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Maggies Journey

A Westie's Journey Through Bone Cancer

Day 9!

Filed under: Uncategorized — maggiesfamily at 9:54 pm on Monday, November 2, 2009

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Today is day 9 since Maggie’s surgery! She really hasn’t been feeling well lately. She still has a fever on and off. We have been giving her half of a baby aspirin to make it go down and for her to feel a little better. Today we called the vet and they prescribed her the anti-inflammatory medicine. What a difference that made!! She played with her toys, wanted to go outside and did more than simply sleep. We loved having our dog back for the night and hope that it lasts!

We are really nervous about the appointment on Wednesday to get her stitches out. Not for the stitches, but for more news on her cancer and what we can do next, if we can do anything. We have all been trying to feel around on Maggie for her “primary tumor”. From what we can tell, she has a lump or swollen area on her left back leg. She growls when you get near it and it is obviously something. The vet did not sound too concerned and simply put her on this anti-inflammatory medicine. They said we could bring her in today or wait until Wed., so we opted to wait since this medicine seemed to work so well.

That is really all there is to update. Besides today, every day after my last post has been the same. Maggie will eat, sleep and do her business outside, beyond that, she just seems out of it – even after being off the pain meds for a while. It really makes us feel like our time with her is limited. But we are still spoiling her and treating her like the princess she is… and praying for a miracle.

This is definitely one of the hardest things our family has gone through in a while, I don’t know how you all do it. One positive to all of this is that it has brought our family closer, including to our baby Maggie. I hope everyone out there can find at least one positive in all of this too!

We write more on Wednesday as we learn more. Keep your head up and tails wagging! 😉

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November 3, 2009 @ 12:05 pm   

Thanks for the update, and best wishes for Maggie’s upcoming appointment. I’m sure she will be happy to get those stitches out!



November 3, 2009 @ 5:47 pm   

Good luck with your vet appt tomorrow… Maggie is a beautiful and adorable little girl… Hopefully that other ‘ump’ will not be a big concern. Just keep loving her and spoiling her as much as you can. We just don’t know how long we have left with our babies… I hope that in your case… Maggie is around enjoying her family and her life, for a long, long time!!! Post some more pictures of her soon!!

Jake’s Mom

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