When Hailey went for her yearly check up this year on February 14th our Vet wanted to do full bloodwork. When he called me with the results on Feb 18, I knew something was wrong. He said that her ionized calcium level was on the high side which in the worst case most likely means some form of cancer. He wanted to keep an eye on it, said to give it a month and we will check again.
On Feb 18th, Addie's Birthday, Lucie started to go down hill. By Sunday morning we knew it was time to ease her pain by letting her go. All the while I was worried about Hailey's potential cancer. As the days went by I couldn't wait a full month. I needed to know if it was still increasing or maybe it was just anomaly. So on Feb 28 I had her tested again. Her values had not changed. Our Vet said let's give it time and if there is no change we will move forward with more testing. On April 7 I had her tested again and the value had increased. Our Vet did another specific test to try to identify the type of cancer. The result was a Parathyroid tumor.