Hi everyone! It's been a while since I've been on the site as things have been going well with Teddy for the most part and, for some reason, I stopped getting email notifications from any ongoing discussions between members (???). Anyway, we've had a rough week. After multiple doctor's appointments trying to get to the bottom of Teddy's coughing, heavy breathing, and weird lumps that we thought at first were benign lipomas, Teddy visited a specialist and we received a lymphoma diagnosis this week. Of course, we are absolutely devastated as he is just under 7 years old, the love of our lives, and we thought we'd have him for much longer. The oncologist has recommended chemo (Wisconsin protocol) but we are really struggling with next steps. He is currently on prednisone while we decide what to do and was given elspar at the specialist visit on Monday. He doesn't do well on the pred (GI issues and lethargic) so after 3 days of full dosing I am going to half dose to taper him off it. I hate the idea of putting more chemicals into his body and really want him to have quality of life. We've been thinking about just going the holistic/natural route instead of chemo. Has anyone been through this and have advice/insight for us? Thank you so much.