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Tennpar wrote:

Jon, I've got a Luna dog as well (named before it became such a popular name of all those ****erdoodly sort of dogs biggrin)

Information is key to decision making so good plan to investigate further - the vet will have more of an idea on Monday about what the mass might be and then it'll likely be a week or so for the biopsy results to come through.

Prognosis and options will very much depend what results come back. Dogs can tolerate chemo well, depending on the type, but you have to balance it against potential outcomes and quality of life, especially in the older pet.

Thinking of you and the family at this tough time and will keep my fingers crossed.


 Our Luna is a cat (in laws).



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JonH comes home wrote:

Sadly Ive just come back from the vet - shes at dangerously low blood levels consistent with severe anaemia which means her cancer has probably spread to the spleen or some such part.

Weve decided we are going to take her along and let her go to sleep Monday evening. Very sad day and lots of tears. And its raining here as well.


 I'm so very sorry to hear this. I'm glad that you and your wife will be there at the end. 

 

Not sure if it would help to share a story of Luna? 



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Blue_Belle wrote:
JonH comes home wrote:

Sadly Ive just come back from the vet - shes at dangerously low blood levels consistent with severe anaemia which means her cancer has probably spread to the spleen or some such part.

Weve decided we are going to take her along and let her go to sleep Monday evening. Very sad day and lots of tears. And its raining here as well.


 I'm so very sorry to hear this. I'm glad that you and your wife will be there at the end. 

 

Not sure if it would help to share a story of Luna? 


 oh gosh - where to start? She is a Norfolk Terrier, not quite 12 years old now. Like all Norfolks, she is wilful to the extreme but the most gentle, caring , loving dog you can ever imagine. She is anyone's for food though, would sell her grandmother. Her favourite thing in life is going having a walk and ending at a cafe, partly for the coffee and something to eat, but also because she is a complete "tart" and can attrach anyone to come over and say hello. She is just, well adorable. 

I am not sure there is one specific story but she is just tired now and needs to rest and I am proud we can help her do that before she becomes in any pain, thankfully she isnt in any, she is just so tired.  

And thank you. 



-- Edited by JonH comes home on Monday 19th of June 2023 09:31:12 AM

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My best buddy went to sleep tonight. Gosh that was the hardest and most privileged thing in my life. Luna was such a great and lovely thing in our lives

So disobedient- when she was a fe Months old we went to doggy obedience classes. Pass mark was 60 out of 80. Luna scored 60.5!

I reckon they felt sorry for us.

House feels empty tonight but Im glad shes no longer tired.



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Hugs to you Jon and family.

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Blue_Belle wrote:

Hugs to you Jon and family.


 Thanks Blue Belle



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JonH comes home wrote:

My best buddy went to sleep tonight. Gosh that was the hardest and most privileged thing in my life. Luna was such a great and lovely thing in our lives

So disobedient- when she was a fe Months old we went to doggy obedience classes. Pass mark was 60 out of 80. Luna scored 60.5!

I reckon they felt sorry for us.

House feels empty tonight but Im glad shes no longer tired.


 I thought today would feel easier, boy it doesnt. If anything it feels more desperate and sad and you just wish you could have had some more time with her. She would have been 12 next month, so she was only 11, which is young ish for a small Norfolk Terrier. I guess this is going to take more time than I thought no 



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Oh, I do feel for you, you have to go through the grieving process which will take time, but how wonderful to go so peacefully with loved ones around, it's how I'd like to go. Sending love


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Christine wrote:

Oh, I do feel for you, you have to go through the grieving process which will take time, but how wonderful to go so peacefully with loved ones around, it's how I'd like to go. Sending love


 Thank you Christine - work has helped today a lot , but I work from home mostly and its all those little memories and the noises that arent there. 

I have never lost a human so Im sure it is much worse to deal with , I hope I dont for a little while at least 



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Its just over a month since we lost our dog and Im amazed it still hurts and breaks our hearts as much as it does - never had a dog before this and its taken us by surprise ! How does anyone who owns a dog and goes through it get another dog knowing they will go through it again x number of years later. Whew!

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Just yesterday my wife said we should maybe tidy away and give one of Lunas beds (she had several around the house) to a pet centre - it makes sense but boy did it make me blue! Bed is still there til I gird myself !

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As an aside , went to Bowness in Windermere yesterday - what a horrible tacky place that is! Very disappointed !

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JonH comes home wrote:

Its just over a month since we lost our dog and Im amazed it still hurts and breaks our hearts as much as it does - never had a dog before this and its taken us by surprise ! How does anyone who owns a dog and goes through it get another dog knowing they will go through it again x number of years later. Whew!


I missed not having a dog around and walking round the park on your own doesn't seem quite right. The house seemed too quite, when there was always a friendly face, who seemed to love you whatever (or rather, in return for food and walks..)

The pain of loss eases slowly with time, whilst you keep hold of those good memories, but I don't think it gets any easier with successive pets.  I think that at the back of my mind, I appreciate it's how life is, and the risks are outweighed by the benefits.

A new pet doesn't replace the old, it's just different - fun, challenging, time consuming, loving and sometimes a pain in the a**e smile

 

 



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