OT- My dog Harlee has passed away

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OT- My dog Harlee has passed away

Postby Lee » Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:51 pm

It is with a very heavy heart, my dog, Harlee, has passed away. She passed in her sleep sometime Friday night Saturday morning. She was 13 yrs old. She had recently been diagnosed with a lung fibrosis, which seems to be a medical problem in Westie's, butt she still had quality of life. She was eating and active on Friday, I suspect her heart gave out in her sleep. With the heat about ready to kick in here, this probably was a blessing in disguise. Butt it does not change the fact . . .

Harlee, I love you and I will miss you.

rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
radiation - 6 weeks
surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
permanent colostomy
chemo - FOLFOX
NED - 16 years and counting!

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Re: OT- My dog Harlee has passed away

Postby peanut_8 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:01 pm

So sorry for your loss Lee.
female, diagnosed Jan 14, RC stage 2a, age 56
April 14, 28 chemo/rad with Xeloda
June 14 adjuvant Xeloda 6 rounds
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Re: OT- My dog Harlee has passed away

Postby LPL » Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:07 pm

Oh Lee,
I’m so sorry to hear that you have lost your dog Harlee!
Dogs (pets) become family members and our dog became such an important support when my husband got sick,
I do understand that you will miss your Harley :cry:
Kind regards /LPL
DH @ 65 DX 4/11/16 CC recto-sigmoid junction
Adenocarcenoma 35x15x9mm G3(biopsi) G1(surgical)
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MSS, KRAS-mut G13D
CEA & CA19-9: 5/18 2.5 78 8/17 1.4 48 2/14/17 1.8 29
4 Folfox 6/15-7/30 (b4 liver surgery) 8 after
CT: 8/8 no change 3/27/17 NED->Jan-19 mets to lung NED again Oct-19 :)
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Re: OT- My dog Harlee has passed away

Postby dauofcamom » Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:09 pm

So sorry Lee. I know the pain of losing a pet is just as hard as losing a loved one. I’m glad Harlee had a good quality of life
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Re: OT- My dog Harlee has passed away

Postby MissMolly » Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:11 pm

I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your dear Westie, Harley. My eyes are welling up thinking of you.

The loss of a fur-baby can mean the loss of an integral member of the family. Especially when coping with a serious illness, pets provide a unique bond and an indelible source of companionship and comfort.

I lost my little tea-cup Maltese, Molly, this past December. I felt as though a part of me was amputated and missing.

Harley’s paw print will remain with your heart, always. Know that those of us here with pets understand the deep loss that you feel. Sending you hugs,
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Re: OT- My dog Harlee has passed away

Postby susie0915 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:16 pm

So sorry Lee. I know how hard it is to lose a pet. My two dogs are by my side all the time. Our pets are never here long enough.
58 yrs old Dx @ 55
5/15 DX T3N0MO
6/15 5 wks chemo/rad
7/15 sigmoidoscopy/only scar tissue left
8/15 PET scan NED
9/15 LAR
0/24 nodes
10/15 blockage. surgery,early ileo rev, c-diff inf :(
12/15 6 rds of xelox
5/16 CT lung scarring/inflammation
9/16 clear colonoscopy
4/17 C 4mm lung nod
10/17 pel/abd CT NED
11/17 CEA<.5
1/18 CT/Lung no change in 4mm nodule
5/18 CEA<.5, CT pel/abd/lung NED
11/18 CEA .6
5/19 CT NED, CEA <.5
10/19 Clear colonscopy
11/19 CEA <.5

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Re: OT- My dog Harlee has passed away

Postby CRguy » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:04 pm

Lee wrote:Harlee, I love you and I will miss you.

