Thursday, April 9, 2009
We took Snickers into the vet over the weekend when he didn't eat his breakfast. He had been leaving food in his bowl all week and then when he wouldn't even touch breakfast we wanted to make sure nothing was wrong. After Saturday's vet visit we learned he had an enlarged spleen. They took some more blood work and we just got the news. Snickers has cancer of the liver and it has metastasized to his lungs and is in his bloodstream which makes it pretty much everywhere. We are taking him in tomorrow to test his liver function. If his liver is still functioning we can administer pain medication to make him as comfortable as possible. If his liver function has been affected too much at this point administering any sort of medication would actually speed up the process. Bottom line - not much time left. Right now our focus is to make him as comfortable as possible and to hope for as much time as we can get.