In November, my girl Dobe, Seven dropped dead in the yard and I thought that was the worst thing, ever.
It was not.
Thursday,January 6, I noticed an odd bump on Hrafi's hock and the vet x-rayed him the next day and the worst thing became reality.
He has osteosarcoma.
There is a veterinary oncology hospital in Leesburg VA, and God willing, we will be going there and God willing, they will find a way to save his life, or at least greatly extend it.
He is not only my PTSD dog, he is also my heart, soul and my best friend.
I will be utterly lost without him and I don't know if I can survive another terrible loss, coming so soon on the heels of the last few.
Hrafi came hereJune 16, 2017, after my last PTSD dog, Bubby, suddenly died May 6, 2017 and it's only been in the last year or so that I have stopped grieving for him and gotten better with the PTSD.
But now this horrific thing has happened to my dog...and to me.
He has a chance at being helped but that chance is far beyond my meager means.
Please help in any way you can, whether it be donations or prayers.
Words are inadequate for the gratitude I feel for all your help.
Shari & Hrafi
God bless everyone who has given to help my boy survive this, somehow!
Every time a donation comes in, I cry more, but happy, grateful tears!
Some have asked for a PayPal link instead so it's Cold.Djinn@gmail.com for direct donations.
You can also reach me directly at that address.
I just don't have the words to express my gratitude!
As one donor said, GO HRAFI!!!!
So many 'anonymous' people have given so much and I don't know how to thank them so I will do it here.
Thank you all SO much and God bless each and every one of you!
Allegdly he now has a pathological fracture but some people see it and others don't.
One exceptional vet said it was a "hairline fracture" and not to take his leg.
Instead, we're going to an orthopedic vet in September to try and find a solution to stabilize that leg, which he still uses, despite having an intermittent "not terrible" limp.
His hock is functional even though that is where the tumor was so I wonder if it's not his foot or some kind of neurological side effect from the SRT radiation treatments.
His oncology vet totally ignored my constant questions about "why he limps" when she always said he was "not painful upon exam".
Something is NOT right and she must have missed it.
Seems odd that the heavy pain meds she gave him have utterly no effect on the limp which makes me wonder if it's not "mechanical" or neurological.
I will NOT give up on my baby boy and we need support and prayers for this next phase with the ortho vets.
He is otherwise doing great.
I wish I was in such good shape as this is breaking me.
Thank you all for the support, donations and prayers.