Beautiful Nala is in surgery now to remove a fast growing tumor

Nala’s tumor was discovered right after her sibling died. Photo: Jen Hindley

UPDATE: 2-4-21

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Prayers for Pets
Dozens of people are praying for you and your family. I can only imagine what you are going through my dear. Many people care💗🙏

Prayers for Pets
More people are praying for you. How is she doing today?
Jen Hindley
She is doing well. Very tired from all the stress yesterday but soooo happy to be home. She fell fast asleep on me last night and has been very cuddly today. The only issue we are having is her eating because she can’t use her lower jaw to scoop up the food…so we need things that are either creamy or super soft. I’ll shoot you some cute pics from today

Dozens of people praying for Nala from other groups
Nala, Jen and Mom post surgery. Photo: Jen Hindley

Prayers for Pets
I’m glad she’s cuddly and happy to be home. I’m so sorry things didn’t work out the way we had hoped. I will try to do an update on her article tomorrow. I am guessing that Shelby’s mom saw your posts because she posted a Shelby update today. I think it would be a good idea for you to be in touch with Denise. I’m sure she would be happy to talk to you she lives on the East Coast as well so you were in the same time zone. She may have some ideas on how to handle food and the difficult chore of creating a diet for Nala.
I don’t know if you read any of the articles about Shelby that I sent to you. There are a lot of cancer inhibiting foods that can be very beneficial. The supplements and foods are contained within the articles I attached to Nala’s story. I have more on the subject but I don’t want to overwhelm you. I am so glad that you belong to Christ. I don’t think that Denise has that advantage. You can plumb the depths of God’s wisdom. That leaves you an immeasurable wealth of options. I am praying for him to lead you day by day. He is so faithful to answer our prayers I know he will do this for you and Nala. Just take it one hour at a time one day at a time. 🤗💗🙏Caren
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Jen Hindley
Thank you so much for all of your support over the last couple of days. We never imagined that we would be receiving such difficult news just 3 weeks after having to put Symba to sleep. And I am so glad to have my faith and so many other Christ followers supporting mom and me and praying for our sweet Nala. I joked yesterday that Nala may sprout a pair of wings soon from all the prayers coming her way ❤🙏🏻🙏🏻❤ And thank you for telling me about Shelby. Life has been a whirlwind so I haven’t taken the time to sit down and read much. I will certainly message her. I hoped you have a nice evening! ❤

PRAY FOR: Nala, 10 yo, possible Gingival Fibrosarcoma. Lord Jesus we ask that You would be present with Nala to calm her and guide the surgeon’s hands. We ask that the entire tumor would be excised and that the margins would be clear. Please strengthen Nala’s body to fight this insult. Help mom Jen to have the peace that only You can give her. Please let this be the 1st step to a complete healing from this scourge. In the Name of Adonai M’falti God my Deliverer. Amen. <3 Caren

Jen Hindley
I would greatly appreciate you posting about Nala for me ❤️ Chronic pain seems to make our bonds with animals just that much stronger 🐾🐾 Ive made it sort of my mission in life to educate chronic patients via a YouTube channel now that I have lost almost all physical abilities. Glad to still be able to bless and encourage others despite my situation 🙏🏻

Luke 1:46 And Mary said,
“My soul magnifies the Lord,
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.
For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
49 for he who is mighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
50 And his mercy is for those who fear him
from generation to generation.
51 He has shown strength with his arm;
he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;
52 he has brought down the mighty from their thrones
and exalted those of humble estate;
53 he has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
55 as he spoke to our fathers,
to Abraham and to his offspring forever.”

