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|04-17-2012, 01:06 AM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: London, England
Treacle has lymphosarcoma
Not been on here for ages but didnt know where else to turn for support. Treacle went to get her hair clipped and the clipper, also a vet nurse, found a small lump kn her neck. Initially vet thought it due to dental probs and teeth removed, biopsies taken at the same time of all lymph nodes which by this point, a week later, were now huge. On Friday 13th April 2012 we were told by our lovely vet that treacle has very aggressive lymphosarcoma. It is spreading so fast.
We went in to see her to discuss options.
1) milder chemo given iv weekly with oral meds
2) strong chemo given as above but with lots of side affects although more successful
3) prednisolone (steroids) daily as a palliative measure to keep her comfortable with a prognosis of 4-6 weeks!!
Initially we thought about the chemo
And although successful with some dogs giving them 6-12 months longer te vet advised us that her cancer is so aggressive
That even with the strongest chemo the most we could hope for would be max 6 months.
Now treacle HATES the vets, she crys all the way there, goes mad in there, and is in a foul mood after. So a weekly trip to the vet would be distressing, she would be poorly for a few days, and then the same thing would happen every week - just to buy US more time with her.
So after much family discussion we have opted for steroids.
We are in the process if moving home (although quite a way off) to by the sea and we dreamed of daiy walks on the
Beach. So on Saturday wr took her
There for the first and probably last time as it's a few hours away. She had an
Amazing time and we have got some wonderful pics, videos and memories.
I am fortunate to do shift work and my employer had gven me a couple of days leave so I can spend time with her. What makes
It hard at the moment is that he appears so well! She is charging about, eating fine and loving life - but the vet has said to be prepared for a fast spiral. I really cannot remember the last time I cried so
Much. I hug her an wanna squeeze her so I don't forget her warmth and smell, and how much love she has given us. I have seen my husband and 16 year old son cry buckets, never seen this!! :/(.
So guys I really needed to offload to someone who might understand that I feel my child is dying. My husband said
It's like she is in death row and no one has told her.
Out plan is to watch and wait and as soon as her quality of life starts to drop we will arrange to have her suffering ended.
Thanks for listening
A very distraught mummy of treacle puddin who will be 7 on the 22 April. My gorgeous yorkie girl!
|04-17-2012, 01:27 AM||#2|
Donating YT Member
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Houston Texas
I am soooooooo sorry for the dispair and unbelievable heartache you are faced with at a time when your dreams certainly did not include this journey. You must believe you are doing what you feel is the best course of action for your baby girl. Take tons of pictures while she is her happy, vivacious, playful self ....make more of the precious memories you will be sustained with in the near future. Hold her and love her and take pictures......and I will pray for comfort and peace for you and your family. Please, let us keep up with your progress on this dark, sad path......all we can do is offer support to a loving Yorkie mommie and family, but I think, I hopem that will help some.....
|04-17-2012, 06:29 AM||#3|
♥Trained by my pups♥
Donating YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: with my yorkies
I am so sorry. I am in tears for her and your family. I to have not seen my husband cry. But we have lost two very special yorkies in our 28 years of marriage. And we both cried buckets when we lost them. Life does go on but that is little comfort when your facing this ahead. Sending many prayers and hugs to your family. And enjoy each and every day with your sweet little girl. Words we all need to live by. Time with them is always way to short
loving life with my furry friends
|04-17-2012, 07:14 AM||#4|
Donating YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
My heart goes out to you and your family! It is obvious that you love Treacle very much and have her best interest in mind. I agree with the previous posters, enjoy and cherish every moment you have with her while she is still seemingly well. Soak it all in so you can wrap yourself in these memories later. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and hope for love and comfort to surround you all during this difficult time.
*~* Tucker's Mommy *~*
Proud Member of The Little Gentlemens Club
Tucker loves Holly
|04-17-2012, 07:57 AM||#5|
Donating YT Addict
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Alpharetta, GA, USA
I am sharing, in a small way, your tears at the coming loss of your darling pup. I am sure you have made the wisest and my caring decision in the treatment. I cannot imagine the depth of your pain. ((hugs))
"I do not at all understand the mystery of grace-only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us"-Anne Lamott
|04-17-2012, 08:00 AM||#6|
YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Brooks, Ga.
