November 29th 2012 7:31 am
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These are rough days ahead for the MN Gang but would we have changed anything? Of course not.
Never in a million years would we have believed that 3 of our 5 dogs would be so seriously ill at the same time but that is what has happened. I would guess part of us knew it could happen since they are mostly all seniors but it is still incomprehensible. The biggest shock was last month when Mia went in congestive heart failure. At age 10 that was painful to accept. She had the world's worst month in October and every complication imaginable but in the end it paid off. We pulled her through so she can enjoy more time with us and hopefully ring in the New Year.
Yuki is at least 15 years of age. He has a bad heart, stones that can't be removed because he can longer handle anesthesia for surgery, and he has lost most of the use of his rear. He still manages to get around and until that changes or he loses the will the live he is still happy to be here.
Chester, the most recent in a string of bad news. A rare form of skin cancer that spreads through the body. We don't know how far it has progressed but currently he is doing well. In August we noticed the entire gum line along his teeth suddenly reddened and inflamed. That was seemingly overnight. We took him to the vet and she has never seen anything like it. She had a few theories - infection, allergic reaction to tartar, auto-immune response, or cancer. She placed cancer at the bottom of the list. We started by giving him antibiotics but that didn't work. We did a dental to see if it was the allergy to tartar but that turned out not to be the case either. At the time of the dental we had them biopsy the tissue. We had them hold the samples to first see if the dental would solve the problem. When it didn't work we sent in the sample. That news was devastating. Epitheliotropic lymphoma. Hopefully the prednisone treatment will help slow down the progression of his cancer.
Even though we are experiencing so much heartache right now, we still wouldn't change a thing. The love and loyalty they have given us has been a blessing. The loss of a pet is huge but never experiencing their lifetime of love and loyalty would be a much greater loss.
Thanks for listening
The MN Gang
WOW...you sure have endured a lot, and we are all here for you all and continue to send thoughts and POTP your way
Sending lotsa POTP your way!
We are so sorry for all that you are going through right now & your Angel family & mine are watching over you all closely & the love you all share is such a beautiful thing.
We want you to know how very special you all are to us & that we are keeping you close in our hearts & in our prayers.
Love & Angel kisses,
Kiska & Family