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Post by gbste on Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:40 pm

We just found out that our dog Pansy has an osteo sarcoma in her front shoulder. It is very fast growing. Pansy is 15 years old, and has arthritis in all her limbs, so we really have no options for treating the cancer. She'd never be able to walk on three legs. We have her on pain meds, and we have plans for lots of car rides and really good food treats to fill the time she has left with us.
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Post by BobCat on Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:13 pm

I'm so sorry to hear this. Even though she's had a pretty good long life, it's never long enough.
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Post by WarriorNY on Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:18 pm

I am sorry to hear about Pansy.
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Post by jeanebellini on Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:35 pm

i really don't know what to say except that i can understand how hard it is and spend as much good time with her as you can.
i really hate that C word and hope one day it will be so archaic that they don't even have it in internet dictionaries!
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Post by bpaquet on Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:47 pm

I'm so sorry to hear about Pansy's cancer. I know her remaining time will be filled with love and that's what matters most. Hugs for both of you!
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Post by Suzzzz on Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:14 pm

I'm so sorry, gbste. My prayers for you both.
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Post by Sue Short on Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:42 pm



I'm so sorry is so inadequate. Love and hugs to all.
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Post by fiffur on Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:30 pm

I agree Sue, saying I'm sorry isn't enough. I hate the word cancer too................gbste, treasure every moment you have left with Pansy. ((((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))

Sometimes I think our beloved furkids lives are shorter than ours to teach us to treasure every moment of life we have, since we never know when the ride will end......
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Post by jimkr2t on Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:18 pm

From Tat cat and Caddy Jim study - ((((((((((HUGS & PEACE TO YOU)))))))))) and the best to both of you in the time remaining!
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Post by ARNIgal on Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:05 pm

Many purrs and hugs from my gang cat I love you cat cat
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Post by gbste on Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:33 pm

Thanks for all your kind words. Pansy is hanging in there. Her leg is swollen and painful, but she's happy and wants to participate in life so far. She loves her meals, her hugs, and her car rides. As long as her tail keeps wagging, we're going to hang in there too.
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Post by gbste on Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:54 pm

Pansy slept so soundly last night that we were very worried. We couldn't get her up to go to bed (she was sleeping by the couch) so we had to carry her in. She didn't wake up fully then, and slept all night very deeply. She didn't wake up this morning when it was time for the dogs to eat breakfast, so we let her sleep in. She was awake and looking around just as I was ready to leave for school, so Kevin gave her her breakfast once I was gone. She didn't seem distressed at all once she woke up, just a little confused. Hey, if she wants to sleep in, she gets to sleep in.
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Post by lovekitties on Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:58 pm

My heart goes out to you and Pansy. Love and Hugs
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Post by Sue Short on Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:41 pm



(((((((((HUGS OF COMFORT)))))))))))))))
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Post by gbste on Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:46 pm

Kevin says Pansy slept very soundly most of the day. When I got home from school, she got up to go outside by herself, then came in and ate a good supper. Tail was wagging the whole time. She's gone back to bed now. All comfy and tucked in.
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Post by Suzzzz on Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:33 pm

All you can do now is take your cue from Pansy. Sleeps, eats, outs... her personal schedule may vary some from now on. As long as the tail wags, you're golden. When she tucks it and asks for help, you'll be there for her. Prayers of comfort for all of you.
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Post by fiffur on Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:12 pm

well said Suzzzz........
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Post by gbste on Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:23 pm

Pansy would only eat a small amount on Saturday, less yesterday. She was unable to stand all weekend, and would only drink water this morning. She was done with this world, so Kevin took her in to the vet to be helped to the next one. We will miss our sweet girl and her brother Henry who went ahead of her a few weeks ago.
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Post by Sue Short on Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:25 pm



((((((((((HUGS AND PRAYERS OF COMFORT))))))))
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Post by BobCat on Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:42 pm

I'm so sorry for your loss. Sad
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Post by Fire Flower on Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:14 pm

I am so sorry. Sad

She is with Henry now.
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Post by Suzzzz on Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:34 pm

My heart is with you.
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Post by bpaquet on Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:41 pm

Hugs to you.
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Post by fiffur on Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:29 pm

I am so sorry ................(((((((((((((((((((HUGS OF COMFORT)))))))))))))))))))))
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Post by lovekitties on Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:58 pm

I'm so sorry for your double loss.
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