A new lump

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Hi everyone! I will most likely post another post in the forums for some more advice, but I have some upsetting “news”. Nothing is definite yet, but there is another lump on Bentley’s remaining back leg close to the spot of the last tumor on his amputated leg and it’s starting to look like the first tumor as well. We got a cytology done and it came back inconclusive (of course) so we have an appointment with the surgeon on Thursday to decide to remove it or just take biopsy. It’s still small, but is growing everyday. I really hope it’s not another tumor because he has been doig chemo and i wouldn’t want that to have just been a waste. He is so happy though it’s hard to believe anything is wrong with him. He has a better life than me I think- gets homemade meals, goes swimming, gets accupuncture, and lots of love from everyone he passes on the street. I got through one tumor before with the help of this wonderful tripawd community so I know I can do it again. Nothing we can do now until Thursday but at least I’ll get some peace of mind finally knowing what it is. Jungle


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Final Days on Four Legs

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Bentley has been limping a lot more recently. We went to his physical therapy (swimming) and it helped some but I’m just trying to keep him as pain free as possible before his surgery. We had a consultation with the surgeon a few days ago and he will be having his full leg amputated in less than a week. The sarcoma has progressed too far into his bone for a limb sparing procedure to end with a good chance of removing all the cancer. His surgery is scheduled for Wednesday. As of now I’m in denial and feel like I have no more tears. I’m able to talk about it like its no big deal because I can’t realize how different our lives are going to change. I just ordered a Big Barker orthopedic bed, the web master harness, and a stroller. Living in the city I want him to be able to meander in the park and eventually come with me everywhere like he does now with the stroller. I’m just trying to keep him comfortable and ease myself into less denial, but it’s hard. I just want him to be out of pain, which will happen in time.