This will be a very short update because I am exhausted and shattered after this day. Today, the oncologist did a biopsy that showed that the tumor in K's ulna (a forelimb bone) is osteosarcoma. Tomorrow, she'll have more tests to see if it has spread beyond her ulna. If it has not spread, we will get cutting-edge treatment for her with the hope of extending her life. That treatment will probably *not* involve a total limb amputation but rather the removal of the ulna or high dose targeted radiation to kill the tumor. Chemotherapy will follow.
We will only pursue aggressive treatment if the scans tomorrow show that the cancer is confined to the primary tumor in her limb bone. Otherwise, we'll just keep her comfortable for as long as we can.
We love our K and will do whatever we can to gain more time with her. Many many thanks to all of you for your support and compassion. Now, I need to collapse into a heap on K's dog bed with her.