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Well, Sweetpea has been through quite a bit latey. It all started with her getting some hard lumps in her mammorys after being in heat. My mom never bred her but she never had her fixed either. Anyways, we went to the vet and the vet said, she had an infected uterus from having false pregnancies and that she had to have a hysterectomy. We told the vet to go ahead with the surgey and she pulled through just fine. The vet sent her home with some antibiotics and said to give her hormones a chance to get back to normal and the lumps would subside. Well, the lumps did not subside. we took her back to the vet and the vet said that she just had some infection left and gave us another antibiotic. She took that and it did not help. We took her back again, now after all of this the vet is conerned about mammory cancer. She did a chest x-ray and could not find anything in her lungs. The vet said this was a good sign cause if cancer spreads that is the first place it goes. Anyways, the vet recommended a masectomy. They cut her with an incsion the whole length of her stomach and took all of her mammorys on one side. They took two biopsy samples and we have to wait 14 days to find out if she has cancer. I am horrified at how serious the surgery was, she was draining blood through a tube for a week and now she is draining clear fluid, which the vet says is normal. I am concerned now because she is breathing quick short little breathes like she is in pain. The vet seemed concernd about her breathing at her checkup yesterday. I am not sure if the was concerned cause she thinks there is cancer in the lungs or because she thinks she is in pain. Sweetpea is only 7 years old, she will be 8 in August. I am just heartbroken. She is my baby and I just don't know what I would do without her. Please everyone pray for her not to have cancer, she could really use your prayers. She is so special to me, she is like no other animal I have ever met. I would appreciate advice from anyone else who has had a similar experience. Thank you for taking the time to read this.