In November, Artemis started to have some problems. They appeared to just be an injured leg. She kept getting worse though and she hurt herself trying to claw at something in the back/top of her mouth. We discovered a lump located behind her eye, in her sinuses and in the roof/back of her mouth. Many tests were taken and while the test results came back with many different results, they were indicative of cancer. We did a full body CT scan which supported that conclusion. The lump was making it near impossible for her to eat or drink. The only treatment option for the type of cancer and the location of it would most likely leave her blind. It would take an entire month of painful radiation treatments and the oncologist said it would most likely return in 2-6 months. She was living in extreme pain every day, so we made the hard decision.
We loved her so much and miss her terribly. :(