Saturday, May 20, 2006

Sad, sad day...


Over the last month or two, our Shelby had started limping. We thought that maybe he had just sprained his ankle or hurt his foot. I've made appointments for him a couple of times to see the vet only to have the limping go away for a few days so I just cancelled the appointments. Well, it started again a few weeks ago so I finally took him in this morning and the vet took some x-rays. We also thought maybe he had arthritis and we could just put him on some medication to ease his pain a little, after all, he is 11 years old. Well, I was definitely not prepared for what the doctor had to say. Our beloved dog has been diagnosed with OSTEOSARCOMA and the vet speculates that given the size of the tumor in his upper left shoulder, that it will soon spread to the lungs. He's giving Shelby about 4-5 months. My heart stopped and I couldn't hold back the tears. The only thing we can do for our boy is give him pain medication so that he's comfortable. I'm so sad, I don't even know what else to say....except Momma loves you Shelby!

6 comments:

Lorraine - Canada said...

My thoughts are with you, your family & Shelby.

Glo said...

Oh my I am so sorry, and feel sad too. I know...I really do, how beloved some of our furbabies can be. Your doggie knows you love him. Love on him all ou can. Keep him comfortable, and remeber to make each day and each prescious memory cunt. They are your dog's gift of unconditional love to you. It is a blessing meant to brig joy, NOT sorrow. Smiles, not tears, and yep I know, it is that very unconditional kind of love that draws us so closely to those special fur babies.

Bee's Blog said...

I am so sorry sweetie. S looks so beautiful in the picture you posted. I wish I had the words to comfort you. I am sending a big hug to you from Colorado.

Donna said...

He really is beautiful and my heart breaks for you that you're going to lose him in a few months. It seems like so many of us are welcoming new babies and saying goodbye to beloved pets. Maybe it's because we've waited so long for our kids and our fur-babies have waited along with us and grown old?

It's hard to love with so much of our heart and suffer the pain of losing such a dear friend. There are no words that can make that pain less. I'm so sorry.

Donna

RicknJen said...

I am so sorry - your post made me feel awful for you and Shelby. I wish there were words to make it better but know that he is with you now and knows you love him... We are sending you lots of hugs and I hope you find some comfort during this time.
Take care - Jen

Lisa Marie said...

Thinking of you during this tragic time. We have a collie. My prayers are with you and your dog. Lisa