Our Black Dog had an ultrasound on Monday to try to figure out why he has too few red blood cells. The news is not good.
has a tumor on his spleen that is bleeding slowly. It's almost
certainly cancer - and a dastardly bad kind called hemangiosarcoma. Our
hearts are shattered by that news. It has been a tough 24 hours. But,
our boy is still with us so we'll enjoy every single day with him.
needed to make a decision fast about whether to treat it because the
tumor is in danger of rupturing. After lots of thought, we finally
decided to do so. He'll have his spleen removed on Friday. Depending on
what the pathology report on his spleen says, we'll choose what comes
I spent some solo time in the snow with R the
other day. He still loves life and loves snow. And his soulful looks
melt my heart.