Sad to see so many posters in this group
. And now I'm a part of the club, too. Used to post a few years back but fell away and now I'm here looking for people who understand and 'get it.'
I posted an intro story in that group but wanted to poke my head in here, too. Scout is 9 1/2 and was diagnosed with Mast Cell Tumor, Stage 2, High Grade in October. He had massive surgery to remove the tumor on his face but they were unable to get clean margins. He's on an oral chemo drug every 3 weeks for 21 weeks and is also on prednisone, benadryl and pepcid...among other natural remedies, too.
The vet gave him a 6 month life span 3 1/2 months ago and I'm devastated. Learning to take every moment we have and enjoy the present and not get too obsessed with the future but it's so, so hard. I look at his face and can't imagine life without him. Right now he has good days and bad days but the good ones still outweigh the bad.
Making matters harder is that he's the first dog I've ever owned as an adult and I have never had to put a pet to sleep. I will be with him, when the time comes, but I stress out about the decision and what that day will be like all of the time. Sigh. I'm so sorry so many of us are in this situation.
Prayers and thoughts to all on this forum.