Prayers for Pets
That’s wonderful I[‘d] love the Link!
Are you a follower of Christ?
Prayers for Pets
It’s OK if you are not a Christian, I would be happy to post Nala either way 🤗💗🙏Caren
Jen Hindley
Yes, I’m a Christian 👍🏻 My faith is what has gotten me through all of this ❤🙏🏻❤
Prayers for Pets
I thought that was probably the case, but you weren’t specific in your post so I had to ask. I can’t imagine how people who don’t have a relationship with Christ survive this sort of life. I know I wouldn’t be here. I’d love to see your Channel. 💗🤗🙏Caren

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Jen Hindley
❤ I‘ll post a video […] (It is Symba’s Tribute). Up until all this stuff with my dogs, I had been posting daily. I have 2 spinal cord stimulators, so I make a lot of educational content about that (cuz not much exists) as well as living with chronic pain and CRPS. I hope you have a blessed day ❤🙏🏻

Prayers for Pets
Sorry that I didn’t get back to you yesterday. Yesterday was kind of a blur I had a lot going on. I watched a number of your videos. They’re heartbreaking. I’m so sorry you are where you are. I have lived with chronic pain since I turned 30. I know you were much younger when yours came upon you. It is a hard and scary road, I won’t deny it. I thank God that you have purpose in your life, and that you have his Word to comfort you. Half of my battle with pain is the mindset it brings. For many years I have fought with anxiety and fear.

In recent days I have come to recognize that when I dwell on God’s words he helps me to win that battle. I listen to pure unadulterated scripture for at least an hour daily. I imagine you have a Bible app for that too. If you don’t here are some good ones BIBLE APPS

Another thing that helps tremendously is to remember that fear and anxiety are not from God. That means that they are from the enemy of our souls. When we fear we can take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. When we are able to do that we win! It takes a lot of surrender but I know you can do this because the Holy Spirit lives in you. Here is our story

Please tell me more about Nala’s condition and what steps you have taken to help her.

Nala’s cancerous growth. Photo: Jen Hindley

Jen Hindley
As I think I mentioned in my original post, Nala has been with me through my entire journey with poor health and chronic pain. She is seriously the happiest, most sweetest dog I’ve ever met…… We really didn’t know anything was wrong with Nala until a few weeks ago. Her bottom teeth had been shifting for a few months, but we just figured it was from her getting up there in age…and the Symba’s health took a sudden decline. Before we knew it, we were mourning the loss of our beloved dog of 13 years and noticing our other dog’s health changing. We didn’t take her to the vet right away because she was sad and anxious enough after just losing her life-long companion. So mom took her to the vet on Monday, got bloodwork Tuesday, and we have her scheduled for surgery this Tuesday. The growth has really taken off and is even irritating her gums. The big question is whether the vet can remove the mass with clear margins. If he can’t, it will just grow back and likely metastasize. I didn’t post a photo of her mouth in the group because it is pretty gnarly, but this is from friday 💔

Prayers for Pets
I’m so happy that your vet considers this to be operable. What type of cancer is it?
We have walked through this battle with Shelby for a year-and-a-half now. As far as I know she is still alive and doing pretty well considering. You can learn a lot by searching Shelby on our website and following all of the Articles I’ve written about her. I’m guessing there are maybe a dozen articles. There is one in particular which delineates the treatment she has been getting.

Jen Hindley
We have not had it biopsies cuz vet care is expensive, but we are pretty sure it is Gingiva Fibrosarcoma

Prayers for Pets
How old is she?
Jen Hindley
She turns 11 on April 12th
Prayers for Pets
Okay. I will need some clear pictures of her with good margin around her face. I know it’s a challenge to get good pictures of a black dog, just do the best you can. You can send me as many as you like I’m willing to wade through them for you to find the best one🤗
Jen Hindley
Awesome! Luckily I’ve been making a little photo collage of her 👍🏻
Would something like this be good?

Prayers for Pets
Beautiful! I should be able to find something that works in here😁💗🙏

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Jen Hindley
Great! Thanks so much for your kindness ❤❤
Prayers for Pets
You’re very welcome it’s my privilege. What time will her surgery be on Tuesday? I plan to post Tuesday morning. PST time zone
Jen Hindley
We have to get her there between 8 and 9 AM, but that may change with the snowstorm we are having that is supposed to last another 24 hrs. They likely won’t give us an exact surgery time, but I will be sure to message you whenI know anything

Please join our private group <3 Caren