I am looking for similarities
in all individual cases of
I wonder if we all tell our
stories we might come up
with some commonality
between the specific
situations in which all of
our pets got this disease.
So please email me the
details and I'll put your
pets story on Shelley's
UW HISTIO VERHAAL
Ik ben op zoek naar
overeenkomsten in alle
individuele gevallen van Histiocytose.
Ik hoop dat wanneer wij onze Histio verhalen
vertellen, wij overeen-
komsten ontdekken over
de manier waarop onze
huisdieren deze ziekte hebben opgelopen.
Stuur mij de details en
ik zal het verhaal van uw
huisdier op de Histio
website van Shelley zetten.
These stories are all
may vary and response to
therapy is not always the
same. - Disclaimer -
Deze verhalen zijn allemaal
symptomen, situaties en
verschillen en de reactie
op therapie is niet altijd hetzelfde. - Disclaimer -
German - Hund
Maligner Histiozytose French - Chien
l'Histiocytose Maligne Italian - Canis
Maligni Histiocytosis Spanish - Perros
Histiocitosis Maligna Dutch - Hond
Schitzu/Schnauzer mixed breed
June 6, 2000- July 24, 2010
Story told by Yadira from Arizona.
Our sweet Schitzu/Schnauzer baby Andy was born on June 6, 2000 and we just lost him on July 24, 2010. I want to share our story about him with you so maybe it can help anyone with this awful silent killer.
We noticed Andy wasn't himself a bit more lethargic and stopped jumping on the bed, started taking naps in a different area - changed some simple habits around. He didn't want to eat his regular dog food anymore. We just thought he was getting sick of his food (he still liked red meat and ham) . . . he was slower on walks we figured it was summer and he slows down in the heat normally plus he was 10yrs old.
His belly started getting bigger and it was not a weight gain belly. We took him to the vet, first they thought it was a tumor, then a tick born illness, bacteria or fungus from here in AZ - he was very anemic and we took him to a special hospital where he'd have the best care. They gave him a blood transfusion and he looked good for that day - made him strong enough to get more testing done.
The doctors were stumped when nothing would come up. All organs were fine they called it a "strange " case. He had no red blood cells and they didn't know what was destroying them. Finally they did a bone marrow test and Andy had histiocytic sarcoma. This liquid in his stomach was from the proteins not getting to his body he had a very very low red blood cell count. They told us Andy had 3 to 4 weeks to live when he left the hospital that Friday and he died 30 hours later. He was in my arms with us right there with him, he took his last little breath, let out a sound of release and is now in a very happy and amazing place. They said once the symptoms come up it's too late.
The doctors said he was not in pain. He gave us no signs that he was in pain but how can we know for sure. He was our sweet baby boy and there will never be another Andy.
Be sure to seek the advice of your veterinarian about any question you may have
regarding your pet's health and behavior. No diagnosis can be done without a veterinarian actually seeing and examining the patient.
DOG OWNERS SHOULD REPORT ALL CASES OF HISTIO TO THE BREEDER AND THE BREED CLUB!