he had his ultrasound at Boundary Bay/FV Emergency Clinic today (thx mo for taking him)...the ultrasound still was not conclusive....liver and spleen enlarged, lymph nodes sl. enlarged ...could be lymphoma, could be infection or even some out of country fungus or tick born disease..depending on where he originally came from...bc dog or import?
in discussion with the vets, we decided to admit him so they could run some more tests.
I got the call at 11 pm, that Rupert was not doing well. his liver was crashing, his values had gone from 20 something just a week ago to well over 2000 tonight. I went straight to the clinic, and the dog I saw before me was not the dog I left this morning...Rupert was done.
Rupert died peacefully just after midnight...whoever his owner was...they never came looking for him when he was lost, but at least he knew that someone cared enough to come back to be with him as he passed from this life to the next.
rest in peace sweet, kind and gentle dog, you were a very special gift.