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Unhappy Friend's Havanese Critical Condition

Hi all,
Told a friend of mine I'd ask here if anyone has experience with this.
Her four-year-old female, Macie, suddenly had a distended stomach, turns out it was a mass in her abdomen. Ultrasound showed fluid, particles. Bloodwork fine, and eating, drinking and eliminating were fine...which her vets couldn't believe based on what they saw. It appears her stomach quit emptying for some reason. They performed surgery this morning and removed the mass. They are running biopsies of the stomach and small intestine, and enlarged the opening between the two. She was told that if the biopsies were normal then it is a motility issue, with no cure. My friend is just sick, and doesn't know where to turn, of course. Vet nor specialists seem to have experience with what they are seeing.
Has anyone ever heard of anything similar? Any advice?
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I have no knowledge or advice. How scary and sad.

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I have no knowledge or advice. How scary and sad.
Thank you, Sheri!

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Sorry, I've never heard of anything like this either. My heatt goes out to them!
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I'm very sorry for your friend.

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So very sorry to hear about your friends little one.

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I'm so very sorry to read this....My thoughts and prayers are with your friend and her precious pup.

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So very sorry to hear about your friend, I have never heard of such a thing. If the biopsies come back normal does this mean the pup can live with this situation? I am sorry I don't understand the what is meant by a motility issue. If the mass is gone will the pup still have blockage which cannot be fixed?







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So very sorry to hear about your friend, I have never heard of such a thing. If the biopsies come back normal does this mean the pup can live with this situation? I am sorry I don't understand the what is meant by a motility issue. If the mass is gone will the pup still have blockage which cannot be fixed?
There really wasn't a mass...just fluid, food, and gas. The stomach itself did not have any elasticity. They said sometimes a medicine to help with motility can help, but sometimes not. The vets and the specialists they've been contacted have never seen anything like this.

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How terrible. Prayers for your friend and her pup. Please update when you have news.
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