Sunday, 26 October 2008

I'M HEARTBROKEN








DH and I took our dog, Tara, to the vet's yesterday as she has had a lump on her leg for some months - I've been to the vets about it twice and they just kept saying it was a fatty lump. As it had got so much bigger we went back and we were in total shock when the vet said there was nothing could be done because of where and how big the lump was and we should prepare ourselves for Tara not being with us much longer. He mentioned weeks, maybe months. She's only 8 - she'll be 9 on Christmas Day.

We are all devastated - we have had such a difficult year with one thing and another and this is just yet another blow.

We're not taking it lying down though and have asked to see a specialist.

15 comments:

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Oh Fiona, i don't know what to say to you except i am sorry to hear about your news. I can appreciate how devastated you are, lets hope a specialist can help. I am thinking of you. Hugs linda x

Shellie said...

AWWW Hun im so sorry to read this good on ya for not giving up and hope u get the help you need

carolann said...

Fi thats terrible I hope something can be done sending hugs for you hun xoxoxoxox

Julie said...

Huge (((HUGS))) Fi I really hope the specialist can help poor Tara :( xx

Carole said...

Seeing a specialist is a good idea. It never hurts to get a second or even third opinion.

Years ago my cat Billie had a lump on her leg. That did turn out to be a fatty lump, but our vet checked it out thoroughly.

I'll be thinking of you. Please keep us posted as to what you find out.

Carole said...

I meant to add that Tara is a beautiful girl. :-)

Cazzy said...

I'm sorry to hear that, it is awful to lose a pet. We lost two dogs within a week and one was only 8 years old.
I don't blame you asking for a specialist, I should have done that when the vet told us they couldn't operated on my son's 10 year old lizard - a year later we saw a specialist who said they could have operated but he had suffered organ damage so it was too late.
I hope it works out for you and your gorgeous dog Fiona.

Cazzy xx

Anesha said...

I am so sorry to hear your sad news. Huge ((HUG)) for you and Tara. It is a horrible things to have to go through.
Give the vet a kick!!

Kate Lewis said...

Hi Fiona, I'm so sorry to hear about your beautiful dog - thinking of you and hoping the specialist helps you. Pets are so wonderful and it;s so sad when they become ill - keep us posted Kate xx

BumbleVee said...

awwww... Just echoing what everybody has already written and sending hugs and best wishes for you and Tara....

Phree said...

Sending you a warm hug, I know how devastated you must feel right now. I have lost a dog to cancer when he was 9 years old, lost another to Lupus at 10 years old and then this year I lost a dog for the first time ever to pure old age - he was nearly 18!. Hang in there and give Tara lots of hugs and cuddles and hold onto the thought that even if the end comes sooner than you had hoped, at least she has had a great life and been loved by her family.

Carol said...

I hope the specialist can help - Tara is beautiful. Hugs to you all at this difficult time... be thinking of you.
Carol

Jane said...

Ohhh no Fi, not another kick in the pants of life....gosh, just how much does one family have to endure. I am so, so sorry to hear this news about your adorable dog. I hope that the specialist will have some hope for you all. Thinking of you all Fi, love & hugs
Jane x

Mj said...

My heart goes out to you and I hope that the specialist can do something, I lost my beloved dog last Monday and am still coming to terms with it. They are one of the family, I will be keeping everything crossed that things go well for you.

Mj

Lynda Moss said...

I am coming in to this a little late, I would love to know if there is any news on Tara. I know how important pets can be to a family.

Wishing you all the best

Lynda x