Spring has sprung

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Sarge Chill


Spring is here, and there is nothing I would rather do than to chill in the rays and the soft breeze with my pals and my Mom by my side.

 Hope your day was as stellar as mine was.

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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 “Spring has sprung”

  1. SARGE! Its great to hear from you and even better to see thst handsome picture of you soaking up the sun!! I really love this photo! It speaks volumes about contentment and just enjoying the moment!!

    Gosh! We have a nine month ampuversary to celebrate, right?

    Are you still going forward with the maintenance dose of chemo…metronomics…either?

    Keep on enjoying the bliss sweet boy! We are all cheering for you LOUDLY!!! Can you hear us?

    Thanks for announcing Spring is here is such a splendid way!

    Look forward to more breat updates AND delightful pictures!!

    Hugs and love!

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle too!

  2. Yes, 9 months is quickly approaching!!! We are so thrilled! Thank you Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle too for the cheering, we will take all we can get.

    Yes, we are still doing maintenance chemo, but no low daily dosing metronomics.

    Love to all my tripawds friends!

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