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I'm so very sorry to hear this. Positive thoughts are being sent her way.
 
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I'm sorry and sad to hear this, hugs flying across to you and precious Sandy x
 

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I'm so sorry to read about Sandy.... What a beautiful picture of her ... joyful... I hope that you can do some special things together... Hugs and love
 

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I’m so sorry. We’ve had goldens since 1999. We’ve lost 3 now at age 7. I have one that’s 6 now and I look at him every day and hope he makes it to 8. It’s no fair. We do everything right, as I’m sure you do too. There are no words to take away the pain and sadness i know, but you are not alone.
 

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I'm so very sorry. I have been through this; cancer in my young dog. We got a whole year (with hemangiosarcoma); of course we lost him but the oncologist was astonished at his relative longevity. I know how heartbreaking this process is and my heart goes out to you.
 

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Those are words you hate to hear the vet say.

Sandy was diagnosed yesterday with lymphoma. We've had goldens since 1997. Just once I'd like to have one live to be old and die of old age. She is only 6.

We are supposed to hear from our regular vet today who happens to be the specialist in this area and chemo with more details and so on. I've been around these dogs long enough to know the vet won't have much good to say.

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I am so sorry to hear this and can relate to the diagnosis. My dog Wiley, 4 year old golden, was in great health at his annual vet appointment last Spring. In July, he lost his appetite and we thought he might have gotten into something. After vet visit, we found out he had lymphoma. Our hearts were broken. We decided to go with chemo, and he responded so well. In late September, he was in full remission! We were so hopeful, but in mid October, he stopped eating again and this time, the diagnosis was not so great. The cancer was back and he had leukemia. His organs were having a tough time and he was accumulating fluid. We made the hard decision to end his suffering.
I hope that your vet can counsel you on the best course of action. Our specialist was as surprised as we were that he took a turn for the worse. She said young Goldens have a good chance of living a few more years with treatment. So keep the faith and hopefully your dog can get through it. It is so hard to know what is the best.
 

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Update - Things are changing fast for Sandy. I believe not in a good way. She has a chemo treatment today at noon.
We'll see what we are told. Not too optimistic. Like a lot of us here, I've been down this road before. Too many times. :(
 

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Another update... I'm taking Sandy to an canine ophthalmologist today - I left out details above but earlier this week her eye started to swell. It's pretty apparent to me the cancer has gone to her eye. Our regular vet who is treating her and doing the chemo is out of town and I don't want to take her in as an emergency and just see any vet. She needs a specialist. The only good thing is that Sandy doesn't show any signs of pain. She's on a number of meds .
 
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