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7 July 2017 - 7:16 am
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Well, I should know by now not to post positive updates on Mosby - bad juju. Mosby had picked up a high pitched whistle, a kind of whine, that we hadn't heard since pre-amputation. We'd hoped it was just an attention grabber, especially since he had a good checkup two weeks ago. But he clearly hasn't been comfortable, and this morning started noticeably favoring his right front leg. So ... I dropped him off at the vet for an evaluation and will be anxiously waiting for a report. I'm hoping he just pulled something, and that we can maybe adjust his meds and make him rest more. We don't have anything planned for the weekend so hopefully it will just consist of lots of R&R for him. Love that boy, and fingers are crossed that it's something minor and that we can get him comfortable again ASAP. 

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Adding my good thoughts and prayers too!  Hopefully it is just a muscle tweak that call for R&R and being waited on all weekend!  Keep us posted!  And if posting positives updates is bad juju for the colonel just go with words like ok, so so, holding firm and skip the fantastic, stellar and supers!  We'll read between the lines ok? 😉

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Izzy often overdoes it (by simply going out for a wee) because she's a bit reckless and thinks that diving from the top step of the porch (only three stairs) is a fine idea with just one front leg. She'll limp for a day or two, I'll increase her Gabapentin from twice daily to thrice, and then she's right as rain.

Hoping this is just a strain or something. Love the Mosby!

xoxox,

Amy & Izzy, too

Momma to the world's most beautiful American Bulldog, Izzy!! Lost her front leg to OSA 9/18/15. Diagnosed w MCT in June 2016. Celebrated her 1 year ampuversary with knee surgery on 9/18/16! MCT recurrence in Dec 2016 ... still happy and hungry at nearly 14!

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7 July 2017 - 12:27 pm
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Vet texted to say that unfortunately there isn't much we can do about his lameness but tweak his pain meds, and that he'll talk to me when I pick him up. So I'm going to try to finish up early and head over there to get him and catch up with the vet. Really not sure what could be going on. I just want to get him comfortable again. Poor bugger. 

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Linda...lol!! 🙂 🙂 Good example of way to take feeling positive down a notch or two if that helps Mosby's mom! But that doesn't stop the rest of us from getting crazy happy when we get positive updates arpund here!! 🙂 🙂 We NEED those, that's for sure!

Sounds like the Vet is saying rest and pain meds and he'll feel better. That will definitely help him get back into veing more comfortable!

Of course, he needs a drive -thru burger and some ice cream to speed up his recovery!

Love and hugs!

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

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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Adding my crossed paws and good juju for a good report from the vet. Good as in all the Colonel needs is extra pampering, extra naps combined with cheeseburgers and ice cream!

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Teri, Roxy and Angel Isa

Right rear leg amp 7/12/16 due to OSA. Metastatic lesion on her right front leg, January 2017. Joined the Winter Warriors January 19, 2017. Run free my sweet girl.

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Oh no 😕!  I have noticed a pattern that when ppl say their pups are doing awesome,  suddenly something happens to scare us.  

Sending pawsitive energy you and Mosby's way.

Otis - 121 lbs pre amp - 114 lbs post amp and now 118 lb Great Dane - English Mastiff X.  Started limping on 12/24/16.  Diagnosed with Osteosarcoma 12/28/16 - amputation of front left leg on 1/6/17.  Stitches out and 1st round of Chemo on 1/19/17.   2nd round of Carboplatin on 2/10/17 - 3rd round on 3/2/2017.  4th round was scheduled for 3/22/17 - however due to low WBC postponed - 4th Chemo completed on 3/28/17.  Had breathing difficulties, stayed in Tufts ICU overnight.  Due for 2 more rounds of Chemo but we are opting to go with homeopathy with Dr. Loops instead.

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So, the vet didn't have a great answer. We do know that, due to a bunch of rain, the back yard is pretty spongy, and we're thinking maybe he pulled something. He is supposed to have R&R this weekend, and we've done a good job ... until we had a loose dog wandering around in the back yard, and Mosby RAN over to it, ignoring me telling him to stop (which is super unusual for him). Ugh. Anyway, I'm supposed to text the vet Monday if he's not better, and we'll tweak his meds. I do trust this vet (he's the one who diagnosed Mosby after the first vet missed it ... he's also the only one that believed me that the Cipro was making him sick). He said there was nothing obviously wrong with his leg - no swelling, etc. - he just has limited range of motion kind of all through the leg, and he suspects soft tissue injury. It's so heartbreaking to see him limp around with only two good legs. We're hoping the back yard dries more today, plus we'll be mowing it (you have to wait two weeks to mow after you get sod) and that will help.

Anyway. He's also had diarrhea off and on, and is really shedding out his coat. He also has had an ear infection and we've got drops for that now. We are seriously considering taking him off the chlorambucil. If there were any studies that it really changed prognosis, we'd be more inclined to keep him on it. But I have seen a (slight) decline in quality of life, and I need to discuss this with his oncologist.

