My 8yo Chocolate Lab Moe has been diagnosed with renal cancer. One of his kidneys still works,the other has a large metasticized mass causing it to be enlarged to the size of a football. He is set to have surgery to remove the bad kidney in the morning. Just wondering if anyone has had to live through this and what can I expect.
The vets at the University of Missouri Vet hospital are expecting a good surgery, yet i am concerned about the chemo therapy to follow.
Sorry no advise here but plenty of good thoughts and prayers to you & Moe
No advice, but best wishes for both of you.
♣ Laura ♣
Thinking good thoughts for you and your boy.
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Rhys, Ruby and Nola
I'm glad you're going to the U-Mizzou vet hospital and I hope Moe has a complete recovery.
Bess, my first Lab, developed cancer of her breasts when she was 7. Our local vet, who discovered it, wanted to operate but I took her to K-State's Vet Hospl. They did a radical mastectomy and discovered that it had metastasized to part of her lymph system so they also did a partial lymphectomy. Bess lived for nearly 7 more great years.
Hope you have similar great results. Please keep us posted on Moe's progress.
Puff [YF, AKC field line (from competing HT/FT breeder) 62 lbs, dob: 8-'01]
Bess [BF, AKC bench line (from competing show breeder) 55 lbs., 1967-1981] "Poor Bess, the Wonder Dog":
Sending good thoughts.
Moe survived a very lengthy operation to remove his right kidney which had a tumor the size of a football. The cancer had apread to his bladder,liver and vina cava.
I am happy to report that Moe is now home, eating and getting healthier by the hour. We still have a long road ahead as they discovered a spot on his lung and there are still cells on his bladder and liver. We return in 2 weeks to have his staples removed and to meet with the Oncologist to discuss chemo-therapy.
THANK YOU all who have responded and keep Moe in your thoughts and prayers.
I am sorry don't have any advice. I saw one of your posts last night when I joined......anyways, our old dog Grace (Gracie) got in really bad shape when she was almost 12. We found out she had a tumor in her mouth and with most dogs if there is a tumor in one place there is a good chance that there is another one somewhere else. So we thought she had a cancerous tumor on her heart. We had to put her down. So I know what it feels like to have a sick dog. I hope that little Moe will be ok! I will keep you and Moe in my prayers!!!!!! Hope the sugery goes well and the chemo therapy also!