Originally Posted by SuperWanda
Thank you MaxaLisa, Hazel,
The internist called. She thought that based on the white cells - both neutrophils and bands are increasing that it's not likely an infection but a cancer.
That's the same thing that the university vet said about my dog before she passed away. However, hers was a very different situation than this, although I believe that she had an infection that had spread to her brain.
I should add, that when my mother had an acute infection that she lost her entire colon to, it was the neutrophils and bands that increased, which ultimately resolved. This textbook discusses the same blood profile as an indication of infection:
"The most commonly encountered reason for neutrophilia is an acute bacterial infection."
I'm so sorry that you have reached this point with Timber, I will be thinking of you.....