Sunday, July 8, 2007
Mr. & Mrs. Buchan
23744 North Elm Rd
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
We thank you in advance for your support, which is greatly appreciated!!
Illinois Birddog Rescue
Saturday, July 7, 2007
We found out about lunch-time from the oncologist that the samples taken from Brighton's liver and intestine mass were a cancerous lymphoma and that there was little that could be done for him. I visited him early this morning and he seemed a bit more perky (the doctor later explained that this was from the fluids and protein he received overnight). I took him for a short walk outside to just spend time together, which was really encouraging. When the kids and I all went to visit him about 1:30, he was very lethargic, and even had to stop two times to rest to get from the back area to the front visitation rooms... His belly was quite distended and he was much worse than when I saw him in the morning. Had he been able to eat and function on his own, he might have been able to go home on prednisone, but his condition had deteriorated to where this wasn't an option.
Please know that Brighton isn't hurting anymore and was truly loved by our whole family. He leaves a huge void in our lives...
Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers.
Marty & Bill Buchan
The entire Illinois Birddog Rescue family of volunteers is mourning for Brighton and is sending their deepest Sympathy to the Buchan family.
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Brighton is doing great!
I’ve attached a few photos of Brighton, Jura (our Gordon Setter who looks like an English Setter) and the kids…
Brighton has settled in very well; he and Jura are the best of friends, except that Jura is often pestering him to be more active… Poor Brighton just wants to kick back and relax, and Jura wants desperately to run around and play! With a bit of reminding, Jura relents and gives Brighton a break and time to himself… J
The kids are crazy about Brighton, as he’s so calm and settled compared to Jura… They spend a lot of time just snuggling with Brighton, and he soaks it all up…
He’s a great addition to our family, and has a lot of playmates between Jura and the kids… He’s gotten Jura to just settle in the afternoon and evenings in our Game Room or Living Room, which she was never known to do before (always on the go in some respect!), so he’s been a great calming influence on our crazy household!
Thanks for keeping in touch, and I’ll try to send more photos as we get them…
Brighton is really gentle with the kids and we've already seen a settling effect on Jura inside (although he's taken over her favorite sleeping spot)...
Brighton & Sherman on Day 2. Buds already!