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 Blessing of the Animals by Prakash 10 Oct, 2019 in Canine Cancer Blog Bark in the Park at Carson Park helps fight canine cancer by Prakash 11 Sep, 2019 in Canine Cancer Blog CSU joins canine cancer research initiative by Prakash 9 Jul, 2019 in Canine Cancer Blog Animal research saves people and their pets from cancer by Prakash 14 Mar, 2019 in Canine Cancer Blog Canine Cancer Lessons: 11 Tools For Prevention by Prakash 28 Feb, 2019 in Canine Cancer Blog A cartoonist drew a touching tribute to his dying dog by Prakash 10 Feb, 2019 in Canine Cancer Blog Post A Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.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.