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Leila's Journey

Leila’s Journey

April 15th, 2018 · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

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Leila, our 10 year old beautiful and sweet Belgian Sheepdog is 3 weeks post-op from having her front left leg amputated due to Osteosarcoma  – I hate that word.  The first couple of days were harder on me I think because it broke my heart to hear her cry.  She has been able to get up by herself since the surgery, and we only had to assist her getting out those first few days.  The first week went as about as smooth as it could from the type of surgery she had, but then we had some bleeding/discharge from her incision which prompted a trip to the ER because it happened after hours.  Since then we have had a minor surgery on the incision and just a few days ago, they had to stitch up the drainage hole which would not heal on its own.  My only fear now is that since they won’t do chemo until the drainage hole heals,  is that the cancer will have already spread which it may have done already.  However, we are staying positive and praying for the best.

Leila is feeling better every day, back to her very stubborn self and wanting to do everything without help.  Although the puppy kisses and tail wags came back shortly after surgery, she gave the vet one of her big Belgian smiles this week so I see the old Leila back.

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7 Comments so far ↓

  • Monica Mann

    My Golden Bella also had problems with her incision after amputation. We were more than a month before starting chemo but she is fine. One year ampuversary on 3/28 and still cancer free and thriving.

  • Karla

    Praying for Leila 🙏🐾🐶you can do it girl ! Don’t give up , you made it this far ❤️

  • dougo1

    Leila is Beautiful and doing GREAT it seems.
    The first week is the hardest. We are 5 weeks post op and my cookie is doing great. Of course the monster may be lurking in her and we get our second chemo on Friday, but the quality of life is good and I wouldn’t change my decision for treatment.

    May you have many more years.

  • jerry

    Leila you are such a pretty girl! Tell your parents don’t worry, you will kick butt no matter when that chemo happens. Just focus on healing so you can get on with life and get back to your hoppy self. Thanks for sharing your journey with us!

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