> A bit over a year ago (August 2003), I reported our Bichon's lymphoma.
> Cosmo underwent 8 months of chemo and 3 radiation treatments. Halfway
> through, the onco-vet declared Cosmo to be in remission. This past
> August we noted lymph swelling - subsequent tests established the
> return of lymphoma. About three weeks ago, his downhill slide became
> more apparent - lack of interest in running outside and inability to
> lie in any one position for very long. The vet surmised Cosmo's
> internal tumors were uncomfortable. The suddenly Cosmo refused food:
> the evening before he scarfed down his usual bowlful but the next
> morning NO. We allowed 4 days to pass, hoping an appetite might return
> - but it was not to be. So we arranged a home visit of the vet for the
> 'putting down." Our entire family attended and we made a ceremony of
> it. The following week we received a card from the vet's office:
> eleven persons wrote about how Cosmo touched their lives. We are
> blessed by having a veterinary that is not a cold factory practice.
> So Cosmo has passed to his eternal rest and we have to decide how and
> where to inter his ashes.
I am so sorry for your loss. You have courage, wisdom, and a lot of
love, this is apparent. Cosmo, you and your family were lucky to have
found each other. Time is a healer. I'm sure you will come up with the
absolute perfect place for his ashes.
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