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post #1 of 53 (permalink) Old 09-18-2015, 09:14 AM Thread Starter
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Kayos Has Cancer

Anal gland adenocarcinoma.

We found a mass on her back end when cleaning her up after a diarrhea episode on Monday so perhaps we got this early. The needle biopsy results just came back late yesterday afternoon so we have not had much time to do much other than talk about it.

We will see an oncologist and have an ultrasound done to see if the cancer is anywhere else. This is for me.

We will not treat this with anything other than palliative care. If Kayos were a year or two younger we would fight this aggressively. But she will be 12 years and 9 months on Sunday. She has HD and ED and is already having difficulty getting up and down sometimes. She would have been gone already if we had not replaced her right hip 7 years ago. She is wearing a harness to help us help her. We were already aware we would probably lose her soon. So we are not going to put an old lady through surgery and all the other stuff. It would be too hard to recover for her, if she recovered at all.

Kayos is my heart dog, I would love to fight a great fight with her and beat this but it would be to her detriment. It will be really hard to let her go.

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post #2 of 53 (permalink) Old 09-18-2015, 09:21 AM
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I'm so sorry, I hope the vet has good news regarding treatment or a good management plan if not. Hugs to you in this hard time


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Oh, I am so sorry to hear this.

What a beautiful girl!

If it were my dog, I'd be doing the same as you. You gave her a wonderful life.

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So sorry for you and your girl,you've already been through so much


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post #5 of 53 (permalink) Old 09-18-2015, 10:06 AM
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Oh I'm so sorry for you and Kayos, hope her days will be painless and happy
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post #6 of 53 (permalink) Old 09-18-2015, 10:12 AM
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How heartbreaking. I'm so sorry for the horrible news.

I don't know a lot about your story with Kayos, but 12 years is a long time for most GSD's (but in reality, it's just never long enough!)

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post #7 of 53 (permalink) Old 09-18-2015, 10:13 AM
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This is so sad. I am so very sorry for you and I am confident you will do what's best for your beautiful heart dog. You can take comfort knowing your little girl has loved you and loved her life with you.

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post #8 of 53 (permalink) Old 09-18-2015, 10:32 AM
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I'm so sorry to hear this. I also would be making the same choice you are. I have a non-GSD cancer dog in palliative care. Sometimes doing no treatment is really the kindest option, especially for the older dogs. I wish peace for you during this difficult time.

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Kathy I am so sorry to hear this. I know you will care for her and I wish you as much time as possible.Take care.

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Oh no!!!! I'm so sorry. Prayers for both of you.

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