23rd October 2012, 09:43 AM
Can not bear it
Hello friends. I have been a member here for some time but honestly I do not post. I have used this site for reading & information many times thank u.
my cavalier Cuddles is about 8 1/2 yr. old. He is the most beautiful loving creature I have ever met. He unconditionally loves and does not have a bad bone or vibe in his body. There is literally nothing u could do to make him show anger or even growl other than raise your hands to my daughter which he adores even though at times she would torture him by smothering him with kisses and hugs. He is truly my best friend. Even in hard times in life when my wife and daughter were not here he was. He would comfort me, support me and never leave my side. And when they returned (thank god) he loved them as if they never left teaching me to do the same. He has been a companion, pet and friend.
He did not know what it is to judge, be mad or hate. He did not expect, demand or ever waiver. His love was and is unconditional.
About 4 days ago after watching him experience what I thought were nightmares and noticing his glands were swollen I took him to our vet. She told me she fears my friend is very very sick and needs test for cancer. This news has crushed and rocked me. I don't know what to do at this point it is 4:36 am and again I am up watching him so he does not have another nightmare which I now know are seizures.
if anyone has advice please let me know.
I am going to try to attach a photo few months ago and photo of him at vet this week
23rd October 2012, 04:38 PM
I do not have advice..but I do send you my thoughts and prayers. ~HUGS~
I do not know what I would do if it was my little Wrigley. It would be so very hard to watch any dog we love suffer.
Try to remember how he has had 8 1/2 years of good health..and perhaps that will give you a bit of peace.
I also pray w/ the right medication...you can still buy him some time.
On the forum..there are many w/ dogs that have similar issues..so I am sure they can be of some help for you.
What has your Vet said they can do to help Cuddles?
*Diane ~ Mom to~
Wrigley ( Cavalier)
Zeb ( Labrador)
& Jake ( Labradoodle)
23rd October 2012, 04:51 PM
Nick, what a beauty Cuddles is, and I love that tongue! Keep us apprised.
23rd October 2012, 05:19 PM
Cuddles sounds like the perfect companion. Sorry you have to go through this. I have no advice for you, but others here may be able to help. Let us know what the test results are and I will keep my fingers crossed that this can be easily treated.
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23rd October 2012, 05:24 PM
Nick: What does your vet recommend for Cuddles? An ultrasound to search for tumors? Blood tests? Swollen glands could indicate a cancer, but not always. I think he needs a thorough examination. Maybe taking him to an internal medicine specialist would be a good approach.
23rd October 2012, 05:46 PM
I don't have a any experience ... only advice would be to get a second opinion before taking action. Also to read up on cancer in dogs and CKCS before agreeing to a treatment plan.
I'm so sorry your precious boy is sick. I'm sending good thoughts to you and ours, and hoping the results come back negative and this is something that can be handled easily.
23rd October 2012, 07:02 PM
Got no advise, just to say that you and Cuddles are in my thoughts. You might want to post this under the Health section so more people that could offer advise can see this.
What tests has your vet done that he thinks it's cancer?
Rosie-06/06 - Ebony-01/07 Harley-08/08
" My sunshine doesn't come from the skies, it comes from the love in my dogs eyes "
17th December 2012, 05:13 PM
I'm so sorry that you lost Cuddles so quickly after he became sick, but your new little lad is adorable and I hope he goes someway to help ease your sadness.
A comfy lap for
Trapper - tri boy Feb 2004, Bosco - ruby boy Jan 2008