Happy Sunday, everyone! Here we are post-walk at our grandpawrents’ place, tired but happy, having a great time (grandpawrents are so much easier to train! 🤣) and clearly not missing our pawrents at all!
Here's the scoop. I had felt like Boogie wasn't feeling good for the past few days, just a feeling I had. He was panting at night but he was two weeks overdue for a groom and we had a new comforter on the bed so I thought maybe he was just hot. Everything else seemed normal. He went to the groomer this morning. When he called to say he was ready I asked how he was and he said he was his normal self. I walked in and Boogie and Cody were in the same large crate both excited to see me. I walked over and unlatched the kennel and the both came out. I began to put a leash on Cody and was alerted to Boogie somehow. I looked back and he was on the floor. I ran to him and dropped to his side. He was limp. I was freaking out some so it's foggy but he started to pee...it was shooting all over and I was trying to pick him up but he was limp. I started to rub his chest like a sternal rub and began breathing in his nose, dog CPR I suppose. I was screaming at the groomer to call my husband and trying to stand up while I was sliding in pee🙄. I looked in Boogie' s mouth and everything was pale and grey. He came to, not limp any more but was just staring. I ran to the car. Called the vet, drove like a bat outta hell all the way there. They swooped him in the back. A few minutes later vet came in and said his heart is racing and abdomen distended and color terrible. Probably ruptured splenic tumor. She said she needs to do quick ultrasound. She came back said no blood. I felt relief. Fast forward a few hours. Chest x-ray shows giant, round heart. Spleen is huge and bright on ultrasound but no masses are seen. Bloodwork all normal. She says his heart murmur has progressed and maybe a lesion on the mitral valve? And that spleen is almost surely lymphoma. She gave me two heart meds and a 600$ bill. I made an appt with a cardiologist and oncologist for Wednesday at 4. He is 10 years old. It seems like Rudy just left.
He seems fine now. Resting with me. Was so scared. Thank you everyone for thinking of us. I hope we can find something that will extend his life and comfort for years to come. He is our sweet Fat Boogie ❤❤. #fatboogie#schnauzersofinstagram