My sweet sweet Georgie...how can I find the words to write this? Yesterday you were diagnosed with Lymphoma and we need some prayers. I believe with all my heart that they help so if you are reading this, please just say a little prayer for Georgie to get better.
Her diagnoses was a shock but not a total surprise to me. Georgie came into my life 10 years ago, right before I met the Chief. I was single and it was was me and Georgie against the world. She has been the most loyal loving dog I have ever had. She is a Schnoodle and when I first laid eyes on her she was just about the ugliest thing I had ever seen. It was love at first site. Georgie loves to swim and play Frisbee. She has been my companion and loyal friend. Anyone who knows me, knows of the bond I have with her. I have always been super instinctive with her and usually know the first sign when something is not right. About 4 months ago I just knew something was amiss. I would hold Georgie and she would lay her head on my shoulder and I just knew she was telling me something. I remember calling my mom and telling her that I was so sad because I just knew something was not right with Georgie. Not long after that she developed a sore leg on one of our walks. I ended up taking her to the vet when it did not improve and from that visit the vet talked to us about getting her teeth cleaned. We did this ( they needed it) and also had two benign growths taken off her rear leg. We also had an extensive geriatric blood panel done and everything came back normal. So, I thought " Great, she's in good health, her teeth are clean, we are set for another great 10 years!" Well, here we are 2 months later and yesterday I noticed that she was having trouble seeing and was bumping into things. I immediately took her into the vet and they said she has Glaucoma in one eye and then came the bomb of cancer. Her lymph nodes are enlarged and she has lymphoma.
We are set to take her to the Oncologist on Thursday to start her chemotherapy. She started Prednisone tonight to start shrinking the cancer. We need your prayers so she will go into remission. Realistically we are looking at extending her life by a year at most. I am devastated to say the least. I cannot even say I am hopeful at this point because I still do not have all the details of how bad this is. I will fight tooth and nail to give her extra quality time with our family. She has been such a huge part of my life and I cannot imagine my life without her. Even as I write this I am crying. I am crushed and so sad. Georgie has never left my side when I needed her and I will not leave hers.