Thursday, December 4, 2008

This is Tough

I stopped by the vet's office today and brought the precious baby home. I could tell she wasn't feeling well. She had a look in her eye that just wasn't right. I chalked it up to what she has been through the past couple of weeks. She has had surgery twice and all kinds of medicines, not to mention at the vet's office for the past 2 nights. I was excited to get her home. Home where she could get all of the love and TLC that a sick puppy needs. Home to her sweet daddy who lies beside her and strokes her belly every night while she snoozes.

When we got home she immediately drank A LOT of water. She is on medicines that will cause thirst so that was to be expected. We were all so happy to have her home. Her sister Sophie was just an idiot. She was picking up pretties, bones and anything close by her. Twisting and doing the kidney bean dance, anything to show her happiness from her sister finally coming home.

Joe told Steph and I that he needed to talk to us. We all sat down and he started talking. It seems that today, while Steph was at school and I was at my doctor appointment Jason called Joe. The biopsy had come in. It is cancer. The name is Epitheliotropic cutaneous lymphoma.

That is about all I can type now. Jason will let us know what he finds out and we will of course do our own research too. I already know that the result of this is grave. She will not get better. Thank you friends for being there for me.

21 comments:

fernvalley01 said...

Oh!your poor little beauty. I am sending good thoughts and a hug for you and your family.
Keeping you in my prayers

Cat said...

Oh I am so very sorry. It is so hard to watch them ill and not be able to make them feel better. Some forms of Lymphoma are can be treated successfully - I hope this is one of those.

I am thinking of you and saying a prayer for Annie.

Cat

MichelleSG said...

Oh the poor sweetie. Why oh why do we fall in love with the ones that are almost guaranteed to get cancer? You keep her comfy and love on her lots. I'd say spoil her senseless but you already do I'm sure! Keep us up to date and give her loves from our boxer worshiping household too.
Much love
~M

Dan and Betty Cooksey said...

TB, I know you're already grieving, but don't let the grief cause you to miss the beauty that Annie continues to bring to your lives. Even sick, she's still Annie. I pray you can enjoy every moment you have with her.

Dan

Lou said...

I don't know what to say, except I'm very sorry.

Patty said...

I am hoping for hope, for Annie to be well. Keeping you all in my prayers!

Zanejabbers said...

Lisa, as a friends mother used to say "chins up." It's all been said so thoughts and love are coming your way.

Karen said...

I'm so sorry, Lisa. Annie is a lucky girl to be so loved.

Pony Girl said...

TB~ I'm sorry to hear your news. I know you love Annie so. Don't give up hope. I know two dogs that survived cancer. One, a big Golden named Jake, had chemo, the whole works, and he bounced around for several more years until his hips gave out at age 12. The other, also now 12, had a cancerous tumor removed from her leg but is still going strong. Explore alternative medicines too, I don't know if you believe in that stuff but I know dogs that have responded well to naturopathic approaches, too. It's worth a shot!
Hang in there!

Syd said...

I'm sorry to hear that. Doing a lot of reading on this cancer and it's treatment is a good idea. I hope that there will be treatments that will help with its remission.

Mighty Aphrodite said...

Lisa,
I'm your brother's friend, Kimberly. He told me about your baby. I'm so sorry to hear about the situation. Please know I know how it feels and I wish a miracle would happen.

Best,

Kimberly

Bill said...

Oh, my. It's that damned cycle of life stuff. There's no getting away from it.
The good news for Annie is that she has such a fantastic home, filled with people who love & care for her, who appreciate her, and a big crazy sister who loves her.
It's not about how many moments we have, but how much joy those moments bring us (and we bring to others). I'd say Annie is a success at the game of life.

Andrea said...

Oh no, I am so sorry. I am really really sorry. I lost my beloved Bear dog about 4 months ago, and I still get so teary eyed just thinking about my boy.

I am glad she is home and in the sence of the word, doing better. It's so sweet that her sister was so happy to see her.

My deepst sympathy goes out to you. And one big (((((((HUG)))))))

Daniela said...

My heart goes out to you. I am so very sorry. This diagnosis is no fun. Prayers are going up.

Jamie said...

Big, big, big hugs to you !!

I will keep you ALL in my prayers !!

Pam said...

Oh darlin', you know I have loved this sweet poochie since the day you started blogging and posting pictures. I have so wanted to kiss her flappy lips. I am just so sorry to hear this. Bless your precious heart and hers.
Pam

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

I am so sorry to hear this news. Hopefully, she will be comfortable and enjoy the rest of her days in her loving home.

Paige said...

I am so sorry-- I have been there, I know how devastating this is.

Hang in there and enjoy the time she has

hulagirlatheart said...

So. Terribly. Sorry.

Zanejabbers said...

Just checking and thinking of you, Joe, Sophie and the rest of your family. Prayers and good thoughts are constant from me. Luving you all.

Jen said...

You know miracles do happen. Hold onto that faith friend.