...and she, you, my friend
she will miss her human
BUTT you will always be with each other

...just the way it works with beloved pets

sending you and Harlee
Love Peace and Harmony
on all your Journeys

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Re: OT- My dog Harlee has passed away

Postby zephyr » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:07 pm

I'm so very sorry for your loss, Lee.
Nov-2009 Early stage CRC found during routine colonoscopy
2010, 2011, 2014 F/U colonoscopies, all clear
Jun-2016 CRC during routine follow up colonoscopy, surgery, Stage 4, KRAS, MSS, inoperable lung mets
Aug-2016-May-2018 Folfox, 5FU & Avastin, 5FU, Folfiri & Cyramza
Aug/Sep-2018 YAG laser surgeries (Germany), 11 nodules (9 mets) removed
Nov-2018 clean CT scan
Mar-2019 New lung nodules
Apr-2019 Nov-2020 Xeloda/Avastin, SBRT, continue Xeloda/Avastin
Dec-2020 Progression, considering all options

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Re: OT- My dog Harlee has passed away

Postby SteveNZ » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:19 pm

Sorry to hear that Lee.
I have always had a pet dog around and know how they are not just 'pets' but part of the family. And a pet around is just such a comfort, socially and mentally during a time of bad health.
Aged 56 - I feel really young...
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August 27th-November 2018 - Surgery and long, long recovery
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Re: OT- My dog Harlee has passed away

Postby lovelife789 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:36 pm

I'm so sorry to hear that .... I remember I was weeping for weeks after my 16-yo Maltese passed away. Pets have the purest heart full of love and care.

Your little Harlee is watching over you.
F/38 - Dx 8 Mar 17, CEA 189.5
Stage IV Sig. Colon, Liver mets, T3N0M1a, KRAS NRAS Wild
3/17- 6/17 - 6 x FOLFOX + Erbitux
7/17 - 1st & 2nd Liver resec
9-12/17' - 13 x FOLFOX
1-6/18 - NED
6/18 - PET SCAN showed a 0.8mm lung nodule, VATs
8/18 - 4/19 - NED
5/19 - recurrence 1 x PALN, 1x common iliac
FOLFIRI + Avastin x 12 - complete response, SBRT
12/19-5/20 - NED
5/20 - recurrence in LNs, tiny liver spots x 2, W n W due to COVID
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Re: OT- My dog Harlee has passed away

Postby Atoq » Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:13 am

So sad to miss our furry friends, I also have one that is soon 13 and one that is 1 and a half. The two I had before are always walking with us. A big hug.

1972, 2 kids
Dx rectal cancer 10.2017
T3N2aMX (met left lung 8 mm)
Lynch neg
CEA 1.8
Neoadjuvant chemoradio Xeloda + 25x2 Gy
05.12.17 laparotomic surgery for blockage, colostomy
25.01.18 laparotomic lar, hysterectomy, ileostomy
05.03.18 core needle lung biopsy
07.05.18 CAT scan, lung met 11 mm
04.06.18 ileo reversal
26.06.18 wedge VATS
24.08.18, 31.02.19 CAT scan
12.09.18, 06.02.19 scope, CEA 1.6
19.11.18 colonscopy
20.08.19 CAT, eco
13.09.19 scope, CEA 1.2
18.03.20 CAT, eco, scope, NED
29.11.20 CAT, NED

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Re: OT- My dog Harlee has passed away

Postby bitchslapped » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:25 pm

Lee, The loss of your beloved Harlee sure resonates w/me. Chloe is 15; I dread the day. I can't imagine finding my furbaby deceased, but also making the decision to put her down w/b too tough for me. One I hope I never have to make. Even though they "outage" us, they're always our babies.
Sending my condolences to you.

DSS,35YO,unresect mCRC DX 7/'14,lvr,LN,peri,rib
FOLFOX+Avstn 4 Rnds d/c 10/'14
Stent 9/'14
FOLFIRI+Avstn 10/'14
Gone From My Sight 2/20/15
Me:garden variety polyps + precancerous polyp, diverticulitis
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Re: OT- My dog Harlee has passed away

Postby Caat55 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:48 pm

So sorry for your loss. My dog is my motivation, my constant.
55 y.o. Female
Dx 9/26/17 RC Stage 3
Completed 33 rad. tx, xeolda 12/8/17
MRI and PET 1/18 sign. regression
Surgery 1/31/18 Ileostomy, clean margins, no lymph node involved
Port 3/1/2018
Oxaliplatin and Xeloda start 3/22/18
Last Oxaliplatin 7/5/18, 5 rounds
CT NED 9/2018
PET NED 12/18
Clear Colonoscopy 2/19

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