Yesterday it was time for us to say goodbye to Ashley Deal, our canine companion for 12 years. Cheryl Mendez (my wife) and I (Jim Deal) decided it was time for Ashley to end her suffering from her diagnosis of cervical mass – suspect thyroid in origin – progressive. Her discomfort and pain were increasingly evident, and we needed to end her suffering.
It has been over a year since BluePearl diagnosed Ashley’s condition. It was pretty clear from the outset that this cancerous mass was going to be too much to for her to tackle. Chemotherapy and Palladia could not stop the progression. However, Ashley fought hard for over a year, and we are happy that we had this additional time with her.
Cheryl and I want to thank the BluePearl staffs at both the Brandon and Tampa offices. Dr. Jen Coyle, the technicians and front desk personnel made our “visits” bearable. We always felt welcomed and informed, and everyone treated Ashley as one of their favorites.
Thank you Blue Pearl for your professionalism and your treatment of our canine family.
Cheryl Mendez and Jim Deal