Donovan has cancer. It's a mast cell tumor on the back of his right hind leg. If they operate right away, and get it all the prognosis is good. He will probably still need chemotherapy. Even the possibility of such a cancer reoccurring is great.
It looks like I need my puppy pretty badly after all. The puppies will be born around the 15th of July. They will be temperament tested at 7 weeks. Then probably I will be taking mine home with me when it's eight weeks old. I can't imagine nursing Donovan and training a new puppy at the same time. It's possible, I'm sure. Training the puppy will be a break from tending Donovan.
Looking at Donovan sleeping with his head hanging off the couch, it's difficult to imagine him not fully healthy. Yet I know the monster has him in its grip. We'll need all the prayers and the guardian angel to get through this.