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Bailey celebrated her 6 month ampuversary with a trip the the Vet School/hospital for 2 month post chemo checkup.  Great news--lungs clear.  But they called back today (2 days later) to say they found a lesion on her right shoulder -- may be return of osteosarcoma, maybe bone infection, may be osteoarthritis.   No pain was noted when vet gave her physical exam. So that is good news also.  We will have an X-ray in a month to see if lesion  is growing and how quickly. I have no experience with understanding the lesion stuff.  Any thoughts or info? 

My big girl seems to be wearing out.   She has had a kidney infection for a few months.  We give meds for a few weeks, then send a culture, more meds, culture,  change meds.  Right now I am very concerned. She is relatively lethargic, eats but only when encouraged (she has always had a ravenous appetite even after amputation and while on chemo) drinks much less and urinates half the number of times.  She is on Baytril antibiotic now.  I have a call into our local vet who is in contact with the oncologist.  

Really concerned about my big girl.  

I havent posted in a while.  Bailey is a 9.5 year old Rottweiler who had leg amputated in July due to break caused by osteosarcoma. 

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Hey Jan, I see you logged in as a guest. Let us know if you need help logging in with your user name (jesh). For new folks, here are Jan's previous posts about Bailey

The Baytril can definitely make a dog feel crappy and not want to eat, so hopefully that's what's causing the lack of sparkle. I hope with all I've got that your vet and your oncologist can find a way to help Bailey feel better asap. Let us know what they decide OK?

Clear rads and no mets is HUGE ! clap Congrats! As for the lesion... that could be anything at all, and oftentimes, it's usually nothing significant or a new tumor. We see it happen all the time! Try to put that out of your head for now (Ok, I know that's probably impossible!), but stay strong and focus on what Bailey can do currently. Celebrate each little bite she takes, each little time she goes outside for fresh air. She's still a rock star and she still has much to do on this earth with her pack!

Keep us posted, we are thinking of you both.

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Of course we remember your sweet girl!!  No way we can forget a smoochable Rottie like Bailey!

I really want to DITTO Jerry's wise words.   Of course you're worried because that's what we all do soooo well on this journey!!   But Jerry's explanations really are spot on.  Bailey's had a few "issues", plus meds, that would certainly make her feel "off".  All that can add up tp not eating and to feel overall blah!   

Continue with any yummy food....chesseburger, bacon and eggs, stea, stinky liverwurst...try it all!

YAY FOR CLEAR XRAYS!!! 🙂 🙂    

Lesions on a dog after being on three legs for six months are OFTEN arthritis!!   Not unheard  of at all!

And HAPPY SIX MONTH AMPUVERSARY BAILEY!!!   This does call for ice cream and cake.....And we want pictures!!!

Lots of hugs

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

PS.  Is Bailey on rimadyl, or maybe a dose or two of trmadol?  That may help the arthritis and perk her up some within several days or so.

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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I was told my Tripug Maggie has suspicious lesions on her liver after an abdominal US. She had mast cell cancer and the liver is one of the places it tends to met.  I was past the point of surgical intervention with her so I didn't do anything about it.  She lived more than a year beyond that and as far as I know it never became an issue.

She did however have kidney issues- chronic renal failure was the diagnosis.  She lost a ton of weight and wouldn't eat- lack of appetite is very common when there are kidney issues as is lethargy. However my experience with renal failure was lots of drinking and lots of peeing. In fact it was the sudden onset of incontinence that lead to her being evaluated and the renal failure diagnosed.

I would assume they are checking her kidney numbers through blood work not just a urine sample? 

Hopefully it's the antibiotic making her feel crappy- it's common.  But I would want to make sure the kidneys were still functioning correctly with ongoing infection.

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Tri-pug Maggie survived a 4.5 year mast cell cancer battle only to be lost to oral melanoma.

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Thank y'all.  They want to keep her on the Baytril, so they added a nausea med.  She is on so many pills right now I never to write down to keep track of times.

i added 1/4 cup of water to her wet food and she ate/drank it all. 

Karen, thanks I'll be sure to ask for the kidney numbers when she goes for culture Wednesday.  She was actually going to vet to get her kidney numbers checked when she ran to the car and broke her leg.  I have kinda put that on the back burner since the cancer diagnosis. We live in the country with a lot of wildlife, and Bailey had leptospirosis even with immunization shot.  It affected her kidneys and we were keeping a close eye on it.

Bailey has multiple health issues prior to cancer. but she is just our girl and we love her as much as she loves us. She brings joy and fun to our life.

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I actually had a pill box for quad-pug Tani!  I still needed a chart too though because some stuff didn't fit in the box (like her eye ointments).

Bailey has multiple health issues prior to cancer. but she is just our girl and we love her as much as she loves us. She brings joy and fun to our life.

Love this!!!!

I hope the anti-nausea med works quickly- let us know how she is doing.

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Tri-pug Maggie survived a 4.5 year mast cell cancer battle only to be lost to oral melanoma.

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