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Ryan
Jan 24th, 2011, 10:54 PM
Normally don't post personal stuff, but today's a pretty shitty day. Our 10 year-old cairn terrier, Maple, has been sick for the last 4-5 days. We just got a radiograph done at the Vet today, and they diagnosed her with lung cancer. They've given us some pain pills for the next few days, but thats basically to give us a few days to say goodbye. :(

Some pictures, cuz it makes me feel good. Hope the attachments work.

Don't really care if no one's interested either, this thread is for me. ;)

*JR*
Jan 24th, 2011, 10:59 PM
It is very sad, our pets become like family members. Thx for sharing. :hug:

saul1333
Jan 24th, 2011, 11:03 PM
I'm so sorry. I cry whenever something bad happens to dogs. Hopefully she goes peacefully :hug:

She is very cute

Valanga
Jan 24th, 2011, 11:07 PM
My dog is almost ten as well, he's in Hong Kong but I am in England right now. Miss him so bad. Thank god he's still healthy

delicatecutter
Jan 24th, 2011, 11:11 PM
Sorry to hear this Ryan. :hug:

Randy H
Jan 24th, 2011, 11:15 PM
Sorry Ryan :( Funny enough, the only dogs I had were a pair of Huskies when I was younger - One of which we eventually had to give away, the other was named Maple who we had to put down due to illness :sad: Animals are family, and never easy to lose them. I have a cat now, and I can't imagine how sad I will be when he is gone too...

CrossCourt~Rally
Jan 24th, 2011, 11:24 PM
I'm so sorry to hear about this Ryan :hug:

PatrickRyan
Jan 24th, 2011, 11:24 PM
awww I'm sorry to hear that :sad:

Pops Maellard
Jan 25th, 2011, 12:18 AM
Oh no Ryan. :hug:

Last year we had to put down our little Maltese puppy, she had a liver problem. She was only about a year old.

So you've been blessed to have 10 happy years with your dog. :hug:

McPie
Jan 25th, 2011, 12:37 AM
:awww:

Sean.
Jan 25th, 2011, 12:57 AM
Sorry man, know what it feels like to lose a dog. :hug:

Mattographer
Jan 25th, 2011, 01:06 AM
I'm sorry to hear that :hug:

She looks cute and cuddable.

Ryan
Jan 25th, 2011, 01:32 AM
Oh no Ryan. :hug:

Last year we had to put down our little Maltese puppy, she had a liver problem. She was only about a year old.

So you've been blessed to have 10 happy years with your dog. :hug:




Thats awful! I know we're really lucky to have had 10 years, it just sucks when it comes out of the blue and you end up feeling "ripped off". Thanks for the support guys, it sounds stupid but it helps when other people are sad for you. :o

mykarma
Jan 25th, 2011, 01:44 AM
Normally don't post personal stuff, but today's a pretty shitty day. Our 10 year-old cairn terrier, Maple, has been sick for the last 4-5 days. We just got a radiograph done at the Vet today, and they diagnosed her with lung cancer. They've given us some pain pills for the next few days, but thats basically to give us a few days to say goodbye. :(

Some pictures, cuz it makes me feel good. Hope the attachments work.

Don't really care if no one's interested either, this thread is for me. ;)
So sorry and she's such a cutie. 10 years is a long time and as much as possible try and think of the positive and little funny things she's done.

iPatty
Jan 25th, 2011, 01:47 AM
We had to put my 13-year old cat down over the summer. She was having trouble standing up and seemed exhausted so we took her to the vet and they found all kinds of cancerous cells in her lungs. They gave us time to say our goodbyes and that was it. So I definitely know where you're coming from and I promise, the pain gets easier to deal with in time.

Lin Lin
Jan 25th, 2011, 01:54 AM
:sad::awww:

Ryan
Jan 25th, 2011, 02:13 AM
So sorry and she's such a cutie. 10 years is a long time and as much as possible try and think of the positive and little funny things she's done.


