Prayers Requested for Lucy (my dog)

June 28 2011 at 4:52 PM
Janice  (no login)


Hi Hearties:
I am making a very unusual request, but I've seen the power of prayer here on this board and I'm hoping that it might be extended to my 8 1/2 year old golden retriever, Lucy. She gave a meaning to my life and a reason to come home when I was going through a bitter divorce and during the times my children were with their dad. Now, she is very, very sick. She hasn't been eating or drinking well for almost 3 weeks. She's had vomiting and diarrhea off and on for over 2 weeks and has lost 3 lbs in the past week. She's been to the vet a number of times and is on several medications. Due to the gastro issues, the vet did an abdominal xray last week and found that her spleen is 3 times the size it is supposed to be. The vet told me that she may have hemangiosarcoma, a cancer with no treatment or cure, and the dog is usually gone within weeks.

She is very lethargic and weak. Usually she jumps excitedly to get into the car. Today, I had to help her into the car because she was too weak to jump all the way in. We were on our way to the vet. I left her there. She's now on an IV and will be staying overnight. Tomorrow a veterinary ultrasound specialist is going to the clinic to do an abdominal ultrasound and a biopsy of her spleen if it looks suspect. My vet has told me to prepare for the worst.

If you could spare a prayer for Lucy, I would really appreciate it.


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