My heart dog was just diagnosed with osteosarcoma. She’s been lame about two months, and we’ve been giving her pain meds, but the cancer just showed up on X-rays yesterday.
According to the vet, it’s aggressive. Statistically, she said, we can only keep her comfortable with meds with 2-3 more months. The only other choice is amputation and chemo, and that would only buy a few more months. She’s on meloxicam and gabapentin already. I would say it helps less and less every day. She hobbles around the house, but can no longer go on walks.
I could try and change up her pain meds. I could try CBD oil. I could try a ketamine shot. But it’s all just palliative care. I wonder if I’m just dragging this out for my benefit. But on the other hand, she still seems to enjoy being in my company.
I really just don’t know what to do. Part of me doesn’t want her to suffer, but part of me believes she wants to hang on longer. Advice welcome.