Posts tagged Murdoch
Posts tagged Murdoch
I need to go to work but my left arm is buried under my entire family.
I am still snuggin murd. You shoulda stayed hoooome :3
Dainty paws snugglin on my feet :3
i would prefer to be doing this currently.
Murd is part squirrel.
also part angel.
ANOTHER SUNDAY NIGHT spent with Murd and Netflix. Not a single complaint.
euuugh they’re both so freaking cute.
So, two weeks ago was a shitty week for dandelionchild and I because our main guy, Murdoch, was diagnosed with multicentric lymphoma. Multicentric lymphoma is not usually found in his breed (English Pointer) and is kind of unusual in a dog so young (around 4 years old.) Lymphoma in dogs is treatable, but it’s not considered curable.
Fortunately, we budgeted early on to afford health insurance for Murd. My feeling was “Hey, I can manage to budget $20/mo. I cannot afford thousands at once if he were to get hit by a car.” So his care is covered and we’ve decided to treat him. Doggies with lymphoma, if untreated, tend to live about two months. If they’re treated and it’s successful, he could have a year or two in him, or eight months or five years. There’s not a good way to tell. Good news is, though, dogs who are diagnosed when they are feeling pretty fine and normal tend to do better than dogs who are brought in and they look, act, feel sick.
Murd had his second chemo treatment today. He did really well his first week; you can’t even feel his lymph nodes really and his energy is good and he’s basically acting like his regular self. His doggie oncologist said that she and the students were really impressed by how healthy and happy he looked! This week he is on a medicine that’ll make him pee a lot, and then on Thursday he goes in for a CBC and, depending on his levels, will go for a third chemo treatment on Friday.
So, basically, now you all know why I have been sobbing uncontrollably a lot lately and might want to stay in with Murdoch more often. If you found out through this text post please don’t think it’s because we are not good friends; It is because when we tell people we usually end up sobbing hysterically in a pile on the floor and that’s just hard to do more than once or twice a day!
For the record, I am pretty much ok with talking about Murd and how he’s doing right now. Dandelionchild might have a harder time with it as of right now. But feel free to ask me questions or just ask about him. That’s okay with me.
AND NOW A PHOTO BECAUSE HE IS THE GREATEST SPECIMEN OF DOG ON THE FACE OF THIS GOOD GREEN EARTH:
so if you were wondering why i’ve been sad all over the internet, this sums it up. i know some of you follow boogerbrains and already know - thank you everyone for all your warm wishes and love. it is okay to ask me how murd is doing if i’m not in public because there’s a 50% chance i will start crying?
that being said, he’s an excellent dog and he is going to be so spoiled :]
Haven’t posted a picture in a while. Nothing has changed.
murdoch is so perfect
look at these precious aaaaaangels
I love this dog so much
Professional snuggler. #Murd
Murdoch is actually perfect.
Mom why are you all sniffly and gross and sad???
i hope murd is snugglin you good since i’m at worrrrk :[