Wednesday, March 25, 2015

In Need of Prayer - for my Fur Baby

Meet.....  Sir Archibald - "Archie" - my 8 yr old Boxer
 Isn't he beautiful!!
 Oh...  what a face!
 Begging for his favorite treat
    Shaking his daddy's hand
 Getting a bath!  What fun!
 Looks like daddy took a bath, too!
 LOL!  Wearing his bath towel.
 Home from the Vet
Biopsy
Taking a much needed rest after his visit to the vet

I rarely blog about anything personal.....  but, today is an exception.
It's been a rough morning.  I received the dreaded news.....  cancer.
Meet Sir Archibald....  aka "Archie".  
He is my sweet 8 1/2 year old Boxer pup. He's the light of my life.... my pride and joy. 
Last Friday I noticed a lump on his leg.  He wasn't in pain but I knew it should be checked right away.  He just had his routine six month check up and shots two weeks ago and the vet didn't notice it!  Anyway, his appointment was this morning.  He has a mast cell tumor and the biopsy came back with abnormal cells....  possible cancer.  He has surgery scheduled for tomorrow morning to remove the tumor and for another biopsy.  
I know lots of you have and love your fur babies.  I am no exception.  I love Archie so much.  We've had him since he was six weeks old and I can't bare the thought of him being sick or losing him.
Most of life's problems can be fixed but sometimes we are powerless.  We must rely on our faith.  I believe in God's miracles and in the power of prayer.....  and today I am asking for your prayers.....
that God will bless and heal my beloved Archie.

Many thanks.
Be well and may God bless.
Elizabeth

Hello.
I wanted to take a minute to post an update.
Archie had surgery yesterday and is home now. He's in a lot of pain but doing as expected. 
The good news is the surgery went well... the bad news is they found and removed a second tumor. The one on his leg and one on his back. Poor baby... he has been through the ringer. 
Tears. It is so hard to see him like this.
I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for your prayers and kind words of support. It means so much.
I will update again once the results from the biopsy come back... approx 14 days. 
Thank you, once again.
May God bless.
Elizabeth

14 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Awl, Elizabeth, sure hope everything goes ok for that handsome fur boy!

I will keep you both in my prayers. Our pets are family, so I understand you hurt and concern......love is love is love!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh we so understand!! I know it is horrible, but sometimes I feel more sympathy for pets than people, I guess it is their sweetness and the child like way they rely on their people. He is young and strong, This will go a long way being cured He will be in my prayers.....What a sweetie!

Carol

Rattlebridge Farm said...

Sending up prayers tonight for you and Archie!

Patricia Krank said...

I have a great love of dogs and especially boxers! Lifting him up in prayer right now and peace for you. God created your special friend and He can heal him too.
Blessings to you,
Patti

My Cozy Casita said...

My prayers go to him he going to be ok God Is good I have two Boxer Lala And Bella some time is not that bad one of my has in the back of her two leg
in the lymphatic nodes and the Vet tall me if not groin or she is complain not to touch them so far she is fine thank God but we always be in alert we love them they are our love of live Bpxer are the must lovely Dog He is going to be fine he is in God hand
God bless him
Love for him and for you be positive
he is so beautiful so big like my Bella I Call her my caballito in spanish (liter horse)
Blessing
Isora
XOX

thel day said...

I will be thinking about your beautiful Archie tomorrow morning.
I pray all will go well for him. I had Peanut for 16yrs. I know what you are going through. Hugs.

Alessandra said...

I'll pray for him with all my love
Hugs
Alessandra

Barbara @ 21 Rosemary Lane said...

Your furbaby is a sweetie Elizabeth. Hope everything goes well for him and you today.
XO Barbara

living from glory to glory said...

Dear Friend, I am praying for your sweet puppy! May everything go smooth and he will recover quickly!
Our pets become such a big part of our families!
A Hug for you!!
Try not to worry...
Roxy

My Cozy Casita said...

Hi I need to know how he is after the surgery today , I hope he is ok at home with you and your ans he will recover soon
I am praying
Isora
blessing
XO

Diane Hance said...

Sending up prayers for you and Sir Archibald. God Bless

mary scott said...

I wish you all the best with your pretty Sir Archibald. I hope everything works out well with surgical intervention. I came from Common Ground. Please keep us posted.

The Porcelain Rose said...

Hello.
I wanted to take a minute to post an update.
Archie had surgery yesterday and is home now. He's in a lot of pain but doing as expected.
The good news is the surgery went well... the bad news is they found and removed a second tumor. The one on his leg and one on his back. Poor baby... he has been through the ringer.
Tears. It is so hard to see him like this.
I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for your prayers and kind words of support. It means so much.
I will update again once the results from the biopsy come back... approx 14 days. I will be beside myself and hope I am not alone if the news is bad.
Thank you, once again.
May God bless.
Elizabeth

sandys7118 said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your beautiful fur baby! I know how much pain you go through as I have had to bare this type of thing before. Most recent was my fur baby BearBear who was a 13 year old Rottie. He passed about a year ago now, but there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of him and remember all the funny quirky stuff he did. They are with us such a short time, love him with all your heart and appreciate each day you have with him! Thank you for the update on Archie and please continue to let us know how he is doing.