December 24, 2011

Sergio my Smooth Fox terrier

Sergio over the years. 

(another bad hair day)
My blog is named after Sergio, my Smooth Fox terrier.  Just in case you didn't know.

I received sad news about a week ago today I believe.  The sad news is that Sergio, my Smooth Fox terrier, who is about 11 years old now, has been diagnosed with Lymphocarsonoma.  I may have misspelled that long dreadful word.  I'm still in shock but thought I'd share that information with my wonderful friends I've met and talked with through our love of yarn.

Daily it is a struggle to look him in the eyes knowing that he will leave me so soon.  I love him dearly and will be dealing with him being gone sooner than I want.  The vet told me without medicine he would be gone within 6 weeks (that was a week ago).  With high doses of Prednisone he could live 6 weeks to 6 months.  She also offered a version of Chemo but I didn't want to put him through weekly injections and things like that. .

So my dear friends, I'd rather not chat about what is going on with Sergio but I wanted to share this news with my followers.



Jean said...

I am so sorry. You (and he) will be in my thoughts and prayers.


Therese said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your dog, 11 years old is a long time. Hang in there.
I'm hoping to get a web cam so that I can skype. I've been wanting to. When I do I would love to skype with you.
Have a wonderful Christmas

Ana Luisa said...

So sorry to read about Sergio, my thoughts are with you.
Hope you have a Happy Christmas nonetheless and enjoy the Holidays. :)

Jeree Phillips said...

We lost our 16 year old rat/fox terrior mix to something similar in 09. You and Sergio will be in my thoughts and prayers.

SmoothFox said...

Thank you everyone for your kind words. I appreciate it.


Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers are for your whole family (that is Sergio & all the others too!)! Miracles happen everyday and we all hope one happens for you! And Sergio! I LOVE the character and wisdom in his face! He is a special four legged kid and let's hope for the best! Wishes and Prayers always! L. Cheney

Anonymous said...

I sympathize with you Donna. We just lost our 13 1/2 year old the week before Christmas. He lived almost two years after the tumor was discovered and we are ever grateful of that time today. Sending Sergio lots of (virtual) hugs and treats.

* Patty * said...

Omgosh I am so very sorry to hear this, I know your heart is going thru a struggle now. Just think of all the good times you still can have with him and dwell on that. Good thoughts and prayers coming your way.

earth_mother30 said...

I am so sorry donna. as an animal lover i have been in similar situations way too many times. love and enjoy every minute w/ him and remember, he doesnt have an exp date stamped on him so he may live past his date. just make his life as special as you can. hugz to you and to him.


Anonymous said...

I LOVED your tutorial on how to add double pointed needles and finish off a hat!!! I've been messing up hats for 2 weeks now because I thought it would be too hard to learn to use double pointed needles...I've unravelled 5 already. Thanks for explaining it so simply. So sorry to hear about Sergio. My toy fox terrier, Lucy, is my precious baby. Don't know what I'd do without her. You are in my prayers. ---Missy

jontina said...

I am so sorry to hear your sad news.. Always heartbreaking to lose a loving friend..

Taloutiha said...

I'm so sorry to haear about Sergio. I lost my dog to that disease in June last year.

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