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  1. Hi Marina, hope all is well with you. :)


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    Keena Macbride

    I was reading your note about the dental and saw your later post. I am so very sorry for your loss!!!! I wish there were words that would comfort you right now. sending lots of hugs and understanding
  3. At least Whiskey was lucky enough to feel the love and kindness of humans when he needed them most. How sad that any creature has to endure what he went through and suffer so. I am thankful for those who reach out to others, and those who gave Whiskey a chance. Hugs to all of you....run free sweet Whiskey.
  4. On Friday, May 29th, I had to say farewell to my beloved Merlin (aka One Headlight). His tumor had grown at least 5x the size since it was diagnosed at the end of March and due to his age,and location of the growth, there was no way I was going to subject him to surgery. My heart is broken right now and no matter how many times you go through this it is never easy to say goodbye. Merlin was a spooky boy who was in foster care for a while before coming to live with me. I have always had a laugh at his racing name, One Headlight, because he was a nutty guy who I swear had multiple personali
  5. I have not posted a thread yet as my heart is broken right now but I had to send Merlin to the bridge last night, May 29th. I will post soon
  6. My vet also does the sedative before euthanasia. I am sorry you are preparing to face this, and most of us here know how tough that is. I had to say goodbye to Hayley in January and now Merlin’s time will be sooner than later as his tumor has grown 5 times the size it was in March. My vet practice is wonderful and certainly cater to the needs of the pet and their owners. They wouldn’t even consider letting me do any billing paperwork and said it was fine to come back the following week. Lots of hugs
  7. Thank you all very much for your kind thoughts. I appreciate it and it helps!!! No, this was not what he called it and I will get the written diagnosis this week....wish I could remember it exactly. My vet is awesome, we have a great line of communication and is a great research vet. He is like 99% certain of what it is and I trust him completely. There is really no need for an OSU diagnosis
  8. I got confirmation today that the growth on Merlin's leg is malignant. I noticed the lump about a week ago and it seemed to appear almost overnight. Other than the neuro issue he has surface from time to time Merlin has been a happy 13 year old with no signs of any other issues. The cancer is a particularly agressive kind that growns in the blood vessels of the legs, and is primarily found in larger breed dogs. Off the top of my head I can't remember the name the vet told me for the type of cancer but honestly, I don't much care about the name at the moment. Treatment is generally agg
  9. Last night I said goodbye to a very special gal, Hayley. Although her story is not a long one it is one with a very sad beginning. Thanks to the wonderful people with Monica's Heart, Hayley came into my life back in 2000. She was a classic superspook, emotionally and physically traumatized (this is an absolute), but with a look in her eye that touched your heart in many ways. Her adjustment period was long and at times stressful for all involved but we knew she belonged in our home and with plenty of love and patience Hayley learned to trust us. Although she was always the spook, time healed s
  10. Thank you everyone for your kind words. Butch was my 1st senior adoption and I am so thankful that he came into my life. He was such a joy and will never be forgotten. Jack.....thanks for posting that snippet about Butch's GUR. It was great to read, funny and I do remember that day very clearly. Bill...I remember when you adopted Susie. They sure do bring happiness and comfort to our hearts don't they. I hope Butch and Susie are running happy and free now. Hugs to all and many thanks!!!! Marina
  11. Yesterday I had to say farewell to my beloved old guy, Butch (DV's Butch). My heart ached tremendously as I held him while he drifted off, leaving my world forever. But, I know it was the right thing to do for him and he will always have a place in my heart. Butch was a wonderful, silly, stubborn, easy going and loving greyhound. He came to me back in July 2004 after I saw his photo in a GT thread. Somehow I knew he was the senior I was looking for and thanks to many GTers and other greyhound, and non-grey, people Butch made the weekend journey from GPA Orlando, FL up the east coast t
  12. My friend called me today to let me know that Derby crossed the Bridge this afternoon. She was able to get Derby to Tuft's Vet clinic but it was a very tough trip and Derby wasn't doing so well. The vets there did what they could ,and did diagnose her with blood clots in the femural arteries. Unfortunately her condition did not afford them many options and even if they had tried the prognosis would not have been good for a quality life or a long term one. My friend decided that instead of having Derby suffer through more tests, pain and stress for no real future that the best thing she co
  13. She is being given heparin but they are still having difficulty managing her pain without overloading her with drugs, which they do not want to do. My friend was not able to get an appointment at Tufts yesterday die to it being Patriots Day in Mass and they were closed. They wouldn't even make an appointment for today for her. Told her to call back the next day. I am impressed...NOT. Anyway, due to the storms power went out at the neuro clinic so they had to move all their patients to the e-vet clinic in the area so that was another added stress they did not want for her but they had no ch
  14. Has anyone had a greyhound that has suffered from arterial clots in the femural artery? My good friend's 9 year old greyhound started developing odd symptoms in her right rear leg a couple weeks back but nothing was found after a visit to their vet. Last Tuesday she started showing symptoms of being off balance and some possible muscle fatigue in her right rear leg, and weakness in the hip. This turned into significant pain by Friday with obvious back end weakness, most obvious in the right rear leg again, with little motor function. She was treated at the e-vet where they thought it was
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    Oh Shawn.....I am so sorry. I know how much you loved that old fellow. Sending huge hugs. Marina
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