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mprohaska27 said
Ultrasound came back good!

We are scheduled to go ahead with surgery Tuesday. The vet did ask if we were interested in a CT scan. It would be an additional $500 and would be done immediately prior to surgery.

Did any of you make a decision as to CT? 

We did not have one done, and went with x-rays. However, CT scans are now part of the recommended protocol, but still optional of course. CT scans will pick up micro mets that x-rays cannot. But you have to ask yourself, if you find anything, will that change your treatment plans?

These articles may help you decide:

X-rays vs. CT Scans for Canine Bone Cancer Staging

Dr. Hady Demystifies MRIs and CT Scans

Senior Dog Zeus Living Large, Against All Odds 

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Hey All,

Zoey’s surgery is done! Vet said it went well and that she was singing the song of her people, which was likely a combination of the Malamute heritage and the high levels of morphine she’s doped up on. We were encouraged to let her rest tonight, and then they indicated they would be in touch to let us know whether she might come home tomorrow night or Thursday. 

It was tough to leave her knowing she must be extra anxious without us or her brother and a fair amount of pain, but I know we are doing this for her and not to her as you all say. 🙂 I am a bit anxious about the days to come and navigating her new life on three legs, but hoping for the best!

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Pawesome news! Here’s to moving ahead and going on with recovery. I can hear your sweet Zoey singing now. Malamute singing is among the prettiest there is.

Hang in there and get some rest. She’ll be home before you know it.

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Great news! So glad she did well through her surgery clap  Don’t hesitate to let them keep her for a day or 2 to monitor and recover her, you are going to be busy once she is home. She probably has enough medicine in her system between anesthesia and pain meds to keep her comfortable, most of them are pretty drunk for the first day or so. 

You will do just fine once she comes home, just hang in there. I know you are anxious to get her home, this is a big step behind you now heart

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YAAAAAAAAAAAY FOR ZOEY!!!!  😀 And YAY for jer beautiful  song!!🎶🎵🎶

When  uiu do gomto pick her up, don’t  even bothrr to look at her incision.    She just wants you to look into  her sweet druggy eyes and tell jer what a good girl  she is and she’s  going home!!😁

Let us know when you get her home, okay?

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Wonderful news 😍 

Zoey zoomed through surgery like the amazing diva she is 🎯

So happy for you and her 💕

She’ll be home soon and recovery will be a thing from the past before you know it.

We’re here to guide you along the way, lots of hugs and cuddles 😘🐮💫✨🌟🌹

Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4 May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30 Nov 2016. 3 courses of doxorubicin, PET scan 26 Jan 2017 showed more mets so stopped chemo. Holistic route April 2017. Lung X-ray 5 May 2017 showed several tennis ball size mets, started cortisone and diuretics. Miss Cow earned her XXL silver wings 12 June 2017, 13 months and 1 week after amputation and 6 1/2 months after lung mets, she was the goofiest dawg ever and is now happily flying from cloud to cloud woof woofing away :-) 

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I also posted this on the recovery forum, but wanted to check here too! Wondering if anyone has any advice or thoughts on this: surgery a week ago today. 

Brought her home Thursday night and she didn’t really want to eat. Had bouts of vomiting everything she tried to eat Saturday night into Sunday and then wouldn’t eat. Took her in yesterday for the antinausea injection and got some meds. She ate a can of the science diet in small amounts yesterday afternoon into evening.

Since last night she has refused to eat. Tried regular kibble, ID, and plain rice with no real interest. She’s spent a lot of time in her kennel today. Why else can we do?

Vet said maybe a prescription for entice to cause her to get hungry next?

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Try anything, rotisserie chicken, scrambled eggs, cheeseburgers, ground beef boiled with rice. 

Right now all bets are off, the important thing is to get her to eat. The anesthesia and meds can really need with their appetite. Did they give you the canned Hills a/d? You can syringe that into her mouth in small amounts if she absolutely refuses. 

There is a medication that you can ask your vet about called Mirtazapine, but you might get her to eat if you choose some good stinky comfort food.

Hang in there, this is a tough time but it should pass. Maybe try some chicken broth, low sodium to help keep her hydrated.

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Hi sweetie 🌺

Loss of apetite is common at the stage Zoey is in and as Jackie says, the important thing is getting her to eat, you gotta get your apron on and use your imagination to create irresistible meals for her, the stinkier the better.

My Eurydice had eggs, bacon, grilled chicken and the thing she loved the most 🙈 boiled bull’s heart 🤢

Good luck, chef 👩🏼‍🍳

Sending you hugs and cuddles 😘😘🐮💫✨🌟🌹

Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4 May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30 Nov 2016. 3 courses of doxorubicin, PET scan 26 Jan 2017 showed more mets so stopped chemo. Holistic route April 2017. Lung X-ray 5 May 2017 showed several tennis ball size mets, started cortisone and diuretics. Miss Cow earned her XXL silver wings 12 June 2017, 13 months and 1 week after amputation and 6 1/2 months after lung mets, she was the goofiest dawg ever and is now happily flying from cloud to cloud woof woofing away :-) 

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