Friday, July 22, 2011

Vet report on Dutch tonight

Vet called tonight. Report was interesting.

There was two possibilities offered up.

One of course, is that it is a tumor and thus osteosarcoma or bone cancer. Two vets at the vet office both had gut diagnoses that it was bone cancer.

The other possibility is fungal osteo myelitis. Most osteo myelitis is bacterial but there is some reason they think it is fungal instead. It is rare. rare indeed. Vet said osteo myelitis mimics cancer so that would make sense. But it is treatable. And that is a big big big deal.

Monday I will bring him in for a bone biopsy and we will have the final answer. I am crossing fingers and toes for the fungus to be the final diagnosis. That is what I want to happen.

They also said the found the the fibula has a hairline fracture. One of the ways you can get osteo myelitis is through a break in a bone. Another way  is through a cracked or open tooth and he does have a crack in his tooth.

But there is still the strong possibility that he has bone cancer.

It is exhausting dealing with this.

Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. You have no idea how much I appreciate it. For those who thinks he is "just a dog". You are  missing the joy of pure love filled companionship with no strings ever attached. He is so much more than just a dog.



  1. Hugs and hoping for the best!!

  2. Lorenzo says Dutch ain't 'just a dog'! Lorenzo and Leeapaul claim to be 4 legged children with speech problems and attitudes. Leeapaul, Lilly, Lulu, and Lorenzo are sending positive energy to Dutch. I am sending positive energy to you. Be strong!

  3. Glen - we are all thinking good positive thoughts for you. You are right, there is no such thing as 'just a dog'. They are real family members for life.

    Hugs - Marie

  4. I,m hoping and praying it's good news for you and Dutch.

  5. I am sending lots of positive thoughts and prayers your way. Ignore those who think Dutch is just a dog - if anything pity them as we dog lovers know what dogs bring to our lives and those poor souls obviously don't. Give Dutch a big hug from me.


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