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    We are waiting on appointment day to arrivel for my 9yo Ridgeback Sasha. She is starting to show her age a bit and has a few skin tags and a fat pocket that we are going to have removed in the coming weeks. However, over the last week or so she has started to get bloody noses here and there. Upon inspection we can see a growth inside her right nostril. We previously had another Ridgeback that has something very similar and it turned out to be an aggressive form of cancer and had to have him put down. So the waiting game will begin soon as we are going to have a biopsy done to find out what it is. If it is cancer I don't know what we will do. She is my liver nosed baby but at her age and based on past experiences with Ridigies they don't do really well with anesthesia in advanced years and I have had several that started have seizures or strokes shortly afterwards and I don't know if I can do that to her. The waiting game sucks.
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    I'm so sorry Todd.. Senior pets teach us so very much, but the heartache can be overwhelming. It will help that you are thinking things through and I hope for the best.

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    Oh NO Todd... I'm so very sorry!!! I have a 9 year old boxer Roxie, and I know it's so hard to watch her deteriorate w/age. Praying that you get some good news on Sasha, and honestly I'm praying that your family gets a break from all the bad news lately. Seems like you guys keep getting hit... just hang in there!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    Oh NO Todd... I'm so very sorry!!! I have a 9 year old boxer Roxie, and I know it's so hard to watch her deteriorate w/age. Praying that you get some good news on Sasha, and honestly I'm praying that your family gets a break from all the bad news lately. Seems like you guys keep getting hit... just hang in there!!!
    Thank you. It is our family luck I guess. We lost our 13yo boxer Remi back in May due to the early stages of liver and kidney failure. Usually comes in 3's but this time around it a set of 4.
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    I'm sorry man. I know what you're going through. I hope it is nothing and everything will be fine.

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    I am so sorry to hear this; hopefully all will be fine. What's best for the dog is always the most important thing.

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    The inevitable heartbreak of losing our pets is the price we pay for the unconditional love we receive from them.
    Focus on the good times and what's best for your girl. That's all you can do.

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    Sorry to hear, will be praying for a good outcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LariP View Post
    The inevitable heartbreak of losing our pets is the price we pay for the unconditional love we receive from them.
    Focus on the good times and what's best for your girl. That's all you can do.
    Such great words from Lari, I so agree.

    Y'all have been on a bad rollercoaster ride lately, I bet y'all are just worn out...praying for y'all.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Carol View Post
    Such great words from Lari, I so agree.

    Y'all have been on a bad rollercoaster ride lately, I bet y'all are just worn out...praying for y'all.
    We are ready for the ride to end and enter the station for sure. It's been going on for well over a year as me and my wife are dealing with my father who has been fighting bladder cancer since April of last year.


    Regardless thank you everyone for your comments, thoughts and prayers. It is nice to have a place to express these things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marine91 View Post
    We are ready for the ride to end and enter the station for sure. It's been going on for well over a year as me and my wife are dealing with my father who has been fighting bladder cancer since April of last year.


    Regardless thank you everyone for your comments, thoughts and prayers. It is nice to have a place to express these things.
    I'm so sorry Todd... I've dealt w/cancer too, and it's VERY hard on the entire family. Prayers to you & your family... Please feel free to vent anytime!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    I'm so sorry Todd... I've dealt w/cancer too, and it's VERY hard on the entire family. Prayers to you & your family... Please feel free to vent anytime!!!
    Thank you. Cancer is what took my mother 9 years ago so going throught it again really sucks. At least my dad is in remission now after his last surgery 2 months ago.
    Bulldogs are like potato chips. You just can't stop with one.

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