Thursday, April 11, 2013

Bad, Sad News.

I don't even want to write this but maybe it will help. 
Rocky, my 12 year old English pointer started to limp on his left front leg a few weeks ago.  I thought he had slipped and pulled a muscle or maybe hurt his shoulder.  It would come and go and then he had a couple real painful days.  I have pain medication for him and he is fine some days.
Yesterday I took him to the vet to have his shoulder x-rayed and the news was the worse it could possible be.
He has osteosarcoma in his upper leg; the head of the humerus.
At his age he is not a candidate for amputation and chemo.
He will get all the palliative care and all the pain relief that is possible to give.
My Rocky . . .
I've had him since he was 6 weeks old.
I can hardly stand this.

I'm so glad my sister is here with me these couple weeks.



  1. Oh Shirley, I'm truly saddened to read this about your dear Rocky...I shall be thinking of you both.
    It's good that your sister is with you for support.
    Sending {{Hugs}}
    Rose H

  2. I am so sorry, Shirley. I hope and pray the symptoms can be managed and that he can stay awhile longer.

  3. Shirley,

    I am so sorry to hear you are going thru this. Rocky is such a photogenic dog. I have a little dog that I thought would not make it thru the winter, but he has, and I am waiting, too. It is so hard, but we will know when it is time to let go. I am glad too, you have someone with you. Take care.

  4. Shirley,
    I am so sorry....there is really nothing I can say that will help...but know that I have always enjoyed you sharing your photos with Rocky in them, my son had an English Pointer and they bring such humor, joy and love to your home....Take care of yourself and Rocky.... A big hug, Sandy

  5. Shirley -- I'm so sorry.....they take our hearts.


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