Friday, June 15, 2007

Is that nasty, or what?

You may remember that my dog has cancer. More specifically, it was a skin cancer in the nail bed that metastasized and spread to his lungs. He was going to have his toe cut off, but when the x-rays showed that one lung was pretty much gone, the vet recommended against it.

I'm posting this so that if anyone else finds him or her self in a similar position, he or she will go ahead and whack off the toe. It's been a constant source of pain for him, and now it looks like this:




He still hasn't told me that he wants his life to be over, but I think it's getting pretty close. Closer than it might have been if all he had to worry about was a bit of trouble breathing.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Susan in St. Paul said...

Poor Baby! Maybe he is waiting for C. to come home?

Can you get some sort of topical antiseptic and painkiller for his foot?

Saturday, June 16, 2007 10:37:00 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Oh, that makes me sad.

Saturday, June 16, 2007 11:37:00 AM  
Blogger Jen T. (soon to be E.) said...

I could just cry reading that. Poor Baby. :(

Saturday, June 16, 2007 10:47:00 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Poor Baby. I am so sorry.

Sunday, June 17, 2007 9:44:00 AM  
Blogger Beguile_Me said...

I was scrolling through your blog and my heart just dropped in my stomach when I saw this post. Please give him a nice pat on the head from us and tell him he's a good boy and a brave knight--a defender of young damsels (Trudy).

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 2:22:00 AM  

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