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My beautiful DDog has incurable cancer

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elastamum Sun 17-Jun-18 21:09:48

She is currently curled up beside me having had a lovely chicken dinner. She has been a bit off colour for a couple of weeks and not eating much, so this morning I took her to our Vet for a check up. Lovely vet, had a feel of her abdomen and then said she thought she should do an ultrasound then an xray and some bloods. It turns out DDog has a tumour in her abdomen (spleen we think) the size of a large grapefruit and possibly a couple of smaller ones on her lung. I have looked at the Xrays and the tumour is huge. She is 10 yrs old and might not survive surgery, so I have made the heartbreaking decision just to take her home and look after her, whilst she is still enjoying life and will PTS when she starts to go downhill.

Am heartbroken, she is the loveliest dog ever and just doesn't deserve this. She is my only companion during the week as the DCs are at uni and my DP works away. I have no idea how long she will be with me, but I am guessing it wont be that long sad

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clearingaspaceforthecat Sun 17-Jun-18 21:33:35

I am so sorry to hear this Elastamum.
She sounds like a lovely and well loved dog.
Thinking of you both flowers

Icklepup Sun 17-Jun-18 21:36:57

Sorry to hear that, poor girl.

Aprilshouldhavebeenmyname Sun 17-Jun-18 21:38:07

Would you care to share a pic of beloved ddog??

SingingTunelessly Sun 17-Jun-18 21:39:13

Oh I’m so sorry. sad sad

Ickyockycocky Sun 17-Jun-18 21:39:28

This is just awful for you. I lost my DDog from cancer, so I know what you are going through. We made the same decision as you about taking her home. When the time came I held her paw and said goodbye. I wept buckets but she’d had a wonderful life, she was loved and cared for and gave doggy love back, in spades.

In time to come you will remember the love and the good times. 💐

elastamum Sun 17-Jun-18 21:47:29

Here she is, she is so, so happy usually

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SausageSimon Sun 17-Jun-18 21:48:46

Such a beautiful dog, I'm sorry to hear she isn't well thanks

elastamum Sun 17-Jun-18 21:49:24

Here she is. She is so happy, waiting for DS to throw her ball

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Mokepon Sun 17-Jun-18 21:50:14

Ah that's so sad. Been there too.
Try and enjoy the time you have, at least you know she's had a good life and you are doing the best you can for her.
You will know when it's time. Big hugs to you and lovely dog.

Mokepon Sun 17-Jun-18 21:50:44

What a happy girl!

elastamum Sun 17-Jun-18 21:52:27

Oops, posted twice! She is now curled up on the end of my bed snoring

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Aprilshouldhavebeenmyname Sun 17-Jun-18 21:55:01

What twinkly eyes!! Gorgeous girl!!

elastamum Sun 17-Jun-18 22:03:30

Thanks for your wishes everyone. Am hoping she will stay with us for the summer, at least while the DC are home. Am dreading telling them.

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Dragongirl10 Sun 17-Jun-18 22:12:03

So very sorry Op, l have been there...Hugs

Mari098 Sun 17-Jun-18 22:17:51

Ah she's so beautiful. I'm so sorry OP. Hugs x

Aeroflotgirl Sun 17-Jun-18 22:26:01

She is gorgeous, what a beautiful face she has. Massive hugs 💐💐💐

LEMtheoriginal Sun 17-Jun-18 22:30:35

She's beautiful. I think you have made the right decision. Spoil her.


Those woods look familiar to me. Are you in the south east?

AvocadosBeforeMortgages Sun 17-Jun-18 22:51:38

I'm so sorry you're going through this flowers

Take her home and spoil her; be it a trip to the KFC drive through for a boneless bucket or sunbathing in the park. Make these weeks or months the best you possibly can, and know that you are doing the right thing by her x

AndInOtherNews Sun 17-Jun-18 22:53:39

So very sorry xx

KinkyAfro Mon 18-Jun-18 07:24:24

Beautiful girl

EmMcK Wed 20-Jun-18 05:39:33

She is so beautiful - look at that smile. Cuddle her tight and spoil her rotten in the time you have

BiteyShark Wed 20-Jun-18 05:58:40

So sorry flowers. Spoil yourself and her with lots of cuddles.

Isitwinteryet Fri 22-Jun-18 10:22:42

She's beautiful. I'm so sorry. flowers

Tinkobell Fri 22-Jun-18 13:38:47

Really sorry for your pain OP. You can enjoy this special time now with your Ddog and really take time to love her to bits. My Ddog died of a tumour at 10 and we had no inckling - from diagnosis to passing was 24 hrs, this was horrid and a huge shock. Enjoy the time and do what you think is best for her. Xxxx 💐

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