I was a little slow writing my first post about our trip because our 13.5 year old dog, S, started manifesting some health issues soon after we arrived home. He had an awesome trip, galloping and gallivanting with the other dogs. However, shortly after arriving home, he had some anal bleeding and a visit to the emergency vet. The bleeding seems to be caused by a mass in his anal sac. They took a needle biopsy, and we're awaiting the results while keeping S comfortable. The worry is that it's anal sac adenocarcinoma - a fairly nasty cancer.
Needless to say, I'm feeling worried, worried, and more worried. I feel simultaneously wired and sick at times like this. I hope that the wait for news isn't too long.
In the photo below from our vacation, S sported his fleece-lined windproof jacket that he likes to wear in the mornings and evenings while camping. He gets cold very easily.On the good news side, my friend's dog, Julius, does NOT have hemangiosarcoma or any kind of cancer. The splenic tumor was benign. That's cause for joy.