Thursday, June 26, 2008

Pearly Whirly.

So my auntie dog, Pearl, was diagnosed with bone cancer yesterday, and that makes me really sad. My grandma and grandpa are trying to decide whether to amputate her leg at the hip or just manage her pain, but everyone says the tumor is more painful than the amputation. Does anyone have any experience with osteosarcoma and any advice?
Please send healing vibes Pearl's way.
This is Pearl.

20 comments:

Ruby Bleu said...

Oh Ike...I'm so sorry. I will think good thoughts for Pearl. I'm sure your family will make the right decision for Pearl.

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Peanut said...

Pearl is beautiful. I am sorry about the cancer. We will be thinking of her.

Ferndoggle said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Pearly. A close friend of mine had her greyhounds leg amputated after the same diagnosis and he lived another 4 years. And it's amazing how well they adapt to life on 3 legs. He never missed a beat.

Jen

The Brat Pack said...

I'm so sorry to hear this news about Pearl. I'm sure they'll make the best decision for her. She'll be in my thoughts.

Maryann

Riley & Tiki said...

We are very sorry to hear about Pearl. We will purr and woof for her. When Mommy had to take Vincent Who Came Before to the vet for his cancer treatments (different kind of cancer), she saw several woofies who did quite well on 3 legs. We don't know what Pearl's health is like otherwise, but we have heard that even with drugs that the pain from osteosarcoma can be pretty overwhelming.

Joe Stains said...

This is terrible, we do not have advice but we will send healing vibes her way.

Maggie & Mitch said...

We're so sorry to hear this, Ike! We don't have any experience here but we'll be thinking positive thoughts for Pearl!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Sophie Brador said...

Aw, look at Pearl. She's a beautiful diva like me. I have no idea about that kind of stuff (paws crossed), but I sure hope that whatever they decide makes Pearl feel loads better.

Smoochies from me.

xo
SB

Nanette said...

So sad, I wish I could offer advice but I can't so I just hope she feels better.

Lorenza said...

Ike.
Paws crossed for Pearl. I know her family and the doctors will make the best for her.
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

scierzan said...

Hey Ike!

I'm sorry about Pearl. I didn't have a dog with osteosarcoma, but I have seen Jerry the dog's website about his journey...

http://www.tripawds.com/

And Finnegan on DWB is an Irish Wolfhound who had a leg amputated, too. I'm not sure of his site name though.

Good luck to Pearl!

diane

p.s. Happy adoptiversary, you distinguished looking pup!

classy & fabulous said...

I am sorry about the cancer. I have no advice but just wanted to give out a ::hug::

wally said...

Oh, I"m very sorry for poor Pearl. She looks a lot like my sissy Morgan. Do you know Finnegan the Wolfie? He has had osteosarcoma and is currently in relapse. :( He has some good links on his page:

http://irishwolfie-osteo-ordeal.blogspot.com/

wally.

Mack said...

Pearl is such a lovely girl. I am so sorry she has cancer. She and your grandparents are in our thoughts and prayers.

Randi said...

Oh Ike...I'm so very sorry to hear about Pearl...me & my peoples know nothing about doggie cancer...but I know lots about sending very very very healing vibes Pearls way...

Love & Licks,
Randi

ps...I think she looks like a wee bit older version of me!

Murphy Dogg said...

Hey Ike,
Man, I'm sorry to hear about Pearl. My big bro, Herkamur had the cancer, but it was in his butt and they couldn't amputate that. Pearl will be in our thoughts.
Much love,
Murphy Dogg

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Oh no. We have no advice but we will be thinking of Pearl.

Love
Boy n Baby

Deefor said...

That is very sad news. I don't know what is best for Pearl but Arrow and me will be barking for her and keeping out paws crossed. She's a pretty dog.

Deefor

Mango said...

Dexter here!

Pearl is so lovely. What a difficult decision. Momma says it depends which leggie it is (front or back). In the meantime, I will send my little pee-wee zen to her.

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