Friday, 7 March 2014

Clarence Update

I didn't get any stitching done last night as we got some bad news about Clarence...

Clarence is in hospital having an operation today, so please keep him (and us) in your thoughts…

An enlarged lump was discovered on Wed night and he had an ultrasound and xrays on Thursday when it was found to be a mass on the spleen. It doesn’t look like it is connected to anything else, so that at least is positive. And the spleen can be removed, so another positive. It is rather big though, somewhere between the size of an orange and a football – we saw the xray and it was quite big which is worrisome.

Anyway, the vet is operating to remove it today and then we will take him to an emergency centre where he will stay overnight for observation – fingers crossed he recovers OK and we can bring him home on Saturday.

There is a more than 50% chance it is cancer, and possibly a bad one which means he may develop other cancers even if this one gets removed, but we are hoping for the best results…  The picture below is from last night – he just wanted to cuddle…

Happy Stitching,


  1. Keeping my fingers crossed for Clarence and sending you good thoughts and best wishes!

  2. Hope everything goes well with Clarence. I recently had one of my own dogs in the hospital for two nights so I know how stressful and heartwrentching it is. Sending lots of 'get well' wishes to Clarence all the way from Sweden!

  3. What a beautiful dog Clarence is! Hugs and prayers for all of you! And sending some "Eskie mojo" too! :-)