Okay, a little background: I am very close to an aunt and uncle of mine. They live across the street from my parents, and have been almost like a second set of parents to us. They are great people that will bend over backwards for you, and are also a lot of fun. They have a dog named Duke. He is from the same litter as my parents' dog, Dexter. They are both 9 years old. They grew up with each other and are just really nice dogs that everyone is close to. About two weeks ago Duke was coughing a lot and not feeling well, so they brought him to the vet, they did x-rays, and they determined he has congestive heart failure. Which sucks, yes, but our old dog had it and it's definitely treatable (she lived until she was 16). He was put on medication and started feeling really great. He had lost some weight and was looking really good and you could tell he felt great. Yesterday he started coughing up blood. They took him to the vet and they did x-rays again, and they found out he has lung cancer. In just the two weeks between x-rays his lungs were filled with cancer. The vet said it's the very aggressive type that will spread quickly. He has a matter of days or weeks left to live. He was given medicine, but I don't know what it will really do. I'd really appreciate it if you could keep this dog and my aunt and uncle in your thoughts. This dog is like a child to them (they don't have any kids of their own) and this is just so sudden. We are all heartbroken; I haven't seen them yet since I found out yesterday (but probably will see them today), and I just feel so sad and so bad for them. I know there's nothing I can do to take their pain away. It will especially hurt to see my uncle be sad. And my parents' dog will be a constant reminder when they seem him across the street, you know? It's just such an awful situation that has really taken us all by surprise. Thank you.