Thanks everyone. Cooper is recovering from surgery well - and back to "normal." He's home and acting normal (aside from moving a little slow because of the stitches). We've been told 3-4 months at best. His regular vet has him on some antioxidants for his liver - she said it's what she would do for her own dog. She called my parents practically in tears when she got the information from the ER (they fax his information over automatically). She said no chemo for him. He'll be 12 a week from Friday. We're just trying to enjoy as much time with him as possible. He should get his stitches out sometime next week.
We went home to visit him last week - and brought Shadow of course. They laid around together.
Two pictures - one is Cooper coming home from his stay in the hospital. The second is Shadow and Cooper.
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What a handsome boy Cooper is. I hope that he can beat the odds that he was given and have many, many months with your family.
That's a great picture of Cooper and Shadow.
wishing Cooper an early Happy Birthday.
Kiwi - Tahnee's Just Go With It
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Tucker, Tonka, and Karen
SNOBEAR at the Bridge
Dec. 23, 1999-March 27, 2010
SMOOCH at the Bridge.
Feb. 14, 1999-Dec. 7, 2010
praying that your results are good and that the tumor is benign!
"Keep a smile in your heart always"
Buddy- Nov 23rd 1999- Sept 20 2010, you will always be in our hearts!
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I'm so very sorry about the diagnosis. On the chance that you missed it, this thread about a very senior dog with hemangiosarcoma is one of best loved on the Forum: http://www.goldenretrieverforum.com/...look-good.html (oh Toby, this doesn't look good). It has a lot of practical advice about how to help your dog, not to mention being a powerful story about love and devotion.
With prayers that you and Cooper have a lot more than 3-4 months to enjoy each other,
Lucy, owned by Joker and Sunny, who remember Charlie with me
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