Post # 32
@mamadingdong: That actually makes me feel a little better about the decision not to do chemo, thank you. It’s hard because all you want to do is whatever it takes to make them better, but what do you do when you can’t? We are going to spoil her completely rotten while we can.
This giant horse of a dog grew up with two little terriers. She has no idea she’s a 90lb Bernese and not a lap dog. On the ride home from picking her up from the breeder when she was a puppy she rode home in my lap, ever since then she loves to climb in my lap and curl up in this massive ball. It’s the most obnoxious, sweetest thing ever. I love that she loves me so much she still wants to be in my lap even though she clearly doesn’t fit and there’s no way that could be comfortable for her. I’m going to miss her so much.
Post # 35
Oh I am so sorry! My thoughts are with you and your pup. She is too young! 🙁
Post # 36
I’m tearing up just reading this.
My family lost our Chow to cancer about 3 years ago. He had about an average lifespan and lived to be about 13. I’m so sorry her life was cut short. I’m hoping for the best for you and her.
Post # 37
This sucks, I’m so sorry :(. One think you could do is the “bucket list” mentioned above, & bring your camera & take lots of pics (or hire a photographer). You’ll capture her happy & loving life. My mom lost a few pets to cancer & one thing she regrets is she didn’t have any good pictures of them except when they were puppies/kittens.
She knows that she is very much loved & cared for… remember that. Try not to think about missing her, that will just make everything harder on you… instead, focus on how happy you are that she’s still here. Prayers sent that it hasn’t spread far.
Post # 38
@MissBoPeep: We are going through the exact same thing right now. If you need any support I can definitely relate, feel free to PM me. My pup has cancer. and it just isn’t possible to do anything about it. I will put lots of positive puppy prayers for your dog.
Post # 39
I’m so sorry! This just breaks my heart. Pets are family and it’s so hard to lose them. Praying it hasn’t spread much.
Post # 40
I just wanted to check in with you and see how you and your sweet pup are doing. Big hugs to you!
Post # 41
Ugh. so sorry to hear this, you’re in my thoughts. It’s totally not fair that their lives are so short.
I know it won’t make it better, but I read a cute quote from a kid who’s dog died. He said that he knew why dogs lives were shorter than human, and when his parents asked him why? He said that Humans were put on earth to learn how to live a good life, like loving everyone and being nice all the time. He then said “well, dogs already know how to do all that so they don’t have to stay as long”.
Anyway, stay strong.
Post # 42
My mom called me again this morning to let me know Holly’s not doing well. Not sure if she’s going to make it through the weekend. I’m going there tonight to see her and give her lots of hugs and kisses and say my goodbye… Today is a very hard day for me.
Post # 43
@MissBoPeep: I am so sorry you are going through this!! My dad’s dog was diagnosed with lung cancer a few years ago, they said he would need drastic sugery to remove the lung and keep him very still for a LONG time and it would MAYBE give him 6 months to live or let the cancer run it’s course and he would live another month or two… He was put on steroids to keep him comfortable and we kind of decided that Sammy would let us know when he was ready… Well wouldn’t you know that dog lived for another happy and relatively healthy YEAR before he was ready! I hope you can find some comfort in that, and I am sending prayers and positive energy to you and your family!!
Post # 44
I’m so sorry you are going through this!
Post # 45
We were hoping she would have a few more weeks with us if we started her on prednisone, but she stopped eating and she won’t take her medicine. She’s just crying and shaking. Everything just happened so fast, and it’s so hard to watch her go through this. I wish I could make her all better. 🙁
Post # 46
@MissBoPeep: I’m so sorry hon. So so so so so sorry. You don’t want to see her going through that for a couple weeks though. I know how hard it is, I truly do. Give her all your love and know that you’re doing what’s best for her. Gaw, now I’m crying too! We were lucky with my Smee in that he was able to go on predisone for a few months and we staved it off, but it at the end, he wouldn’t eat and was very uncomfortable too. I couldn’t bear to see him like that. It was so hard to say goodbye, but I know he’s still watching over us. I swear some nights I feel him hop up on the bed still. She’ll never leave you, I promise. Annnnnd more tears.
PM me any time if you want to talk.