So things took a turn for the worse. After a few more x-rays of Joker's abdomen, the radiologist found a lump on her spleen. It appears to have gotten a little larger than the last x-ray on the 19th of last month. They want to do an ultrasound to see what's going on and if anything has spread.
Right now I am unable to afford even the ultrasound, due to the past few weeks of vet trips and the fact that we are moving to a new house this weekend. The ultrasound could still be taken care of, I have family that wants to help (they all love this dog) but somehow I don't think this is something that can be treated and I'm devastated. At 7 she looks just wonderful and has never had any problems in the past, it just seems so unfair to have to see her go through this. She was the first dog that was actually mine (we've had a lot of "family dogs") and we've both been through a lot in the past few years. Losing her now is something I cannot even begin to grasp and even close friends of mine that know her are desperate to see her through this and are trying to find ways to raise the money. Though that dogs give me some comfort, knowing I raised a wonderful dog that has touched a lot of people in my life. I just hope I can add on a few more years with her.