Saturday, February 05, 2011

Sophie Update

As with most things in life, there's good news and not-so-good news. Sophie is feeling better and spending the weekend in the hospital at Purdue. Surgery is scheduled for Monday @11am EST.

Sophie's not only made friends, but has everyone there wrapped around her paw. When Karen took her out for a break yesterday after her exam & tests, even the front desk receptionist knew and greeted her. Sophie, of course, wiggled and squinted in response.

Sophie (at 7 wks) and squirrel

The test and exam results yesterday were not so good - Sophie's spleen doesn't look normal and there's a nodule on her liver. Since she's a middle-aged golden, realistically that makes them think cancer, possibly a hemangiosarcoma. On the other hand, it could still all be benign. They just can't know yet.

Sophie in front, Charlie behind.

On the good side, Sophie's wolfing down her food again, her blood count is up to 3/4 of normal (it was down to 1/2), she's feeling better, and (of course) everyone loves her. She has a whole team of great doctors caring for her. And she has the power of the paw!!

Sophie (l), Karen, and Charlie (r)

Thanks for all your thoughts and well-wishes! Karen and Sophie and we here all appreciate them -- more than you can know.

 

15 comments:

Kari in WeHo said...

We are keeping her in our thoughts

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Hoping for the best of news with Sophie!

Lorenza said...

I will have my paws crossed for Sophie hoping that everything is going to be ok!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Southbaygirl said...

paws crossed for Sophie!!!!

Woof

Velcro

Lacy said...

woofs, sending good thoughts, and putting the power of the paw to work for Sophie...hope all turns out well...

b safe,
rocky

Painter Pack said...

Praying for Sophie to have a full recovery. Sending healing Sibe-Vibes too.

Painter Pack

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

It's good to read an update--Know that we continue to keep her in our prayers that she'll regain her health!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Sending Golden Thoughts to Sophie. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

dewdana said...

Poor Sophie! Paws are crossed and glad to hear she is at least eating again. Please keep us posted. Moose's lady Friend swissie seems to have a huge tumor on her spleen but they are not going to do any testing because of her age and she is really barely able to walk so they would not do surgery on her anyway since she would likely spend the rest of her life recovering :-( Very different prognosis for a middle aged otherwise healthy girl though and paws crossed she only needs her spleen removed. I can only imagine how her family must be feeling with her away at hospital for so long.

dewdana said...

Poor Sophie! Paws are crossed and glad to hear she is at least eating again. Please keep us posted. Moose's lady Friend swissie seems to have a huge tumor on her spleen but they are not going to do any testing because of her age and she is really barely able to walk so they would not do surgery on her anyway since she would likely spend the rest of her life recovering :-( Very different prognosis for a middle aged otherwise healthy girl though and paws crossed she only needs her spleen removed. I can only imagine how her family must be feeling with her away at hospital for so long.

1000 Goldens said...

Oh were they every precious and perfect puppies! We are so glad she has her appetite back, and we pray that everything will be okay :(

Sam said...

Poor Sophie! We will keep our paws crossed for her. She and Charlie are such cuties!

Sam

Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie, Zeek said...

We're praying for Sophie to be cancer free. Papa's sister and their friends each bought a pup from a litter several years ago and each dog died at a young age of cancer. It is becoming more & more common in Golden's. Makes Mama so sad to see so many sick doggies. We know the Power Of The Paw will be with Sophie on Monday.
Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie & Zeek

Suzy (∆••) said...

Glads to hear the good and so-so news about Sophie. Thinking abouts all of you in Oregons and Indianas. The bestest to Sophie and her mum.

Suzy ∆•• and her secretary

Homer said...

Sending lots of love and good vibes to Sophie!

Love,
Homer