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Need help making decision about amputation for 9 1/2 y.o. Lab
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22 February 2013
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6 June 2013 - 9:08 pm
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Oh yeah, Daisy girl , we care! We understand like no others can. We understand the anguish, the fear, the sadnessAND the joy and bliss when recovery fully kicks in!

Daisy is a larger, older girl and recovery generally can talk a little longer form them. Your vet seems very diligent and I'm glad they're keeping Daisy a second night.

You are NOT all e and we all want to helpsupport you during this rough part of recovery.....and then celebrate all the victories with you! We love first poop and first pee celebrations:-) :-)

Rest well'll need your strength! Just remember, Daisy's still high as a kite on drugs and probably thinks she's home in bed with you anyway!

Wish I g you the best! Sally and Happy Hannah

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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6 June 2013 - 9:16 pm
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We are not too far from where you are now. It's tough and I don't think I have been that exhausted since bringing a newborn home. Lean on everyone here, their help and empathy is tremendous. Ollie is ten and I was worried that he was too old to figure it out. We now have to run to keep up with him. I think loping is easier than walking or trotting. You'll be amazed!

His surgery was 1 week and 3 days ago. It is still kind of up and down, but I definitely see improvement. Blogging has helped me and everyone who replies has imparted some of their experiences and tons of encouragement. There is still a lot of unknown. We just heard from the vet that Ollie's bone biopsy confirmed it is osteosarcoma. We were told they were 90% sure, but still is hard to hear. We now have chemo ahead of us, but are trying to take it a day at a time.

Hang in there!

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7 June 2013 - 4:40 am
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Wonderful to hear how well Olie is dong. Keep going strong!
Great news that Daisy has had her surgery and is on the road to getting stronger. It will be a relief when she's back home. Remember to get rest when she is. smiley

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