In October 2011, a vet diagnosed my Chihuahua Piper with lymphoma.  He gave her 4-6 weeks to live “at best”.  I was devastated but also very hopeful, as I never rely on someone else’s opinion if it doesn’t feel 100% right to me.

After much research online (due to my refusal to accept the Dr.’s grim prognosis), I found the most amazing holistic remedies that were either known to cure or prolong the lives of animals with cancer.   As a result, Pipes lived a happy vibrant life for 6 full months after her diagnoses, and passed in her sleep 5:05am this morning while lying in my arms.

I write this article today, not to bring knowledge of Pipes passing but INSTEAD to encourage others to

1) NEVER accept when someone (even a trained professional) tells you nothing can be done.

2) NEVER lose faith because someone (even a trained professional) tells you it’s not possible.

3) AND NEVER allow facts to dictate what your options are.  

There are many unexplained cures and remedies to help assist the process of many ailments, and or diseases.  I am not saying that these processes will result in a cure, but I am saying that if you BELIEVE, you have NOTHING to lose.

Each visit to the vet thereafter, my vet, after seeing my hopefulness, would always attempt to discourage me by saying, how it would only be a matter of time, and for everything I said I was doing to help her, he said I was “wasting my time”.  (What an a…)

Needless to say, I stopped going to that vet, but I often wondered how many other people would have left, losing hope and waiting for their animal to die.

So as I write this article, I am very sad to see my little pipes leave my side so soon, but I am SOOOOO THANKFUL FOR HER, and the amazing lesson which is…NEVER GIVE UP HOPE, REGARDLESS OF WHAT ANYONE ELSE SAYS…(even if it’s a trained professional).