Yip ... we're living in Greenville, SC. We had him at the Upstate Veterinary Specialist and was seen by Dr. Pressley. I need to make a follow up appointment after doing more research and decide on our course of action.
Thanks Lynn. I really appreciate the support. I was worried this morning. Gilbert didn't want to eat his food and still only took a little bit in when I hand fed him. He went back to his bed and just lay there and didn't want to get up. But, I've just come home from work and had him and his sister greet me with big happy wagging tails, big smiles and that look that just expresses how much love they have to give. Many thanks for the support. Time to do more research and trust that we make the right decisions.
Bishop is my best bud!! I got him when he was a little over a year old, and the people who had him were splitting up,... The first 6 months I had him, he "smiled" at me an awful lot! Was used to getting his own way all the time, so had to adjust to realizing that I was in charge. Since then, he has been the best ever! Even through all the pain he's gone thru with his back surgery and now the tumor, and biopsy and cancer, he has never once snipped at anyone who's been helping him in any way. He was training to be a service dog, until the slipped disc. He was a major help to me during my back problems - letting me pull and tug to turn myself over. So when he had his back surgery, it was my turn - turning him over during the night, finding a harness to carry his back end so I could take him outside,...This cancer tumor came completely out of left field, and thru us for a loop. But we'll do what we can for as long as we can!
Lynn, I am so sorry for not writing sooner. It has been a long time since I have been on the message board. Well, I must tell you that Pablo is doing well. He has no deep pain sensation and although I am not giving hope that he will walk one day- it's time for wheels. He is such a good boy and it has been very difficult for everyone and I must admit, especially me. I did not realize that I did not want to leave the house because I felt guilty that he could not go out with me. It got really bad and I am just starting to hopefully, get out of this deep depression. I am going to continue giving him the best care that I can but boy, it is hard. Thanks so much for reaching out. I do hope that everyone is doing well on the message board and that our little angels all around the world are in the best care that they can be. I will keep all of you and your little ones in my prayers. Please do the same for Pablo. Thanks again.
thank you so much for your kind words and your thoughts and prayers for us both. I do pray for a miracle but I am afraid that none will be coming. I have her heavily medicated with some hardcore drugs at the moment to keep her comfortable. We are hoping that by Sat. she can come off of them and that the intravenous drugs we tried on Friday will kick in and provide the pain relief we were hoping for without resorting to the hardcore drugs. I just know when you head there with those kinds of drugs, there is no turning back and that what you feared this whole time will have to be decided. I pray that it is not her time.
You know, when the vet first told it was cancer, I almost put her down right then. I just didn't want to see her suffer. But there was the smallest of small chances that it was just a sinus infection and that is what kept me from putting her down.
It was just this last weekend, when I was watching a show on Discovery that I saw the story of a sick dog who was taken to a holistic vet. I couldn't believe it, so I did more research and found one in my area. The big shocker was that I see an H.M.D. myself and couldn't believe I didn't think of it sooner.
So I have decided that this is not a death sentence for her... I will help her fight this. I am very happy that I found this site and this group. :)
Lynn, THANK YOU! Your words are very reassuring. I lost my boy, River in 2007 to a very rare sarcoma...and, like you, wish I had known about this website then. Now that we are dealing with Jack's cancer, I am so appreciative for this kind of resource. I am looking forward to spending time here. The love and support couldn't be more welcome.
Thank you all for your support and your prayers. They have meant so much to me. I printed them out and put them on my refrigerator and read them again and again. We see the vet on Wednesday to get her stitches out and on Thursday, we have a second opinion with another doctor. I am praying for all of you and your animals, both here and the Rainbow Bridge. I admire all of you for your courage, and hope that one day I will be strong enough to help others as much as you have helped me.
Sandi and Peanut
HI LYNN,ITS DAY 2 AND I STILL HURT SO BAD,I MISS ANGEL SO MUCH,
PUTTING HER OUT FOR HER MORNING PEE,AND SHE WOULD RUN BACK TO THE HOUSE TO EAT.I PUT A SHRINE IN THE KITCHEN AND LIT A CANDLE WITH HER
COLLAR AND LEASH AND HER HAIR BRUSH,AND HER PICTURE.
THIS ALL SEEMS LIKE I DREAMED THIS,IT CANT BE REAL,NOT MY BABY GIRL.
IS GONE.I AM AT A LOSS FOR WORDS TODAY,ALL I CAN SAY IS THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR PRAYERS,AND MESSAGES YOU SENT ME,FROM AROUND THE WORLD.MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND YOUR LITTLE FUR BABIES.
CHERISH EVERY MINUTE OF EVERY DAY,YOU HAVE WITH THEM.
YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE TILL ITS GONE. BILL
THANK YOU LYNN,YOU ARE RIGHT,MY HEART IS BROKEN.ANGEL COULD NOT BREATH THIS PM,I CALLED THE VET TO MY HOME,ANGEL DIED IN MY ARMS
AT 5PM.I CANT STOP CRYING LYNN,ANGEL IS ALL I HAD IN THE WORLD.
ALL I SAID TO ANGEL WAS,,,THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME,AND LETTING ME LOVE YOU,IT WAS OVER IN SECONDS, BILL
HI LYNN,ITS BILL,ANGEL IS NEARING DEATH,HER BREATHING IS GETTING TOUGH
I NEED HELP LYNN,I DO I SAY GOOD BY TO MY BABY GIRL?I AM CRYING AS I WRITE THIS.I AM ABOUT TO LOSE PART OF MY HEART,AND I NO THERE IS NOTHING I CAN DO ABOUT.GOD GAVE ME A GIFT A LONG TIME AGO,NOW,I MUST GAVE BACK THAT GIFT TO HIM.AND I CANT SEEM TO SEE MYSELF TELLING THE VET TO END HER LIFE.PLEASE PRAY FOR ANGEL TO HAVE A SAFE JOURNEY TO RAINBOW BRIDGE AND I WILL SEE HER AGAIN.