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My Spaz of a Jack
9 years ago I adopted an adorable, affectionate and crazy puppy. I didn't know much about JRTs at the time, just knew that this little guy and I had a connection that I had never experienced.
He was named before I got him home and his name, Spaz, is more fitting than I ever imagined it would've been. For nine years this guy has been my best friend, constant companion, protector, foot warmer, and source of endless entertainment. I can not imagine my life without him.
About a year ago we noticed a small lump on his left hip. Over the course of a year it continued to grow. We had it removed about a month ago. We got him home and within a day he proceeded to rip out his staples (while wearing an ecollar). Three failed attempts later and we are now closing the wound by second intention. I know my little guy is in pain but he is in good spirits...he hasn't let him slow him down.
The vet tells me that the tumor that was removed was an aggressive type of cancer that will return. Our options are to have the leg removed, do aggressive chemotherapy, or just wait and see. I don't want him to suffer due to my selfishness but I also cannot justify giving up when there is nothing else wrong with him. Does anyone have suggestions or dealt with a similar situation? I would love to hear what you think.