NoDogYet, I know how much effort, love and compassion you gave this dog, and he was 'Lucky', indeed. I know it's not much of a consolation, but you did your best, and that's all anyone of us can do. Lucky is now free of pain, and all his troubles are gone. I hope you and your husband can find some kind of peace in knowing that you gave Lucky the best quality of life that he could possibly have. I know how terribly hard this was for you, and my heart goes out to you, and sending big (hugs). Take care, Pen2.
god bless your dog, i just found my 5 y/o has a lump on her belly too. i will be taking her to the vet tommorow. hopefully only good will come with this. if she passes, i will never have another dog for a long time.