Unfortunately our gentle giant, Gus, has a tumour on his spleen and something not quite right with his prostate. At 13+ years old They have decided an operation is out of the question. He is being made extremely comfortable and is being pampered more than usual. We don’t know how long we’ve got him for, so we are enjoying every day as it comes. Any thought to diet has been chucked out of the window; he is offered the very best in the food department – much to the annoyance of us, Finlay and Bobby (we don’t mean it really, ‘cos we do get little extra bits as well.)
Gus tires very easily on walks, so the pair of Them just amble up the bridle path each morning and late evening. He is in his element, as he is allowed to sniff for as long as he likes, without having to run to catch us up, which was the usual case when all of us went out!
If any of you have been unfortunate enough to have lived with a Scottie suffering from a Splenic Tumour, we’d be more than happy to hear about it. Any advice on making sure Gus lives out what little life is left for him, to the fullest, would be much appreciated by us, and his devoted Mum and Dad.