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I just got back from the surgeon with my beautiful 10 year old Sheltie named Elliott. The surgeon told me that he could not operate on Elliott because his liver cancer and urethra cancer was to advanced.
I am numb inside, I feel helpless that I can't do anything to help my baby.
We are going to see an oncologist to see what he suggests.
Sorry if there misspelled words as I am trying to type through teers.

Thank You for listening to me, Elliott and Phil

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I am so very sorry for the sad news about Elliott. I know that feeling of pure shock and helplessness when you hear that kind of news. It cannot be true but deep down you know that it is. I have had that news given to me a few times in my life with dogs, it never is easy to hear.

The only way you can help your Elliott is to give him love and let him know just what is happening ( even though they know ). Spend as much time with him as you can and love him, love him, love him. I am so sorry.

I hate that any of us have to go through this horribly hard time, I wish this never had to happen to any of us..

Sending prayers to you and Elliott,

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Dear Phil,

I am so very sorry your precious Elliot is so ill with cancer. I know you are terrified.  It is a dreadful disease, but it sounds like you have a good plan to talk with an oncologist.  Please know you can come here ANY TIME for support or to just vent your feelings.  Please don't hesitate to do this if it helps you.  We will be here for you.  Many of us have sick pups, as well, so we know your pain and fear.

I will also keep you and Elliot in my prayers.  Please keep us updated.

Sending hugs,

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Dear Phil:
I am so sorry to hear about your sweet Elliot.  I hope that things will work out for you both.  I know it is a very devestating time and please know that you have many caring friends here to support you and listen.  You and Elliot will be in my prayers.

Many Hugs,

Mary, Meisters Mom

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Dear Phil My heart is breaking for you and your precious Sheltie  Elliot,I know how you feel I've been down that road,my Sammy did not die of cancer,but kidney failure took two weeks after the vet said she had it he told us then that there was nothing he could do for her.I want you to know you & Elliot will be in my prayers,Just  love him as much as you possibly  can,and keep him comfortable,if you haven't taken pics. nows the time to take them,He loves you so much,and please let us know how Elliot & you are doing,Give that beatuiful baby boy of yours a big pet loss kiss and hug for me.A remember God never takes you to it if He can't bring you through it,and you will have all of us praying for Elliot.
Healing Hugs,
JoAnn Sammy sus's Mom


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((((((((((((((((Elliott and Phil))))))))))))))))

I am sending prayers that something can be done for your sheltie.  Please let us know how you are doing.

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Elliott and I Thank You so very much for your kind words and prayers.
I will never forget the day I went to choose him out of the litter at a friends house. The other pups were chasing him around the yard, he was the runt of the litter but was faster than them all. Elliott saw me kneeling down to get a better look at the pups and he jumped right into my arms. It was then I knew this was new buddy.
I will shower Elliott with more Love than he can possibly handle during this tough time but then again, there wasn't a day that went by that he didn't get a hug and a kiss every time I saw him.

Phil, Elliots Dad

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Phil, I'm so sorry to hear about Elliot's cancer.  I'm praying that the oncologist will give you better news than the surgeon gave you.  You and Elliot are in my prayers.

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