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I sure do not want to jump the gun on the celebratory happy dance here, BUT what has been a roller-coaster from day one has turned into an amazing survival story. From the very first day that Sarge broke his leg, our world was spinning with frustration, anger and fear. Then the DX of Osteosarcoma came and I just couldn’t bare the thought of removing his leg. Then I came across this site and it gave me hope, hope that amputation could be the right decision. I can honestly say for the first week post op, I completely doubted my decision on an almost hourly basis. Then when Sarge started to become more active and strained his back leg, I was completely convinced I had savagely put my beloved best friend, who trusted me beyond everyone else in this world, through a living hell.
Then the seroma started after chemo and I was “doubting” yet again. Then it was if a light switch went off, or the chemo started working, because my baby is back and he is better than he was 6 months before the pathological fracture! I am beginning to think, looking back, that some of the lethargy I was observing, could have been due to the un-diagnosed cancer, beginning to wreak havoc in his body.
Sarge is now literally hopping, and jumping and begging to play, which he had not been doing for some time prior to the break.
I hope someone out there, that finds themselves in the same unfortunate situation as I did, can read this and know that there is hope! I can tell you that this journey comes with many twists and turns, ups and downs and many doubtful moments. Had we not decided to at least TRY, I would have always doubted that decision too. Not every case is the same, not every recovery is the same and not every story has a fairy tale (tail) happy ending.
We have no idea how many days, weeks, months or YEARS we will be blessed to have Sarge with us, but what I do know is I will treasure every butt wiggling minute we have together and his time with us will be the best years of his life.
If only we had the ability to load up and take off on an amazing adventure like Jerry did… Can you imagine a road trip with 5 dogs and 2 kitties!!!! Now that is a picture!