Sunday would have been Dukeys two year Ampuversary !!
I can't believe it has been two years .
I remember sitting in Dr Rod's room and he told us Amputation was our best option for Dukey. It was instant pain relief from the nasty tumour and would give him a fighting chance.
It was a little bit of a shock to hear that news, but relieving Duke from the pain he was in, was our number one priority .
Once his abdominal scan showed clear, the surgery went ahead .
Our family and friends were so supportive of our decision too.
Dukey stayed in for two nights and I was so happy to go pick him up .
He came out dragging the lady across the room , to get to us .
The first two days were pretty hard (I think more so for me) but each day he continued to improve .
Day seven he was running . I cannot believe how quick he adjusted and if it's even possible , I think he was even cuter .
Our walks weren't as long as they use to be , but we had a backup wheelchair for when he got tired .
The smile never left his face . I love how dogs just move on with life . Humans can learn so much from them .
We are forever grateful for the compassion and care that Dr Rod and the team B.V.S.C showed our boy . What an amazing hospital it is and forever thankful for the additional six months we got with my boy .
Don't forget to do your monthly check on your furkids today .
From head to tail (even inside their mouth ) check for any lumps or bumps .
Also keep an eye out on any change in behavior and appetite .
Any concerns , please book them into your vet.
Please join me in raising awareness atleast . Some people just don't know about cancer in animals .
Be your dogs hero !! Be pro active !!
Early detection may just save their life 💜
Loving and missing you Dukey
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