Chemo round 3; carbo

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Well here goes another round of carbo.  I was thrilled as usual to go for a ride and didn’t even stress out when I got the the vet.  There was a super pretty dog there this  morning and she did NOT want to be there.  All she wanted to do was leave.   The only time I even hesitate is when they take me back and I stop to give my mom one last glance.  She has always come back to get me, so today should be no different.  I’ll let you all know how I feel later.  Don’t think I want the medication I had last time, I sure got sick with that one!!

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Author: c1nicolei

Sarge has been the the love of my life since we rescued him in 2007. He was thought to be a carcass on the side of the road in our community park. As I walked over to look at the pitiful dead dog, I soon realized he was still breathing, barely. We rushed him to the vet and although severely malnourished and in a terrible state, with TLC he miraculously pulled through. Snap shot ahead to 6/2014, we decide to go outside to play fetch, he was so excited and full of energy, doing his typical bouncy boxer pelvic shuffle. He took a nasty tumble and the sounds that followed was nothing short of heart piercing. My heart stopped, because I knew it was bad, very bad. I am a PA, not a veterinarian, but I knew instantly the leg was broken badly. I splinted him and rushed him to the vet. What initially was going to be an orthopedic surgery to repair a broken radius and ulna, quickly turned into, "Your dog sustained a pathological cancer, we think he has osteosarcoma". I could not even hear what I was being told. How could this seemingly happy, healthy, FULL of life dog have CANCER?? The BX confirmed my worst fears. This whole process took over a week. In that time I researched every aspect of canine osteosarcoma I could find and I had already made up my mind, we were going to fight this, not for me, but I knew he was not done living!!! Making the decision to amputate was not one taken lightly. We ensured there were no macro mets and that his blood work looked stable. I also decided if we amputated we would also do chemo. Sarge had his leg amputated 2 days ago and I am amazed at his hour by hour improvement. We start chemo in 2 weeks. I will keep everyone updated and love reading stories on here that give me hope that he will be able to be a happy, pain free normal Sarge!!! This is when we joined TRIPAWDS! What a wonderful, reassuring supportive community! I love you TRIPAWDS!

3 thoughts on “Chemo round 3; carbo”

  1. Awww, definitely your mom will come to get you. No doubt in my mind. Yeah you will be getting the “good” stuff today. We don’t want you to get sick.

    Good luck today.

    Michelle & Angel Sassy

  2. Alrighty sweet Sarge, you are rockin’ this chemo stuff!!

    You just took me down a walk through memory lane… Hap p y Hannah didn’t mind going to the vet either, but she did hesitate when it came time to “go back to the room”. So etimes I would take a ste p or two with her to “acT” like I was going with her.
    I always felt a little guilty ab i ut that.

    But you made me feel better today Sarge by sharing what you were thinking……yeah, she knew I would come back to her and she back to me!!!

    Cheering for you Sarge!!!!

    Love you!

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle too!

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