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Great update and Gus is adorable!  Glad the potty issue has resolved.  They pump a lot of fluids in during surgery so I imagine that's a part of it too those first few days.  Bet that sweet boy will be glad to get stitches out!  Give yourself a huge pat on the back these first two weeks are tough to navigate and you're almost there! 

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He is beautiful!  Glad he is doing well, and hopefully you will get as positive an outcome as possible on the tests.  But even if it is cancer, Gus doesn't care.  The painful leg is gone, and soon he will be able to get back to doing all the things he likes best.

Otis - 106 pound lab/Dane mix, lost his right front leg to osteosarcoma on Febuary 9, 2016.  Four rounds of carboplatin completed in April, 2016.  Lung mets August 25, 2016.  Said goodbye too soon on September 4, 2016.   Lost his adopted sister, Tess, suddenly on October 9, 2016. likely due to hemangiosarcoma.  

Wherever they are, they are together.

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Hi All, 

Sorry for being MIA- things have gotten busy, but we have not forgotten about all of you! Thank you all for the love and support for Gus. It means the world to us. A little update:

A few weeks ago we found out that Gus did in fact have Osetsarcoma. =( It was expected, but we were holding out hope that it would be Valley Fever. As many of you know from experience, this journey has been a roller coaster. Although there has never been a question that we were going to do everything we can to help our boy- we did take a few days to digest all the information. After lots tears, prayers, and conversations with our everyday vet we knew we were going to continue with chemo.  

Last Tuesday was Gus' 1st day of chemotherapy. He was given carboplatin through an IV. His current treatment plan is 1 round of chemo every 3 weeks. We will do a chest X-ray at the 9 week mark and hope to find NO CANCER in his chest. If we find nothing, our Drs believe Gus will live for at least a year to a year and a half. If he does have cancer in his chest, then we are looking at 2-3 months. Right now, we are just focusing on Gus' recovery and making each day great for him and his little brother Miggy! (pictured below- by the way he has been the worlds best brother!! He watches over Gus and comes and gets us if we are in the other room and Gus needs anything!)

Yesterday was Gus' 1 month amputation anniversary. He is doing remarkably well. He is truly amazing! He's been to the park every day since his stitches came out. Its his favorite place in the world! Some days, we sit under a tree and watch the birds and enjoy the sun and some days we play fetch, but everyday has park time and ends with Gus smiling ear to ear. 

I posted a few photos below. The collage was of all of Gus' human friends coming to check on him after the amputation over a weeks span. To say this boy is loved is an understatement. We also posted a picture of Gus in his 'fancy' tuxedo shirt! 

All I know is we love our boy and are blessed to have him each and everyday. Our motto all along has been "if anyone is going to beat the odds, its going to be Gus!" And we are sticking to it! 

Thank you all for the love and prayers!

Gloria, Gus, Jonthan, and Miggy

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Hoppy Ampuversary Gus! You look very smart in your tuxedo! Stewie wants one too! Love it! You are a very lucky guy to be surrounded by so many friends and your beautiful, caring family! Well done on your recovery👏❤️ Keep up the good work!

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