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Cancer Update 12/9/11

December 9th 2011 6:15 pm
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So…all of my Dogsters know I have had a hard time lately. Mom was much more upset than myself that I was diagnosed with (squamous cell carcinoma), bone cancer. She spent her first day in tears; her second day in tears; then, finally she decided WE WILL NOT GIVE IN TO THIS!!! We had a lot of good information from our furriends on FB and Dogster but, mom found herself lost…lost in heartache. The saddest moment I witnessed was Mom and Dad arguing about “who cared more about this situation” and Mom said to Dad “I would hope you would be more upset if you heard I was dying”. Needless to say, this diagnosis/surgery was hard on me, Mom and Dad.

Mom was at work all day and worried herself all day long. Mom had no idea Dad was just as worried until he called her around lunchtime and said “how is my dog doing?” Mom cried when she got that call because she realized she was being stupid in thinking she was the only one who cared; Daddy cares just as much!!!!

We finally joined together and decided that an amputation was the best decision to avoid the spread of the awful “C”. Once we scheduled the amputation Mom decided she should make sure the Vet did x-rays of my lungs prior to the surgery. Dr. K did the x-rays and then did the surgery. He called mommy and told her he did not like the x-rays but did not want to say anything further until he had a second opinion. Mom and I decided we would not worry any more than we needed to unless we heard something bad…above and beyond what we already know.

Long story short; I had the surgery, I came home, Mom stayed with me the first day and Dad stayed with me the second day. I am actually going up & down the back stairs today and eating a full meal.

Mommy cut the first layer of my bandage off tonight but did not have the stomach to do the second layer so I will go back to the Vet for that tomorrow. I do not blame her.

All is good for now Dogsters. We will keep you updated.


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Barked by: Flicka ~ CGC (Dogster Member)

December 9th 2011 at 6:21 pm

One day at a time....

and as for the 'who cares more " arguement... forget it... it was a outcome of the stresses.... daft stuff... and actually good for being got out the way.

Now... HEAL.........

Love and Hugssssssssssss
Barked by: Droopy, Forever in my heart (Dogster Member)

December 9th 2011 at 6:59 pm

you need to rest, my dear pal.. you mommie needs to rest too & you daddy.. dear braun.. WE LOVE YOU, me, mommie & rascal too!! her just a pup & new, but her loves you cause i tell her you is super sweet & super handsome!!!
please take care braun!! all joking aside.. we do love you very much.. you are important to us..keep us posted, please.. you are in our hearts & special prayers..
may god bless you.. i will send you my very special angel kisses, hugs & love..just fur you, braun!!
sleep well is da best thing fur you now.. snuggle & cuddle you mommie ALL night.. i will be watching over you from above, braun.. always!! goodnight my sweet friend.. much love, droopy
Barked by: Doo - My Sweet Angel (Dogster Member)

December 9th 2011 at 7:38 pm

Keeping you in our daily thoughts and prayers and sending prayers up from our lips to God's ears to keep watch over you and keep you safe.
Barked by: Riley (Dogster Member)

December 9th 2011 at 9:16 pm

Healing thoughts. LovIng thoughts.
Barked by: Wendy G

December 9th 2011 at 9:44 pm

I r finkin' 'bout yu wotz, Bwaun.
It r bery tuff tu take fings one day at a time, but it r a gud idea...fur eberyone ♥
Barked by: ♥ DarlaMae ♥ (Dogster Member)

December 9th 2011 at 9:55 pm

{{{{{BraunBoy&family}}}}}}} Surrounded with Paw & Love dear friends. Moms & Dads "handle things differently" but love us very much.;) You WILL come through this. Stay strong and as you did for Me & many others we are all here to Support you!!!TAke it easy on the booboo & heal fully. Tons of Love, Hugs & Pokes,
Darla,Mom Jeanie & family xoxoxo
Barked by: Oliver -- My Beloved (Dogster Member)

December 10th 2011 at 12:36 am

Braun....I am so glad you are home again with your loving mom and dad....stress is so hard on everyone when someone you love is sick; but love conquers it all. We are praying for you to heal beautifully and quickly and have lots more fun and love .
Barked by: ✨ Whitley ✨ (Dogster Member)

December 10th 2011 at 1:25 am

Sending you big hugs.
Barked by: Atley (Dogster Member)

December 10th 2011 at 11:19 am

We are all sending you lots of love and PTOP. We agree with everyone above, get lots of rest and cuddles. That really is the best healing power of all.
Barked by: Sully & Socks Our Angel (Dogster Member)

December 10th 2011 at 11:32 am

We're keeping up the PoTP for you Braun Boy and also agree that one day at a time is the best way to handle the stress (both your parents love you dearly). We are so hoping for a full recovery for you and will be keeping you in our pawrayers every day!
Sully, Socks & Mom
Barked by: ✨ Finley ✨ (Dogster Member)

December 11th 2011 at 10:07 pm

Lotsa hugs and luv from Texas...
Barked by: Wyoming 6/21/99-3/6/11 (Dogster Member)

December 12th 2011 at 7:57 am

So glad to read your update this morning and to find that you are home and on the road to recovery. We have been thinking about you and worrying about you. Now that the surgery is over you will be back to yourself in no time at all. I want to share this with you as these words helped me through both Wyoming's and Molly's diagnosis

"Cancer cannot invade the soul, supress memories (I think that is my favorite!)kill friendship, destroy peace, conquer the spirit, shatter hope, cripple love, corrode faith,steal eternal life,silence courage."

You are a true hero Braun and we hold you and your family in our hearts. Now get better real soon and know your friends are rooting for you.
Huge Healing Hugs

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