liver failure of 10yr old dog please help
My 10yr old Doberman suddenly began to lose weight, and just looked a bit 'off'. I took her to the vet this morning who ran and processed blood work while we waited.
I was told she was experiencing liver failure, which was most likely from one of two reasons: old age, or cancer.
I was told that if it was old age, there was nothing that could be done, as her liver was only at 50%. She said her kidney had lost about 10% capacity and was beginning to shut down.
If it was cancer, I could have the affected portion surgically removed, and hope that it was contained.
After 6 solid hours of crying, I'm now in begging stage: has anybody ever heard of help for a sweet dog like mine? We were only sent home with some pain killers to keep her from lots of discomfort. The jaundice is still relatively mild.
Please help - anything I can do, or do I wait for the inevitable? I was told anywhere between 2 weeks and 2 months. I'm just ill.