July 2008


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Andrew Nelson <[log in to unmask]>
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Farm Collie Breed Conservancy and Restoration <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 2 Jul 2008 17:23:26 -0400
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Good luck guys.  I think if you are very careful Tyson has a very good
chance of living comfortably for some time.

You are in my prayers.


P.S.  Could you keep me updated on the diet you have chosen and Tyson's

On Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 3:19 PM, Michael and Jennifer WhiteWolf Crock <
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> We got the call from the Vet with the oncology report..The samples are VERY
> malignant, and yes he did put the emphasis on the VERY, so much so the
> oncologist had a very hard time identifying the tissue origin, but the 'best
> guess' was endocrine system cells...This fits with the super rapid onset and
> spreading all over his body. The prognosis is very poor. Our goal in
> treatment will be to raise his blood alkalinity, which will tend to suppress
> the cancer, get a good dose of enzymes and vitamins in the form of the
> cancer supplements from Aloha Medicinals [ which I ordered last night] and
> pain relief as necessary.  This cancer has come on VERY fast, and is already
> in stage 4, fully metastasized. If we were considering conventional therapy,
> chemo and radiation, the vet says it would be worthless. I am not a fan of
> this kind of therapy anyway, in humans or dogs, so we will address it with
> the idea of just improving the quality of life he as left as much as
> possible.
> A blend of two products designed to kick up the immune system.....
> I cant say enough about how well Tyson is dealing with his illness. He
> remains so friendly, and and so kind, even though he is suffering continuous
> fever, and obvious pain. What a fine dog...
> His other mom is also taking all this very hard...She was here only 6 weeks
> ago for a visit with him, and he was so full of energy and fun! Even though
> she only came to visit once per year, he always remembers her and responds
> with happy tails and enthusiasm when he gets a whiff of her scent. It is
> pretty clear that they had a very special few years together before her
> living conditions made it so that she could no longer keep Tyson, and he
> came to live with us.
> Thanks for your Prayers and good thoughts....We have a lot of tears flowing
> here. Later this afternoon I am visiting a pet cremation service to learn
> about what we will need to do when the time comes....
> Our other 6 dogs are all in good health and showing no sign of disease.
> They all sense something is wrong..they will each come to Tyson and sniff at
> him where the cancer is erupting on his skin, Sometimes when he is outside
> just laying down and watching the world, the other dogs will come over and
> touch noses to him, or lay down near him for a while.
> We have no idea if we have only days, or perhaps a few months with
> Tyson....but we will give him lots of love and affection and keep him as
> pain free as possible.
> Thanks again for all your kind thoughts and words,
> Jennifer