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Just thought I would update Max's saga.

Actually for the most part she is doing "ok". Not great but not awful. She no longer bounces which is hard on me. I always said it would be a sad day when she stopped bouncing. Yesterday she was not feeling well. I could just see it in her face. However when we went to take Belle and Teddi for a walk she wanted to go. She really wants to do things, she just can't. We do take her to the park (3 blocks from our house) a couple times a week. She loves to sniff around and roll in the grass. Yesterday we realized we may have to drive her now for her park visits.

Yesterday she started limping. Not horrifically, but limping. I hope it is something completely different, and the cancer is NOT going into her limbs. Every now and then I think we should take her to the vet and have x-rays of her lungs. This does move to their lungs. However I am not sure I really want to know either. However she needs more Tramadol, and I am thinking a visit to the vet for a once over may not be a bad idea for their opinion. Also we are going to Labrador Nationals in 2 weeks. We want to take Max so DH can go. Perhaps the vet can say whether that is an ok idea or bad idea. I know the car ride (6 hours) would be hard on her. We are trying to free up as much inside the car space as we can. Getting a roof top carrier. However that does not stop Teddi from crowding her. If we use crates that would be too crowded in the car.

I must say this has made her breath REALLY rank! She can't eat her breath cookies any more either. All food must be soft soft soft. She is tonguing her food now. She lays down to eat too. She can come down stairs, but going up is more often than not too difficult. One thing I have noticed is her body temperature. She is often VERY hot to the touch. I know at night she is opting to sleep on the hard cool floor as opposed to her bed. She won't let us put her on ours anymore.

So we continue on. I have many long talks with her. I hope she knows how much I love her.
 

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Hugs to you and Max. I hope your Vet visit ok's Max for travel, she might like the change of scenery and get a little perk from it. My Sam loved traveling in the car always. At the end, I had to make sure I had very soft bedding for him to lie on, as the bounce and movement of the car seemed to bother him, but he was always eager to get in the car, regardless.

I hope today is a good day for Max, and that she has many good days ahead of her.

Don't worry, she knows how much you love her...I think they know the depths of our love for them better than we do.
 

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{{{{ Hugs }}}}
 

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Hugs to you and Max - and she does know how much you love her!!
 

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I hope your Vet visit ok's Max for travel, she might like the change of scenery and get a little perk from it. My Sam loved traveling in the car always. At the end, I had to make sure I had very soft bedding for him to lie on, as the bounce and movement of the car seemed to bother him, but he was always eager to get in the car, regardless. .
Max does want to be included in everything. Bless her heart. We have blankets in the car, but perhaps a bed. Because she is not sleeping on her bed I thought she wouldn't want it. The vibration protection makes sense. Now to keep Belle and Teddi off, of course we could put all their beds in too. Something to think about.
 

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Hugs to you and Max. I can only imagine how hard it must be and watch for all the signs but Max knows how much you love her. I continue to pray for her.
 

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We are thinking of you and Max. I hope the vet says she can go on the trip with you. Prayers being said that the limping is not a setback and something more and you will have a long time left with her.
 

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I, too, hope the vet says that a trip would be okay for Max. The whole family together on a fun adventure makes for some lovely memories....
 

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Hope you can get to take Max on the trip. Hugs on their way
 

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I've been thinking of you and Max and you continue to be in my prayers. I hope she is able to make the trip and that she has many many more good days ahead.
 

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Big, big hugs to you and Max. I'm so sorry to read the current update. Meggie does enjoy her wagon when she gets tired - Max might like a wagon ride when the other 2 are out walking. I put a soft bed in it and she seems to know she is special.

Megs is a bouncer too and I know how much it would hurt for her to stop.

I love how you said:
I have many long talks with her. I hope she knows how much I love her.
She knows ... oh how she knows. They understand us better than we understand ourselves.
 
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