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 Post subject: Spleen Tumour
PostPosted: Yesterday, 19:14 

Joined: 11 Aug 2018, 15:54
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Hi there
Never expected to be joining this forum to inform you of the sudden death of our labradoodle , Merlin our boy was our lives, he was only 5 and a half and collapsed suddenly , within 2 hours he had passed. We are heartbroken , how can you be running around on the morning and playing fine and gone a few hours later. It makes no sense , it’s been 2 weeks now and I still cannot accept it. The post Mortem revealed a tumour on the spleen which ruptured . He was eating fine that morning, toilet etc as normal , walks and full of energy running around with our other dog, Meghan a border terrier .

He had a tiny fatty lump appear when he was 2, Albeit it grew a little bigger some months and months later we then asked the vet as we were concerned so agreed it should be removed,it never ever bothered him, it was under the skin not visible, upon removal we were shocked at the size of the incision and told they were not certain it was a fatty lump after all and it needs to be sent off for biopsy, it returned finally from the lab and we were informed it was a mast cell tumour but it had been successfully removed with clean lines.

This was 18 months ago, we checked his lymph nodes regularly and he had his routine check and booster in April, all was fine with him then .

We are just devasted, he was just such a wonderful wonderful Doodle, and he’s just irreplaceable , he had a fab life and holidayed with us in our touring van, which we bought for him, he spent a month in the highlands with us in May, and had the most amazing time.,


 Post subject: Re: Spleen Tumour
PostPosted: Yesterday, 23:06 

Joined: 10 Sep 2010, 18:36
Posts: 2179
Sarah, such terribly sad news,so sorry to learn of it and even more difficult to come to terms with.I can bearly imagine what you are going through,totally heart wrenching.Reading your news, I read on about what a fantastic life Merlin was having, that it made me smile. Despite the hardship of his sudden loss, so many moments of laughter and joy to recall. My thoughts with you all.

 Post subject: Re: Spleen Tumour
PostPosted: Yesterday, 23:06 

Joined: 30 Oct 2007, 11:25
Posts: 4886
Location: Newton Abbot Devon
Oh Sarah!...I am truly so,so sorry to read of your tragic loss of Merlin.
There are no words at a time like this but I'm sure that all of us here will understand your pain.
I too have had to say goodbye to two of my labradoodles .....he first one Bobby died aged 11years from a blood disorder but my second was my wonderful Huggy who died very young (not quite four) like Merlin he was struck down by cancer :cry:
After Huggy passed I did get another Dood... Jethro.....he helped ease the pain but at a year old he was diagnosed with a mast cell tumour at the bottom of his back
It was successfully removed and like you I was shocked by he size of the incision and the number of drains in the wound :? He is now five years old and so far has remained clear.
I loved all of my dogs and could never replace the ones that I have lost but by getting another it helped ease the pain and gave me something to get up for and care for.
I hope that in time you too will find room in your heart for another Dood ...perhaps a rescue?
You gave Merlin a wonderful life and what better memorial to him than to offer a kind loving home to a less fortunate dog.
In the meantime sending you a big hug ....we feel your pain.
Linny & the boys.


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