Apr 022012
 
The Sunday before Sasha's Amputaiton and Surgery Day

As I had mentioned here, Sasha was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, and Carlos and I have decided to proceed with the amputation of front her right arm.  Her surgery was scheduled for Wednesday, March 14th, a week after we received her diagnosis.  The days leading to the surgery, Sasha was in a lot of pain, and […]

Mar 212012
 

I’m sorry for not having posted in a while, as you all know, it has been been a rough couple of weeks.  Since I have shared Sasha’s health situation, I thought I’d share a video with you. Sasha, the day of her surgery, on our way to Dr.N’s office: I’ll post an update on Sasha […]

Mar 192012
 

Sasha continues to do well.  We brought her back from the vet’s office on Thursday after having her right arm amputated due to a tumor on her humerus caused by osteosarcoma.  Her pain seems to have diminished greatly even though we have begun to ween her off of her pain meds.  She wags her tail […]

Mar 192012
 

Sunday, March 18, 2012: Sasha wags her tail for the first time since she came home from the amputation. Related posts: March 6, 2012 March 6th, continued… Sasha is waiting to be picked up from the vet’s office

Mar 192012
 

Sasha’s first night home after amputation of her right arm was very difficult on all of us.  She was in a lot of pain, and dysphoric.  Her eyes were wide open the entire night, and she was doing something that she never did – whimper.  Sasha has been through some serious stuff in her life, […]

Mar 152012
 

When I wrote my last post/entry, Liliana and I had just learned that our eleven year old  American bulldog, Sasha, had a tumor on her right humerus.  Our vet, Dr. N., and Dr. Clary, an orthopedic surgeon, agree that the tumor is likely the result of a type of bone cancer called osteosarcoma.  After speaking […]

Mar 132012
 

Tuesday, March 6th was a very sad day at the Ruano house.  Liliana answered her phone, and it was Dr. N. on the other end.  He was calling to give us his findings about why Sasha had developed an increasingly worsening limp due to pain in her front right arm.  In the back of our […]

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