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RE: Damascena and Andrea


Yep, do it as soon as you get well....you both will enjoy it!

Donna


> 
> I think I will. I've been sitting here pondering it. That's where we
> started
> our life together. I lived on Folly Beach in Charleston when I got
her.
> Used
> to have to put her in the shower with me every day when we got home to
get
> the sand off.
> 
> 
> Andrea H
> Beaufort, SC
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, July 12, 2004 8:54 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Damascena and Andrea
> 
> 
> > Take her to the beach, Andrea. Dogs love the beach--even more than
> > Northern tourists do. We have dog beaches here. Ms. Fatma, who has
been
> > to one with a friend who has a dog, says it's the best show in town.
> >
> > On Monday, July 12, 2004, at 08:29 PM, Andrea H wrote:
> >
> > > Just wanted to say thanks everyone for the prayers, well wishes,
and
> > > comfort. The prednisone is working, swelling is going down, but
her
> > > abdomen
> > > is still very tight. She of course feels like she can run about at
> > > will and
> > > do whatever since she feels so much better. I'm letting her do
what
> she
> > > wants. When we both are a bit better, I want to do some photos and
> > > maybe
> > > take her on a couple of slow walks. I would love to let her tear
down
> > > the
> > > beach one more time but I don't think that's a good idea, due to
her
> > > arthritis.
> > >
> > > I also am on prednisone, have a massive throat infection, not Mono
or
> > > Strep,
> > > something else. So I'm on antibiotics, and pred, out of work for
at
> > > least 48
> > > hours or until the fever breaks. Yay me. But it gives me a couple
of
> > > days
> > > all day to be with her. Mark ( my Vet) said she may hang on for
1-2
> > > months.
> > > I think I'll know when it's time.
> > >
> > > Thanks again all! I know it's just the way my life is going right
now
> > > and
> > > it's just one of those times. Nothing to be done but deal with it.
> > >
> > > Germy hugs and kisses to you all!
> > > A
> > >
> > > Andrea H
> > > Beaufort, SC
> > >
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Tchessie" <tchessie@comcast.net>
> > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > Sent: Sunday, July 11, 2004 3:02 PM
> > > Subject: RE: [CHAT] More Sad News
> > >
> > >
> > >> Oh Andrea-
> > >> I'm so sorry, you are doing the same thing I am with my oldest
cat-
> > >> she's
> > >> been on prednisone for 3 months now- some days are good, others
not.
> > >> She
> > >> doesn't seem uncomfortable, but I also know at some point it will
> stop
> > >> "working" (aka stalling the inevitable).  I hope you get as much
time
> > >> as
> > > I
> > >> have to say your goodbyes.
> > >>
> > >> Theresa
> > >>
> > >> -----Original Message-----
> > >> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net
[mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> > >> Behalf Of Andrea H
> > >> Sent: Sunday, July 11, 2004 8:27 AM
> > >> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > >> Subject: [CHAT] More Sad News
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> This seems to be this time of year y'all. My beloved Damascena,
my
> > >> boxer
> > > has
> > >> been slowly failing. She began some massive swelling in her back
legs
> > >> on
> > >> Friday. My Vet met me at his office this morning, and after
examining
> > >> her
> > > he
> > >> thinks she has lymphoma, or if not, something worse. He's got her
on
> > >> prednisone so reduce the welling, and if it's not lymphoma she
won't
> > > respond
> > >> to the prednisone at all. This is basically a tactic to give me a
> > >> little
> > >> time
> > >> to get used to the idea that she won't be here, and to make her
> > > comfortable.
> > >> I
> > >> refuse to put her through any chemo treatments, etc. So, 1-2
months,
> > >> or
> > >> maybe
> > >> just a few days if she doesn't respond. Even if she does,
eventually
> > >> she
> > >> won't
> > >> respond to the pred at all.
> > >>
> > >> The funny thing is, she's as happy as she can be, fairly
comfortable,
> > >> and
> > >> wants to play. I'm the one who's a mess. Can't seem to stop
crying
> for
> > > more
> > >> than a few minutes at a time. I'm just going to spend as much
time
> > >> with
> > > her
> > >> as
> > >> I can. Thanks for listening. She's almost 11 and I knew this
would
> > >> happen
> > >> someday, just wish it wasn't so soon, and happening so fast.
> > >> A
> > >>
> > >> Andrea H
> > >> Beaufort, SC
> > >>
> > >>
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> > Southwest Florida
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> > Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
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