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Mars is sick-loosing control #346704
01/20/18 09:13 PM
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Mary Jane Offline OP
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Mars is on a daily low-dose chemotherapy drug, chlorambucil, but the tumor seems to be growing. That's probably blood or clotted blood, so there must be some hemorrhage somewhere.

He went to his regular vet for a blood draw today and I really lost it. They know us there-knew my precious Wolf-so they are wise in their support. Not so many people know what to say when your dear dog is so sick-I just tried not to cry.

We'll see the oncologist next week and maybe change the drug. I just want to take care of him, but I may fail.

Mary Jane

Re: Mars is sick-loosing control [Re: Mary Jane] #346705
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Oh MJ, I'm so very very sorry hugging

No matter what, he knows that you are taking care of him, and we all know that too. You cannot take on the responsibility of not curing cancer, that's just too huge. Even with all the decisions that you have made, you can't second think those either, because you got him this far, and there is never any crystal ball.

I understand the losing it part, but do know that this is not on you. This is on the cancer. F*ck cancer.

Please let us help you through this.


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Re: Mars is sick-loosing control [Re: Mary Jane] #346706
01/20/18 09:39 PM
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Lisa said it best. You have done everything in your power and Mars knows your love.

My heart is with you.

Worth repeating....f#%k cancer.


Bonnie

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Bennie the 12 1/2% GSD 02/2013

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Re: Mars is sick-loosing control [Re: MaxaLisa] #346708
01/20/18 09:44 PM
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Mary Jane, your wonderful, sweet Mars knows you are caring fior him. It is surely strengthening and cheering to him, a comforting balm to his spirit. May the love you two share bring you strength. We are all very much here fior you! hugging hugging hugging


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Re: Mars is sick-loosing control [Re: Braverhund] #346711
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I don't think I could say it better than Lisa did. Your love for Mars is amazing and no doubt why he is still here. I'm crying just thinking of this teary and the pain you are all going through.

I'm sending lots and lots of healing thoughts and prayers. hugging G-d please help this angel heal gsdhalo


Rosa

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and never to be forgotten, Shiloh and Shoshi
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Re: Mars is sick-loosing control [Re: Shilohsmom] #346713
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hugging Thinking of you both hugging


Rosa

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and never to be forgotten, Shiloh and Shoshi
Every dog deserves to have a human that thinks its the greatest dog that ever lived!
Re: Mars is sick-loosing control [Re: Shilohsmom] #346714
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Oh Mary Jane. My heart aches for you.

Lisa is right "This is on the cancer. F*ck cancer."

Sending love from our house to yours. hug


Val da Tiger

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Neilla the Big White puppy.

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Re: Mars is sick-loosing control [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val] #346716
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Dearest Mary Jane, my heart aches for you and although I don't know Mars I know exactly what it's like to lose it at the vet. cry We are all here to support you in any way that we can, whether through private message or on the forum. Please don't hesitate to let us know when you need us. Special thoughts and prayers going out to you and your precious, loving boy. hugging


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Re: Mars is sick-loosing control [Re: SeanRescueMom] #346717
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Mary Jane,
Care doesn't always lead to cure. I think the most difficult care to give but a very important one is the one with those challenges when things don't seem to be going how we had hoped. Mars is fortunate to have you to take care of him, to care so about him. I suspect he knows it, too.
Discouraging findings - they, well, are discouraging. Damn it.

Re: Mars is sick-loosing control [Re: middleofnowhere] #346721
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MJ - I"m so sorry to hear this frown


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Re: Mars is sick-loosing control [Re: GraciesMommy] #346725
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Mary Jane Offline OP
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Thank you one and all.

I'll let you know what the oncologist says-please keep us in your positive thoughts.

Mary Jane

Re: Mars is sick-loosing control [Re: Mary Jane] #346726
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Our thoughts and prayers are steady strong for our dear sweet Mars and his Mom!!!

MJ your doing an amazing job at helping your boy and I just know he knows that!


Rosa

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and never to be forgotten, Shiloh and Shoshi
Every dog deserves to have a human that thinks its the greatest dog that ever lived!
Re: Mars is sick-loosing control [Re: Shilohsmom] #346729
01/21/18 11:07 PM
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I second what Rosa said - good thoughts and prayers being sent from CT.


Johanna

Caleb (aka Caleb-Moose)
Ciara(aka Ciara Belle, Black Devil)

RIP Aodhán, Rica, Max, Kelly - gone but never forgotten - forever in my heart
Re: Mars is sick-loosing control [Re: Woodreb] #346731
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Sending good thoughts your way.


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Re: Mars is sick-loosing control [Re: GraciesMommy] #346733
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I am so sorry to hear this. You are giving all of your love to Mars. Hang in there.


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