A couple of months I was afraid that we would be saying good-bye to our Kinsey Marie who is 12 years young. While battling pancreatitis, an ultra sound was performed which showed an enlarged spleen. A week later a second ultra sound was performed showing some sort of growth on her spleen. I turned to a surgeon who recommended removal of the spleen. We did end up saying good-bye.. to her spleen and that awful growth that turned out to benign! She is acting younger and looking more lovely than ever!