Saturday, July 3, 2010

Some Very Sad News

Our baby is sick...
After 2 months,
4 visits to the vet,
blood work,
heavy duty pain medication...
our vet now believes that Abby
has a cancerous bone tumor in her shoulder
and her time with us is very limited.

We are truly saddened at this news.
She has been in lots of pain and up till today
we have been able to manage it with medication.
Today has been a harder day,
for her pain wise and for us emotionally.
I am asking for prayer as our family has to
make some very difficult decisions
over the course of the next week.

Sorry for the downer post,
but thank you for allowing me to share.
I do wish you all a very Happy Fourth of July!


Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

Dee Dee, our family just lost our 11 year old Rottie, 2 weeks ago to cancer. It is so hard and they look to us for help and there is nothing that can be done. They become such a part of the family, I will be praying! I know your heart is breaking.

Shellbelle said...

Dee Dee, I know what a difficult decision your family has to make, I had to make the same one just last month for my beloved dog, Sheldon. Everyone was so incredibly supportive, but the loss is still heart-breaking and heart-wrentching. I am so sorry you have to go through this and I wish I had words to comfort you and yours. Do know that you will be in my thoughts and my heart as you all go through this. The comfort I find is in the memories I shared over twelve years with my pup and while I miss him so, I am so glad he let me share his life.

Christine said...

I'm so sorry about Abby. I know she means a lot to your family because she is a huge part of it.
It's always hard to say good-by, but I'm praying that as a family, you will fine strength and courage.
I'm glad you shared with us because we do care.

Carol said...

So sorry about Abby. Our pets become so close to us, almost like our children. My thoughts are with you & your family.

Michelle said...

Hi Dee Dee, Im so sorry, I know how unbelievably hard this is for you. I miss Lucky everyday. Blessing to you and Abby.

Wendy said...

Dee Dee,
We will absolutely keep your family and Abby in our prayers. Pets become so much a part of the family this has to be so very difficult on everyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Wendy & Tony said...

DeeDee, It was a pleasure to meet dear Abby. I know the decision you and the family make will not feel like it is the right one at this moment in time but it will give you peace in your heart knowing you have done everything you could for her. I will keep you and Abby in my prayers. Love, Jude

Katie said...

Dee Dee,

I'm incredibly sorry to hear of your news! I will certainly life your family and your adorable pooch up in prayer during this time! Our pets become such a part of our families, I know this must be very difficult for all of you!
Sending all the best your way!

Love, Katie

terra @ said...

Bless ya'll's hearts. I will say a prayer for you guys. Just not fair.

Sweetladyelaine said...

Dee Dee,
My heart goes out to you and your family. We lost Phantom on April 17th,the day before my Dad died. I am sure what ever decision you make it will be the right one for Abby. I know the pain and sorrow you feel... but with time you will look back and know you made a hard decision but the right one. You will never forget her, she is a part of your family.

Lord, I pray for courage,strength and peace for Dee Dee's family. I ask that your put Your arms around them during this trial and comfort them. Lord may they feel your presence and hear your voice. I ask for a special blessing of healing for this family...I ask that they find you and lean on You!...In Jesus' name I pray.

Blessings my friend,

Jeanette said...

Oh DeeDee I am so sorry. Your entire family is in our thoughts. I can only imagine the difficulty in making such a decision. I know your entire family is aching right now. May you find peace.
Strength to you my friend.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I am so sorry DeeDee, we lost our beloved German Shepard 2 years ago to bone cancer. The decision was very hard to let him go but his pain was so great that we couldn't selfishly hold him here. My heart goes out to you and my prayers are with you.