Teddy Bear, our Pembroke Welsh. He just turned 14 in May, and started having some breathing issues. Rapid/shallow breaths even at complete rest. Up until this, he had been still playing fetch, eating like a horse and happy. Enlarged lymph nodes in neck and rear legs. Fine needle aspiration -- lymphoma.
I can afford chemo, but I am not sure I want to put him through it. He is on Prednisone which seems to be helping -- but I realize this is a one or two month stop-gap at best.
I'd love to try some alternative/Eastern medicine because I really believe that if the immune system can be strengthened then there is a chance of suppressing the disease even further. I just can't find anyone near me (Poughkeepsie New York) that specializes in this.
Do you guys think I'm being realistic and doing the best by him, by withholding the chemo protocol, at age 14? Or should I consider doing it?
Any other pointers or advice would be appreciated. We realize how blessed we are to have had him for 14 years -- but of course we want him to be with us for another 100 years.