21 Jul Share Eight years beating cancer Lilly Lemon making Lemonade Life by Prakash in Canine Cancer Blog No Comments You might call Lilly a lemon. At least, her owners joke she is. “We were four days away from our first dog show when Lilly got sick,” said Barb Mason, owner of Lilly, a 9-year-old Great Pyrenees. “We started calling her our lemon puppy.” Today, the remarkable eight-year cancer survivor is making lemonade out of lemons. Lilly was only 14 months old in 2009 when she first came to Colorado State University’s James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital with lung issues. The puppy had been coughing and hacking for two days when CSU veterinarians discovered she had chylothorax, a lung condition caused by abnormal fluid accumulation in the chest cavity. Veterinarians immediately performed surgery on Lilly, removing one lung lobe. Only weeks after surgery, Lilly began limping. “I initially thought she might have pulled something,” said Mason, who drove Lilly back to CSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital from her home in Cheyenne, Wyo. Days later, Mason was told Lilly had an aggressive bone tumor. “I was standing at one of my horse’s stalls when I got the call,” she recalled. “(Doctors) told me Lilly had osteosarcoma.” …Click here to read full story Source: Colorado State University Bone CancerCancer in DogsCanineCanine CancerCanine Cancer ResearchCanine Cancer SurvivorClinical StudiesDogs and CancerOsteosarcoma PrakashRelated Posts Pet Owners Share Heartwarming Stories Of Their Pets Final Moments by Prakash 14 Sep, 2018 in Canine Cancer Blog “From a tired, broken-hearted vet.” The sad reality of what our pets do in their final moments. by Prakash 13 Sep, 2018 in Canine Cancer Blog 7 Concerning Health Changes In Dogs To Look Out For As They Get Older by Prakash 7 Sep, 2018 in Canine Cancer Blog Meet Hooch, Mast Cell Survivor! by Prakash 4 Sep, 2018 in Canine Cancer Blog Fundraiser takes on 11 triathlons for canine cancer research, in memory of beloved family pet by Prakash 3 Sep, 2018 in Canine Cancer Blog OSU Tests New Canine Cancer Treatment by Prakash 24 Aug, 2018 in Canine Cancer Blog Post A Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.