Canine Bladder Cancer Final Stages

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RE: Canine Bladder Cancer Final Stages

by Helenpatricia on Tue Sep 25, 2018 07:19 PM

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Thanks so much for your reply. He's been back with the vet today as now passing blood in his stools. Still bright and happy - the vet thinks this is due to the Loxicom treatment - so they've stopped it. Seeing how he goes over the next 24 hours. So glad that you were with Tessa and it sounds like she wasn't in distress. I just don't know when to call my son home from university- Shadow went to each and every one of his football matches when he was growing up and is his absolute best buddy. I know he'll regret it if he doesn't say goodbye ??

RE: Canine Bladder Cancer Final Stages

by Helenpatricia on Tue Sep 25, 2018 07:22 PM

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Thank you xx

RE: Canine Bladder Cancer Final Stages

by Helenpatricia on Tue Sep 25, 2018 07:29 PM

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Sorry I can't figure out how to respond to each reply on my phone but I am so grateful for the replies. It's so helpful to hear from you, who have been through this x

RE: Canine Bladder Cancer Final Stages

by everley on Tue Sep 25, 2018 07:32 PM

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I love how close Shadow and your son are. What a sweet and special bond. I really think in most cases there is a decline and you have time to realize what is happening. My greatest fear was that the tumor would cause a blockage and her urine would back up and cause a rupture. I was terrfied of that happening. She did begin to strain and the clots started about a year prior to her passing. However they started 2 months prior non stop whereas before she would have episodes of the bleeding and be fine for a week or a month and then it would return. The weekend she passed there was a definite change in her personality. Very lethargic, laying around more, not getting up easily. She lived 2 years and 2 mos from the time of diagnosis and each day was a gift! Yes your son should have the chance to say goodbye. its the hardest thing to do but you will know when it is time to call him or maybe he will be home for the hoildays and can spend some good quality time with Shadow then too. I am glad Shadow has you to take good care of him now. They need lots of monitoring and attention. My mom retired shortly after we learned of Tessa's condition so that she could be home to care for her. We kept pee pads ALL over the house when the bleeding would occur, we also put garbage bags and sheets on the couch, it was a huge mess but we wanted her to feel normal. Keep us posted. Hugs.

RE: Canine Bladder Cancer Final Stages

by Helenpatricia on Tue Sep 25, 2018 08:41 PM

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Thank you Everley - that's so helpful- my biggest fear too is that there will be a crisis and he will be in distress. He's barking for titbits now so no sign of lethargy at the moment - I'm afraid he's being very spoilt at the moment x

RE: Canine Bladder Cancer Final Stages

by Pennyrae on Wed Sep 26, 2018 01:20 PM

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Its been over 4 years since i lost my little Pennyrae a Dachshund to this awful bladder cancer. The irony of it though is that I developed the exact same bladder cancer in the same spot. In my case the tumor was removed in March of this year and my recient check up I am cancer free. I miss my little Pennyrae every day. Spoil your baby enjoy the time you have with them exhause every option (i did, I spared no expence). In time we will see them again they will be healthy and there tail will wag when they see us. For they will be there waiting for us, and when we cross over they will know and be there to meet us.

RE: Canine Bladder Cancer Final Stages

by Helenpatricia on Wed Sep 26, 2018 06:39 PM

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Oh yes the irony but so glad to hear that you're doing well. Shadow's perkier today and we've just enjoyed a game of football in the garden ??

RE: Canine Bladder Cancer Final Stages

by everley on Wed Sep 26, 2018 06:43 PM

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They don't know they are sick and they act VERY normal which is agreat sign that they are still living a good life. In most of these threads the decline was gradual. Changes in eating habits or behaviors. Nothing appears to be sudden. Spoil him ALL you can. Give him whatever he wants. We never have them for long to begin with but when we know the time is going to be sooner than later I say let the indulging begin! Play football, do whatever he is up for. xo

RE: Canine Bladder Cancer Final Stages

by Maggi44 on Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:20 AM

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On Mar 29, 2014 11:49 PM Litasmomma wrote:

Hello everyone, I have been reading all of you postings for the last year and I have not wanted to post anything with the fear that if I do I will have to accept the fact that my vet is not crazy and my dog, Lita, does in fact have bladder cancer. Now, I must accept this and deal with it. My Little Beautiful Lita is a silky terrier. She is so sweet and loving. She was diagnosed in the early stages back in December 2012 when I thought she had a uti or bladder infection. She kept trying to pee and very little was coming out. The vet did an ultrasound and told me Lita had a growth in her bladder that he felt was TCC. I was devastated and immediately starting crying. After all, she was only SIX YEARS OLD!! The vet said he wanted to test her urine for infection so I took Lita back home. Now I buried myself into the internet doing tons of research and that's when I found this sight. The next day the vet told me to return to discuss so I went back armed with all the information I could find. I decided on Poroxicam treatment and antibiotic therapy (Clavamox). No chemo, no surgery, nothing else. I spent Christmas thinking it would be her last and lavished her with toys and treats. The last year had been pretty uneventful but once the incontinence started I knew it had to be advancing. I starting buying doggie diapers and again everything was pretty uneventful. We celebrated another Christmas together and and again Lita was lavished with lots of toys and treats. We'd been pretty blessed to have her another year especially after all the horror stories I had read about dogs living just a few months. I had been giving her the antibiotic and Piroxicam faithfully and I was feeling like maybe she would be that one dog that would defy the odds and not let TCC take her life. Then it started... March 20th 2014 - Litas diaper is filled with red blood and her vagina is dripping blood. I start to panic and I rush her to the vet. He does an ultrasound and now her tumor is 80-85% filling her bladder and is starting to completely block the urethra. The vet takes me into the back where he shows me the ultrasound and tells me we only have a few days to a week left. I felt like he ripped my heart out. I told him I wasn't ready to put her to sleep so he increased her antibiotic, added tramadol to her pills and told me to prepare for her imminent death. Lita still acts ok and happy but I am starting to see that this is taking its toll on her. Now she stopped peeing blood but is peeing out stringy mucus. I'm so distraught and people look at me like I'm crazy because I love this dog so much. I keep praying that God will give me a sign when I should put her to sleep but she still seems so alert and she is eating like a pig. My family and I have decided that as long as beautiful Lita is still eating and able to poop and pee without any obvious signs of pain we will not euthanize her. I am just having such a hard time with this. I am heartbroken...
Hi, I am so sorry about your beautiful little Lita, my Silky Terrier Molly has been diagnosed with bladder cancer also , she is sixteen and a half , she has been on prednisone all her life for allergies and wasn’t expected to live past 10 but she showed them experts, we have decided not to do any treatments except for a antibiotic injection every two weeks, she still trots around the block and is eating well , it is so hard to know when it’s the right time, she still does huge wee wees that have blood in them but she doesn’t seem to be in any pain yet , so fingers crossed she has a few more months
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