Sunday, April 21, 2013

Update on Rocky

Rocky is doing OK.  Better than last week when he was vomiting and unable to eat.
Dr Gebhart changed his nausea medicine to something that they give to patients on chemo and it seems to be working along with some Pepcid.
It's so hard to see your beloved dog get thinner and thinner and realize there's not too much you can do about it.
He has osteosarcoma in his upper left humerus.  He isn't young enough or would he be able to stand amputation and chemo so I will keep him as comfortable as I can for as long as I can, with plenty of love.
Today was the first day he has eaten some canned dog food.  The other days he could only tolerate some homemade chicken soup and dry toast.
I've prayed to God that this cancer be completely cured but I also put him into God's hands and I will do whatever I can do to make the rest of his life the best it can be.
I love him so much.

My daughter came over to see him yesterday and took some good photos of him.


  1. Sweet Rocky. I feel your sadness. We must always remember to love our pets enough to let them go when the time comes. Thinking of you both.

  2. What a handsome boy, and what beautiful photos that I know will be and are among your treasured photos of him. I know the sadness you're feeling, and I know the prayers that you're saying because I've said those same ones. I hope at this time you find peace and comfort and many more good days together as you and Rocky walk this journey together side by side.

  3. It's so hard when dogs are sick they look so sad, I lost my beloved German Shepard a few years ago and no longer have a dog but my daughters dog visits for two days a week. Just give him plenty of love, he is a lovely fellow.

  4. Glad you are feeling better Rocky! Hang in there. Love the photos --beautiful.

  5. Shirley, he is beautiful! We love them so much and they love us back. Hard part - they are with us for such a short time. Enjoy each of these days for the day it is, don't waste time worrying about tomorrow.

  6. What beautiful images of your dear Rocky. It's good to know that he's managed some food. What ever happens in the future he knows he is loved and treasured...
    Sending {{Hugs}}
    Rose H

  7. What wonderful photos of this great Pointer! It just breaks my heart that you and him are going through this.....dogs do not deserve cancer!!!!! No one does.....I pray his final days, weeks, how ever long he has with you, is peaceful, quiet and pain free....please give him a gentle hug for me....



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