Epic’s left front leg will be amputated for rare nerve cancer today

Epic has a rare cancerous tumor in a nerve sheath in her neck. Photo: Shannon Lynn Smith

PRAY FOR: Epic, 10 yo. Nerve sheath cancer. Lord Jesus You know how much Epic means to mom Shannon. We ask that You would guide the surgeon’s hands today as they remove Epic’s leg. Help them to remove any trace of cancer from the nerve sheath in Epic’s neck. We ask that the nerve would heal and not cause Epic pain or distress post surgery. Eradicate any cancer in Epic’s body. Protect her nerves from any future insult. Bring her through this surgery with the strength and ability to fight the cancer and to learn mobility quickly as a tripawd. In the Name of Adonai M’falti God my Deliverer. Amen. <3 Caren

Shannon Lynn Smith 5-20-20:
My sweet dog has been diagnosed with a nerve sheath tumor and needs to have immediate surgery. This tumor in her neck is causing her front left leg damage and the speciality vet says it needs to be amputated . The surgery is 4500 and I have half of the money raised. I have seen two different specialist and they both agree. I would do anything to help her. There are no guarantees but I can’t do nothing and watch her die. She is my family. I need help. No amount is to small. I will post updates and will post hospital receipts.

Psalm 50:15 ESV And call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.โ€


Prayers for Pets
I saw your post on the group, people are not real eager to donate these days unfortunately. If you want me to post her on Wednesday, make sure to send me a new picture of her to catch people’s attention. If you can send a few shots so I can choose the best that would be good. I’m praying for you guys. ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ™ Caren
Shannon Lynn Smith
Some new pictures for you

Prayers for Pets
Awww, sweet girl! These are great, thanks. How is she doing? Did you get a chance to look at any of the supplements I recommended in the articles attached to her post?

Prayers for Pets
The reason I ask is because there are cancer supplements I recommend to those dogs who have cancer. Anti-inflammatory substances in food and supplements can be really helpful too for cancer. I’m praying for your preparation for tomorrow I know it’s a challenge! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ™ Caren
Shannon Lynn Smith
Honestly I didn’t see the attachments of supplements. I’m very open to supplements. I was at work all day And couldn’t respond sooner.

Prayers for Pets

I’m glad you got to work. Are you “essential” or in a free state? Above are the 2 articles I added with supplement suggestions
Going on a walk soon
Shannon Lynn Smith
I’m essential I work for a veterinarian.
Prayers for Pets
Oh, nice!

Prayers for Pets
So you may have familiarity with the recommendations. I have plenty of familiarity with things that work but sometimes I forget how much I already know and I need a little reminder๐Ÿ˜… take a look at them whe[n] you can maybe you’ll find something [of] value there. If not, not to worry. Most people don’t know about the connection between inflammation and various types of disease. Because this is my story I have more familiarity than I would like to have https://prayersforpets1.org/lyme-101/

Donate to Epic’s surgery

If you would like to donate directly to the Vet who is performing the surgery: Blue Pearl Specialty, Overland Park, KS 913-642-9563

Cancer supplements used and recommended by the PrayersforPets1 community can be found in the following articles: Al the Miracle Dog, Shelby’s treatment, Cancer causes inflammation Anti-Inflammatory foods

Conversation pre-Surgery

Prayers for Pets
I meant to ask who Epic’s sibling is from the picture! Girl or boy?
Shannon Lynn Smith
Driver Dave
Prayers for Pets
OK. I know this will affect him too. He will also be in my prayers. What time is the surgery?
Shannon Lynn Smith
Not sure. I was told to come at the wrong time. Maybe at 9 maybe this afternoon.
Prayers for Pets
Weird. So she’s already there?
I guess that’s why God started me out praying for her when my feet hit the floor!

