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Our little lab mix Sara Belle just had her front right leg amputated after undergoing cyberknife radiation and carboplatin chemo in an effort to save her leg from osteosarcoma; she is 11 1/2 years old and arthritic.
We are starting her on
…infection or trauma, but bone biopsies were negative.
2nd round of limping in August, biopsy osteosarcoma but not typical...
I heard about the Cyberknife in Gainesville<Florida...intensely focused radiation could spare his rear leg.
I roadtripped from Chicago to Florida mid-September..
…found some abnormalities in the liver and spleen. There were aspirated and now we wait again. If they are not cancer, we will do the "cyberknife" radiation to the spine to alieviate the spinal pain. if they are cancer, cyberknife is out and our chances are even slimmer. We did
…about Frankie, and hope to hear better news from the other oncologist. Please keep us posted, we'd like to hear more about this oncologist, and the "cyberknife radiation" treatment.
Paws are crossed for you both.
…been given a grim prognosis. We met with one oncologist today which really didn't go well. We are meeting with another one who does cyberknife radiation on Thursday and hope to have a better discussion and treatment plan. We will keep you posted.
Liz and Frankie