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Feeling guilty about the amputation and chemotherapy :(
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Today is the 3 month mark since my baby first showed signs of her osteosarcoma and they took that first radiograph. It seems so much longer than that. Through it all she has been the strongest one out of all of us. She is still fighting this thing with all that she has, she is still the wonderfully happy pup she has always been. All I can hope for is that she has a happy and pain free life for however long we get to have her around. My heart breaks every time I think she will have to go soon, but at the same time I know she has had a good life. She has always been the baby in our home, she has been more loved and cherished than a lot of humans out there, let alone other dogs. On a very selfish level, I hope she can keep fighting for the next three months so I can get to hold her again when I go home in May.


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As you already know, Thara does not jave a timeframe stamped anywhere on her butt! She has no intention of going anywhere anytime soon! 🙂 🙂
Stay focused kn the NOW and waste no time worrying abouit the tomorrows! Thara isn't worried about a thing!!

Okay, the post is missing something....a picture of the beautiful Thara!! 🙂 🙂 We must have a picture!! 🙂


Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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Just want to reiterate what everyone else has said - don't feel guilty! It sucks that these things happen to our animals, but all we can do is make our decisions out of love and with the best information possible. As a dog lover and a vet, I think you have both of those bases fully covered!

My Boxer Levi went through several rounds of various kinds of testing following his initial OSA diagnosis. We felt awful putting him through that, especially when, in the end, the OSA diagnosis proved to be the correct one (they weren't sure from the biopsy). Post-Amputation and recovery, he was noticeably happier without his painful leg. He's been his usual crazy Boxer self for 17 MONTHS now since his surgery. I know that his case is a bit of an outlier, but just like benny55 said, there is NO DATE STAMPED ON THEIR BUTTS! 

He's dealing with his first major setback now, as he broke his leg yesterday and we are awaiting surgery for that. So we have another surgery and recovery ahead of us. Feelings of guilt about putting him through that started to creep in, but based on everything that he's already shown us - that he is resilient and tough as nails - we can't imagine not doing it. 

Good luck to you and gorgeous Thara! 

Levi was diagnosed w/likely osteosarcoma at 7.5 years old in 7/2015 and became a Tripawd on 9/11/15. Loved life until he broke one of his front legs on 2/12/17. As x-rays showed clean bone, we decided to repair the leg. He recovered well, but in June of 2017, started to limp on the same leg. X-Rays showed return of OSA in the front leg. Levi crossed the rainbow bridge on 7/20/17, after over 22 months as a happy Tripawd. 

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