Bad News


Well so much for taking him to the Vet for some good news, well there was good news but got some unexpected bad news from left field. His paw is doing good and the claw should grow back without issue, only thing is he might not live long enough for it to do so.

Ya while checking him out a toumer was found in his belly, xray showed the mass is close to his spleen blood tests will conferm if it is or isn’t what the vet things it is. And since the mass just spang into being in a span of 48 hours or less I’m in agreement with the vet of what it might well be.

Yes there is treatment, but the treatment has only a 10% success rate and might only extend his life by 6 month on average but without surgery life span is shorted to about 6 to 8 weeks on average – yes much shorter by far but at his age (15 years) I am not sure I could put him through surgery that might only give him a few months extra to live when to me he’s already been living on borrowed time (his breed standard has 12 to 14 years as a max life span, so hitting 15 is uncommon and a blessing).

I feel torn about what to do, I wont to give him that fighting chance but doing a surgery that he might pass right there on the table do to his age and what they have to operate on, coupled with the information I know about that type of surgeries in canines doesn’t give me hope and most of me rather let him have as much happyness in his life before he passes then putting him though any pain that surgery might cause him.

Oh well, he’s had a good life. I’ve loved him with all my being and like Bliss my first pup I’ll love him for as long as I live and at least he has known a happy adult life with those who loved him greatly, what pup can ask for more then that in life.



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2 Responses to Bad News

  1. Lori Bowen says:

    Girl You have my heart with you! Sending White Light and energy your way. You will do what is right for your wonderful baby. I know what you are going thru and am sending hugz big time too!

  2. Sunny Day says:

    I agree with you. When it came time for use to send Rowdy to the Rainbow Bridge, we decided that treatment would only prolong his agony. Rowdy was 13 and had lived a good life.

    If I were is your situation I would be thinking just like you. Why put him through the pain and recovery from surgery for only a few months. Now, if it was years instead of months that would be different.

    I know the decision is hard, but if you think about what is best for him instead of what you would like, I know you will make the right decision when the time comes.

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