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#333967 - 07/15/15 10:43 AM Re: I can't believe this is happening ... Bruiser :( [Re: MaxaLisa]
Qyn Offline
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My first opinion is that Bruiser is too beautiful to be called handsome so he is lucky he has such a masculine name.

My second opinion is that you always make the right decisions for your dogs so I don't expect this to change in Bruiser's circumstance and that you have to make any sort of decision for him at this age is a tragedy ..... hugs to you both! hugging hugging imsorry

My suggestion is that as the infusion of pamidronate can affect renal function that some support may be needed there at some point so keep that in mind as far as a palliative care concern.

Gayle, I am truly sorry for this diagnosis and I hope this can be managed well for the longest time possible. Heartfelt best wishes. paw
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Nix (derivative of Phoenix) Black GSD born 6 June 2011 (Gotcha day 9 Dec 2013)

Quynne gsdhalo - Black Female GSD - Sept 29, 2004 - 11 Nov 2013 Deeply missed

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#333983 - 07/15/15 01:41 PM Re: I can't believe this is happening ... Bruiser :( [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Damn! What a bummer for you and your (very beautiful!!!) guy!

Just enjoy him as long as you can (take lots of pictures and video - they help later!!!!!!!!) Keep him as comfortable as possible!!!!!!!!

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#333984 - 07/15/15 01:52 PM Re: I can't believe this is happening ... Bruiser :( [Re: Codmaster]
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I am sorry to hear this. May you have many more good days with Bruiser.
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#334003 - 07/15/15 08:16 PM Re: I can't believe this is happening ... Bruiser :( [Re: arycrest]
SeanRescueMom Offline
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Originally Posted By: arycrest
Opinions and recommendations are more than welcome regardless if you agree with my plans or not.


I don't know how I missed your post, I'm so sorry. No opinions or recommendations but we all trust your instincts. You are Bruiser's mom and have his best interest at heart. I'm sending special thoughts and prayers your way. hugging hug hugging
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#334055 - 07/19/15 06:21 PM Re: I can't believe this is happening ... Bruiser :( [Re: Qyn]
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Thanks Allison ... he had a blood test last week and his calcium level was normal and everything seemed "okay". But I'll definitely keep it in mind. You'd never in a million years guess he was so ill just by looking at him. He's bright eyed, gets along fine, etc., so even though the prognosis is so poor, I'm enjoying what time we have left together!!!

PS ... that picture is one of my favorites, but it was taken about 9 years ago when he was young!!!


Edited by arycrest (07/19/15 06:22 PM)
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Faith, Ledgie & Scooby
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#334056 - 07/19/15 06:24 PM Re: I can't believe this is happening ... Bruiser :( [Re: Codmaster]
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Originally Posted By: Codmaster
Damn! What a bummer for you and your (very beautiful!!!) guy!

Just enjoy him as long as you can (take lots of pictures and video - they help later!!!!!!!!) Keep him as comfortable as possible!!!!!!!!
Thanks, that's exactly what I'm trying to do. It's easy right now because he's feeling good, doesn't act like he's sick. I do need to take more pictures ... it's our rainy season and every time I want to go out to take pictures we have a T-storm.
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Gayle
Faith, Ledgie & Scooby
My Bridge Kids: Andy, Abbey, Tasha, Tex, Echo, Yukon, JR, Too, Niki, Bo, Ringer, Kelly, Honey, Mac, Slider & Bruiser

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#334058 - 07/19/15 06:33 PM Re: I can't believe this is happening ... Bruiser :( [Re: arycrest]
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I want to say THANK YOU to everyone for all your kind thoughts and words. It's nice to know you can come some place where people understand the bonds between people and their dogs and how devastating an illness or death can be.

This is a picture I took about 3 weeks ago.
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Faith, Ledgie & Scooby
My Bridge Kids: Andy, Abbey, Tasha, Tex, Echo, Yukon, JR, Too, Niki, Bo, Ringer, Kelly, Honey, Mac, Slider & Bruiser

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#334060 - 07/19/15 07:17 PM Re: I can't believe this is happening ... Bruiser :( [Re: arycrest]
PositiveDog Offline
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Hello, Big Bruiser.

You are so right. To look at him it's all sunshine and roses. He doesn't give a thing away.

I hope you are both having some very wonderful days. I think of you often. Thanks for sharing these pictures and your thoughts.

hugging
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#334070 - 07/20/15 06:05 PM Re: I can't believe this is happening ... Bruiser :( [Re: PositiveDog]
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I hope that things are going okay over there.
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#334124 - 07/23/15 11:16 AM Re: I can't believe this is happening ... Bruiser :( [Re: MaxaLisa]
Qyn Offline
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Thanks for posting a current photo - he is still as beautiful as the earlier photo. My sincere best wishes for both him and you. hugging
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Alison
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Nix (derivative of Phoenix) Black GSD born 6 June 2011 (Gotcha day 9 Dec 2013)

Quynne gsdhalo - Black Female GSD - Sept 29, 2004 - 11 Nov 2013 Deeply missed

If you don't agree with me ... you are just not listening well enough. smile

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