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Post by Admin on Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:57 pm

Yesterday while petting SweetPea i noticed a large lump to the side of her jawline. My heart sunk as soon as i felt it....i have felt that kind of lump before . I immediately assumed it was lymphatic.
Today we went off to the vet .First a needle ,all we got was blood,next surgery for a biopsy.....i stayed with her the whole time,it wasnt pretty,as blood vessels supplying the tumor were severed and lots of blood. So we should have the results friday,perhaps monday,but the vet confirmed my suspicions that it most likely a lymphatic cancer,which is very aggressive,and our time may be short.
We are still kinda shellshocked,she has certainly stolen our hearts in just a few months she's been with us. She is estimated between 2 and 3 yrs old. so young Sad

We need all your positive thoughts in the next few days ,we are hoping against hope that its something else





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Post by Coatsntails on Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:00 pm

Oh Tammy, thats so terrible for you all. I hope the vet is wrong and you continue to live a long time with Sweetpea. Will keep fingers and toes crossed for you all, and let us know what happens. Thinking of you.
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Post by DoggyDoos on Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:04 pm

Tammy, you and Sweet Pea will be in my thoughts and prayers. It is never easy when one of our fur babies is sick. Hope all goes well.
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Post by Tail's a Waggin' on Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:14 pm

Sad Sad

No more bad news please, I hope I'll be able to give Sweat Pea cuddles soon.
Hope everthing goes well Tammy.
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Post by peke-lover on Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:25 pm

All the best Tammy.
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Post by CoatCutter on Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:03 am

Thoughts, prayers, and crossed fingers to you and SweetPea. Here's hoping it's nothing too serious.

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Post by Westie on Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:39 pm

Waiting for news like this is just horrible. Thinking of you and sending positive thoughts. How is she coping with her bandages? Fingers and everything else crossed, God bless.

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Post by GroomRoom on Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:48 pm

Awww Tammy I'm so sorry Sad Sending you positive thoughts flower
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Post by petgroomaustralia on Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:59 pm

Poor Sweet Pea, but she looks like she is a very good patient.
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Post by Guest on Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:07 pm

Poor little SweetPea....what a beautiful name. I hope she picks up.

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Post by Admin on Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:13 pm

Thankyou everyone.
SweetPea is an exceptional patient,but then she's an exception girl all round. Sarah i know you will love her when you meet her Smile

we are having trouble already with Troy.They cant play at all because he just loves to give her 'love bites' around the head.His heart is broken ,he just sits outside her crate/gate ,moping around. If we lose her,its him thats going to feel it the hardest.They're BFF already . I dont know what we will do.

I'm rather dreading answering the phone tomorrow Crying or Very sad

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Post by yapidiyap on Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:44 pm

I'm sorry to hear about SweetPea Tammy. It's also sad for Troy, who doesn't understand what's happening to his friend.
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Post by Admin on Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:44 pm

we say goodbye to SweetPea this afternoon at 5.30 Sad

we finally got the results back today and its as bad as it can be. The prognosis is six weeks at best. We could give her cortisone to shrink the tumor a little and help her breathe and swallow better,but its not going to prolong things by much if we did. So ,we have made the heart wrenching decision to let her go before she suffers a single day of real discomfort

RIP SweetPea


On the other side of it we have happy news too,which i will share with you soon

Tammy x

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Post by peke-lover on Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:13 pm

Tammy I have tears in my eyes.

My heart absolutely goes out to you.
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Post by Guest on Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:34 pm

Bless little SweetPea on her final journey.
This is the hardest time for us as pet lovers/owners...saying goodbye.

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Post by Westie on Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:38 pm

My heart is breaking for you both. This is the hardest time of all. Thinking of you as you leave her at the Rainbow Bridge.

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Post by GroomRoom on Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:06 pm

Thinking of you today Tammy and sending you big hugs flower . She certainly spent the last few months of her life with a great family of humans and dogs.
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Post by petgroomaustralia on Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:14 pm

You didnt have her long but luckily she found you and had a happy time.
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Post by CoatCutter on Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:41 pm

So, so sorry for you Tammy. Our thoughts are with you all as SweetPea makes her trip to the rainbow bridge. Crying or Very sad


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Post by Coatsntails on Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:45 pm

So very sad and sorry for your loss Tammy, my thoughts are with you. At rainbows bridge she will sure be reunited with many many of her friends.
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Post by Emmalovesbeth on Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:33 pm

Oh i am so sorry.... it is so hard making that decision but the one you made showed you trully cared for her...

RIP sweetpea have fun playing in the endless mountians of bones and doggie treats.
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Post by Sinner on Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:56 pm

It's a very sad time Tammy. At least we can "assist" our bestest friends with their final journey. May she leave you all with such teasured memories and may Troy soon find a new play partner!! I too will light a candle tonite as another crosses that fabled bridge!!!!
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Post by Donna on Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:39 pm

Oh Tammy my heart breaks for you and your family as you say good bye to ur treasured Sweetpea...God blessed you with her for a short time only but the joy and memories she leaves with you will bless you for many years to come...My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time...You have given her the greatest gift you could and that is a loving home and sparing from any suffering brought about by the cancer....RIP little Sweetpea xoxo
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Post by kasz on Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:53 pm

Tammy I am so sorry...sitting here with a tear... I don't even know what to say. She was with you for such a short time, but she will stay in your hearts forever...take care, everyone here thinking of you all...
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Post by DoggyDoos on Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:55 pm

Tammy. My thoughts are with you. It is never an easy decision to make, even though you know deep down it is the right one.

RIP SweetPea.

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