I'm very sorry about your beautiful Rottie,
Conan, Magicks father had a mass sist removed a year before we found out he had bone cancer, the sist was on his front left leg a big thing too, they removed it all and found no cancer, a year went by and he was doing finebut I notice that he was collecting fluid in that same place, in be tween He got a limp on his rear right leg, Now this boy went after rabbits! he'd kill them I swear by scaring them to death:) never toar one apart just brought it to the porch to show me he was ptotecting my vegtable garden, so I and the vet thought he strainded his leg his front leg had just plain fluid they drained funny that never showed cancer, or they never checked! Conan never complained during the rest of the winter and had no meds. now he was walking on this back leg there were times we thought hey it looks good, then he had problems again with it I took him back in on april 1st they checked his front leg were the sist was and that was fine, I told the vet he was limping on his rear leg more and for him to check it, he took an x-ray came back to show me what was really wrong, there was more than two inches missing from his upper bone, and the vet said I would only haves two weeks with him. He send me home with pain pills for conan.
I don't really know how I drove home I could hardly see for cryining so hard, this was a shock!
or a really bad april fools joke. A few days passed, yes still had a bit of a headache from crying, But that day I sat with conan watching Magick play with the kitty, I looked into Conans eyes and a Peace & calm came over me, he was the one sick but he was helping me. That evening I told my husband that on July on the weekend of the 7th conan will want to be put down, Tim thought I was just being emotional, but Conan wasn't ready to leave till he felt things were ok, and teaching his son. Conan was fine he had no pain because of the meds, but the vet saw him a few times in between and said he looks great, such a will. But Conan New his time and told me and perpared me for over two months, he taught me to live everyday, on Saturday July 7th 11:a.m. I called the vet and they were waiting for us, Tim & I had to help Conan out of the house and into the car he couldn't move his back legs at all, but the night before he was fine walking around, ate a good meal,and we all laid on the bed together watching a movie and fell asleep. Conan was an old Soul, he walked in to the vets office, he would not go on the strecher. we got into the room I sat on the floor and Conan Laid right on me and I was holding his head, My thoughts went back to Magick, because when we took Conan out of the house have carrying him, Magick started to howl, not a whine, yipping, barking, but like a Wolf for a pack member he knew.
The vet asked if we need More time to say good by, I said give him the shot, I held him tight till he was gone, I could feel him pass thru me as he left his body. At 12:30 p.m. Conan crossed over. But to this day he still is a part of us, He left me a presious gift Magick!:)