Shannon Lynn Smith
Yes she is there.. This is major and the Dr. Keeps telling me things that scare me but my vet says this is her best chance.
She was happy and wanted to eat this morning but couldn’t.
Prayers for Pets
I’m so sorry Shannon. Somehow I could sense that this was what was going on.
I hate that they are not communicating well with you. That’s the office not the surgeon though right?
Prayers for Pets
PS: I tried to make information on supplements more accessible at the bottom of the post [see above hyperlinks]. I only recommend things that either I myself have used for that other people in our community have recommended.
Shannon Lynn Smith
It’s all of them. The doctor has poor bedside manner but I’m told he is an excellent surgeon. Surgery will be at noon.

Prayers for Pets
Oh dearโ€ฆ maybe they just assume that you know it all because you were in the business? Whatever the case you know the one who created Epic. You know the one who created the people at Blue Pearl. He is the one to get you through this, I think he is nudging you in his direction.
Psalm 56: 3 When I am afraid,
I put my trust in you.
4 In God, whose word I praise,
in God I trust; I shall not be afraid.
What can flesh do to me?

Shannon Lynn Smith
Believe me I know that. I went to the hospital last night and prayed around it and for everyone inside. That verse is my favorite verse on fear.
Prayers for Pets
Pawsome! A woman after my own heart! I imagine you have Bible apps on your phone? I would recommend listening through the Psalms today. Philippians is always a good one to listen through too
God took me straight to that [verse] how cool is that? I had not had a destination in mind
He’s got this, he’s got YOU!

Shannon Lynn Smith
I memorized that verse when I was in school. Just a youngsteer. I feel some more peace coming. I laid epic in God’s hands today he will guide the surgeon’s hands to the right places.
I wear this bracelet every day.
Prayers for Pets
Hahaha God is so gracious to speak to both of us at the same time! Anybody else who wasn’t a Christian would think we were making it up! Lol


Shannon Lynn Smith
Absolutely and amen.
Ty for being used by Him this morning.
Prayers for Pets
Thank you for the privilege!

Shannon Lynn Smith
The vet tech is someone I use to work with where she is at today. She sent me a picture about an hour ago of her and epic feel free to share.
Prayers for Pets
How delightful that you know someone there!
Shannon Lynn Smith

Prayers for Pets
Oh my gosh that must at once warm and break your heart
Shannon Lynn Smith
Waiting for surgery. This is Brittany her ICU
Nurse.
Yep
Prayers for Pets
Wonderful. I will try to add it later. I am off of my computer right now
Thank you Brittany!
Shannon Lynn Smith
No worries. Yes brittany is a blessing

Post Surgery

Shannon Lynn Smith
I’m home she is not. 4 1/2 hours of surgery. The surgeon was really pleased with what he saw inside . He said things looked more normal then he expected it to be very messy. He was able to get great samples to send in for biopsy. The leg amputatuon went very smooth. He said she would be exhausted but he is hoping I can bring her home tomorrow. We will have to see what her pain level is Because of covid they will not allow me to visit which was heartbreaking. I asked if the could photograph her so I could see her recooperating. The doctor said they don’t do that. I told him I’m sure you can find someone who can take a photograph. He said he would make no promises. After about 30 minutes he sent me the photo. She will be on fluids and pain meds all night. I know this was from all the prayer your group sent to us. I told my co workers about her going viral on your site. Everyone thought that was incredibly cool.


Shannon Lynn Smith

Epic minus her left leg after 4 1/2 hours of surgery. Photo: Shannon Lynn Smith (taken at Blue Pearl)

I fell asleep while texting you last night. So sorry. I’m going into work this morning and praying I can pick up epic today. Please continue to pray she can come home today. Glory to God for all this and your website.

Prayers for Pets
Oh my, Shannon, what a long day and night you had! I’m glad that things looked better inside of her than expected. I’d love to get into the details of that when you have a chance, but I suspect it will take a while. Just know that my prayers continue for you and Epic today. I will post this update and pray that ppl will look for it. Hugs, โค Caren

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