This is going to be a touchy topic to some, but I feel it’s important to document every step of bentleys journey so here we go… First off, Bentley is doing very well! He inspires many people every single day. We had our last oncology visit & after a very long stressful visit. We found out that benny may only have a few months to live without Chemotherapy. With Chemotherapy, the oncologist can promise 10-12 months of life. After talking to the oncologist & asking as many questions as I can. I found out that, yes, chemo will prolong bennys life. I found out that he can experience serious side effects as in constant vomiting & diarrhea, loss of appetite, hair loss, etc. Dogs can become lethargic & depressed during their chemo months. Chemo treatments would take 4-6 months. Now, before you judge me, I walked into that oncologist office ready to say yes to anything that would help Benny. You couldn’t change my mind if you tried. What I learned from this visit, is that you can’t be selfish. I can’t put Bentley through something that could turn out horrible again. Honestly, with the luck we’ve been having I don’t want to take anymore chances that will make him unhappy. Just to give me a few more months with him. For the rest of bentleys life, no matter how long that is, I want him to be happy. I will do anything to make that happen. The way that I see it now is, we could’ve done the chemo treatments. We also could have lost 6 amazing months together just to gain 4 more.. To bentley, that is not fair. He has been through enough. Since that last visit, we have been enjoying life to the fullest!! This past week, Bentley had a weekend long sleepover with his best bud cash! He went hiking, played in the snow, got a bath & a haircut! Here are some photos of bennys past week 🙂
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