I'm Going To Die, He Said! A family who has to deal with the loss of their pet.

June 12 2022

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pet loss

You got the news today, that your 10 year old dog was given a death sentence. His name is Charlie, and he has lymphoma.

The diagnosis was given today. The diagnosis is terminal and it's from a doctor who specializes in pets. They gave him 3-6 weeks to live (which makes me think that they don't know what they're talking about) but even if I wanted to keep him alive for longer than that, which I don't because he's old and deserves peace at last - there's no treatment available anyway so why let him suffer artificially?

I can't believe it's true. I'm not ready for my best friend to leave us.

I can't believe it's true. I'm not ready for my best friend to leave us.

I've been crying ever since he said it. It hurts so much thinking about him dying and leaving me behind, but what can we do? I wish I could keep him around forever and make sure nothing bad happens to him, but that's not possible anymore.

He was the first dog my family ever had, and he's been such a great companion for all these years! He has this funny way of running around in circles on his hind legs (just like a rabbit) when he gets excited about something—it never fails to crack me up every time!

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Last week, we thought it was his thyroid, but now we're getting x-rays every day and he's lost 15 pounds in 6 months.

If you have a dog, it's important to know that they can get thyroid disease, which is a condition where the thyroid gland produces too much or too little of certain hormones. If your dog has an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), they'll have symptoms including weight loss and increased thirst and urination. You might also see their skin get greasy or lose hair. For an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), symptoms include weight gain and increased hunger for food but decreased appetite for treats such as peanut butter .

X-rays are an important diagnostic tool in these situations because they allow your veterinarian to identify if there are any abnormalities with your pet's bones or lungs. If you think your dog is sick, bring them into the vet immediately so that they can be examined!

He barely eats anymore and he just wants to be close all of the time now.

You see, he loves me so much.

He's always been there for me, no matter what. He's always loved me unconditionally and I've never doubted that; we've always had a close bond since the day I brought him home from the shelter and it grew stronger over time as he became my best friend. He's such a good boy! And I know deep down in his heart that he knows how much I love him too - but now it seems like he just wants to be close to me all of the time...and that hurts even more than losing him would have in the first place because now I feel like there's nothing left inside of me without him here anymore...

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I didn't realize how serious it was until I had to take him in for a second opinion this morning.

I didn't realize how serious it was until I had to take him in for a second opinion this morning. The vet told me about options for treatment: there would be more tests, he would probably have to have surgery, and chemotherapy might even be needed. They said none of that would cure him though. I just want my dog back.

They told me about the options for treatment and after that there would be more tests and he would probably have to have surgery or chemotherapy. None of that would cure him though. I just want my dog back.

The doctor told me that there were three options for treatment. The first was chemotherapy, which would help with the swelling and inflammation in his liver but wouldn't cure him. The second was surgery, which also wouldn't cure him. And finally, there were multiple tests that could be done to look for other causes of his condition and determine if he had cancer or not. None of these things would cure my dog though; they just would slow down the progression of his illness so he could live a little longer before dying. All I wanted was my dog back, healthy and happy again!

They told me the worst case scenario was that they might have to remove his spleen if it was cancerous but they couldn't know until after some serious tests and a second surgery.

You'd be surprised by how many people don't know that their dog's thyroid is an important gland. I was one of them. But now, my eyes are open and I'm aware of just how important it is to get your dog's thyroid checked if they lose weight or start having weird health problems.

Here's what you need to know: the thyroid is in the neck near their collarbone (although sometimes it can be near their jaw). It produces hormones that control metabolism and growth, so if something goes wrong with this gland then it can affect every single organ in your pet's body—including their brain. This particular issue occurs when there isn't enough iodine in a dog's diet or if they're being treated with another medication that interferes with iodine absorption (like antibiotics).

If you suspect your pup might have hyperthyroidism based on symptoms like rapid breathing, increased appetite, thirstiness and restlessness then take them for a checkup! The sooner we catch these issues before they become life-threatening the better chance we have at treating them successfully without complications like surgery or chemotherapy."


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