Sarge can get in the SUV by himself….

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But, I would rather Mom do it for me!

When I was recovering from my leg fracture and subsequent amputation, my Mom and Dad would drive me around the block so I did not have to miss out on my daily “walks”.  Besides walks, my other favorite activity is going for car rides.  The destination matters nothing to me, just the enjoyment of getting there!  Can you tell I am just a tad bit excited to go? >

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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!

5 thoughts on “Sarge can get in the SUV by himself….”

  1. Wow Sarge,
    You are doing amazing. You are so excited in this video. Sassy always loved her rides.

    Michelle & Angel Sassy

  2. YAAAAAAAAAY SARGE!!! Yep, made my day too! My week! Way into next year!!!!

    This just has me grinning ear to ear and fills my heart with the warm fuzzies!!

    You are soooo cute and using every part of your body to implore your humans to hurry up and open up that door!!! And his nub of a tail is wagging at a furious rate of speed!!

    Just a delightful video…just delightful! Makes me so happy!

    Hugs and love,!

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle too!

  3. Thank you guys. Days like this make you feel justified in the decision to amputate and start chemo! Love every moment with his precious Boxer wiggle butt!

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