My Dog Tasha Fighting Lymphoma
Our wonderful dog Tasha was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer about a month ago. She is 11 years old and is a big dog, but was always full of energy.
It is so strange to call her a dog sometimes because she is almost human. When kids were little babies and cried at night, she would come up to them and lick them until they fell asleep again. She was always so much help. Even now when kids get a little dirty or messy, she would clean them all up. We do give them baths too though:) And we always trusted her better than any security system. She is so great!
When we found out in the beginning of December she has cancer, I couldn't stop crying for over a week. I slept with her downstairs. We changed her diet trying to give her something that would increase a little of her red blood cell count.
By the way, if this can be of use to someone, to diagnose her with cancer cost us about $1000, but it depends also on how much testing you want to do on your dog.
As my husband and I finally started to get out of this crying pity funk and started finally feeling "better" about the situation, Tasha started to feel worse.
We decided not to do chemo, because the vets and other owners say it does not guarantee it will help much. We started her on a new diet. Major things people and vets recommend is a diet with no grain, and with lots of Omega-3, and B vitamins.
It is now about Tasha's 5th week surviving cancer after diagnosis. She is not feeling good today and a new symptom appeared - foaming at her mouth. The vet said it's because she is feeling nauseous and they can give a shot for it.
The bottom line is, things do not look good. She won't drink enough for some reason but still always gets a great appetite especially if it is something different than dog food. Gosh I wish I could help her better.
I hope this info will help those who are going through the same thing.