It’s been awhile! Hard to believe in a couple of days we will be three weeks post op. Solo continues to heal well and is easily adjusting to life on three legs. It is also amazing how quickly the hair grows back in! We finally received the results from the bone biopsies. Initially we were told that she had “synovial cell” sarcoma but the biopsies confirmed that it was a form of osteosarcoma. It was very hard to receive this news as the prognosis for osteosarcoma is not as good as synovial cell. Three pathologists have reviewed the results (I believe the slides were also sent somewhere in the USA) so we are sure that it is, unfortunately, correct. It is a strange variant of osteosarcoma because it did not start in the bone but outside of the bone. We were told that perhaps it may be a less aggressive variant but we really didn’t want to know the prognosis – it won’t change anything.
Now we are just focusing on our happy girl who lives life to the fullest every day and brings us so much joy. Without a doubt we are glad we had the surgery done. Solo is in less pain and is back up to her same old goofy tricks around the house (like greeting me in the morning with a smelly sock in the face and bringing me a beloved stuffed animal when I come home from work). She loves to walk again and she wants to do our usual 2 kilometer route. We usually let her go off leash – easier for her that way. We live near a ravine and lots of off leash, safe areas for her to run. Her favorite pass time is to stop and hunt for mice in the tall grass. I am not sure if she would know what to do with a mouse if she found one! Thankfully she knows what “leave it” means! Could come in handy!
Christina and Solo