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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-24-2008, 02:12 AM Thread Starter
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Ringer has hemangiosarcoma of the heart

I just got back from the Ocala ER after a 4-1/2 hour appointment with Ringer. When I got back this evening after running errands, I let the Hooligans out to potty and then I went out to make their dinner. Ringer didn't look interested, and when his dinner was ready I had to call him a few times and then he refused to eat it. He was panting heavily, couldn't walk more than a couple steps.

After everyone ate I put the five away and took him to the ER. After bloodwork, x-rays, ultrasound he was diagnosed with hemanigosarcoma - the tumor is in his heart. This is what killed Echo. She drained the fluid away from the tumor and said he'd feel better and he did. Her RX was to take him to McD's on the way home for a double cheeseburger which he wolfed down.

I'm not sure how much longer he has. I won't do anything heroic to extend his life, just keep giving him his meds, therapy, etc until he no longer has a quality life.

I feel like getting drunk.

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I am so sorry. I don't think there is anything else to say. Of course he's lucky to have you.
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(((((((((Gayle)))))))) Oh Gayle, I am so very sorry. This was so sudden, you didn't really have time to prepare for news like this. I so wish there was something I could do or say to help right now. I imagine that Ringer isn't at all as upset as you are. Ringer knows that he has the best Mom. Gayle, Ringer draws his peace now from knowing that right now, as always, you take the BEST care of him. He is a lucky, lucky dog to have you. Ringer has no doubts about that.

I am sending prayers for you Gayle, and for Ringer.

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I am so sorry. I don't think there is anything else to say. Of course he's lucky to have you.
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Many, many thoughts and prayers going out to you, Ringer, and your whole crew

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Gayle...I am so very sorry Hugs to you and your furcrew...


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Gayle, I saw the title in the Recent Topics box and had a horrible feeling it was your Ringer. I am so sorry to hear this news. Please keep us posted and know we are thinking about you.

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I'm so sorry to hear this. If I lived closer we could go get drunk together! Hugs to you & Ringer.

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Thanks everyone. Your support and prayers are really appreciated.

I'm not sure how Ringer is doing this AM - he only moved once last night - a few feet. This AM it took a while to get him outside. I'll give him his meds for his other problems and see how it goes. I'm just devastated. I knew he didn't have much time because of the other health issues, but the diagnosis we got last night really blew me away.

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