Thanks. My favorite thing she's ever done was steal my younger brothers teddy bear. He was about 9 at the time and she was just a puppy. She grabbed it one night, wrestled with it, and has slept with it ever since. Its worn down and battered, but she still sleeps with it in her mouth. :lol:


We had to put my 13-year old cat down over the summer. She was having trouble standing up and seemed exhausted so we took her to the vet and they found all kinds of cancerous cells in her lungs. They gave us time to say our goodbyes and that was it. So I definitely know where you're coming from and I promise, the pain gets easier to deal with in time.


That sucks dude, sorry to hear :(

Hurley
Jan 25th, 2011, 02:54 AM
I am very sorry :sad:

Wigglytuff
Jan 25th, 2011, 03:06 AM
Im sorry to hear that. I hope you know that she loves you and she's grateful for the great life I am certain you gave her. I hope that will be of some comfort to you.

~{X}~
Jan 25th, 2011, 03:58 AM
Awww I am so sorry Ryan. :( That is so unfortunate however you have had a good time with your pet and just cherish the memories you have with them. :) :hug:

shirley
Jan 25th, 2011, 09:02 AM
:hug: Not nice. I lost my dog 18 months ago and it's still raw

ce
Jan 25th, 2011, 10:22 AM
:sad:

tennis-insomniac
Jan 25th, 2011, 10:23 AM
I hope for the strength for you to move on, I know it is going to be hard. She'd be very happy to know that her owner loves her as much as she loves him, the good memories are gift and let's be thankful to them.

Best wishes.

Ilikebigboobies
Jan 25th, 2011, 10:48 AM
Hey,

Sorry to hear. I put our family dog down last August. I remember the day so clearly. Such a painful event. She was 18 and well looked after. But despite her having a good life, she didn't deserve to go. :sad:

Anyway, I know how you feel. It is horrible. The worst part is they can't tell you how they feel. A dog is really a man's best friend though. They never, ever let you down.

Super Dave
Jan 25th, 2011, 12:41 PM
You have my sympathy. I've lost 3 dogs in my life, and after the last one 17 years ago, I decided that was it. It's a very painful thing to go through.

Mrs. Dimitrova
Jan 25th, 2011, 01:34 PM
I'm really sorry for you dude. I love my pets more than anything. Your dog is lucky you have an owner who loves her so much, there's a lot of dogs without owners out there who needs a home. She's had 10 years of great life. I hope you'll get to spend a good quality time with her for the last few days. I would let her sleep on my bed (which my pets usually do anyway)—bring her the yummiest food, too!

She doesn't have to battle and suffer through the cancer anymore now. She finally gets to rest, sadly it's you that will have to suffer through the pain. It's going to hurt, I've been there, but just keep positive and you know she'll be in a better place.

mykarma
Jan 25th, 2011, 02:01 PM
Thanks. My favorite thing she's ever done was steal my younger brothers teddy bear. He was about 9 at the time and she was just a puppy. She grabbed it one night, wrestled with it, and has slept with it ever since. Its worn down and battered, but she still sleeps with it in her mouth. :lol:
Looks like she became boss in your house immediately. :lol:

Williamsser
Jan 25th, 2011, 03:20 PM
Horrible news. I am sorry. You and your dog are in my thoughts and prayers.

Gandalf
Jan 25th, 2011, 03:27 PM
Very sorry man, I still remember how sad I was when my dog died.

Think that he probably had a great life because of you, and not many dogs are that lucky.

FORZA SARITA
Jan 25th, 2011, 05:52 PM
i know how you feel :hug:

tennismaster8820
Jan 25th, 2011, 06:21 PM
:sad: :bigcry:
It's the saddest thing ever. I'm very sorry for you, it makes me feel again my loss too.
Bobi :awww:
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n371/tennismaster8820/DSC00419-1-1.jpg

Sally Struthers
Jan 25th, 2011, 06:41 PM
:hug:

Try feeding your dog cottage cheese laced with coldpressed flaxseed oil. My dog had a skin cancer tumor and after doing some research, I found that little tip. It worked!

Kitten63
Jan 25th, 2011, 08:31 PM
So sorry :hug:

hankqq
Jan 25th, 2011, 10:20 PM
Sorry to hear :( :sad: At least you have some time to say goodbye. It's been 7 1/2 years since mine has been gone but I have pics, video and sooooo many good memories that will always stay with me. Making a photo album soon after she died really helped me as I remembered all the fun times.

