1 Week Ampuversary…

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The Chili Dawg has been home for 1 week now.  He is doing really well.  He has hopped around the back yard doing his check of the perimeter the past 2 days.  My 2 year old daughter is no longer afraid of him and now gives him a hug and kiss with my 4 year old when we have to leave the house (my 4 year old fawned all over him as soon as he came home).  He doesn’t like when we have to put the “cone of shame” (for those of you who have seen the movie “Up”) on him when we leave the house, but if we don’t he will lick himself raw.  He is starting to eat a little better as well.  Last night the surgeon called and gave us the results on his leg (they sent it off for testing).  Chili’s lymph nodes were clear but the cancer in the ulna was definitely osteosarcoma.  I am glad that we did the amputation because he is no longer in pain and he is back to smiling at us again.  Now we need to decide whether or not to do the chemo treatment, and if we do decide to do chemo, where we will find the money to pay for the treatment as my 2 year old has many health issues of her own.  Tough decisions to be made…


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6 thoughts on “1 Week Ampuversary…”

  1. Giveforward.com has a great fundraising thing. They do take 7% of the profits but get paypal or something, and make an account somewhere telling the story of how you got him, what hes like, pictures, what happened to him, etc, and try to raise money. I raised… 860 total for my pup from asking random people… one donation was from a family member and one from a long time friend. Also apply to carecredit.com if you can. Most vets accept that. 🙂

  2. glad to hear chili is doing well…hard to leave those stitches be though!! hope he continues to improve…all those hugs from his ‘siblings’ have to help!!

    charon & gayle

  3. Chili, tell your Ma’ not to beat herself up if chemo isn’t an option. Remember that it doesn’t guarantee anything. Like all things in life, it’s not a sure thing. Some dogs who have chemotherapy don’t live as long as anyone would like (or predict), while others like me who don’t have chemo go on to beat the odds.

    Despite what the statistics say, every dog is different and there are no guarantees. We like to tell pawrents to do what feels right for the family as a unit, that’s the only “right” answer.

    Glad you’re feelin’ good!

  4. Jerry, thanks for you input…I think it will help make a good decision. Chemo or not Chili’s family will make a right decision.

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