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Black Pearls of Wisdom...

quality of life...

November 10th 2012 1:01 pm
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As we read everything we can lay our hands on about lymphoma, one thing keeps coming up, time and time again. This is a darn sneaky disease, that can be going full steam in a dog but the dog acts like nothing is wrong. Only after things have gotten so very bad, when organs are involved (like Dixie's eye) do you realize something is wrong.

As we wait for the results, b-cell or t-cell cancer, we begin to feel it's too late. Last month when Dixie had that diarrhea she couldn't shake, that could have been the tipping point into systemic illness. Already she doesn't eat in the morning, and it's becoming harder and harder to find something she will eat.

We feel cheated. We should of had 5 more years. Now maybe we have weeks. It's hard to celebrate each day of life when each day becomes a struggle to live.

I listen to her as she breathes. In and out, so loud, as if she ran a marathon. And maybe that's what these last weeks/months will be like. A grueling marathon, finish line in sight, but oh, we wish we could just keep running...


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Barked by: Jeanne K

November 10th 2012 at 1:27 pm

We are so sorry, our thoughts are with you as we also continue to grieve for our precious Ernie. We wish you strength, no words can express how difficult this is. Our hearts ache for you.
Barked by: Abbie (Dogster Member)

November 10th 2012 at 4:36 pm

The last post was from me
Barked by: Flicka ~ CGC (Dogster Member)

November 10th 2012 at 6:42 pm

The trouble with animals is they are conditioned not to show weakness. It is why often... when we find out... it is when so much more is involved.

I had just 24 hours notice with Cleo before cancer took her. I had no tomorrows. She was 8

That is why you need to celebrate each moment.... make it count.... Dixie will show you... she will tell you.

She is so loved..... smile for her every second even though your heart is crying...

We love you... all of you... we cant take your pain away but we can bear your anger and sadness with you.

We love you


Flicka ∆,,∆ & Lucas /..| Cleo (I.M.) ∆,,∆ & Pam X
Barked by: Pogo (Dogster Member)

November 10th 2012 at 8:44 pm

I couldn't have said it any better than Pam just did above me. Just know that you're all being upheld in our hearts and in love and light, and that we love Dixie so very much. xoxoxoxoxoxo
Barked by: ☪ Sweet Angel KJ (Dogster Member)

November 11th 2012 at 12:32 am

So very sorry to hear what the diagnosis is & what you & your beloved Dixie are going through. Our hearts are truly breaking for you all...praying for a miracle, for God's Angels to guide you & for precious time with your beautiful girl.

They truly hide their illness's so well, & you never know until it's upon you. Our Dobie Angel Greta was diagnosed with Lymphoma & it was so far advanced we had only days left. I pray you & Dixie will have more time and the docs will come up with a treatment plan & she will find something she likes to eat to keep up her strength. POtP!

All our love, & lots of prayers,
KJ, Rain, our Guardian Angels and Teresa

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