(Somewhat) Wordless Wednesday: Graduadiation

Dada’s Note: When Dennis finished with his radiation treatments last Wednesday, the entire staff of the Angel Care Cancer Center at California Veterinary Specialists came out to give him this cool bandanna and a heart-shaped cake made of canned food. After his mama let them know that Dennis is on a hydrolyzed diet, they took the cake back and made him a new one out of hydrolyzed Royal Canin canned food, which Dennis happily devoured. Thank you, CVS, for taking such good care of our sweet little old man dog!

Since his treatments ended, Dennis has been getting around better, and is putting more weight on his left leg (though he does still occasionally stand with it lifted). He’s got some trot back in his walk, and seems to have an easier time getting onto the sofa and into the human bed for his “furniture therapy”. Of course, it helps that we took the legs off the bed, removing about five inches of height from it. He goes back in next Tuesday for his post-radiation follow-up where we’ll review his progress and see how he’s doing. Assuming all continues to go well, the median survival time from this point for dogs with his kind of osteosarcoma is about six months.

26 thoughts on “(Somewhat) Wordless Wednesday: Graduadiation

  1. You’re a STAR Denis, go to the TOP of the class sweet fella.
    Glad to hear you’re feeling a little better, take care
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx
    PeeS I luff ROYAL Canin foodables as well


  2. What a wonderful staff at your vet’s. Lexi was given 1 month and made it 3. May Dennis have 3 times the amount you were told! P.S. I slept on a mattress on the floor with her the last 3 months she was with us. I have a very understanding husband.


  3. Dennis, don’t listen to ‘median blah blah blah’. Trust me – I’m a statistician! Pay no attention to those silly numbers and instead focus on the important things, like snacks and naps!

    -Dr. Liz (and, of course, her band of Furry Demons – and Saint Fiona)


  4. we are glad this seems to have helped him and know you are looking forward to as much good time as you can have with Dennis! He is a fortunate dog because you do whatever you can to help him have quality of life.


  5. It can make such a difference when you have vet folks who really care. We hope Dennis gets at least that six months and much more. Keep fighting, buddy.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber


  6. Fantastic work Dennis, and you deserved a special cake. Good to hear you are feeling somewhat better and your mum and dad are clever to lower the bed! Happy furniture therapy, wiggly waggly tails from Gilly and Hedy🐾


  7. Way to go my friend!!! And what nice peeps to make you a cake. I’m glad you are feeling better – now let’s toast to more days of feeling better and better!! XOXO – Bacon


  8. Mee-you that iss one kewl bandana Dennis!! Yor ROCKIN it dude!! An wee are doin a **happy dance** here fur thee therapee werkin an fur thee cake an all thee ❤ LUV ❤ you have been shown.
    Mee iss sayin a purrayer nitelee fur you mee furend tp beet thee oddss an stay with us fur longer….
    Pappaw Mistur Jamess yur a GRATE DogFather!
    ~~~head rubsss~~~ Siddhartha Henry~~~


    1. hello shella fuhrman its dennis the vizsla dog hay thank yoo verry mutch!!! mama and dada say yoo wer like the first persun they noo heer in the mithikal sitty of sandy eggo and that yoo wer frends with trixie and tucker so i reely apreesheyayt the long distanse luv frum the mithikal land of tennysonsee!!! ok bye


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