(Closed) She may have cancer..

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 16
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Worker bee

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BridetoBee2017:  so sorry😔 we lost our girl about 6 months ago due to cancer.  She had been to the vet the month before and checked out fine.  One night she started having difficulty breathing and they said that she had fluid around her lungs and heart.  It was a result of hemangiosarcoma.  They gave us the option of surgery that would prolong her life a little longer, but she would have spent a lot of time recovering and we didn’t want her to suffer anymore.  We ended up having to let her go.  It was very difficult and I understand how you are feeling.

Post # 18
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

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BridetoBee2017:  I just saw your response (was out of town). Awww! That sounds super sweet! I hope it went well and you got some good photos with your pup… and your fiance!

Post # 20
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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BridetoBee2017:  Your dog is gorgeous! I’m sorry to hear about this and I hope that it’s not cancer and she lives a good while longer. I also have a pit and know how wonderful they are, so it’s great to see other people being their advocates. 🙂

I’ve had pets with cancer, and it’s devestating because you feel so helpless. It sounds like you are doing everything you can – giving her extra loves, treats, walks, etc. 🙂

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

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BridetoBee2017:  I am so sorry. What a tough decision, but I think you are making the right one. My pup will be 14 this year. She’s in decent health for her age and is still so playful, but I know the reality is she has more years behind her than she does ahead of her. Big, big hugs to you and Fiance.

ETA: I LOVE the pictures!!! Your pups are precious!

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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BridetoBee2017:  such cute photos. You can tell those are 2 happy and well loved doggies. 

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

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BridetoBee2017:  I am so very sorry. Your plan sounds like the best possible thing you can do and she is so lucky to have you both. 

Post # 25
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

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BridetoBee2017:  Oh those are awesome!! I especially love the last 2. They are so very special.

Post # 26
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Bumble bee

This is a very sad story. Im so glad to see you took some nice pics with your fur babies, and are letting your pup live out the rest of life naturally. The new fence is a great idea.  God bless you all. My thoughts are with you.   “tissues anyone?” whaaaaaa.

Post # 27
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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BridetoBee2017:  I wouldn’t be worried about that yet until you get the results and then have testing done to see if it has spread. If it is just the tail that is affected it should be a relatively easy procedure and give her several years left. We have several pitbulls in my family. Mine is only 3 but my inlaws pit just died at 12 and my SIL’s pit died just shy of 17! These dogs are living A LOT longer than they used to. As long as her quality of life is not diminished, I would go with the surgery if necessary. I know I would do everything I could for my dog.

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m really sorry to hear about this and I think you’re making the right decision.  Enjoy your remaining time with her making sure she knows just how much you love and care for her.

I’m welling up saying this, because we had to do the same back in December.  My baby (my cat) started having breathing difficulties and acting different after a lifetime (nearly 15 years) of perfect health.  I was naive, convinced myself it was a form of feline asthma…. wrong.  X-rays showed that her lungs were covered in cancerous tumors, I just about fainted on the spot.  Chemo was an option, as was surgery, but the odds were low and the cost high and her quality of life during it, questionable.

We tried the prescribed pain meds and thought we’d see how she responded.  We got a couple good days with her to say goodbye (and TONS of pictures, I’m so glad I thought to do that) but she couldn’t come near me or even look at me for fear of purring (causing her to go into a coughing fit) and when she did come close to me, she’d end up fainting in my arms.  It was clear that her quality of life was declining rapidly so we did not waste any time and I held her until the final moment.  I know that I did the right thing NOW but at the time it was excrutiating.

*hugs* from one pet lover to another.

 

Post # 30
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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BridetoBee2017:  I’m really sorry to hear that 🙁

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