Dementieva_Dude
Jan 25th, 2011, 10:26 PM
Sorry to hear about your dog. It's hard to lose a pet that has been a part of your life for so long :sad:

Ivanovic2008
Jan 25th, 2011, 10:33 PM
so sorry

Ivanovic2008
Jan 25th, 2011, 10:34 PM
give it hugs for me

Kart
Jan 25th, 2011, 10:46 PM
Sorry to read of your suffering mate.

young_gunner913
Jan 25th, 2011, 11:00 PM
Aw, I'm really sorry dude. :hug: She's such a little cutie.

Papillon.
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:09 AM
I'm so sorry to hear about this. I'm an incredibly compassionate and emotional person about pets, and I think it was a good idea to post this thread. Please make the most of the last times you have with your friend; I know even now, it must feel horrible and abrupt even after 10 years.

Maple is a very beautiful dog and I am sure you gave her the life she deserves. :hug:

Srodgers
Jan 26th, 2011, 01:20 AM
Sorry to hear about that Ryan :hug: Dogs become a part of your family and it is really hard to let them go. Just think how happy you made her for 10 years.

Mistress of Evil
Jan 26th, 2011, 11:54 AM
Poor thing :sad:

Ksenia.
Jan 26th, 2011, 05:32 PM
I am sorry to hear this. I lost my dog 18 months ago, he was 11 which means I grew up with him... Probably the toughest experience I had to deal with.
He appeared to be completely healthy the day he died and then he "burnt out" in less than an hour so it is a positive thing that you have a chance to say goodbye.
Be strong and enjoy your last days with him... Feel free to write me if you want to talk about it, I know how this feels :hug:

That's my boy <3
http://i32.tinypic.com/xerc49.jpg

Stevecw
Jan 26th, 2011, 05:54 PM
That's so sad. It such a horrible thing. We had the same a few years ago in my family home with our dog who was 12 at the time, we were told he only had days to go. He had been suffering from lots in the last year, went blind also.

But the poor thing struggled on for about a month after we were told he would be dead in a few days. It was actually my sisters dog as it was a birthday present for her when she was real young, and the dog died on her birthday which was a bit weird.
Me and my dad had to dig up a spot in garden and bury him, the 2 of us were crying...so happy nobody else saw us!! They still have a little rock placed where he was buried.

Vincey!
Jan 26th, 2011, 09:39 PM
:hug:

IMPOSSIBLE
Jan 26th, 2011, 10:21 PM
:crying2: Sad Story, feel for you...

Looks like a real cute dog aswell, so sorry to hear any news of this kind:(

I dread the day I have to say goodbye to my dog.

Ryan
Jan 28th, 2011, 12:06 AM
Thanks everyone. :)

Some good news though! Doc in Toronto said he can't "definitively" say its lung cancer, theres a reasonable chance it could be lung worms (never heard of them). If it is, its curable! Dropped off a stool sample this morning, will have the results in a week. We're not going to get our hopes up, but it would be awesome. I'll keep everyone posted. :p

Ryan
Jan 28th, 2011, 12:07 AM
Oh and the dog pictures in this thread are awesome!

*JR*
Jan 28th, 2011, 12:17 AM
Thanks everyone. :)

Some good news though! Doc in Toronto said he can't "definitively" say its lung cancer, theres a reasonable chance it could be lung worms (never heard of them). If it is, its curable! Dropped off a stool sample this morning, will have the results in a week. We're not going to get our hopes up, but it would be awesome. I'll keep everyone posted. :p

Naturally we're all pulling for you and Maple, but the initial diagnosis raises 2 disturbing questions:

1) If there was a serious chance of the other diagnosis, why the fuck did they put you and your family thru this B4 doing the test?

2) While fortunately this wasn't done in your case, do some vets persuade the custodians of other ppl's dogs to have them euthanized after the initial diagnosis, and not test for such non-fatal ailments to begin with?

:confused:

Ryan
Jan 28th, 2011, 12:28 AM
Good questions, we asked both!

