Monday, November 18, 2002

i'm losing my boy

well...... we went to the vet...... she really feels that it's cancer... there are tests to prove it, cat scans, biopsy... but they'd be to just confirm what she already knows... and a biopsy would be pretty painful for clyde......

she gave us medicine to help slow the growth of the tumors... as a side effect, this medicine helps with inflammation caused my arthritis (*update* this medication was orignally developed for people as a an arthritis drug... some doctor in texas decided to use it on pets in smaller doses to slow the growth of tumors [why and how he discovered this, i do no know] and it works great... clyde is only like the 6th or 7th dog to use it...)... so... it'll make clyde feel good taking it...

we can expect increased coughing...

his quality of life will start to decrease by christmas, she thinks......

best thing to do is just take him home and let him live normally... spoil him... let him do everything he normally does...

eventually he could die of a heart attack... the tumors on his lungs are very near his heart... which could somehow strain the heart... or the cancer could just get him and he'd just stop breathing..........

anyway, these are the last days i'm gonna have with my angel boy... and i don't know how i'm going to do it... come home and not expect him to be alive..... i'm already scared to leave him home alone...... i don't want him to die alone..........

anyway....... i can't think that way... and i can't let him see that i'm upset... they can pick up on that kind of thing... just be normal... he's got a little while yet... make it happy... and enjoy the time remaining...............

4:13 PM CT  :: 

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