MY 15 yr. old spotted saddle horse that I have raised is gravely ill. In fact he will die soon. He has cancer of the small intestines or large, not sure, Sounds like it is some type of lymphomia. He started getting sick in Nov. of last year. First thing was wt. loss. then he started having dependent edema. At U.T. he was diag. with IBS ( inflam. bowel disease.) We thought it was due to food allergy or some type of infection. After 2 mos of antibiotics and 1 mo. of steroids, finished the steroids in late Feb. He is now going down hill fast, wt loss is rapid ,appetite is almost gone except for grazing. He has no muscles mass left. My Vet tells me he will get weaker and will not be able to get up after he gets down at some point. I was just wondering if anyone had this happen and is able to give me a time as to how long this will take. I'm trying my best to get prepared not that I will be able to. I guess I just wanted to see if anyone out there has had this kind of cancer and can give me some words of comfort. thanks Nancy G.