I went for a ride with dad today, and we stopped to pick up mom, then went to a new place I have never been to before. There were lots of other furry smells. I was real nervous, as sissy wasnt with us. A nice lady came and told us to follow her, then they walked me toward a big shiny thing. I didnt like it at all, so I just layed down in front of it. mom is always telling me to stay, so I decided to do it before she even said it. But I guess they didnt like it, so dad lifted me and put me on it. I didnt like it one bit. They said something about me weighing 132 pounds.
My leggie doesnt feel very strong so I walk funny now. We went into a room and mom and dad sat with me, so I laid down and waiting for I dont know what. A man finally came in and rubbed me all over. I kinda liked that, and wagged my tail at him, then he took me to another place and layed me down and pointed things at me. Mom and dad didnt get to come. Then they poked me with some sharp things, and some red stuff came out. then I heard the man talking to mom and dad through the door. Im not sure what it all meant, but mom's eyes were wet when I came back to her. After that, they took me back to mom and dad. I was very glad to see them. Mom will tell you the rest.
Note from mom: The dr said it could be one of 3 things:
~Osteromyeutis (sp?)- Bone infection
~Fungus Disease- Valley Fever
~Neoplastic- Bone Cancer
I am terrified, but trying to be hopeful. We did blood tests to see if it is one of the first 2. If they are ruled out, then we have some tough decisions to make, which I cant even fathom thinking about. Dr said to not walk him right now, and sent us home with antibiotics, antiflamitories, and pain killers. We wont know for 1-2 weeks. I just tear up each time I imagine not being able to walk him. I may take him for a little walk to the park across the street in the morning, so he can sit with me, and get a chance to smell stuff. Oh this is tough-- Keep my Max in prayers- Much appreciated!