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 Hi everyone, today is day 2 of a very sad situation.  Yesturday was truly one of the worse days my fiance and I have had to deal with. As I am sure you all know where we are coming from.  We found out our beautiful 7 year old  Rottwieler Chaos was daignosed with Osteosarcoma.  Bone Cancer! It was so hard to diegest. He doesn’t deserve this, he has been such an amazing boy to us. After crying for a while, we decided to do some research on the internet. Thats when we came across, what a good site to give us a little faith. We have been reading about other families expierences all day. Witch helped us come to the decision to go forward with the amputation, as long as his chest xrays come back clear.

  Let me tell you how this all started.  4 weeks ago we noticed Chaos started to limp around the house, and we knew  there was no injury to cause it.  We thought maybe he just tweaked somthing, so we watched him for a few days. In the mean while we massaged his leg hoping that would help,  after no progress we took him to our vet. She performed a couple tests on his knee  and thought that he may of particly tore one of his cruciate ligaments.  We could have delt with that since he had particly tore his acl in his right knee a few years back. WitchChaos recovered fine, but after 2 weeks he seemed to be getting worse rather than better. He was now totally lame on his left leg, and his muscles mass was decreasing rapidly. He also almost stopped eating all together.  So we took him back to our vet,  and she starts to do more test on him and with in minutes she suspects a tumor. 10 minutes after that Chaos was on the xray table, and that is when she sees the tumor and confirms that he has bone cancer in his distal femour.

 She goes over the options with us, and they included amputation of his left leg with intensive therapy to fallow or to try to keep him as comfortable as possible with pain killers untill the cancer spreads (if it hasn’t already). Then when that day comes where he just can’t take it anymore, we would put him down.  It was a hard night, and we had to decide what should be done.

   So we want to say “Thank you” to the creators of Tripawds and all the families stories on this wedsite in helpin

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3 Responses so far »

  1. Mr WordPress said,

    July 24, 2009 @ 7:39 pm     

    Hi, this is a comment.
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  2. admin said,

    July 25, 2009 @ 11:56 am     

    No, thank you! Your story is exactly why we started these blogs. Sharing it here will help even more people understand that it’s better to hop on three legs than to limp on four!

    Bless you for taking such good care of Chaos. Try to take life one day at a time, and remember to enjoy every moment.

  3. jerry said,

    July 26, 2009 @ 3:34 pm     

    Chaos, hang in there, we are rooting for you. We’re all family here, and we are all sending lots of love your way.

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