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Old 01-10-2017, 07:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Bleeding A LOT- Mass near Kidney

Hello fellow hedgie owners!

My sweet girl, Q, has had a pretty crazy medical history. When she was 1.5 years old, she had bleeding in her urine and they gave her a hysterectomy. The results of her biopsy on the uterus were inconclusive, but indicated no cancer.
While she was under, the noticed swelling in her gums. They diagnosed her with squamous cell carcinoma aka gum/ mouth cancer.
I have been giving her Palladia (a liquid chemotherapy) given by her vet. It's been about a year and Q's mouth has seemed normal and same with her behavior.
Everything was fine until yesterday I noticed A LOT of blood in her urine and she kept bleeding and bleeding so I took her into the vet immediately (it was around 11pm). They gave her fluids and told me to come back to see the exotics specialist this morning. I did. They did an ultrasound and found a mass near her kidney. They believe it's cancer. The only thing to do would be to remove the mass via surgery which they don't want to do because it will require they take out her kidney and her other kidney doesn't look to be in perfect condition.
They are analyzing the mass and I should get results in the next two days or so.
My vet gave her a Chinese herb to help stop the bleeding. She said to keep her comfortable. She doesn't seem to be in any pain and is still eating and drinking. I'm just wondering if any of you have dealt with this cancer of the kidney and what my next steps as a mom should be. Also if anything has helped your little one with this.

Sidenote- Q is 2 years and 7 months. I got her from a breeder in Connecticut.
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