1. All three docs at our Vet clinic viewed the radiograph and said it was lung cancer, but sent it off to TO for an "Expert" opinion. He didn't rule out lung cancer, said it could be lung worms - which is pretty rare I guess, but still interesting that our Vets didn't think of it or suggest it. So it would have been nice for them to not say lung cancer was definite without knowing, but ultimately its more likely it IS than not, so we've got a lot of our grieving out already.

2. They said to absolutely wait to euthanize until we heard back from the TO Doc, and gave us some great pain meds that has improved her quality of life a ton. So they were definitely great with that.

slamchamp
Jan 28th, 2011, 12:42 AM
I love my dog so much and she's like 10 already..Can't imagine what it's gonna be like when I lose her so I really feel ya

slamchamp
Jan 28th, 2011, 12:52 AM
:crying2: Sad Story, feel for you...

Looks like a real cute dog aswell, so sorry to hear any news of this kind:(

I dread the day I have to say goodbye to my dog.Me too :scared: ,and it's gonna happen and there's nthing to do about it, too bad dogs have such a short life:sad:

F-R-E-A-K
Feb 28th, 2011, 07:55 AM
Ryan :hug:

One of my parents dog died today suddenly. :sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing: Today when my dad was walking the dogs, Mr Black who was only turning 6 this year suddenly collapsed and died of a heart attack. :sobbing: :sobbing:

Even though he was my folks dog and I have my own baby Husky now, he was my dog too when I lived at home. I lived with him for three years from a new born puppy and he use to come into my room and watch tv and sleep with me, instead of sticking with the family........ Only 2 years ago did I move out and I just couldn't take him with me :sobbing: He had his mum and sister at home with him and I just couldn't split them up. :sad: :sad:

It's soo hard, I never EVER cry and now I find myself crying all afternoon. :sobbing: :sobbing:

~{X}~
Feb 28th, 2011, 08:09 AM
:hug:

Ivanovic2008
Feb 28th, 2011, 01:19 PM
I have two dogs two dogs one is 6 months and the other is 4 years old. I try not to think of it. Any news on your dogs condition?

Ianto_Jones
Feb 28th, 2011, 06:36 PM
Oh, god...this is terrible...

My dog is almost 13....(I've had her ever since first grade....) It's so sad to watch her slowing down...and I feel thankful that she is still there for me...and we also have one of her children in our house, its fantastic. I miss her so much since I'm at college, but I get to go home on Friday!

Keep us posted. :hug:

Cam'ron Giles
Feb 28th, 2011, 06:49 PM
It's been forever since I posted in NT but I had to post in this thread. Ryan, I am so sorry to hear this..As a animal lover (I have two dogs) it breaks me up everytime I hear that somebody is losing a pet. I am scared out of my mind if or when the time comes that I have to say goodby to either of my girls...I feel like crying just thinking about it...

Jose.
Feb 28th, 2011, 06:59 PM
Ryan :hug: Dogs are lovely. :sad: That is so bad, for her to just go like that. :sad: And I don't even want to think what you are feeling now :sobbing: :hug:

Ryan
Mar 4th, 2011, 09:56 PM
So I have an AWESOME update. My dog is seriously the most lucky/messed up puppy in the world. :lol:

We kept her on medicine after the cancer diagnosis, and we noticed she was getting better after a couple weeks. Took her back in to the vet and they did more X-Rays, and the stuff in her lungs was completely GONE. :eek: Doctor said he's never seen anything like it.

So they think it was some kind of lung parasite, and the meds she was on must have cleared it up. Anyway, she finished her meds and all of a sudden started limping. :( So we took her in again, and they gave her some pain pills - apparently she has arthritis in her back legs and the meds she was on suppressed the pain.

Anyway, she's doing way better now! Her arthritis is under control and her lungs are completely clear. Just wanted to update you guys, since you were all so nice. Thanks!

mckyle.
Mar 4th, 2011, 10:01 PM
This is seriously some Mother Teresa shit :worship: Awesome.

The Witch-king
Mar 4th, 2011, 10:29 PM
Well that was anti-climactic.

