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Really sad news

October 19th, 2017 at 04:36 am

The wedding weekend was a lot of fun and pretty low-spend. Our return, however, coincided with some sad/bad news. Another lump appeared on DD1. They removed another vertebrae, and we're waiting on the pathology. While he's running around like a pup now, it's likely the cancer's spread and will crop again. The prognosis for osteosarcoma in dogs (particularly when part of the axial skeleton) is very poor. We're taking it really hard, as I raised this dog from a puppy, and he's finally accepted DH and they're best buds.

We're trying to remain positive, but at this point in time, our focus has shifted to making sure he's happy and comfortable and making memories with him. We have two originally unplanned expenses that we will accommodate for this: the first is a photo session. We want to do some pictures with just him and us while he's currently healthy and happy. I'm trying to set that up for early November before it gets too cold. The second is one of those photo keepsakes that's a picture on one side and a cast of the paw print on the other side. I'd been wanting to do that for awhile now, so we will finally get around to it. I did enter an online contest to win one that draws on the 25th, so if I haven't heard anything by the 31st, I'll just buy it myself. I got really upset reading all the comments as those were about dogs who were 12, 13, 14 years old. My dog is 8...life's so unfair sometimes.

The total cost will probably be under $100. I'm hoping it'll help us cope with the thought of losing him.

10 Responses to “Really sad news”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    I'm so sorry to hear about your pup. Such a hard thing.

  2. Dido Says:

    I'm so sorry about the bad news, and I hope he has many happy and healthy months left.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    So sorry about your bad news. Hope treatment can make things a little better.

  4. veronak Says:

    Aw I'm so sorry. I think it's great to have the photo shoot

  5. CB in the City Says:

    So hard to have to face this with such a young dog. Life is unfair sometimes. Just give him the best life you can for his remaining time -- the blessing is that he doesn't know his end is coming; he lives in the moment, so give him many wonderful moments.

  6. Debt-free by Thir-ty Says:

    Thank you everyone.

    CB, I love that sentiment and will remember that as we go through this.

  7. monkeymama Says:

    Oh no! So sorry to hear. Frown

  8. PatientSaver Says:

    I'm so sorry to hear this bad news. it does remind me of some guy i saw online where he had a terminally ill dog, and he and his girlfriend decided to tour the country with the dog, as one final road trip, and he has lots of pix of the 3 of them all over the country. It was so poignant and heart-warming. Maybe you will do your own version of same. Hugs.

  9. livingalmostlarge Says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your friend. I know it's hard because you've had him longer than DH!

  10. frugaltexan75 Says:

    So sorry about your dog Frown

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