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Re: Damascena and Andrea


We are, and actually I am starting to feel better already. She is too
(although I know hers will only last so long) That prednisone is some
amazing stuff.

I am going to take her on some jaunts when we both are better.

thanks all
A
Andrea H
Beaufort, SC


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2004 12:39 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Damascena and Andrea


> Andrea,
> Sorry you're sick, too.  But maybe you and Damascena can spend some
quality
> time taking care of each other.  Take it easy.
>
> Kitty
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Andrea H" <hodgesaa@earthlink.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, July 12, 2004 7:29 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Damascena and Andrea
>
>
> > 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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