WhatTheDeuce
Mar 4th, 2011, 10:31 PM
So I have an AWESOME update. My dog is seriously the most lucky/messed up puppy in the world. :lol:

We kept her on medicine after the cancer diagnosis, and we noticed she was getting better after a couple weeks. Took her back in to the vet and they did more X-Rays, and the stuff in her lungs was completely GONE. :eek: Doctor said he's never seen anything like it.

So they think it was some kind of lung parasite, and the meds she was on must have cleared it up. Anyway, she finished her meds and all of a sudden started limping. :( So we took her in again, and they gave her some pain pills - apparently she has arthritis in her back legs and the meds she was on suppressed the pain.

Anyway, she's doing way better now! Her arthritis is under control and her lungs are completely clear. Just wanted to update you guys, since you were all so nice. Thanks!
That's amazing, Ryan! :D

My dog was diagnosed with cancer in her spleen and liver a couple years ago. We had to have her spleen removed and she went on chemo pills for a while. Doctor said she would be lucky to live another year, and basically said the chances of it going away were slim to none. It's now two years later and my dog was officially deemed cancer-free about 3-4 months ago, and she's going strong to this day despite being almost 13 now.

Miracle pets :hearts:

Pops Maellard
Mar 4th, 2011, 10:31 PM
Wow that's awesome Ryan. :yeah: Go out and celebrate. :D lol

young_gunner913
Mar 4th, 2011, 10:33 PM
Congrats Ryan/Maple!! :bigclap::aparty:

F-R-E-A-K
Mar 4th, 2011, 10:43 PM
Wow :eek:

Fantastic news Ryan! :D :worship:

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 4th, 2011, 11:13 PM
:woohoo: for Ryan! :dog: Miracle Dog lives :cool:;)

saul1333
Mar 4th, 2011, 11:17 PM
Great news..so happy for you :)

Morning Morgan
Mar 4th, 2011, 11:34 PM
Well that was anti-climactic.

Way to throw cold water. :weirdo:

So glad to hear that Ryan. I have a dog myself (I can't believe he's turning 9 this year already), and I know it will be a sad sad say when he says goodbye. :sad:

~{X}~
Mar 4th, 2011, 11:57 PM
Yay I am so happy for you Ryan! :D Great for the dog! :hug:

*JR*
Mar 5th, 2011, 12:28 AM
Good questions, we asked both!

1. All three docs at our Vet clinic viewed the radiograph and said it was lung cancer, but sent it off to TO for an "Expert" opinion. He didn't rule out lung cancer, said it could be lung worms - which is pretty rare I guess, but still interesting that our Vets didn't think of it or suggest it. So it would have been nice for them to not say lung cancer was definite without knowing, but ultimately its more likely it IS than not, so we've got a lot of our grieving out already.

2. They said to absolutely wait to euthanize until we heard back from the TO Doc, and gave us some great pain meds that has improved her quality of life a ton. So they were definitely great with that.

Congratulations buddy. :yeah: And I still wonder how many pets are (euthanized, put down, whatever "humane" term one wants to use) without the vet doing the referral yours did.
:confused:

Ryan
Mar 5th, 2011, 12:33 AM
It's crazy when you think about it. We were a few days from having her euthanized, and now she's 1000% better than she was! So its very scary to think about how close we came to putting her down.

slamchamp
Mar 5th, 2011, 12:35 AM
I hate watching this thread come up cause my dog is unwell..oh well

Ryan
Mar 5th, 2011, 12:44 AM
I hate watching this thread come up cause my dog is unwell..oh well



Sorry slamchamp. :( There's always a chance that it'll turn around, trust me!

shirley
Mar 5th, 2011, 07:25 AM
Great news Ryan!

McPie
Mar 5th, 2011, 08:31 AM
short & easy...


:bounce:

QueenBee
Mar 5th, 2011, 12:00 PM
:woohoo: Congratulations! Everything happens for a reason, now I hope you enjoy your dog as long as possible :)

galadriel
Mar 6th, 2011, 10:57 AM
Great news :bounce:

frenchie
Mar 6th, 2011, 11:13 AM
I have a 3 yo cairn terrier too

such a nice and clever dog
and cute too

Super Dave
Mar 7th, 2011, 03:15 AM
Great news! :yeah:

Vincey!
Mar 7th, 2011, 03:49 AM
aww that's a great news!! :D