I am sitting here crying just trying to finish reading your post. I am so so sorry for the devastating news that you've received about your precious baby. I know you feel like your losing one of your children - these wonderful babies are just like our children and they are a part of our families. My thoughts are prayers are with you, your family and your sweet little girl. Take plenty of pictures. That's one thing I regret with my three that I didn't get more pictures or videos.
|04-17-2012, 09:12 AM||#7|
♥ Love My Tibbe! ♥
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: D/FW, Texas
This is such tragic news and so painful to read about. I have received very very bad news about my Yorkie's before & know what it can do to you and how beaten down you can feel. All I can say is I will be praying for you and your sweet girl and hoping that there is a miracle out there for her. These will be very scary and dark days you are heading into but know that we will be here to listen and help in any way we can. I'm so sorry your sweet baby is having to go through something so bad.
Jeanie and Tibbe
One must do the best one can. You may get some marks for a very imperfect answer: you will certainly get none for leaving the question alone. C. S. Lewis
|04-17-2012, 09:38 AM||#8|
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Gilford, NH, USA
oh i can only imagine the hurt and pain u and your dh are feeling right now. i have teared up just reading knowing how much i love my babies and how devistated i would be. my only advice is to try and cherish each day and take pictures to enjoy those memories for a lifetime. i am so sorry you have to go thru this and mostly for what treacie will have to endure. i will keep her in my prayers. hugs to you and your dh and to treacie as well.
Cedric N Lola N Keylo
RIP Punkee Princess
|04-17-2012, 09:48 AM||#9|
YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Westchester County, New York
I am very sorry to hear about Treacle's illness and I cannot even begin to imagine your heartache. Sending prayers and good vibes that your baby and your family will make wonderful memories to cherish long after she has left you.
Romeo and Sujata
|04-17-2012, 09:54 AM||#10|
2+2=4 X the Love ♥
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Bean Town Ohio
OH my goodness how very sorry I am for you and your family. It is never an easy thing to watch someone you love in pain and know that there is nothing you can do to stop it. Sending you a hug and some doggy kisses form me and the gang! Take care ....
Mommy to: Quincy, & Ruby Bella / Miah & Brandi Gone but Never Forgotten
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|04-17-2012, 10:01 AM||#11|
YT 2000 Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Etobicoke, ONtario, Canada
Blog Entries: 2
I am so sorry to hear about Treacle. What a lovely name that is. I do know how devastating that Cancer diagnosis is.
And I am so very happy Treacle got to see the beach you two are planning on moving to.
I too agree that lots of vids and pics is a wonderful thing to do.
We have been taking our pup to her favourite places as weather permits and her health permits.
Big hugs to you from across the pond
Razzle and Dara. Our clan. RIP Karma Dec 24th 2004-July 14 2013 RIP Zoey Jun9 th 2008-May 12 2012. RIP Magic,Mar 26 2006July 1st 2018
|04-17-2012, 04:30 PM||#12|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Pooler, GA USA
I am so Sorry... Looks like you are making sure she will be happy. I swear this really break my heart..
Sending my prayers and blessings
|04-17-2012, 04:48 PM||#13|
Donating YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Long Island, New York
I know what it's like to hold on so tight to a baby, never wanting to let go and treasuring each moment shared. Although they don't remain with us physically, they remain in our hearts forever and are always a part of us. I hope you have many wonderful days ahead with Treacle and that you can capture some more beautiful memories with her. I know how much this hurts, and I am so sorry.
Lisa and Katie
Ashley 6/10, Gracie 2/04, Kiwi 10/03, and Jolie 7/93 .
|04-18-2012, 07:12 AM||#14|
Donating YT 30K Club Member
Join Date: Oct 2005
Blog Entries: 6
I am so sorry. I hope you have some memory filled time with her.
Cali Pixie Roxie : RIP Nikki; RIP Maya;RIP my sweet Dixie girl 1/17/08