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Oh no! I am sorry to hear this about Cody--poor baby. He is quite a trooper & I have come to love him! I know you are worried. Please let us know what the vet says. I had a dog once who had something similar & the platelets were low but they do fluctuate so try not to worry until you know what is up. I will be praying for good news!
 
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Ohhhhh NO! My heart is breaking w/you. . . I remember so well when we were told Lisi had 3 months at the most. She has beat all the odds so let's just keep hoping that Coster can do the same. You are in my prayers. I will write more tomorrow.
 
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Just checking in on you & our little guy! You have been constantly in my heart & on my mind & in my prayers. It is, I know, hard to believe "the best" & even to know exactly what that means. Our hearts hurt with you, but I know THAT pain & it can take you down a dozen rabbit holes---all of them deep. Please, please try to stay positive. That may not save him but it will make his journey SO much more pleasant. He takes his cues from you & lives in the moment---make every single one of these moments count for him. He has given you a "royal-try-hard" for a good long time now & now you can give that back to him. Believe me when I say "you are his world" and he can read you even before you speak.
Go w/the advice of your vet (& your own heart)---mine has chosen not to give meds to Lisi (although we tried a few in the beginning) and I do give her the occasional pain relief, nausea relief, etc. but no heavy drugs. She did not tolerate them well at all & I think they made her worse. I am not saying that is something you should consider---you know best. Please know that we are here for the duration & although we can not change anything, we can hope & we can pray & we will be right here beside you! There will be LOTS of contradictory emotions going on so hold a space for them, they are valid but make these current hours & minutes the very best you can manage---that will be enough for him! My love to you!
 
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"Today was a Difficult Day," said Pooh.
There was a pause.
"Do you want to talk about it?" asked Piglet.
"No," said Pooh after a bit. "No, I don't think I do."
"That's okay," said Piglet, and he came and sat beside his friend.
"What are you doing?" asked Pooh.
"Nothing, really," said Piglet. "Only, I know what Difficult Days are like. I quite often don't feel like talking about it on my Difficult Days either.
"But goodness," continued Piglet, "Difficult Days are so much easier when you know you've got someone there for you. And I'll always be here for you, Pooh."
And as Pooh sat there, working through in his head his Difficult Day, while the solid, reliable Piglet sat next to him quietly, swinging his little legs...he thought that his best friend had never been more right."
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Ohhhh, not good news! I am so sorry for our boy & for you! I wrote to Marie on FB to ask her to give any advice to you she thinks might be helpful. Her Snowball had an enucleation recently. Unfortunately he had other complicating factors which I won't go into---but she had to help him to the "rainbow bridge" after he was almost healed from the surgery. I don't know if she can get on SM or not! She is the only one I know w/this experience. How old is Cody & can you remind me what kind of cancer he has--is it sarcoma? My memory is fuzzy.
 
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Thank you dear Marie for taking time to share Snowball Pie's story! I am sure Dee appreciates you attention to detail & your experience. I do know Cody has been under the care of an eye specialist for a while but this rupture is something new. She has been diligent in attending to Cody's needs & even encouraged me to take Kitzi to see an eye specialist (which I did). We have compared lots of experiences in our search for knowing what to do for our babies. I hope & pray that this information will help Dee in the difficult decisions she will now need to make. Our prayers go out for her & Cody. Thank you for your support Marie---"you are an earth angel!"
 
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I had to research "melting ulcers" as I have no knowledge whatsoever on this topic. Scary stuff for sure! Dee, you are doing a good/great job w/Cody!!!!!!!! If anything fails it won't be because you did not do your part to make it better---this is a serious issue. One word of caution that could benefit Cody is "try not to cry when he is present" although that is not always possible, I know. He absorbs your emotions & we need for him to be as strong as possible to fight this thing. You need to rest when you can---easy for me to say! I am praying God's loving strength over you during this debacle. Big hugs to you!
 
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Did you get my email yesterday?
 
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Wonderful news! When do you think the vet will call? I am eager to know more!
 
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Oh Dee---"blessed are those who bring good news from a far country!" Yippee-Yahoo (cartwheels by an old lady are not what you want to see)! I am over-the-moon w/you. God has been gracious in hearing our prayers--absolutely no doubt! I could not be happier nor more thankful w/you.
OAN: I take a liver regenerator that has the dandelion in w/the milk thistle & it does help me but have only given the pups plain milk thistle so just keep up w/what your vet recommended---sounds like you are in good hands!
I send both you & our little fighter much love! Kitzi & Lisi are quietly rejoicing.
 
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