July 2008


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Michael and Jennifer WhiteWolf Crock <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 2 Jul 2008 12:19:56 -0700
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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,