Monday, June 27, 2011

Sad news on Bobbie

This morning I received sad news about Bobbie, the senior sheltie who is at Delta Community Animal Shelter and has had major surgery for bladder stones. I was to pick her up day after tomorrow.

Sadly, she has cancer. Not in the bladder, but the leg. Her 'bum leg' that we thought was just a case of severe arthritis started swelling late last week and a needle aspirate was done. On the weekend Bobbie stopped eating, the swellling continued to spread outward and inflame, and this morning the test results came back - tumor.

Unfortunately it isn't a good tumor so they have put her on steroids at the vet for the next 24 hours to see how she does, but will likely help her to pass tomorrow. The tumour is painful, and the prognosis for any success with chemo is not good, and none of us want her to suffer....

DCAS will keep me posted. Meanwhile, send pain-free vibes for our sweet, sweet girl.


Anonymous said...

Aww, that is sad news. Be painfree and run pain free Bobbie.

Dom said...

That is so sad :(

Anonymous said...

Very very sad. I was hoping Bobbie could be with you Jean for at least a while, for her sake.


Anonymous said...

That is so sad. I was hoping by contributing to helping with Bobbie's surgery would speed hdser to you so that she could spend her final years in a great home.

Bobbie look for my girls at the Bridge.


Anonymous said...

How very sad. run free Bobbie.

Jen said...

Oh dear Jean, I am so sorry to hear this!! I was hoping you'd be able to take Bobby home and let her have whatever time in a happy home.

Run free Bobby.

Jen and the Black Dog Crew

georgia little pea said...

oh no :(

i'm reading this late so perhaps by now, Bobbie will already have started her Last Great Adventure.

have a good journey, Bobbie. much love xox

Jean said...

According to the shelter's facebook page, they are waiting a few more days to see if they can get/keep her comfortable and give her a few more months of life. I have my own thoughts on this, but will reserve them for now. I don't have enough information on the type or location of the tumour etc. to voice an informed opinion. My thoughts, of course, are with her and those who are looking after her and facing tough decisions.