Hi, I'm completely new to writing in a fourm. Let me first explain... **GRAPHIC IMAGE ATTACHED** I'm currently own a dog which belonged to my dad, he's been in my family since I was 9. He's a collie cross lurcher and he's 13, 14 in October (5 months). My dad passed away a year and a half ago and Barker (the dog) was already ill I believe my dad hoped for him to go before him, but he's a strong dog, just like my dad. He had a lump on his leg, which began, I believe in 2013, so 4 years ago. I took him to the vets to know what was going on, and basically they said they could take the leg or cut away at the lump, it annoyed me because we got other opinions and they said the same but some said he probably wouldn't make the operation and some said he would, so we opted to remove the lump and if it grew back remove the leg. It grew back as we knew it would, but the vet said it had spread to his neck glands (it is cancer and it's either of the blood or nurves) so taking the leg was advised against, also he was diagnosed with arthritis. We moved, and the new vets have said, they could remove the lump on his leg but he won't last more than a few months because of the strain on his body. He's on medication 3 times a day, he was so energetic when I first got him and that's gone, even 6 months ago he was happy. He sleeps all the time, when he's not sleeping he's licking/chewing the lump and being told off for it, he can manage one walk a day which takes half hour but would of taken him 10/15 mins. Writing it now I know it's comming to that point, I am young and I've never dealt with this before, it's really hard. But today I noticed it's oozing, it's been red since we left him home alone for a few hours the other day and today I stopped him licking and it's oozing. Is there anything I can give him, like cream to stop it itching or, would it be more comfortable in dressing? Anything I can do to relax him? Any advise full stop really, how do I make his final few weeks comfortable. I honestly don't think I can bring myself to do it. He also struggles getting up sometimes, and doesn't handle stairs very well because of his arthritis, and doesn't struggle with waste issues ie going in the house but does struggles going for a poo, in the concept of 'sitting' in it and can't get back up so you have to support his back when he goes.