Monday, May 11, 2009


The pathology results came in today, and the definitive diagnosis (as we feared) is osteosarcoma. While this is sobering, the recovery is going well and the odds are in favor of a good amount of quality time with the Red Dog before we see its ugly head again. Her chemotherapy protocol will be discussed at her two-week check-up next Monday, so we will keep you posted on that. Incidentally, while we are not fans of what chemo does to the body, the survival statistics for this disease without chemo are horrid (see the above osteosarcoma link for them). Just say a prayer and understand that the Red Dog sees all and will leave when she's damn good and ready...and not a minute sooner!


  1. I am confused...I thought we already had the definitive diagnosis and it was contained to the no longer existing leg???

  2. We are so sorry to hear this, but we know Red Dog has what it takes to kick cancer's butt!!!

    We're dreaming of Red Dog and saying lotsa prayers for the cancer to keep away. Keep us posted OK?

    -Rene, Jim and Spirit Jerry