I have not good news.
Lycia for the past week has had a white blood cell count which has been very high, and then dropped, and bounced back up.
After her injections of meds she has been much happier - more willing to eat etc. However, we went back to get her spayed today (the vet is concerened it's a infection of the uterus) and her white blood cell count was up.. the vet called me in and asked me to feel her side, where there is a very large mass stretching from her stomach into the groin. Needless to say my heart dropped into my stomach. These growths have to be barely a week old maybe less, we are almost 100% sure they were not there at her last check up less than a week ago. Or at least not this large. My vet, a truly incredible individual (as in, Lycia was so stressed after all these tests she was freaking out in the vet cages so he had his staff take turns holding her in their arms all day) told me he would do some Xrays to see if it was in her lungs, and if so, it would be inoperable.
He sent me home - I made it to the car before losing it. He called me a few hours later to inform me that the Xrays were inconclusive, and it's completely grey area. It's 50 50 good or bad. So, on wends he will take her to the local human hospital and do a whole body scan, they will probably biopsy the masses to be sure.
I'm rather in a daze, this is my little girl, she isn't even 11 months old yet, it is unthinkable to me that she could have cancer when she is bounding around my room. So, if I can selfishly ask for your good thoughts towards my puppy, I would be grateful. To believers of any sort, prayer and light are very much needed.
I'll keep everyone abreast.