The Saving Slim Foundation
And we are fighting it with him every step of the way...
It started out with a limp that was diagnosed as a shoulder injury that did not go away with anti-inflammatory medications.
Devastated, we learned on March 23rd 2017, Slim was diagnosed with bone cancer, Osteosarcoma.
The room was spinning when the vet shared this news.
On April 1st 2017 we had to have his right front leg amputated. Following surgery, he developed a pocket of fluid called a Seroma and later developed an infection. A lot of the surrounding tissue had become necrotic and had died. We had to go back in and redo part of the surgery to clean up the necrotic tissue and infected areas. He was in a lot of pain and discomfort for almost 4 weeks. The prognosis is that even once you have amputated the limb with cancer, there is a 90% chance that there are remaining osteosarcoma cells in the body so chemotherapy is needed. Most dogs will live another year to two years, but pain free if the limb is amputated and 25% of those dogs live two years or more.
It is our hope that Slim outweighs the odds, yet once again and proves Cancer's chance at Slim to none !
He begins his first chemo treatment on Monday April 24th. Please help if you can with a donation towards his treatment
or a prayer for a speedy recovery... Thank you, Jenn
Slim is battling Cancer.