Sometimes it is hard to write a post, not because there is no inspiration, rather it is the subject matter that is hard to write about. We as Realtors are trained and programed, and it is in our DNA to write wonderful, positive and inspirational posts.
There are times this is not possible, and we opt not to write anything. Other times we reach in to our inner self and say it is OK to write and hope no one will be sad or depressed. As a Pet Friendly Realtor in the Greater Los Angeles area, not every day is a “happy or positive day”!
Many of you have been asking me : “how is Carmen??” Diane and I appreciated your caring and concerned private emails, phone calls as well as your public comments on my posts. Words are difficult to convey how much we were touched by your care and concerns.
Sadly, at this point there is no easy way to say this: I wish I had better news!!! Have you heard of the word: Hemangiosarcoma??? I have not heard of it until about four hours ago.
Hemangiosarcoma is cancer of the vascular endothelium, or the blood vessel walls. It accounts for 0.2 to 3 percent of all canine tumors with a mean age at diagnosis of 9 to12 years.(1)Hemangiosarcoma most commonly affects the spleen and heart of golden retrievers, Labrador retrievers and German shepherds.
Hemangiosarcoma (HSA) also called malignant hemangioendothelioma or angiosarcoma is a deadly cancer that originates in the endothelium and invades the blood vessels. Hemangiosarcoma is more common in dogs than any other species.
The patient survives between 19-86 days. Surgery combined with chemotherapy increases the median survival days from 141 to 179 days.
The question is what is best for Carmen? Is it better to continue treatment? Or are we doing it for us, who love Carmen? Is it fair to either of us? Diane and I have had to face this question many times in the past 24 years, painfully we always made the right decision what was best for our pets. Not necessarily what was the best for us “as the parents”. Here in Carmen’s case we wanted to give her the best life for her. The idea was to give her a wonderful few years for the remainder of her life by taking her from the Lange Foundation.
We are all in pain hearing the sad news, the worst part is, this time it is not our decision. We only had her for a few days. Some people might say. That is the good news! Sadly, I beg to differ, that it is not our decision, for me it makes it even harder.
There are so many Lange Volunteers who loved her, and when they heard the news, that Carmen got adopted, they were thrilled. Sadly, they were on an emotional Roller Coaster Ride when she was returned. Then when Diane and I decided to bring her home, they were thrilled again. Now they are finding out the bad news again. It is truly sad.
As Marcus Aurelius said: …both the longest-lived and the earliest to die suffer the same loss. It is only the present moment of which either stand to be deprived: and if indeed this is all he has, he cannot lose what he does not have….
Now if you are looking for a Pet Friendly Realtor in the Greater Los Angeles area who will look out for your interest, i.e.: what is best for you. Please reach out to me directly!
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