Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us…

It’s been 5 months today since we said goodbye to
our Aussie, Boomerang, because of hemangiosarcoma in the spleen.

It’s also been 1 month (or 32 days) since learning that our Aussie, Bandicoot, has a terminal form of cancer.

Bandi saw the veterinarian on Tuesday, and we have the results of her x-rays.

  • The sub-lumbar lymph node has decreased in size by a pretty good amount
  • She now has an inguinal lymph node (near the groin) that is enlarged
  • The x-ray of the leg doesn’t indicate bone cancer, but the knee joint is very swollen
  • No sign of any tumors in the belly

So, what next?  Well, the vet thinks that we can try to do an aspiration biopsy of the knee.  The objective would be to find out what type of cancer we’re dealing with.  The vet still feels that treatment is not probable.

After a few days now, the diarrhea has subsided.  However, Bandi pee’d while laying on the floor Thursday.  Weird.  She is eating well, in fact her appetite is voracious.  We will now wait until we hear when the ultrasound technician will be at the vet’s office.

“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day.
It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.”
John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog


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