Monosyllabic Pedantry

Friday, January 04, 2008

Probably Zachary's last month

If you were reading here in July, you'll recall that Zachary got a tumor on his doghood. We had the tumor removed, but the biopsy showed it was a "bad kind of cancer", meaning it's the kind that is likely throughout his body and would likely return.
By the time we got back from Xmas, it looked like he had another tumor in the same spot. We took him to the vet, and were planning on getting it removed again.
His pre-op blood work came back. His lymph nodes are all swollen, and his white blood cell count is though the roof. This indicated that the cancer is rapidly spreading through his lymphatic system, and is likely in his marrow.
The vet gives him 30 days.
We decided the strain on his body, and the discomfort, of surgery made it not an option.
Right now, he is happy and appears fine. We took him home and Mrs Schwartz is spoiling him until things get to where he's not ok.

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3 Comments:

  • I grieve with you.

    They were both good dogs.

    By Blogger Sarcastro, at 5:54 AM  

  • I'm so sorry.

    By Blogger Rockycat, at 7:02 AM  

  • I had not read this far down...shoot. I may be misguided, but I know a good dog when I see one.

    By Anonymous bridgett, at 2:21 PM  

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