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Many, many jingles for my sister and her wonderful dog

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  • #21
    Jingling for Lola and her people!
    ~\"Think today so you will be here to think tomorrow\" Burma Shave~


    • #22
      Jingles for the lovely Lola and her people!

      A Wandering Albertan - NEW Africa travel blog!


      • #23
        Many jingles for Lola and her people.
        Mystic Owl Sporthorses


        • Original Poster

          Thanks, all.

          The news isn't good. Still waiting for more details.


          • #25
            I'm sorry to hear that.
            I love cats, I love every single cat....
            So anyway I am a cat lover
            And I love to run.


            • Original Poster

              It IS cancer and it has spread to her chest. The plan is to keep her as happy and comfortable for as long as possible. She also needs to stay quiet, so no more long walks and her toys are getting packed away She will be spoiled rotten for what time she has left....I know she had scrambled eggs with cheese this morning for breakfast

              Thanks for jingling. We knew it was unlikely to have a decent outcome, but thankfully she is feeling better than she was and is going to know just how loved and adored she is. Sadly, I won't get to see my sister for Christmas....she, rightfully, wants to stay close to Lola.

              Thanks again for the jingles.


              • #27
                I am so very sorry. I know your sister will treasure every moment with her beloved moment.

                It is always a hard thing.


                • #28
                  So very sorry to hear this about Lola. I lost a co-owned dog to hemangiosarcoma which came on so very suddenly. We were so looking forward to showing him as a veteran (he was just 7) and was such a beautiful and correct dog. Earned his championship very early in his life and had some very big wins in his show career. He was a truly great family dog, too.

                  You didn't say specifically if Lola was diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma but from your first post it sounded that way. Seems that in the past few years this disease has become rampant in dogs. Don't know what is going on with these early losses of our beloved pets.

                  Sounds like Lola's people will be with her every step of the way. Bless you all.


                  • Original Poster

                    Yes, I believe she has been officially diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma.


                    • #30
                      Im so sorry When there are mets in the chest, your decision is often very clear. Spoil her rotton and treasure every minute you have with her. Hugs to you and your family.


                      • Original Poster

                        Wish I could figure out a way to get to Chicago to see her one last time.


                        • #32
                          I'm so sorry that Lola got this diagnosis. It just never seems fair.

                          May her time be filled with love and *spoiling*.


                          • #33
                            We lost our Larkin to this last December. It wasn't diagnosed correctly when she started sporadically refusing food. But she collapsed one day and was diagnosed as the tumor had burst and we were lucky she hadn't bled out completely. Lungs, heart and liver all had possible signs of involvement. She needed surgery to live but the vet gave less than a 10% chance it wasn't malignant and metastasized. Life expectancy in that case was a month. We chose to not put her through it. Miss her all the time and wish we'd had some time to say goodbye.


                            • #34
                              OP - I had an old (close to 14) dog diagnosed w/ this some years ago. His had spread into his trachea area, causing first some breathing issues and ultimately inability to eat. From time of diagnosis they told me maybe 90 days. Put him on some prednisone to help keep him more comfortable and it was almost exactly 90 days. When he walked away from his first meal in 13++ years, I knew it was time.

                              Many many hugs to both the dog and your sister. At least they have some time to spoil her and love on her; it helps a little...
                              We don't get less brave; we get a bigger sense of self-preservation........


                              • #35
                                OP- ask your sister about starting Lola on Yunnan Baiyao, it's a herbal supplement that can help stop bleeding. They usually get a capsule or two a day, but it also has a little red "emergency" pill in the middle of the package that is given when an active bleed is suspected.

                                Our acupuncturist and oncologist both swear by it, as a bonus it has essentially no side effects and doesn't interfere with other medications.
                                You can't fix stupid.... but you can breed it!


                                • Original Poster

                                  Lola passed away this morning.


                                  • #37
                                    Yellowbritches - I'm SOOOO sorry to hear this. It will make for a crappy Christmas, for sure. Sending hugs to you and your sister...
                                    We don't get less brave; we get a bigger sense of self-preservation........


                                    • Original Poster

                                      My sister says she didn't realize how much stress she was under and does feel a good amount of relief. She is determined to give her SO a nice Christmas, which is exactly what Lola would want.

                                      My my family always thinks dogs get greeted by our dad when they get to heaven (and a large pack of our other dogs). She had a big pack up there this am and wide open arms from our Dad. :')


                                      • #39
                                        I am so very sorry to hear this.


                                        • #40
                                          God Speed, Lola, and many hugs to you and your sister. I'm so sorry.
                                          Mystic Owl Sporthorses