I am usually on here daily but haven't been for a few days and hopefully won't be for another few days or weeks or more hopefully. We had a major shock when we took our youngest dog in for an X-ray for constipation or a possible blockage and they came back with fully mature malignant liver cancer that had grown a very large tumor (chances of surgery are about zero). My wife makes the sun rise and set for this dog (and visa versa) and she keeps me company all day so she is/has been very, very dear to us. I've dealt with known genetic issues and old age but never had a dog only last half her expected life span. The dog went from vibrant to sick in about 2 weeks and only really this last week did we think something was wrong. My family and I are all heart broken, this is going to be a really hard time. We have decided when she can no longer function thru life then it will be time. The pain meds seem to have given her a lot more spunk but zone her out a bit. We are also trying herbal help. If you really need me, just start a private convo and I'll get an email about it. I still check those once a day but can't get on here and respond to 20-40 alerts per day. Been awhile since I cried over the loss (or loosing) of an animal, but this one is a real sweetheart of a girl and it is pretty crushing and I've been weeping randomly like its my time of the month. I'll be back after our little family crisis is over. (Possibly with some guns for sale to cover the bills that are stacking up fast - I would give up all I had left if there was any possibility of saving her from pain and with us for a few more years).