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My heart just breaks for you-I am so sorry to hear about Mya, but so glad that you and your Husband were with her!
I hope that you stay will us here for support.
If it's any consolation no matter what choice we make at the end, we tend to always second guess and torture ourselves. It will pass, we have to let it go.
My husband and I have always been grateful to God that we were with our dogs when they crossed to the Rainbow Bridge.
I've added Mya's name to the Rainbow Bridge List. (GRF Goldens that passed in 2013 - The list)

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Hugs to you and your husband.

I have sent many pets to the bridge and I really think that no matter what path you choose, you always second guess yourself. You just have to realize you did the best you knew how for the love of your dog.

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I'm so sorry. Please don't beat yourself up. As Tippy said, we all do the best we can. She passed surrounded with those who loved her...... that is a great blessing. And I bet if she could say anything it would be thank you. Thank you for such a great life, for being there with me, and for loving me. That love doesn't die..... every. Hugs to you. Godspeed sweet girl.

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Rest In Peace - Mya

Angel Mya is now watching over your husband and you at the Rainbow Bridge - faithfully.

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together...
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I am so sorry to hear this. Cancer sucks in our Goldens. And aren't they so stoic? I am sad for your loss. It WILL take a long time for you to feel better. All of my best wishes, from someone who grew up in Wynnewood.

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The thought of her yelping until you were at her side confirms everything I've always believed and clung to--that simply being there makes a difference.

What a beautiful being--she clearly brought so much to your lives.

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I'm so sorry about your loss of Mya. We also lost our furbaby at home. I totally understand what you are feeling, as many have told us "he made the decision for you". Please stay and tell us more about your beautiful girl when you are ready. R.I.P. Mya.
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Please forgive me, I did not realize you had lost your Mya when I made my post.

Our dog was diagnosed Stage 5 Acute Leukemia, for various reasons we stopped chemo after one session. As soon as our vet saw our dog's blood work results she put him on 50 mgs of Prednisone daily. That was for one week before we got in to see our oncologist. Our oncologist told us that though 50 mgs was not overly excessive, he had us cut it down to 20 mgs a day. Our dog was doing great before the Prednisone was introduced, and continues to do great five weeks later. Even though our vet suggested we see an oncologist, she was proactive by putting our dog on Prednisone while we waited. We have started a Prednisone protocal now of two weeks of 50 mgs daily of Prednisone, followed by two weeks of 30 mgs daily, then 30 mgs every other day. Remember the seriousness of our dog's illness, and he has not ever taken more than 50 mgs a day. Other then suggesting you see an oncologist, did he/she prescribe anything? What does he/she think of the 120 mgs?

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