Rio underwent the amputation surgery yesterday, February 8. I’d been having a really hard time with the idea of her losing her leg, and I wasn’t positive even as we went to our appointment with the surgeon if I was going to go through with it. I’d been trying to think about it from the angle of “if it was elsewhere on her body, what would I do?”. If it was on her back or her haunches or some other easily operable spot, the surgery would have been scheduled within hours of the diagnosis, so what was my problem? The surgery was imperative if she was going to survive this particular tumor. Continue reading
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