Guest tennesseegrey Posted August 2, 2008 Share Posted August 2, 2008 Well, it's been almost exactly a year since Rosie's inital diagnosis with Osteosarcoma. The cancer attacked her right upper shoulder. I opted for chemo and no amputation, but shortly following the initial diagnosis, Rosie broke her leg and we were forced to amputate. The year with my girl was well worth the cost of Chemo and the amputation, she had a wonderful year, but this past month has slowed her down significantly and given her good days and bad days. What I thought was wear and tear from walking on 3 legs turned out to be cancer reoccurance. I had my girl scheduled to see a chiropractor to relieve the strain, but following her dental cleaning 2 days ago, Rosie was unable to stand on her back legs without help. In 24 hours her condition worsened and I decided to take her to the vet again because the sedation had plenty of time to wear off. She was immediately taken to a Emergency clinic to see a Neurologist who did xrays and a ct scan. They confirmed her cancer was back in her spine (Her chest remained completely clear). The tumor moved her spinal cord and the cancer attacked her spine. She was completely unable to walk. I decided on euthanization. What a sad evening indeed. I take comfort in knowing I did the right thing and feel so fortunate to have had a wonderful for. Rosie was 10 years old and leaves me with with tremendous memories. She never met a stranger and had such a funny mischieveous side. My boy Caesar is by my side to comfort me. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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