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Stage 4B. The liver and spleen are very swollen, the lymph nodes inside his body as well as some of those outside the body are grossly swollen, there's fluid in the abdomen. Liver values are off the charts high.

 

Please don't judge, but we've decided it's best for Murphy and our family not to try chemo, we'll be providing as much pallative care as we can along with Predison and spoiling him rotten while he's with us. The vet thinks we probably have a month or so with him.

 

I'm devastated. We adopted him because I wasn't doing well with Patrick's loss. Murphy went from one home where I think he wasn't all that well liked (bounced--I've met the lady) into another home who left him outside for a year and a half because they decided they didn't want him (what the guy told the adoption group volunteer who picked him up--he was severely underweight when they got him back. We've had him only about 2 months--it just doesn't seem fair that he finally found people who love him madly, and now this.

Beth, Petey (8 September 2018- ), and Faith (22 March 2019). Godspeed Patrick (28 April 1999 - 5 August 2012), Murphy (23 June 2004 - 27 July 2013), Leo (1 May 2009 - 27 January 2020), and Henry (10 August 2010 - 7 August 2020), you were loved more than you can know.

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I'm so very sorry, for both you and Murphy. I hope you can keep him very comfortable for whatever time he has left--and I very much hope that it's longer than the vet predicts. Please remember that however long he has, he at least knows that he's loved...

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What awful news for all of you. I am so, so sorry you are having to go through this so soon after bringing Murphy home. Make lots of memories, spoil him rotten and take pics til he won't let you get anymore. Hugs to you and wishing comfort for Murphy.

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That is beyond unfair. I'm so sorry. I hope he has some good times with you yet -- you were the answer to his dreams, you know? And you will take care of him and love him for every moment he has.

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I'm so very sorry. This is just so unfair. For both you & Murphy.

Love him like there's no tomorrow......spoil him for all of us, as well.

Prayers being said that Murphy has more time than expected to suck up all that love.

Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog.

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:cry1 I wish he had found you sooner, but am so glad he finally found love. Cherish every day. :grouphug

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Murphy was meant to be with you. Don't think of his life as how many days remain. Each additional day is a gift - for you and for him. Please post a picture for us when you can.

 

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I'm so sorry, Beth. Even though it's so unfair for you, at least he finally IS loved madly now--and will be until his time comes.

 

We didn't do chemo with Buddy, when he got lymphoma, either. No flames at all.

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I am so very sorry. He lives in the moment and that moment is with you and it is wonderful. Wishing for many happy days for you.

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I am so sorry! I pray that you get at least as many good days as we had with angel Nikki. Prednisone gave us 90 days despite lymphosarcoma................and 83 of those days were really good days.

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I'm so, so sorry to hear this. The only bright spot--for him--in all this is that he's with you rather than with his previous owner.

 

But I know it's going to be so hard for you. Hugs to you, kisses and scritches to your boy.

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I'm so sorry you received this news. I hope you have many good days...you both deserve it.

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I am so sorry. He is so lucky to have found you and to be loved by you.

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I'm so sorry. Crap.

 

The only thing that is more anguishing than what you're going through is the thought of Murphy starting to feel sick all by himself, outside, alone. In this respect, he is a lucky, lucky dog.

 

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