We were at Mini Nationals all week and just got home today. While we were there Forrest began to have nosebleeds. At first it wasn't much, but by midweek they were more frequent and heavier. We have a friend in minis who is also a vet and she checked him over for me. It's not good, she feels he has a tumor there and also felt a mass in his abdomen. She said it's not life-or-death right now, but I can see it coming. He's on Benedryl to shrink the nasal passages and slow the bleeding plus took him off the aspririn I was giving him.
I am so not ready for this. He's only ten. He has been my bestest friend for the whole ten years. I caught him as he was born... and he has not left my side, save two or three vacations, since then.
Please, prayers that I will have the strength to do what's right when the time comes. I will be so lost without him.
Forrest CGC- Lab 2001-2011
Finn- Lab/Aussie- 2011-
And 30-some Miniature Horses...
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his leader, his love. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. Unknown
Holding you and Forrest close in prayer.
"In moments of joy all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag." W. H. Auden
Linda, Kona and Bo
I am so sorry. I will be lifting you both up in prayer.
Love JL. Justlabradors.com!!!
Sending good thoughts for Forrest.
Miko (April 6, 2009), CGC
I am heartfully sorry. Now that you discontinued the asprin, his nosebleeds may subside. I wish I understood why it seems large breed dogs get abdominal tumors. It happens so often. Have they done a scan to see how large it is? If it is connected to organs or veins the weight of the tumor can pull loose and cause a hemorrage. I will hold you in my prayers.
Sophie DOB 04/13/2011 6 mo
Sophie 15 months, with Skye
I am so very sorry. Prayers for courage and endurance for both of you.
I'm so sorry. Lots of prayers coming your way.
Sending prayers to you both.
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. -- Gandhi
10 Seems so young ! Hope that Forrest has many more years.
I am so sorry. Good healing thought Forrest has many more years.