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There always seems to be a reason why I haven't posted though again I do lurk and read posts with great interest.

I always seem to have bad news regarding my health but this time it is very bad news.

I will try to keep this brief.

Basically my condition has deteriorated so much that my specialist who I seen two weeks ago can no longer treat my illness. All he can do now is manage the symptoms and has given me a few years to live. This could be anything from 2 years to 5 or maybe a little more, he can't say for definite.

These last few years will have me seriously ill meaning I won't have a very good quality of life. I have already made arrrangements for my animals and they will all be going to Newcastle, my horses and savings to my best friend and my dogs to my aunty who has Chihuahua's herself.

Its not all bad though as I have been offered a lung transplant, my specialist says due to my condition and the operations on my lungs it is a very dangerous proceedure giving me a 1 in 8 chance of surving the operation but at least it gives me hope. The transplant won't give me years of a longer life but it will give me a good quality of life. That means I should be able to ride my horses, play with my dogs better and do more normal things.

So I am now on the transplant list and have the McMillan nurse coming to see me this week.

Its taken me this long just to be able to think about things without breaking down, though I stay looking strong like I am coping in front of people.

I was more worried about my dogs, my OH wants to keep Jake but I have said he works long hours sometimes out 10 hours a day or over night and that is no life for a dog. It would be nice Jake stayed with him as Jake knows and loves Brian but for Jake to be left for hours on his own is not right. Brian does not want to keep Red.
Also I would like Red and Jake to stay together and my aunty would do that. she has met the dogs and adores them.

So I have now to go for many tests and then wait for a donor, I am scared and .

sorry I gotta go, its too much now to think about...

Demson x
 

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So sorry for your bad news.Its makes me thankful for what i have,you are so very brave i dont think i would be......hope you get your transplant as soon as possible.....you will be in my prayers.xoxo
 

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What a shame you are having to deal with this.

Do you not have a back to breeder contract with David? Would he not want contradiction back? I know you said you don't want to separate them but surely david should get first refusal as he did breed him?

Hope you get things sorted.
 

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I'm so sorry you have received this news from your doctors.
They are scientists and they give their best opinions based on science.
But, they do not hold life in their hands. I place my trust in God who does.
You are in my thoughts and prayers for your health and healing. Bless you :)
 

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Dawn, I am so sorry to read this. Therese is right and no one can tell what the future holds, maybe there will be advances in medicine which will help you. You have been very brave all along and I am sure you will be going forward. Jake and Red are very lucky to have such love.

Hugs to you and your crew :)
 

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I am so very sorry to hear this. I am sending prayers for a successful transplant and a miracle on top of that :)
 

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I am so sorry you are going through this.
 

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Oh, Dawn, I am so sorry. I hope the lung transplant goes well. Doctors tend to be pessimistic, they have to or they open themselves up to lawsuits. You have such bravery and so much to live for, that counts so much in your recovery. More than surgery or medicine. So you have to stay strong and fight it out as long as you can. I am glad your auntie will take the boys so they will stay together. It will be a load off your mind to know they will be taken care of. Best wishes and you will be in my prayers for a speedy recovery and a long as possible life.
 

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Oh wow, I don't know what to say. I'm shocked at this news & wish there is something I could say/do to make it easier for you. I will keep you in my thoughts & hope to god that a lung becomes available & the surgery is a success. Also that you prove the docs wrong on your prognosis! It has happened before & will happen time again. I can imagine it's so much easier to say than do...but try to remain positive & hopeful and that will take you far. ((((HUGS))))
 

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I'm sorry to hear your bad news, I really do hope things go well for you and you get better. And with lots more quality time with your animals and loved ones x
 

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Dear Dawn,

I was shocked and dismayed to hear this sad news today. My heart and thoughts go out to you in every way possible. I wish had some sort of uplifting or cheerful thing to say, but I'm sure even if I did it probably wouldn't change how you feel right now. I do know and believe God works in mysterious ways and for every bad there is something good. I hope for your sake the transplant comes quickly, that your quality of life improves and that some of your heart ache is lifted. May God bestow all the blessings he has on you, your family, your pets and everything in your life.
If you every need a ear to bend or someone to vent to I would be glad to talk to you. Hit me via pm and I will drop everything and call you anytime. Take care and hugs to you....Laura
 

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hi thank you so much for shareing the saddened news on your health i will think positive towards your condition you said their is hope with the transplant and thats what i will pray for i wish you only the best and i pray for your comfort your little jake and red will stay together in your home with you and all your loved ones you will get better i pray in the lords name
 
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