Monday, April 27, 2009


Bondi's surgeon called today to discuss the results of the pathology lab's analysis of his tumour. It's a very aggressive osteosarcoma, and while it seems to have been thoroughly removed from the jaw, it's very likely to have spread throughout the body already.  The most likely place for it to settle is in the lungs.

When these cancers begin in the lower jaw (as in Bondi's case), the prognosis is a little better but we're basically looking at 8 months without chemotherapy. Chemo might add a few months at best. Tracking Bondi's weight may give the best indication of how he's bearing up under this assault.


While walking the boys around the Sydney Domain area yesterday, we stopped outside the Art Gallery of NSW for Bondi to rest up. An old lady stopped by to say hello: "I love old dogs. Do you know why? It means that they're loved."

And he loves me.


  1. And I know the three of woo will spend the days and nights he has left reminding each other of that fakht a zillion times over...

    To know THAT kind of love is something we khan only hope/pray/dream about...

    Khyra and Her Mom

  2. Bondi is a very lucky pup. I know you'll make the most of the time you have left.

  3. I wish there was something terrifically reassuring I could say. Bondi's in the best possible place, at home with his family.

  4. I know you will, but make the most of the time you have left...

  5. And he will continue to be loved and spoiled to the very end! Enjoy every minute you have left as they can go so quickly. I am praying for Bondi, as we all love him too.

    Snooter smooches to Bondi from us, and (((HUGS))) to you.

    Holly and Khady