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Sampson the Rottweiler

Sampson had surgery on Cinco de Mayo

Sampson the Rottweiler

Not great news

August 16th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

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Well, I am sorry to report that even though his alkaline phosphatase is normal and his lymph node was clear when it was removed in May during the amputation, Sampson’s cancer has spread to his other front limb. We are waiting to receive confirmation from a radiologist, but I think the writing is on the wall. For those of you struggling with the choice, in hindsight we would not have done anything differently. His limb needed to be removed for the pain, the chemo gave him some extra time and he is having a wonderful summer.
I will keep everyone posted and wanted to thank everyone for their continued support during this roller-coaster we have been on.


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  • jerry

    Oh this is s sad, we are so sorry. Thank you for letting us know, and we appreciate your perspective about amputation and not having regrets. Others will be helped by knowing your feelings.

    As you and Sampson cope with this next phase, when you start to feel down, look into his eyes and watch how he copes with cancer. To a dog, every day, every minute is meant to be lived, even as they cope with illness. Humans can learn so much from this stoic, wise approach.

    Hugs to you all.

  • jakesmom

    I’m so sorry to hear the latest news about Sampson. 🙁 I’m glad that you got to have some extra quality time with your sweetie… That’s what counts…

    My Jake had his front leg amputated (osteosarcoma) and I remember that I was so paranoid about him getting it in his remaining leg… In Jake’s case thought, it ended up spreading to his spine…

    I don’t know what else to tell you… Just love and spoil Sampson for as long as you can.

    Sending you and Sampson a big fat hug!!

    Angel Jake and Wolfie’s Mom

  • Carmen (Catie's Mom)

    Oh my, I am SO sorry about this news.

    Sendings lots of hugs too!

  • etgayle

    this news is so sad to hear. our thoughts and blessings are coming your way. life can be so frustrating when we do all the right things, and then some, but still the outcome seems unfair. hugs and kisses to that big handsome sampson boy!!

    charon & gayle

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