We were really nervous about the
idea of having Mo’s leg amputated…
We had many concerns:
- Were we doing the right thing?
- Would he adapt just fine?
- Would he still be able to do the things that
make life fun for him?
- Would it extend his life, and ensure a good
quality of life?
- Were we being selfish?
- What would Mo do, if the choice were his?
Many of our concerns
were put to rest by others who had been through the same situation. The
three-legged part was not the part to worry about. He would do fine with that,
even being a large dog. The cancer was the part to worry about.
- Eliminate the excruciating pain he was
- Eliminate the possibility of his breaking the
weakened leg in the next couple of weeks, which was almost certain and
which would be very painful
- Allow him the chance to live a longer life,
while still enjoying a good quality of life
- Allow us to treat the cancer with
chemotherapy, possibly extending his life even further
So, the surgery was
scheduled for Nov. 2. On the following pages is a journal that I have been
keeping to celebrate his
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