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Frodo, my hero

Frodo has not been feeling well over the course of the last week or so. We've had so many vet visits and ups and downs. He does have pancreatitis, but it got better and then worse, instead of steadily making progess toward being better.

Frodo, my hero
Monday, we checked him in to Dove Lewis NW for a series of blood tests and an ultra sound. He has a large mass filled with fluid growing on his stomach. This is what is putting pressure on his pancreas and causing it to be inflamed. Because he responded to the treatment for pancreatitis, instead of steadily getting worse, and because they found inflammatory cells in the fluid they sampled from the mass, it is likely that the mass is cancerous. The only option is exploratory surgery that may or may not help, and I don't want to put him through that at his age.

I love my guy. It's so hard to see him in pain. He has good moments, and then bad ones, and I just want to be with him every minute so I don't miss anything.

He saved us from the burglar last month. He's my hero, and my frisbee champion. He's been with me longer than any husband, boyfriend or friend I have ever had. He helped me get through college and made sure I always had a reason to come home at night. I don't know what I will do if he leaves me
Happy Frodo
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circumambulate From: circumambulate Date: November 22nd, 2006 07:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Poor boy. For what it's worth, I think you're doing the right thing.
From: milktard1978 Date: November 22nd, 2006 08:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
aw! hang in there frodo! i have had 2 dogs die and had to give away 2 animals for adoption. i sympathize with you.
nacowafer From: nacowafer Date: November 22nd, 2006 08:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thinking of you both. What a sweet guy.
eliish From: eliish Date: November 22nd, 2006 08:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Much love to you and Frodo. I can't think of you without thinking of Frodo.
r3dqu33n From: r3dqu33n Date: November 22nd, 2006 08:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
I empathize with you. I made the mistake of opting for surgery with my Inky, and I've always regretted it. The surgery cut her time shorter and diminished the quality of the time she had left.

I think you're doing the right thing. Give a hug to Frodo from me. . .
tikimama From: tikimama Date: November 22nd, 2006 08:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, poor baby! Both you and Frodo. Hope he gets well.
soulrockerbuffy From: soulrockerbuffy Date: November 23rd, 2006 12:38 am (UTC) (Link)
He is such a gorgeous dog. And I'm very sorry to hear your news.
pomegranite From: pomegranite Date: November 23rd, 2006 02:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I'm so sorry.
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