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    I am sorry for the news you got. Good thoughts coming your way for Gander.
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    Lymphosarcoma in dogs is a fatal disease, with appropriate chemotherapy there is a 5% cure rate and remissions of 9-12 months are possible. Good luck, it is a difficult decision.

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    So sorry to hear this. No experience but big prayers coming your guys' way!
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    Prayers are sent to you and Gander. I had a dog diagnosed with Lymphosarcoma we decided against chemo, and she lived a happy life for another year. Its a very difficult decision & you have to do what you feel is right.
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    One of my Labs was diagnosed with lympho at age 7, we did chemo locally based on a protocol from the UW-Madison, she had no ill affects from it. She had a good, full year before going out of remission and we knew it was time. I feel for anyone who goes through it, there is no easy decision. Cancer is a horrible disease in all of its forms and affects too many. I wish you and Gander the best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Finch View Post
    He goes tomorrow for his first treatment... My vet is a dear friend of mine and wants to try at least two rounds of chemo, coupled with steroids... So I said yes... If I know "Gander" he will let me know when its time... He's very stately and gentlemanly about everything he has ever done... So I'm sure he will leave this world with dignity... One thing for sure I will see to that...


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    I think you have the right idea here. I'm sure he will let you know when it is time... Be brave for him and make the right decisions (I know that is easier said than done)
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    Prayers sent. Lots of hugs lots and lots.
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    That's a tough decision. I don't know what I would do.
    But, I think a new puppy would be high on my list of things that I'd do to keep me thinking "right", and keep me motivated.

    I'm really sorry that you are having to deal with this.

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    Man, I hope Gander is in the 5% and beats this thing. Failing that I hope for some good quality of life and that your course of action will be clear and you will have peace with the decision when the time comes.
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    I have a new Emmit pup coming next wknd... Thank y'all for your thoughts and prayers... You'll never know what they mean 2 me...


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