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vaknitter
06-24-2008, 03:17 PM
Just got back from taking our 13y/o dog to the vet and it looks like he has a cancerous tumor putting pressure on his eye and sinus. The vet could be wrong and it could be benign. If he's right we will most likely lose the old boy within 6months. Head/neck tumors are very agressive and can crush the sinus bones (will see nose bleeds) or put pressure on the brain (seizures) and regardless is putting pressure on his eye and will cause blindness.
Not sure how to break it to the hubby as he is at work and Spud is his college dog.

Rabbitrescuer
06-24-2008, 03:26 PM
Oh I'm so sorry! :hug:

sue in canada
06-24-2008, 03:28 PM
So sorry to hear your news. :hug:

Wanda Witch
06-24-2008, 03:28 PM
There aren't any words to express how badly I feel for you and your husband. Hopefully, the veterinarian will be wrong. We love them so very much all their too-short lives and facing their loss is almost unbearable. I've been there. They leave holes in your heart. God Bless Spud and positive thoughts are coming your way.

scout52
06-24-2008, 04:13 PM
Oh I am soooo sorry!!! I will keep Spud in my thoughts and hope for the best. Losing a pet is just so painful.

Jan in CA
06-24-2008, 04:24 PM
:pout: I'm so sorry. :hug:

Knit4Fun
06-24-2008, 04:24 PM
Awww...I'm so sorry to hear that - I'll pray for you and the poor doggie! :hug:

stitchwitch
06-24-2008, 04:53 PM
Geez, so much bad pet news lately, somebody make it stop!!
I am so sorry to hear of your doggie, I'll keep both Spud and you guys in my thoughts. :hug:

Dangles
06-24-2008, 07:01 PM
:pout: aww gee, I'm so sorry to hear that. :hug:

HollyP
06-24-2008, 07:11 PM
:pout:I'm so sorry to hear that! :hug: for you :hug:your dh :hug:and Spud!

mks22300
06-24-2008, 07:29 PM
I'm so sorry to hear about your dog. :hug:

auburnchick
06-24-2008, 07:36 PM
:hug:

Plantgoddess+
06-24-2008, 08:10 PM
I'm so sorry to hear about Spud. Hopefully you will have more time with him than you think.

Eccie
06-25-2008, 12:20 AM
I'm so sorry :hug:

Doodknitwit
06-25-2008, 01:06 AM
praying for your family :hug:

Luvmyrottnboy
06-25-2008, 07:31 AM
I am so, so sorry. I live in fear of this.

Please send lots of hugs and kisses to Spud. Cyrus and I are keeping fingers and paws crossed.

CountryKitty
06-25-2008, 09:10 AM
I am so, so sorry to hear your poor pet might be leaving you. It's even harder when you might have to make the decision that to end the suffering early. I know, you didn't mention that, but I know it's going thu' your mind. I have a 14yo chow who is slowly losing his sight and a bit of his hearing, has problems with arthritis and bad teeth, and is beginning to stumble coming up the porch steps. As long as Oso can eat, take his aspirin, and will roll over for me to rub his belly, I keep hanging in there, but I know within the next 6 months to a year, his health will deteriorate to the point that I must consider that final and most difficult act of love that any pet owner can face.

I guess that's my long-winded way of saying...I understand what you may be facing shortly; sending a little prayer of strength out for you.

Sunshine's Mom
06-25-2008, 09:52 AM
I'm so sorry. Love him up as much as you can (I know you will). Love each other, too. I'll be thinking about you. Here's to you, Spud. Thanks for being such a great companion. :heart: :hug:

KnittingNat
06-25-2008, 12:55 PM
:hug:For you and Spud! I fear of this moment too.

bailsmom
06-25-2008, 02:43 PM
:hug: I'm so sorry. Such terrible news for you and your DH. :pout: This has been a terrible week for our furry kids. :hug: