We said goodbye last Monday. The previous week we had him at the vets due to what we thought was a presistant swollen front ankle. I should mention he was 12 yrs old and a cane corso. I tried aspirin and cold compresses thinking it was arthritis given his age. I didn't think it was anything serious until he started to favor it. Well the news couldn't have been worse for me. My baby had appendicular osteo-sarcoma, in laymans terms it means bone cancer of the extremities. Options are very limited, and there is no cure. It is a painful disease, that eats away at the bone, and its aggressive. We tried pain meds for a week, with success, and we researched the disease some more on the web. We decided after our research and searching our hearts it was more humane to end his suffering. I know he's in a better place, playing with his sister Phearamedusa in the big field in the sky, but I miss my baby.... You can see the "swelling" in the last two pictures.