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…for the info on zoledronate; I will do my research on that as well. The hope is to get her into a clinical trial this summer at Penn that has had good outcomes for dogs with osteosarcoma. We are located right…

…it, she would most likely have to get it amputated anyway. She is scheduled for amputation tomorrow morning. Just hoping and praying she does well!

…an opinion about that. We have friend with a Dane who isn't a candidate for surgery and she's getting radiation therapy with chemo, and doing very well last I heard. So maybe it's an option. Keep us posted.

12 March 2017 10:47 am
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…of praying and unfortunately probably annoyed a couple of onco's with too many questions for someone that's not their patient. But I had to think, well hate me and be annoyed, its for the life of my girl because no one is helping me.. (but I still felt bad and one wonderful person answered almost


He was discharged about 28 hours after surgery (late the next day) and has been absolutely fine. I was terrified and the fact that he has done so well has put me at ease. The day of surgery was very hard though. It wasn't until the next day when he was finally able to walk and be himself that all

…  After consultation with her oncologist at the Veterinary Cancer Center and surgeon we decided to amputate today.  As of now, she seems to be doing well post surgery, hearing she is sitting up and looking alert to her surroundings, looking for food they said.  After this journey, we still see her…

…mets 8 months later, and was gone 2 weeks after.  Pandora was diagnosed at 7, has mets just 2 months after her amputation, but she's doing quite well and does not seem like she's on her way out by any means.  

I'm sorry to hear of Pandora and for the very late reply as we hadn't been on the…

…there was a growth at the amputation sight that changed in size almost daily and that the hip of the leg where she was limping was enlarged as well in that last week.  Her lungs were clear the whole time.  I think in reference to your point about something breed specific, we didn't see any…

…autoimmune issue).  So we think she also had a very impaired immune system which didn't help in her fight here.  

We hope Pandora is doing well.

…  After consultation with her oncologist at the Veterinary Cancer Center and surgeon we decided to amputate today.  As of now, she seems to be doing well post surgery, hearing she is sitting up and looking alert to her surroundings, looking for food they said.  After this journey, we still see her…

…mets 8 months later, and was gone 2 weeks after.  Pandora was diagnosed at 7, has mets just 2 months after her amputation, but she's doing quite well and does not seem like she's on her way out by any means.  

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21 April 2014 8:29 pm
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…treatment added, our local oncologist with chemo, amputation, metronomic chemo and palladia.  We were about to add in the inhalant treatment as well next but unfortunately she didn't make it.  In regards to cyberknife, if finances are not an issue, I would do it again in that situation.  I have…

…level and damage she might do to it wanting to run around business as usual.  Dr Ettinger and her staff were great and supportive throughout, well after the cyberknife.

Feel free to reach out with any other questions or concerns in regards to this.

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13 April 2014 3:08 pm
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…try and give him a longer period of quality living. 

 

We do have a vet who makes house calls visiting regularly to ensure he's still doing well

 

I know many of you have been in this situation, I would appreciate any input. We love our dog and just want to do what's best for him

13 April 2014 1:36 pm
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…Everyone.

Just wanted to give  an update on Katy. Its been 2 and half weeks post amp. She was doing really well and becoming more and more like her old self .She started Palladia last week and is on Deramax on days that she is not on Palladia. She seems to be…

…tolerating Palladia well so far as she is happy to eat and doesn't seem to have GI issues. She was weened off  tramadol about 3 days ago.

Feeling good, she may have been…

… Fri, so this weekend she is free from that.She finally put her head down on my lap and laid down with me at 7:30 this am. She has been resting well since and have not gotten up. She is happily eating, we are hand feeding her and making sure she has fluids by adding more water to her chicken and

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…  After consultation with her oncologist at the Veterinary Cancer Center and surgeon we decided to amputate today.  As of now, she seems to be doing well post surgery, hearing she is sitting up and looking alert to her surroundings, looking for food they said.  After this journey, we still see her

…! An update on Katy.

Its been exactly one month since Katy went through cyberknife radiosurgery. We are happy to report that she is doing well. She started her first first round of chemo (carboplatin) 2 weeks ago and is due for her second dose next week. Overall, Katy tolerated the chemo

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…cyberknife, thank you. I hope more and more animals have this type of radiation therapy available to them. And oh you're at Dr. Sue's clinic? Well heck Katy couldn't be in better care, they ARE awesome as Erica just said. I'm so glad she's doing well.

Good luck next week, keep us posted.

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…liver mets.

We hope the cytoxan/piroxicam/palladia will keep her mets miniscule.  

We will try the compounding and Vet-Vipp online pharmacy as well as Costco.  I had no realized that Costco offered Vet meds. 

Tara and Sara are also therapy dogs or our 22 year old diabetic cat Paisley.  In

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