Me, Pino and Cricket July 2005
Well, after a couple of weeks of wondering what is going on with Pino, today we figured it out and had to make some decisions. Pino has a tumor on his spleen. Fairly large one at that. We have caught it in early stage, but the Vet says that there is a 90% chance it is cancerous and there were also other spots on the spleen. Options are limited. Though Pino is bouncing around like a jack rabbit, all it would take is one wrong move and have the tumor start bleeding and that would be that. Or, have the tumor removed, but that would only be a temporary fix and life expectancy would only be 2 to 6 months after the surgery. So we have decided to go day to day. Try to keep Pino from being really active and just have him relax... vet said he really just needs to be a couch potato. At this point it is up in the air on how long we have with him. Could be 2 days, could be a year. Just have to keep eye on him. It was last year around this time we lost Cricket, so this somewhat shocking news is not hitting home well timing wise (like there is a good time). We just ask for prayers for Pino and hope that he continues to be as vibrant as he is now for as long as possible. Now we just shower him with love and kisses and enjoy the time we have left. TTFN!