I'd like to think I'm not a stupid guy, but I did have some sense of denial even though I knew the truth of it.

While Ein's surgery was successful, it seems the tumor has grown back. 

Last Tuesday I noticed a "hollow" noise as Ein would breath through his nose and by Friday, it was sounding more congested. We took him to the vet and they gave us Clavamox hoping it was just an infection since he's on prednisone.

This morning, he is getting almost no air through his nose and is starting to do the "gulping fish" breathing method. :(

We are going to go see the specialists again and see what happens, but we think we are almost to the end.

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Comment by Holly on July 1, 2014 at 12:45pm

You have my sympathy and respect for doing everything you can to keep your pup comfortable even when your heart is breaking. I hope I can be as strong when I face the same sad decisions. So sorry.

Comment by Nancy Geddes on June 29, 2014 at 7:16am

Dear David, Meg and Ein:  My heart is with you.  Bear, my first corgi, the best dog and my 14.5 year friend, is diagnosed with lympho sarcoma and we are on borrowed time while I give pallative care and tell him how much I love him.  When Bear is uninterested in food then I know that it is time to end his discomfort.  It is going to be the hardest thing I will ever have done.  But perhaps it is too, the most loving gesture.  I seem to be crying a lot.  I brushed him yesterday and have collected Bear's corgi fur in a small Tiffany's drawstring pouch.  My beautiful sloe-eyed friend still follows me about the house and I take ever opportunity to tell Bear now that I love him.  May we all find peace, love and strength.  Your friend, Nancy

Comment by David W. on June 27, 2014 at 2:35pm

Tomorrow will be a full day for him. He will be going to play with his bestest buddy (in the pictures) for a bit after we stop by the breeders house for him to see his sis and pa(w). On the way home, he'll get a chance to lay in his favorite water, Cedar River. 

I'm pretty positive that it will be sometime within the next week if the pattern remains as it was last time before his surgery. But with him having learned how to sleep, on his side with this mouth open, who knows.

Thank you everyone for the kind words, it means a lot to us both.

Comment by Linda on June 27, 2014 at 11:38am

Amy is right.  You did nothing wrong and you have done all you can do.  He only knows that he is with the people he loves and that's everything to him.  You love him and he knows it.  He will tell you when it's time and be at peace with your decision.  It's the greatest testament of love you can give Ein.

Comment by Diane on June 27, 2014 at 12:27am
So sorry to hear that - I was hoping the surgery would buy you more time with him. Sending Corgi hugs/thoughts to you and your family...
Comment by Natalie, Lance &Tucker on June 26, 2014 at 3:04pm

Meg/David, Im so sorry, it is one of the hardest things to ever have to do.  It is very hard not to be selfish but try and think of poor Ein, you don't want him  to be so very miserable, maybe thinking about it like that will give you the strength you need right now.  Another thing to think of is that you don't want something to happen to him where you aren't able to be with your vet and it ends up being an emergency in an unfamiliar place/people.  So so sorry.  :(  This is still fresh in my mind with our Lance who went to the rainbow bridge, almost 2 months ago.  :(   I know these words aren't very comforting, just trying to help. 

Comment by David W. on June 26, 2014 at 2:19pm

Thank you all. 

Unfortunately we already know waht the outcome is going to be. He's already had surgery once to debulk most of the mass and we did not have a good prognosis on treatment. This gave us a few more months with him, during which time he was spoiled rotten.

This morning he has no air flow through his nose at all, he is now having to breath through his mouth and it is only a matter of time before we make the decision that is best for him. We're trying not to be selfish and it is hard.

Comment by Chris Payerl on June 26, 2014 at 2:02pm
I'm so sorry to read this. Keeping fingers and paws crossed for the best outcome. Hugs, belly rubs and ear scritches to Ein.
Comment by Beverly Butler Redford & Tucker on June 26, 2014 at 11:21am

So very sad.  Let him know your love in the time you have left whether it is hours, days or years.

Comment by susan on June 26, 2014 at 9:29am
My heart is breaking for you. Corgi hugs to you and Ein.

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