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F/U Dog

Well, our worst fear came true. My dear Bosco has osteosarcoma which is bone cancer in his jaw. With it growing so quickly the vet has little hope with chemo/radiation/surgery. We've been looking online and most dogs with the form of cancer end up being put to sleep within 6 months, even with chemo/radiation. Most of the time it will come back since they usually cannot get all of the cancer out of the mouth like they can with a limb. We ultimately decided not to do any type of treatment and keep him comfortable for the remainder of his days. A friend of mine is a vet tech and she said she would put him down at home when the time comes. It was a huge relief for us. He is no fan of the vet (almost bit him last visit) and we don't want his last moments with that man. LOL.

Since last week, the tumor has grown but not nearly as rapidly as it was growing. It isn't affecting his every day activities and he does sleep on it every so often. He doesn't eat as much as he used to (aka TOO MUCH) but is still eating normal portions. The other day he wouldn't eat his dog food which made us worry, then we offered him pineapple upsidedown cake and he was more than happy to eat every last piece. Spoiled dog, knows he'll get something better if he waits it out, He's over dog food. He's still running and playing and this morning he beat up on our little dog so thats a good thing (well, not for the little one but he knows how to handle himself). We're just taking it day by day and enjoying every minute we have left with him. As long as he's still happy, I'm happy.

Thanks again for all your prayers, thoughts, and good vibes.
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  • loopy82loopy82 member
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    edited December 2011
    That's too bad about your dog. Hopefully you don't have to watch him through too much pain.
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  • edited December 2011
    *hugs*

    That's all I've got. Just hugs. You guys are really awesome for spoiling him so much and making sure he's happy and comfortable. A dog couldn't ask for a better family.
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  • PaigeMcCPaigeMcC member
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    edited December 2011
    Oh hunny! *Hugs* I'm sorry about your dog.  But you're a wonderful family to make sure he's happy right until the end.  Hopefully he'll be happy and heathy (ish..?) for a few more months so he can enjoy summer with you:)

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  • zaneopalzaneopal member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_fu-dog?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:1e5ecb3b-2161-44cb-9cff-06a5be11d534Post:c01102a7-97be-4d3d-9482-2bffa8fb3190">F/U Dog</a>:
    [QUOTE] We ultimately decided not to do any type of treatment and keep him comfortable for the remainder of his days.
    Posted by ekathleen684[/QUOTE]

    I have so much respect for you for doing this. I've loved both my cats, but when they got sick (one had feline leukemia and the other had severe arthritis and kidney failure), I felt like trying to keep them alive with treatments might have been worse than just letting them go.

    Yes, it's hard and it hurts a lot. But Kath, girl, I respect you so much for doing this. Hopefully your dog can tough it out as long as possible and you can still have happy days with him. And at the very least, at least you know he's comfortable and living a good life with what's left.
  • edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_fu-dog?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:1e5ecb3b-2161-44cb-9cff-06a5be11d534Post:da7ca449-5f3b-41d0-80fe-0e910289cd79">Re: F/U Dog</a>:
    [QUOTE]*hugs* That's all I've got. Just hugs. You guys are really awesome for spoiling him so much and making sure he's happy and comfortable. A dog couldn't ask for a better family.
    Posted by jeanacorina[/QUOTE]


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  • katanne9katanne9 member
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    edited December 2011
    *hugs ekath

    enjoy this last special time with your puppy. and spoil him rotten : )
  • SonaliPopSonaliPop member
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    edited December 2011
    I'm really sorry about your dog. Thinking of you and wishing for the best.
  • edited December 2011
    Aww kathleen...I am soooo sorry to hear this.  I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you and I hope you cherish every single moment with Bosco... *big hugs*  I know how hard this is.... 
  • edited December 2011
    To give you a bit of hope, my 13 year old yorkie had a good 14 months of really healthy behavior before we had to put her down. When first diagnosed they gave her 2-3 months tops, but she was a very strong little pup...
    Miss her dearly but I hope that helps!!
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