Sorry for the long post. I'm pretty worried about little Mos. And I'm NEVER saying anything about whether he's doing well again. I know, I know, it's silly, but I happen to be extremely superstitious and putting the "kibosh" on something is something I've always tried to avoid after years of training by my family.

Thanks for all the well wishes and kind thoughts. My heart is breaking for my pup right now. I hate to see him struggle.

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Well, the vet may not have had a "great answer" but at least he didn't suspect anything more serious! Izzy got along on just two legs when she ruptured her cruciate ligament ... she just ran! ... so remember how resilient our furry babies are.

Sending love and healing vibes to Mr Cutiepaws over there. 

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Amy & Izzy, too

Momma to the world's most beautiful American Bulldog, Izzy!! Lost her front leg to OSA 9/18/15. Diagnosed w MCT in June 2016. Celebrated her 1 year ampuversary with knee surgery on 9/18/16! MCT recurrence in Dec 2016 ... still happy and hungry at nearly 14!

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10 July 2017 - 6:12 am
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Thanks. 🙂

He got worse over the weekend, so we took him to the ER last night. They took x-rays. Seems to be no metastatic lesions, but did find arthritis in his elbow and shoulder. They also suspect overuse. They added tramadol (which I'm not a big fan of as a pain killer, but if it helps take the edge off, ok) and gave us instructions to use a cold compress a couple of times a day. I'm staying home with him today to keep an eye on him. The tramadol has him pretty out, but since he hasn't really wanted to move, anyway, it's not that much of a change, I guess. Poor bugger. Fingers crossed he starts to improve soon.

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Aw poor Mosby. No lesions YAY!! It is good news in a way that it is just overuse and some arthritis. With lots of good rest and some Good Meds it should clear up relatively soon.... Relatively.

Did the vet make any suggestions in the future for maybe adequan injections or something along those lines? Is he on Rimadyl too?

Thanks for the update. But we always need to see PICTURES too!!! HINT!!

Love and hugs!

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

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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Oh gosh I'm glad they didn't find anything cancer-related but am happy that he's home and resting. How's he doing today?

If you haven't considered it already you may want to follow up with a rehabilitation therapist / vet to help heal whatever over-use injury he incurred. It could do wonders to put your mind at ease and help him get on the road to recovery a lot faster.

Keep us posted, we are thinking of you.

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I have an appointment with a rehab vet, but my concern now is that he isn't getting any better on the R&R plus icing plus tramadol (big surprise there ...). He's on cage rest at daycare, and they texted me to say he's clearly uncomfortable, panting, whining and ready to leave (not shaking though) - which he NEVER does, so it's clear something is off. I texted that I might be able to get out of here at 2:00 to pick him up, and they texted back that he's sleeping. so they'll let me know how he is around 2 and if he's really uncomfortable I'll take him home. I'm waiting for a call from my onco, because no one will really adjust pain meds (other than adding tramadol) without consulting her. And I think that his gabapentin dose needs to go up. He's still on the low end of therapeutic doses. And I'm sure other things can be done for him. He really enjoys the icing of his shoulder and elbow, so there is that. He's walking so awful trying to stay off of it that it's only a matter of time before he screws something else up - and this is a dog who already had a bad back and neck. 

Anyway ... now I'm just waiting to hear from the onco, waiting to hear from daycare about whether he gets unsettled again, and waiting for our rehab appointment on Friday. 

I'm also going to discuss with the onco taking him off the chlorambucil. 

Anyone had any weird experiences with muscle weakness or anything other than stomach upset on chlorambucil? So far, Mosby has had tummy problems, a lot of hair loss (seems more than usual), and has had ear infections (even though his bloodwork is perfect). 

Sorry for all the venting. This boy has been through so much and has been so brave about it. 

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Just wanted to check in and see how Mosby was doing? I'm so glad they didn't find any mets that's great news. That tramadol can make them loopy but hopefully it is what he needs to rest and feel better. I also wanted to tell you that I lived in Nashville and when I saw you were traveling there I wanted to give you the names of a couple vets that I love and trust - not that anything would happen but sometimes just having the information helps ward off trouble. So my general vet (who saved Mister Rusty's life as a pup) was Dr. Mark Girone at PetMed. He is so kind and caring and I trust him implicitly. The oncologist at Blue Pearl is Kim Johnson and she is very positive and helped us with Lucy's hemangiosarcoma. I just wanted to give you that info. while I was thinking of it. I hope you and Mosby have a great time in Nashville.

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I think we were writing at the same time. I'm sorry that Mosby is having a rough day but it sounds like you are on top of it. You know your boy best so I think you are right to get those dosages adjusted. I'll be waiting to hear how he does today and what your oncologist says. Meds can have crazy side effects. Rusty became incontinent on the gabapentin, it isn't a common side effect even for people but as soon as we stopped so did the incontinence. Lucy certainly had reactions to meds that included stomach upset and hair loss and lethargy so good for you for being observant. I haven't used the chlorambucil but I'm sure someone here can comment.

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