While Cody was being prepped, the surgeon found that what was thought to be a benign lump on his spleen was a sarcoma. These are highly agressive and fatal for dogs. At this time, Cody is having a spleenectomy as I write this. If he gets through that OK, we'll have him on chemo for about six months, and hopefully end up with having him around for about another nine months.
While we're trying to find the bright side in this, it is really hard.