Tuesday, September 9, 2008

reality bites

It's cancer.

A type that tends to recur in the same area and has a low risk for metastasizing.

Final pathology tomorrow and a consult with an oncologist.








Anonymous said...

So sorry. Crying with you. I was praying it wasn't. Sending hugs and love. Reality can bite. I hope they can treat it, and it will be okay.

Rudee said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. Poor pooch.

my two cents said...

Really sorry.

Heather.PNR said...

Oh, I'm so sorryl

Wisewebwoman said...

Very very upsetting. Poor poochie baby.

ciara said...

((((r.c. & kids))))i'm so sorry. i was hoping it wasn't what i thought it was. stinky's/showboat's dog had a lump in his anal area that turned out to be cancer. stinky paid $5000 to get it removed. he would have hated to not do anything. *crossing fingers, toes, eyes, and everything else they can take care of it*

Kaytabug said...

Awww I am so sorry! Sending love and hugs!

Devon said...

I am so sorry. Hopefully it will respond well to treatment, then you can both do canine cancer survivor walks together.

Sorry about that last bit there, just a pitiful attempt at humor to try and bring you a smile across the miles.

I truly am sorry.

Stacie said...

Hugs to you. I am so sorry.

ped crossing said...

Totally unfair. You have had more than your share of crap already this year.

So sorry.

-Ann said...

Oh no. I am so sorry to hear this. I hope you get some encouraging news from the oncologist.

Maggie May said...

Sorry about that RC.
That blasted disease has just about blasted all our family up, so you have my sincere sympathies.
However............ sounds like your little friend is not in imminent danger & hope he has a long & trouble free life.
You, like me are finding that your troubles seem to be coming all at once. Life certainly is NOT FAIR!

Aoj and The Lurchers said...

I am so sorry RC, I was so hoping it would be better news for you. Sending you all my love and healing thoughts for the pooper {{hugs}}

CrazyCath said...

Oh RC. I am so sorry. So sorry.
Nothing I can say or do.

Just (((HUG)))

laurie said...

you know how sorry i am! and you know i understand your devastation.
the good news is twofold:

1--the low risk of metastasizing. that means you're dealing more with a chronic condition than with a fatal one. you must think of it that way.

2--dogs do very very well on chemo. it does not make them sick the way it makes people sick.

good luck.

thinking of you, and the pup.

softinthehead said...

Thinking of you all RC through this further tough break. I second what laurie says, if it has to be cancer, this sounds at least treatable.

Lil Mouse said...

one word, the best i can do..

Iota said...

I'm sorry.

Kaycie said...

So sorry, sweetie. I'll be thinking of you and your baby.

aims said...

In the darkness shines a little light - "A type that tends to recur in the same area and has a low risk for metastasizing."

There is hope with that isn't there RC?

Hug him a good one from me.

Sandy said...

I am so sorry. My pup had a tumor removed last week - benign, thank God. You and yours are in the prayers of me and mine.

Man, I hope you have an easier year next year!

Akelamalu said...

Oh RC I'm so sorry. I'm sending positive thoughts and Reiki to your pooch, I hope it's not as bad as you're suspecting. :(

Anonymous said...

Have you read Marley and Me? Just finished it, such a good book about relationships with your dog. KCGinny

WT said...

I'm sorry to hear this.