October 27, 2010

Need Doggie Prayers

I think I've mentioned that one of our dogs has been limping. Mom and I took him to a veterinary neurologist this morning. He's undergoing an MRI.

He may have a very rare nerve sheath cancer.

It may be in his spine.

They may not be able to do anything about it.

We will find out in about 3 hours. He's the youngest of all of our dogs - he's 8. He's the only male pet I've ever had. I refer to him as our "baby boy". Out of the 3 dogs R and I have had together, one other one is still with us and the third one died several years ago of congestive heart failure when she was only 6.5 years old.

All I can keep thinking is "Are we destined to lose every creature we love like a child at an early stage? Does God really hate us that much?" 7 dead babies, 1 dead dog, possibly another.

I'm not coping well. And somehow, I have to pull myself together enough to attend a work meeting (thankfully over the phone rather than in person) in two minutes.

8 comments:

Mo and Will said...

oh, I am so sorry. sending doggie prayers your way, pronto.

Libby said...

Oh no! We went through something similar with our daughterdog last year, and now our 13 1/2 yo boy dog is on pred for his spine related limping. I'm totally into praying for our furry babies. Hope you get "fixable" news.

Julie said...

Oh no. Sending positive vibes to your doggie.

lastchanceivf said...

I'm so sorry. i hope you get better than expected news from the vet...that is so sad :(

Auntie Em said...

I am so sorry!!! Our dogs are our babies (and will remain so even if human babies are in our future), so I just can't imagine. Prayers to you and your poor doggie.

Patience said...

I am so very sorry. Thinking positive thoughts. We have some tough decisions to make with our geriatric dalmatian. It's just so hard. Thinking of you and your pup!

mara said...

Positive thoughts your way! I so hope your baby boy is okay!!!!

Nico said...

Oh no! Holding my breath and hoping so hard that your little guy is going to be okay.