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Old 01-16-2009, 06:42 PM
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A rough few days with my dog

The other day I brought my 14 year old dog (a German Short Haired Pointer mix) to the vet for a check up for a check up. The doc is checking him over and feels his belly and says it feels funny. So the do some tests and say that they think he has a tumor on his splean and it needs to be removed or it will burst and he will bleed to death. I tell them to do it and they set it up for the next day (yesterday). They said it will take 2 hours and he will need a few days at the vet to recover. The vet calls after the surgery to tell me how it went, he said they took out a 6 lb tumor and he only weighs 65 lbs. Anyway they said today he is doing so well I can take him home early. I am so happy to have him home and ok I have had him since I was 12 years old. They gave me pics of the tumor its huge I will post if anyone is interested.
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:56 PM
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No pics of the tumor please. But I'm happy to hear the pup is doing good. I'm sure I'll be a wreck when my dogs go. Especially the older guy.
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:12 PM
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No pics of the tumor please. But I'm happy to hear the pup is doing good. I'm sure I'll be a wreck when my dogs go. Especially the older guy.
I had to put down a 12 yo female rotti last may. I had her since she was 2 , broke my heart.
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:15 PM
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:20 PM
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Cappy , how goes it?
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:20 PM
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I had to put down a 12 yo female rotti last may. I had her since she was 2 , broke my heart.
My big guy is 10 I think, so he's getting up there.

I'm sitting in the middle of the couch with my laptop right now. One dog to my left, one to my right. Makes me smile.
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:21 PM
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I've always felt it unfair we outlive our pets; we're on our third dog, glad you got yours back, Eddie.
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:04 PM
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I've always felt it unfair we outlive our pets; we're on our third dog, glad you got yours back, Eddie.
eddie? Devin.
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:52 PM
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Glad to hear he's OK!
You can post pictures of the tumor after my dinner has thoroughly digested.
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Old 01-17-2009, 01:37 AM
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I vote "no" on tumor pictures too, but pictures of the healthy pup are good by me

Been there and I'm the bad buy around here because I've got my foot down about getting another dog. I've had two dogs in my life and lived with two more. I buried a 13 year old schnauzer at 17. I didn't get "over" him until I was married and trying to dodge having kids! My little brother got a dog while I was still living at home part time during college. Cute pound puppy, but I never could get close to her. My wife wanted a dog when I was never home after we first got married. Again, she wasn't "my" dog and while it was different with it just being the wife and I, I stayed unattached. She did grow on me, I even took her with me bird hunting after a while. Then, she started having seizures and I realized I wanted a dog. I picked up a lab from a customer in the spring of '93. He ended up being 7 months older than my son. When we had to put him down two years ago, I knew we would be without a dog for a long time. I will probably lose and have to give in soon. I am sure it once again won't be "my" dog, but I feel guilty when the kids tell me they want a dog. The problem is that in 5 years, they will both be off to school and I can feel me being stuck.
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