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interestingjim

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We lost our 6 year old german shepherd/pointer mix in January. As of January 1st, he was completely healthy as far as we were concerned. The next few days, he started acting off and not himself, not eating, and his stomach was weirdly enlarged. We took him into the ER on January 7th and they said he has a tumor on his liver which burst and caused blood in his stomach. Without any hesitation, we put him into surgery on January 8th. The tumor was removed and 3 liters of blood removed from his stomach. After a few days of recovery, he was on the mend and seemed to be getting back to his old self.

A few more days later, it all changed. The vet called and said the tumor they removed was cancerous and estimated he has up to 6 months. That night he was seeming very sick and could not lay down. We rushed him into the ER again at 3am on January 17th and the vet said he is bleeding internally and there is nothing we can do, so we had to say goodbye.

In the span of about two weeks, we went from a healthy dog, to recovering from surgery, then diagnosed with cancer. We figured at least we have a few months before anything gets worse. Those 6 months quickly turned into less than 12 hours before he was gone.

Not a day goes by without thinking of him after two months. Our cat has been sleeping on his bed and in his usual spots. I think she misses him as much as we do.
cosesmom

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How heart breaking. I am so very sorry. It hurts so much to lose the ones we love with all of our heart. I wish you could had a few more wonderful months with him. I know he knew he was loved and cherished and you only wanted the best for him. You were a wonderful fur parent and did all you could. Be kind to yourself, cry as much as you need to and know that I am sending you all of my support and understanding. I to lost my Heart dog 18 months ago from old age. No matter what happens and why they need to go, we will forever miss them and cherish the time we did have.
Love and doggie hugs
Termy's mom
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