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 Where To Turn When Your Dog Is Facing A Cancer Diagnosis – Information Overload by Prakash 7 Aug, 2020 in Canine Cancer Blog Coming To Terms With Your Dog’s Cancer Diagnosis – You Are Not Alone by Prakash 1 Jul, 2020 in Canine Cancer Blog Love is the inspiration for fighting canine cancer by Prakash 10 Apr, 2020 in Canine Cancer Blog The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Donates Supplies to Medical Center by Prakash 7 Apr, 2020 in Canine Cancer Blog Thank you to WeatherTech for putting the word out there in a BIG way for Canine Cancer by Prakash 3 Feb, 2020 in Canine Cancer Blog Blessing of the Animals by Prakash 10 Oct, 2019 in Canine Cancer Blog Post A Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.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.