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The good news is that Linus is back to his perky, playful self. Last night he wrestled with Baby, our other dog and was so cute rolling around on his back just like a puppy. DH and I commented on how much better he must be feeling. I took the dogs on a short walk after my Podrunner session so maybe that gave him the energy to play.
The bad news is that Dr. Franklin, our veterinarian called this morning.
The ugly news is that Linus has Malignant Melanoma. The Vet is sending me the pathology report. This is the worst type of cancer for Linus to have. It typically will metastisize to the lymph nodes and/or lungs. I'm not sure what we will do. This vet clinic doesn't have the staff or resources to deal with this. The vet said radiation is an option but that it would have to be at the University and Linus would need sedation every time and it would be many sessions.
I'm thinking about getting another opinion. I think we need to know if it has metastisized. So a chest xray would be in order. I think that would tell us at least how much time he has and what we can expect as far as symptoms and his level of comfort when the time comes.
He's just so lively right now that this is hard to process.