Wally Joins the Cancer Club

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Postby airwalk » July 30th, 2008, 2:30 pm

Good thoughts for a wonderful day coming your way.
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Postby Malli » July 30th, 2008, 4:47 pm

what about trying a recouperative diet with him as well? (like AD or something) :| That might help him pack on the lbs, or maybe a pediatric or developmental diet?
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Postby SisMorphine » July 30th, 2008, 5:51 pm

Malli wrote:what about trying a recouperative diet with him as well? (like AD or something) :| That might help him pack on the lbs, or maybe a pediatric or developmental diet?

That would require he actually EAT AD. LOL! I stopped and got some a few weeks ago and he looked at my like I was trying to kill him, but now that he's on pred I figured I'd stop at the place I used to work and pick up a couple of cans tonight if I get out in time. He also used to eat Euk Low-Res cans, so I'll be picking up some of those, too, to try and bulk him up.

My 4 pounds of beef heart came in!! And so did my PDG (no more worrying, Katrina!), so tonight I'll be unthawing heart and making more Wally Ice Cream :)
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Postby katiek0417 » July 30th, 2008, 6:06 pm

SisMorphine wrote:
Malli wrote:what about trying a recouperative diet with him as well? (like AD or something) :| That might help him pack on the lbs, or maybe a pediatric or developmental diet?

That would require he actually EAT AD. LOL! I stopped and got some a few weeks ago and he looked at my like I was trying to kill him, but now that he's on pred I figured I'd stop at the place I used to work and pick up a couple of cans tonight if I get out in time. He also used to eat Euk Low-Res cans, so I'll be picking up some of those, too, to try and bulk him up.

My 4 pounds of beef heart came in!! And so did my PDG (no more worrying, Katrina!), so tonight I'll be unthawing heart and making more Wally Ice Cream :)


It is about time!!! :wink:
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Postby SisMorphine » July 31st, 2008, 10:41 pm

He is so thin, no matter how much he eats he continues to waste away. He is losing fur. But he still has a sparkle in his eye. It's not time yet but I'm very worried that it may be coming soon.

My parents are going to VT for the weekend. My mother almost canceled because she's worried he may be gone before the end of the weekend. I told her not to be stupid, but tonight when I look at him I worry she may be right. I hope we're both wrong.

I know I'm not supposed to cry in front of him, but I just can't help it. I hate it that just looking at him makes me cry. I'm not strong enough for this.
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Postby HappyChick » July 31st, 2008, 10:50 pm

Yes you are strong enough for this...you HAVE to be. You can find strength inside of you and inside of Wally. Wally is being strong, isn't he? Draw from him if you need to. Especially because YOU KNOW Wally has had a wonderful life with you. He knows it too. I know it's a rough time for you, but be happy knowing that you have given Wally a wonderful gift in your love and devotion to him, and seriously, isn't that the best gift we have to give to anyone? You and Wally as always are in my thoughts and prayers.
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Postby CinderDee » July 31st, 2008, 10:51 pm

Oh Alyssa, I'm so sorry. You're incredibly strong and handling this so well. :groupHug:
I can't help but cry in front of Kato as well. I try not to, but...

If I can do anything at all please let me know. You & Wally are always in my thoughts.
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Postby Jenn » July 31st, 2008, 10:53 pm

:hug3:

Oh you are strong, and he knows it and he loves you. My prayers, wishes, and everything I have are thinking of you both.
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Postby call2arms » July 31st, 2008, 10:55 pm

This is making me all teary-eyed.

We love you, Wally and Alyssa and Teeny. :hug3:
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Postby BullyLady » July 31st, 2008, 11:35 pm

Alyssa, you are the BEST dog momma for Wally. I'm so sorry you are hurting. :hug3:
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Postby SisMorphine » July 31st, 2008, 11:42 pm

Thanks everyone. I wish I could just STOP freaking out and just accept the inevitable. This is getting old . .
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Postby call2arms » July 31st, 2008, 11:51 pm

Yes and no, in a way these things always happen so quick... It's completely normal that you are freaking out, anyone would...
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Postby delilahsmommy » July 31st, 2008, 11:53 pm

hold in there me and the family all are here for you
some people just dont get it...
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Postby SisMorphine » August 1st, 2008, 12:21 am

Thanks guys. I'm sorry for the continuous break downs. I really just don't know what to do here. This whole situation blows.

DAMNIT WALLY! You and I made a DEAL that you would live forever. Feck you for going back on it :cuss:
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Postby Jenn » August 1st, 2008, 12:53 am

Don't ever apologize, you are hurting, and you want your heart dog to be there forever. I think I speak for everyone here when I say, we all wish the same. Wally is one of a kind, and I can't look at another greyhound without thinking of him first. I have never even realized how wonderful, BIG, and handsome they were till I ran across you and Wally on message boards. My heart breaks for you, and the pain you are experiencing, I wish there was something I could do to help. :hug3:
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Postby cheekymunkee » August 1st, 2008, 1:26 am

Just take it as it comes sister. That is all you can do. It is never easy to accept this so dont think you have to right now. Sometimes, denial can be a comfort.
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Postby Malli » August 1st, 2008, 5:40 am

The hairloss is likely due to the high dose of Pred he'll be on, but I can't be sure.

I am so very sorry Alyssa :(

If there is any people food you think he'd like, doughnuts, even a little chocolate or bacon or whatever, now is the time :)

Just try to enjoy your time with him, maybe you can get a few days off?
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Postby TinaMartin » August 1st, 2008, 8:18 am

Never feel bad about your emotions. You have a right to hurt and be angry. Just know that we are all here to listen :cry1: And yes we will cry and be angry with you.
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Postby luvypitbulls » August 1st, 2008, 8:31 am

SisMorphine wrote:Thanks guys. I'm sorry for the continuous break downs. I really just don't know what to do here. This whole situation blows.

DAMNIT WALLY! You and I made a DEAL that you would live forever. Feck you for going back on it :cuss:



I feel for you so much right now

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Postby mnp13 » August 1st, 2008, 11:56 am

There is nothing I can say that someone hasn't already said... but I can't imagine what you are going though.

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