(Closed) Lymphoma.. =( (sad vent)

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@graygodess20:  So sorry πŸ™  But I to say this dog is so lucky that it was you and your Fiance who found him, to give him love, care, and happiness. You are really good pet parents. I hope he does okay.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

@graygodess20:  what a lucky pup to have been taken in by such loving people. My heart hurts for your little guy πŸ™ Please keep us updated and Ill be praying for you and your fur baby.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper

This breaks my heart. I am so sorry πŸ™

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I feel your pain. I went through the same thing 1.5 weeks ago. I posted my story on here for some support. I have to tell you though, the 4 days leading up to when we put her down were much worse then the days after. I hated seeing her in pain, and so uncomfortable. When she started showing signs that she was sick, I had a gut feeling that that was going to be her path, her symptoms just all lined up. We found out after that lymphoma is very common in her breed and that our vet sees multiple dogs every year that go through it. THere is nothing that they can do to cure it which is the sad part. I feel your pain, if you want to chat feel free to send me a message. Thinking of you, 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Oh, I am so sorry your going through this. Prayers for you and your little guy.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Oh hun, I’m so sorry you have to go through this πŸ™  Take comfort in knowing that without you guys to take him in, love him, and care for him, he might never have even known love at all.  Because of you guys, this pup has had a wonderful year and a half and otherwise he may never have even made it this far.  No dog deserves to die without having known the love of a companion, and you guys did WAY more than that.  Big hugs sweetie. 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I completed understand. On October 6th, I took my Cody into the vet for his annual shots. He had swollen back legs but acting normal. We got the news he had lymphoma. He turned 7 November 5th and we lost him November 12th. It is devastating. We tried everything, pharmaceutical and holistic treatment. Cody’s lymphoma didn’t act in the typical way and Cody didn’t have a very good immune system to start with. He was my best friend and I miss him daily. I don’t want to bore everyone with my story, but if you need to speak to someone one on one, please PM me and I can tell you all the options we did and the exerpeince we had. I do recommend you visiting National Canine Cancer Foundation. My doy Cody is on their FB page with his story (November 15th posting). God bless, you, your family, and your precious little guy!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@graygodess20:  (((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))))) I am so very sorry. There’s nothing I can say to make it better, I know. πŸ™ Please know we are thinking of you though.

It really sounds like you gave Merlin a wonderful life and that he got a chance to know real love. If only all dogs could be so lucky.

I hope you will find peace with whatever treatment decision you make.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

@graygodess20:  You’ve made the right decision. Chemo is ruthless its also a lot less successful in animals than humans. Trust me on this I take low dose chemo weekly for a condition that isnt cancer. That dose is a fraction of what a full cancer dose would be and it makes me want to hurl and sleep on many occassions. Animals dont understand that suffering and when it has a very low thresh hold of working its not worth doing it.

Love on him a lot. Give him lots of treats. Make everyday heaven with all the toys and love he can stand. Let him sleep on your bed and snuggle him all you can. Its not always how much time but how the time is spent.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Hugssssss. My Stella passed away from lymphoma last May. She was only 3 yrs old, and it started just like it did with your pup πŸ™

our vet told us the chemo would run about $8,000 and may ony give her 6 mo. There is no cure, the chemo would just prolong her death. She was sent home with steroids (keeps swelling down and makes them eat), and pain medication. Be forewarned- there will be loose stools. Everywhere. Canned pumpkin can help bulk them up, but you will still have some poo’s to clean up. 

We found out March 3, and she passed away May 5. Even in her very last moments, my sweet girl gathered up all her stregth to lick the tears off my face. Give your poochy some loves for all of us πŸ™‚

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I forgot to mention, i met a gal on fb who’s dachshund Otto had lymphoma. She had him on a special diet, and he lived for 4.5 yrs after his diagnosis. Look up “Otto Blanks” on fb. His owner will be happy to tell you what she did with Otto. Unfortunately, i had found her just days before my girl passed.

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