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My 13 yrs old border terrier girl was diagnosed with mammary tumors (don't know if that's the right term) on both sides. Removing them would require two major surgeries 2 months apart. I decided not to do that, since given her age, it wouldn't really help (and the vet agreed) and would be painful. There's no idea how soon it will get so bad she starts to suffer. It's killing me to know we might not have that long together anymore. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, she's fine now, eating and going for walks just fine.

But it's breaking my heart already.

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I've recently had two dogs who had cancer (both, unfortunately, now are deceased).  It definitely was heart breaking.  Try to spend as much time as possible with your dear girl, even if you have to try to smile through the tears.  And come back to this forum.  The folks here are very supportive and understanding.

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A few years ago my beautiful black lab mix, Dakota, was diagnosed with Bone Cancer.  (She was barely 7 years old).  The hardest thing is knowing your time together is limited and coming to an end.  I cried every day, but never let her see me crying.  Only smiles and happy faces when we were together.  Like PoisonIvy said, spend as much time together.  I'm heartbroken for you as I know how painful this is.  :(

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Thank you.

I know this forum is a great place, been here before. My previous dog had to be PTS due to grand mal epilepsy seizure, he was fine Friday morning, gone Saturday night. I got such great support and comfort here, people had the patience to listen to me doubting whether I made the right choice. And it really helped me.

Which is why I'm here now.

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My baby went to the rainbow bridge on monday. I miss her so.

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I’m so sorry for your loss & the grief you’re experiencing. It hurts so much to lose them, but only because we were lucky enough to love them so dearly. Knowing that doesn’t make this any less painful though, I know. With great love comes great grief & I’m wishing you all the comfort in the world during this difficult time. I’m so glad that this community has been a source of comfort to you in the past and I hope it continues to help you heal from this fresh loss as well. I don’t know what I would have done without this community when I lost my own sweet girl last fall. I’m thinking of you & wishing you all the best. You’re not alone in this & please feel free to message me if you ever need to talk or vent. So many of us are right there with you.

Sending so much love, xx


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I have been through this too, NinnuK, I lost my dog Ernie 6 months ago, to cancer and also kidney failure... he had a tumor that came up from behind his eye - there was nothing they could do surgically and no chemo because of his kidneys. He was gone within about 3 months from when we discovered it. I used to sit on the couch next to him as he slept, watching stupid TV for hours, just to be close to him. Towards the end he started just going off by himself on the floor somewhere, poor baby... I used to look at him, sitting next to him, thankful he was still alive, I'd think "his heart is still beating, he's still breathing.."  It was so hard. 

I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you got to spend a lot of time with your dog. 
WE all understand the pain.

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I got to spend time with her. but I miss her so
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