We had shocking and sad news from instructor Vicki Miller today.
It is with such great sadness that I share the passing of Xander. I am still in shock over what has occurred in just 24 hours. After having a wonderful weekend at home, doing some yard work, relaxing and playing with the dogs, Xander woke up Monday morning not his normal self at all. After no improvement that morning, I had blood work drawn and it showed some very bad levels. Later an ultrasound confirmed it was cancer in his spleen. I brought Xander home last night and he did improve some. I brought him back to the clinic this morning for a meeting with the oncology group to see what the options where. We were all optimistic that the cancer would be confined in the spleen, but that wasn’t the case. The cancer had already spread to most of the liver also. The prognosis was very grim and I couldn’t let Xander suffer. Such a hard decision to make, but it was the best for Xander.
Xander V TeMar, SchH 2, VCD2, MX, MXJ, NAP, NJP, NF, TDIA
9/3/2003 to 11/13/2012
Just makes you realize how quickly something can happen and how every day you can spend with your canine companion is very special.
Xander will always be missed and will always have a special place in my heart.