Just Found Out Yesterday
We are an average family of four who have a cat (12 years old) and a black lab (only 7 years old) and a hamster. We LOVE our pets, as I know you all do. They are such a great part of our families.
Well, yesterday we found out our lab (Sammie) has not only breast cancer (which we knew and why she went in for surgery yesterday) but it has metastasized to numerous other places. The vet took out as much as he could and what he could see, but he gave her 4-5 months to live. It was 'everywhere'. Her breast and some lymph nodes, uterus, ovaries, and some on her liver. He assumes there is more, but he didn't want to get too invasive as she was losing a lot of blood as it was.
Now, Sam is a VERY healthy looking and active dog. You wouldn't have known she had cancer at all if it wasn't for a ball-like tumor that grew from one of her back breasts pretty much within a week or two.
Long story short, here I am by the reference of a friend looking for ways to either save her life or prolong it, or just make the end a little easier on her. I'm trying to decide between two products to use right now. I know I need to get something ordered ASAP and get going on this. I want to know, even if she doesn't make it, that we tried everything we could to prolong and/or make the end easier on her. (We will NOT let her suffer!)
So, I'm looking to all of you EXPERTS to give me/us some advice as to what has worked for you, etc. WE ALL REALLY APPRECIATE any help at all!
(Submitted Nov. 27, 2012)