Posted by admin | Posted in AKC dog agility, dog agility, dog training, Uncategorized | Posted on 04-02-2011
On this day, our life with Winston changed. Our 9 year old Border Terrier named Winston was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer. Why and how could this happen Lymphoma happen? What do we do? Who has the answers? This can not be happening… This hit us over the head pretty hard. This dog who took on a real personality as we got to know him. He was born in Nottingham, England and came to America with three brothers and a sister, the brother did not survive the trip over here. We bought him from a lady from north of Dallas, Texas. Florence Clark, who bought them to breed the female and had planned to sell the other two, Winston being the one we took.
This boy was full of beans from the get-go. We received him in Amarillo at a rest area, do you want him or not? Of course, and we were in for a pretty interesting ride.
So back to the day we found out he had Lymphoma. Saturday morning we decided he did not look like he wanted to perform in agility, walking pretty slow, down the steps to do his stuff in the morning at 5am. Gwen and I looked at each other and said, let’s try and get him over to Teresa, his physical therapist up in Greeley. So I said, ok I will run him up to Greeley and have him worked on. And then meet you in Castle Rock to run in his agility trial, maybe. You run Guinness if I am not back.
Anyway, I made it there late morning and he was better but not much. I did remember when I was holding him for his therapy, his lymph nodes were slightly swollen. That and a friend (Beth) mentioning, “did we have his temperature taken?” No, I said. She then told us to get him over to the vet and get his temperature taken and check is blood. Gwen ran him up to Evergreen to get it done mid afternoon. That late afternoon, she got the bad news that he had Lymphoma. Gwen was in shock. I got up there fearing the worst and praying for the best but it wasn’t to be.
We readied ourselves to get him to the best Oncologist we could find Monday morning, which we did. Got there on January 7th, 2013 and met with Phyllis Glawe our canine Oncologist from Hampden Family Pet Hospital, in Englewood, CO. So we started our relationship with Dr Glawe.