Category Archives: dogs

The Princess Pooch’s Cancer Treatment

Although I had planned to document the Princess Pooch’s cancer treatment, a number of things conspired over the summer to make that difficult to do. Now that I have some time I want to share her and our experience. As … Continue reading

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FHO Recovery, Osteosarcoma and the Path Forward

I haven’t written since sharing the results of the Princess Pooch’s bone biopsy. I was in a kind of fog for awhile, and then I began doing what academics do: reading everything I could find on osteosarcoma in dogs. In … Continue reading

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The Worst Possible News

Yesterday we received the worst possible news, something we knew was a possibility but were hoping wouldn’t be the case: the Princess Pooch has osteosarcoma, an extremely aggressive cancer that generally spreads rapidly to other parts of the dog’s body; … Continue reading

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FHO Recover, Day 5

The Princess Pooch continues to heal. She’s been up and around quite a bit today and is steadier on her feet with each passing day. Today she’s been putting her foot down while standing and sometimes while walking, but she’s … Continue reading

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FHO Recovery, Day 4

Not much in the way of new developments today, but the Princess Pooch continues to get back into her routine. We moved from cold to warm compresses, and she doesn’t seem to enjoy those as much. And she looks longingly … Continue reading

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FHO Recovery, Day 3

The Princess Pooch is even stronger today and is getting back to her routine. The pest guy was here today, and she was as wound up as she has been every time he’s been here. She didn’t jump on the … Continue reading

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FHO Recovery Day 2

Today the Princess Pooch was much more steady on her feet–3 of them–and moved around quite a bit more than she did after coming home from the hospital yesterday. She still isn’t eating much, but I gather that’s not unusual. … Continue reading

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