Thursday, June 2, 2011


This entry is a little different than my others. This one has nothing to do with exercise or weight loss. It has to do with my dog Humphrey.

Humphrey is my 13 year old tri colored Basset Hound. I've had him since he was 8 weeks old.

He's all grey now and has really severe arthritis in his front paw.  The arthritis has gone from mild to severe in a very short period of time.  I'm taking him to the vet today to discuss our options.
We've been through 2 medications both which worked for a while but have stopped and now do nothing.

He can't put any weight on the paw and he's just a sweet mess.

I'm hoping that the vet will take a look at the joint and come up wtih a miracle drug but I'm thinking that today might be the day I say goodbye to my pal.

Here are three short videos I took this morning.

I wanted to update this post and share the diagnosis.

Humphrey has cancer. The vet is 99%sure it's bone cancer. I opted to forgo the very expensive xray since the end result will be the same. There is nothing we can do but put him on pain killers and make him comfortable. No way of knowing how long he has but I'll take whatever I can get.  I'm just thankful he was able to come home with me to see the rest of his days.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

D, my thoughts are with you.