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Re: More Sad News

Oh, Andrea, I am sorry to hear about your Damescena.  It is so hard to see
our pets go through so much.  I'm happy that you have such a caring vet that
he would meet with you on a Sunday morning.  If it is her time to move on,
just know that she was blessed with a wonderful home while she was here.
Enjoy the time you still have.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andrea H" <hodgesaa@earthlink.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, July 11, 2004 10:26 AM
Subject: [CHAT] More Sad News

> This seems to be this time of year y'all. My beloved Damascena, my boxer
> 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
> 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
> to the prednisone at all. This is basically a tactic to give me a little
> 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
> just a few days if she doesn't respond. Even if she does, eventually she
> 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
> 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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