I am currently dealing with my dog Sadie's osteosarcoma diagnosis and am just trying to give her the best I can for the time she has left. update: Sadie died June 7, 2011. I couldn't have gotten through it without the wonderful support from the k-9 cancer support group here.
My other 3 are dealing with the loss in their own ways.
Roxy is very active in agility, so that is a good distraction.
What is one thing your dog does that reminds you to open your heart and love more deeply?
My Sadie is an angel with fur, she has always been attracted to people who are sick or disabled or just sad and her gentle spirit never fails to comfort.
Do you have a website or personal page (such as on Facebook or MySpace) that you'd like to share with other members of our community?
Hi Ellen, Thanks for your note and I'm so sorry to hear about Sadie. This is a cruel disease. I'm sure you're the same way in that you wonder: "Why on earth would such a cruel disease infect a friend that has been so kind to so many?!?!?" Like you are for Sadie, I'm in this for Gilbert. I'm researching as much as I can. We're changing things up for Gilbert and giving him something to live for with a "special event" each day. You and Sadie are in my thoughts. Take care and be the friend Sadie needs.
I am so sorry to hear about Sadie's diagnosis of osteo. Our dog, Macy was also diagnosed with it in December and because she was only 3, we decided to have the amputation. She is doing amazingly well, now, but know that it possibly has metasisized somewhere else. We are feeding her home cooked meals, hi protein and steamed vegetables, with omega 3 powder, digestive enzyes, vitamin powder, and raw bones and Dr. Dressler's apocaps. She absolutely loves her new diet and has so much energy.
I don't know how much this is helping her, but thought you might like to know what others are doing. How old is Sadie?
We will keep her in our prayers. She is sure a beautiful dog! Keep fighting for her! We are all in your corner.
This is one place that you will NEVER hear uncaring words. I spent thousands on Mr. Bailey (and now Benson too) but both of them are woth every penny. In my heart, and I am sure yours, I knew I had to do everything I could to fight for his life. Osteosarcoma is a nasty, quick moving painful disease that doesn't respond to conventional treatment. I tried everything and I am sure that Mr. Bailey knew that. I will be so blessed the day that we meet at the Bridge. My prayers are with you and please, keep us all informed (everyone in the cancer group will cheer you on) and whatever you do, don't feel like you are bothering any of us with postings. We all care very much about you and Sadie.
I am so sorry to hear about your Sadie. My boy Bailey passed away in January of 2010 from Osyeosarcoma, so I know your heartache. Please know that I will be praying for you and Sadie as you travel this journey together.