||In Loving Memory of
Died Sept 30th 2003
dx September '02 with Lymphocytic Leukemia.
Linda's 12 years old Pomeranian
Who fought the good fight!
Tuffy, our 12 years - 4 months - 20 days old, 8.5 pound male
Pomeranian passed away this morning at approximately 5:30am. For
those of you who do not know, Tuffy lived up to his name. In
September of 2002 Tuffy was diagnosed with Lymphocytic Leukemia
[GRADE 5]. He went through hell. At one point he was given only 48
hours to live. BUT, he beat the odds. HE beat the cancer. HE was
COMPLETELY cancer free. You would never have known that he had been
sick. Between the chemotherapy, natural supplements, his vet - Dr.
Julie, our love and care, his per-diem Momma Bonnie's love and care,
God, and HIS strong will to live....(see where the name Tuffy fit
him so well), he was in more than remission, he was healed!
On Monday, the 22nd of September, 2003 Tuffy was this time
diagnosed with an enlarged heart. His heart a year ago, for
comparison, was 3 ribs wide, last week it was 5 ribs wide. The only
indication of this was that you could see his whole body move as his
heart beat. We were informed last year that Tuffy had some bad
valves to his heart. Well, it finally made his heart very enlarged
because it was working so hard. We had Tuffy on heart medication,
but I guess that God and Tuffy decided that it was his time to go
cross the Rainbow Bridge and be with his Grandma, (who taught him
how to pray!)
We know that we were blessed that Tuffy was COMPLETELY healed
of the cancer and that we had another year with him. And we know
that we are also blessed that he went peacefully in his sleep. AND
we are blessed to have had Tuffy in our lives.
Fun Memories of early days and Tuffy takes a bath!:-)
Endlesslove Angels* Endlesslove