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Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Daisy

Well folks, there's no easy way to do this.   Little Miss Perfect and I went to the vet today, it was time for her six monthly 'old dog checkup' with Uncle John.

She has a large abdominal mass, John could feel it and all of a sudden, lots of small things make sense - eating grass, straining to poo, losing weight after Christmas, just being "off".  I don't want to sound callous but I was not surprised when I saw the look on John's face as he realised what it was he had to tell me.

We think she is in some discomfort, but not serious pain; we are immediately increasing her daily dose of Loxicom.  Until Friday morning, when we have a scan done, we know nothing else and cannot begin to consider the best treatment plan for her.  We don't know exactly what this is, whether there are metastatic growths or if we have something slow.

What we do know, is that if there is any way to spoil our Darling Girl more than we already do, then that's what we'll be doing.

April 2017 - a happy girl enjoying the garden.  Definitely worth 'click to enlarge'  ☺️








































32 comments:

  1. Jayne, I'm so sorry to read this. You may have had your suspicions but it's never easy having them confirmed. I'm really hoping for the best outcome for Daisy on Friday but in the meantime give her an extra hug from me. Have one for yourself too. Xx

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    1. Thank you Jules. I'll take all the hugs I can get right now 😢

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  2. Oh so sorry..........

    These are the things, which eventually go with, having a beloved pet.

    You are clear headed, so I'm sure you will not make her, live with pain.

    Good wishes, and gentle hugs....

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    1. Once upon a time, someone I had loved and respected had an elderly dog who was failing daily. He could not even walk to the garden any more, needed to be carried outside and it was clear he'd had enough and it was his time. But my 'friend' and her husband could not do the kind thing and call the vet "because her husband couldn't bear it". Let's just say that friendship was never the same.

      Neither M. or I will ever have a dog suffer a moment more than we could prevent. We did the right thing for Ollie in 2009 when saying goodbye to him broke our hearts. As and when Daisy needs the same love and consideration we will ensure that's what she gets, regardless of how much it hurts us.

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  3. Oh Jayne, I am so, so very sorry. A big hug for you from me and a gentle hug for Daisy I will write more later.

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    1. Thanks Eileen. I know you understand, and I do appreciate the hugs. xx

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    2. I'll be thinking about you, M and Daisy on Friday xx

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  4. I'm so sorry to read this Jayne, fingers and paws are now crossed here for a good outcome on Friday - sending ((hugs)) for you and Daisy from the Mouse House xx

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  5. Send love and hugs and wuffs to you all (have read your email and will reply tomorrow :) xxxxxxxx

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  6. Terrible sad news, hoping for the best outcome on Friday, try and look after yourself as well.

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    1. Thanks Marlene, I am glad I managed to capture that moment of absolute bliss.

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    1. Doesn't matter where the hugs come from Jessica, I'll take whatever I can get this week.

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  9. Hugs from Mereth and me too. I know Dolly is aging, she's 10 next month. Our dogs are such a huge part of our lives, it's heart breaking when we lose them. Here's hoping for positive news.

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    1. Hi Keryn, how can Dolly be nearly 10. I am sure I remember her as a baby? Thanks for taking the time to comment. x

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  10. Looking at that series of photos I thought Daisy could not have had a better life than spending it with you two. Even though her early life was rocky she could not have been happier or more loved in her later years. That's a very special gift to give, and she has given so much in return...

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    1. Oh Meredith, what a lovely thing to say, thank you so much.

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  11. Well, hell. Not what I wanted to hear about Miss Priss. Keep us posted, please.

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  12. Oh Jayne, I'm so sorry. There's just no words. I'll be thinking of you all tomorrow and keeping my fingers, toes and everything else crossed for the best possible outcome. Sending you all big hugs xx

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    1. Thank you very much Jo. Please go and give Archie a big hug. xx

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  13. Oh Jayne! Big ((HUGS)) and there is no better place for 'Miss Perfect' to be; secure in the knowledge she is hugely loved and cared for. Keeping my fingers crossed for you all. xx

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    1. Thank you sweetie. A bit numb and in shock today, but The.Good.Thing. is that Little Miss Perfect has very little idea she's poorly. In fact, today she is completely 'normal' and things in her world are the way she expects them to be :-)

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  14. That is devastating news. I know how you must feel. Tivvy was diagnosed with a brain tumour about 18 months ago and the prognosis was 2-4 months. We were heartbroken. She was still happy and playful so we decided on a treatment plan to give her more time. Months passed and there was no change. A year later she had a second MRI scan and the ‘tumour’ had disappeared. Miracles do happen and I’m hoping for one for Daisy.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Sue. That certainly is a miracle for Tivvy.

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  15. What a shock for you Jayne, hopefully the news on Friday won't be too bad, and might be a benign lump. Fingers crossed x.

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    1. Thanks Eleanor. I think we need to hope for the best but expect the worst :-(

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  16. Oh my dear, I am thinking of you and dear Daisy xxx

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