Well I'm back

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Gypsi, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I was not online as much this summer, I typically am too busy to be on much in the spring but I make up for it in the summer.

    3 years ago my big old rottie mix got a mast cell tumor, I discovered when he was chewing his foot and I asked my vet to needle biopsy the foot. she didn't biopsy the foot but she did 3 lumps, and one was mast cell. since his foot was itching due to the histamine it throws off, it had metastasized. I had surgery done on him 3 days later, he looked like dying afterward. So I went online and asked around a couple of dog health forums and they sent me to look at a turmeric group on Facebook, which I did. And I learned to cook turmeric paste and give antihistamines and my old dog lived almost 3 more years. But he died first week of August. fighting cancer is time consuming, and letting go of a dog I'd had for 8.5 years was pretty painful. But I gave him a good shot and he didn't just live, he lived well for those 3 years. He rode in my truck and went and saw grandkids and was the ambassador of rottie at the feed store, and he felt good up until this past spring. I switched meds around and did what I could but he was tired.

    Anyway, I'm starting to get the yard and the business and the bees caught up, will see if I can be around a little more often. This is Bronx in his younger days. He was a beauty. (he was probably half Bernese Mountain dog, that's where the hair came from.) [​IMG]
     
  2. roadkillbobb

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    Sorry for your loss..my dogs are more than just family to me, I value their lives more than most humans I know and would save them first if I was faced with that choice..best therapy is to go out and adopt a new pup or young dog from the pound and give a new lease on life..I also started using the turmeric paste when we chatted about it awhile back, but am guilty of not keeping up with it, I will get back to giving it to my dogs this week, I have been busy with having both hips replaced this summer and my dad passed away in may and other little lifes issues..I can say my plate has been overflowing this year...
     

  3. Austin

    Austin Administrator

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    I'm really sorry for your loss. That's like losing a member of the family.
     
  4. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I am getting better. Better he be at rest than in pain. The cancer fight was long and keeping him out of pain and discomfort this summer was hard. Sonic burgers are a great anesthetic, he really enjoyed outings. Now I've got bills to catch up on and work to catch up on. Thank you all for listening
     
  5. Austin

    Austin Administrator

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    He's a lucky dog if you're feeding him Sonic. I'm sorry again Gypsi. I know that's rough.
     
  6. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    sonic is a treat. It is just a plain burger, and I foster some pretty scared and neglected pups that sometimes have to go to the vet a lot. My truck is loud and scary, vet's offices are scary, so a dollar for a sonic burger produces a dog that WANTS to get in the truck the next time, and that helps get them ready for new homes.
     
  7. Austin

    Austin Administrator

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    That makes sense. I'll consider that in the future if it comes up. I don't have a dog right now but will probably end up getting one.
     
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