milton and Mr. Stubbs said...
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Sandra said...

my heart is breaking for you and Shiloh and shasta. tears in my eyes for all of you. so very sorry.

The Daily Pip said...

I'm so sorry to read this news. Sending Shiloh and you much love, support and prayers!

Idaho PugRanch said...

We are so so sorry to see this news. we are sending you & Shilo lots of pug prayers and hugs.
Mr Bailey, Hazel, Mabel & Mom

Jans Funny Farm said...

Oh, Kim, I am crying for you. All I can think to say is I am so sorry for this diagnosis. Sending a warm hug.

Jan

Agnes B. Bullock said...

We are heartbroken at this news.

Murphy said...

Our hearts are broken over this news as we are sure yours is, only much more so. We pray for Lord Shiloh's comfort.

Keep Calm & Bark On!

Murphy & Stanley

The Army of Four said...

You and Shiloh are in our prayers. I wish we had met under better circumstances, but I am thankful to have met you and to spend a little time with you. If there is anything I can do, please let me know.
KZK
And Cam and Mags

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

We are saddened to read such bad news. Sending POTP and big hugs to you. The picture you posted with the prayer to a dog was very touching. It made Mommy even more watery eyed.

Amber DaWeenie said...

So many tears today. Kim, I know this was the worst news ever to hear. I have no words to say how sorry I am but I know that you know what is in my heart. Sending along lots of hugs and prayers too.

♥♥♥

Millie and Walter said...

This is not the news we all were hoping for. We are so sorry to hear about this diagnosis for Lord Shiloh. We know you will make the most of what time you have together.

MilitaryPugWife said...

Oh no. So sorry to hear this. Sending you a huge pug hug and kiss and prayers.

Ruby said...

Oh noes. I am so sorry to hear this. My heart just sank. Knows that we are all thinkin' of you and keepin' you in our thoughts and prayers. lots of {{{hugs}}} comin' your way. just keep lovin' eachother...
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Madi and Mom said...

Dear Kim and Shasta and Shiloh
We are so very sorry to read this news. We send you love and purrs and hugs
Madi and mom

24 Paws of Love said...

24 paws crossed for you and Shiloh. Hold each other tight.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
...can't give you any words that would make sense right now.... can you feel the hugs? (((((YOU))))).... YAM xx

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Our hearts are broken. This is such UNEXPECTED news... we were sure things were going to be fine.
WE are sending our LOVE and PRAYERS...

C.L.W.STEP said...

We are all so sad to hear about poor Shiloh! We don't even have words … But we understand perfectly how that feels when you get news like that.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We are all very sad to hear about Shiloh's diagnosis. It was very quick for us with Thunder too. We don't really know what to say, but do know that Shiloh has had a wonderful life with you and Shasta. Enjoy every moment you have with him. Many hugs and much love.

Woos - Ciara and Lightning and Mom Kathie

The Florida Furkids said...

Oh no....we're sending purrs and prayers to Shiloh and to you.

The Florida Furkids

Whitley Westie said...

Sendin lotsa hugs and luv your way.

Linda Szymoniak said...

I'm so sorry. My pack and I send our prayers. I'm a hound person myself, although I currently have four rescued Treeing Walker Coonhounds, I grew up with a Beagle and have had others since. I figure when I'm too old to handle the Walker hounds, I'll be back to having Beagles. I love them. I wish I could give Shiloh a big hug. Praying because miracles DO happen.

Caren Gittleman said...

Holding you all close to our hearts. We are beyond heartbroken, we had practically just met you and you were so kind to send Dakota a birthday greeting. This just isn't fair. I agree that miracles do happen and I am praying too xoxoxo DakotasDen

Tweedles -- that's me said...

This is soooo sad,,
We are so sorry
love
tweedles

Sweet William The Scot said...

I just read from Ann that Shiloh has made his journey. We know he was loyal and loving and your heart is heavy now ~ know that you have our deepest sympathies.
Hugs
Sweet William The Scot