It's ME, SNICKERS!
I'm alive, I'm alive, all of your prayers are working!!! Mama says I'm the toughest terrier in the whole world! I'm fighting off this evil cancer monster, pushing him right out of my body.
None of us slept last night, as I was so terribly miserable. I had my bags packed, ready to travel to the rainbow bridge. I even sent my luv Gussie a goodbye letter. BUT, the Circle Of Paws helped save me.
As some of you know, I was really going downhill the last few days. We suspect I have Lymphoma Cancer. The only way to know 100% sure if this is the case, is to give me biopsy surgery. But, I am very high risk for the surgery with my condition and even the vet thinks I would not make it through, so we opted not to do surgery. I'm on several drugs to try to reduce the lymph nodes. I was unable to eat or drink for awhile because the swelling was so bad and I lost 3.4 lbs. in 3 days. My very high fever did a total reverse & went way too low yesterday. I didn't have bowel movements for 2 days, but FINALLY very late last night I had one.
I went to the vet early this morning to be checked out and if there was not a major improvement in my condition, I would then head to the bridge. My dawg, Mama, Papa & the vet couldn't believe it. I was doing my wiggle butt terrier dance down the hall, doing it in the exam room, jumping up all over the vet wanting to play. He was in shock! So we decided to do more xrays. All of my organs are still ok. If I do have the cancer, it has not spread past my head yet.
Now I'm begging all of you to help me jump the last hurdle I need to make to recover. I know I need all of your help. I will be going to the vet every other day to be checked out and if the swelling continues to go down, it needs to STAY down for good. If it does, then this means I had some type of nasty bacterial infection that we can't identify. I will then stay on antibiotics for at least another 6 weeks. I will also need to pig out on food, so that I can gain some weight back. I am very anemic right now.
But if the swelling comes back within the next 3-5 days, then my days are definitely numbered, as this would verify that I do have the cancer. My parents would then help me to the bridge before my condition gets nasty as most dogs live only 4-6 weeks past the diagnosis of this cancer.
I must have used every drop of Terrier Zen that I had, cause I just had a nasty seizure. Mama says I'm fine, but she's on an emotional roller coaster ride!
We thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for all of your prayers. We know I wouldn't be here right now if it wasn't for all of you. I am so blessed to have so many friends all over the world praying for me.
Luv & Wirey Hugs,