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Ronnie, suspected Osteosarcoma amputation this week.
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Ronnie you handsome dawg you!! Way to go on enjoying your life, you look simply mahvelous!! Sending you pawsitive vibes that your check up is as wonderful as you looksp_hearticon2

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Hi Ronnie! You are still as cute as ever! Happy to know you are still doing well, and you look so happy!

Brownie is doing well as well except for some senior issues. Just can’t fight old age but he is giving it a heck of a fight!

Sending good thoughts your way for the scans, and just everyday life!

My Beautiful Beloved Brownie was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma on February 26, 2019.  With all odds against him he lived an additional one year and eight days with amputation, love, and prayer.  I was honored to be his mom, and I have never been so proud!  He will live forever in my Heart!

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OMD!!!  LOOK AT THAT HAPPY, HAPPY,  ADORABLE RONNIE!!!    Seeing him so happy snd hearing how he’s living his life to the fullest just lights up my world!!!😁😁

And the previous  picture of Ronnie getting his spa day bath….just can’t  stop going back and get my  citeness fix! Of course, every picture  of Ronnie  defines  cuteness…..and adorable…..and precious!  Such a loved boy❤

And yes, always sending pawsitive energy  to Mr Ronnie

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

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2 March 2020 - 6:54 am
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Hi Everyone,

I never posted an update after Ronnies December scan, but needless to say it was all clear, which made Christmas all the more enjoyable.

I am however sat killing time in the Starbucks near the Veterinary Hospital in Liverpool while Ronnie has his 2nd 3 month CT scan to assess how he’s doing. The last 3 months have been great and he is every bit himself with no noticeable change in him. 

He’s been on a strict diet to support his 3 legged lifestyle and upon being weighed at the hospital a few hours ago he is down to 21.4kg from 24.3kg in December so around a kilo per month. This is great as he still looks fantastic as he had plenty of weight to lose in all honesty. I’m a little concerned its so much in such a short period of time but the vet wasn’t too concerned. 

What is a concern is a small mass on his neck. Now this is the site where his microchip lives, and we can’t tell if its just more noticeable due to the weight loss or a mass has formed around it, so this will have a needle biopsy also.

I’ve another few hours to kill before i get some news and can collect him but i will update you all on his progress later on this evening. 

In the meantime heres a pic of him and his pack from my dog walker who takes him out while i work to pay for all the treatment!!

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Hi Ronnie! it has been so long, but you are still cute as ever, and look so very happy! Glad to hear you are doing so well!

My Beautiful Beloved Brownie was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma on February 26, 2019.  With all odds against him he lived an additional one year and eight days with amputation, love, and prayer.  I was honored to be his mom, and I have never been so proud!  He will live forever in my Heart!

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Cannot stop grinning ear to ear looking mat Ronnie and mhis pack!😁  That is such a great picture pf three delightfully  happy pups!

Paws crossed fot good news.

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2 March 2020 - 8:31 pm
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Hey there thanks for stopping by! How did the scan go? Can we uncross our paws and celebrate yet?

Ronnie looks fantastic (and the other pups too!). I’m really happy that you were able to help him drop the extra weight. What exactly is the strict diet? Less food or a different kind of food? Whatever the case, the weight loss will be so beneficial for his life on three, and is the best thing we can do for our critters on three legs. Congratulations to both of you! smiley_clap

I’m loving the smiles on their faces, what pure joy.

OK keep us posted on the visit today, we are all hoping for great news.

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Ronnie looks so good! He is such a happy puppy, love seeing his photos sp_hearticon2 Fingers crossed all you are feeling is his micro chip. They are pretty large in size, and with him losing the weight it does not surprise me at all that you can feel it. I have felt them on many a pet. Keeping paws crossed that is exactly what it is, no more sp_hearticon2

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sorry for the delay in reply all, but its good news!!!

ronnie got the all clear today, no sign of any change and were over the moon, turns out then when needle sampling the lump it completely drained so it seemed it was a cyst that had developed in a void around the chip.

we can enjoy another 3 months stress free and happy and can celebrate his birthday next week on the 9th, this time last year it looked unlikely he would make 6 so we are celebrating hard i assure you all!

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Woooohoooo!!! smiley_clapWe are so hoppy for you and Ronnie! No more cancer? Yeay! This is wonderful news that just made our day.

Hope the birthday celebration is fun fun fun smiley10Party away and we’ll be there with you in spirit. Congrats! 

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WOW!!!   SOOOOOO RELIEVED TO READ THIS!!!!    😁😁😁   Yoir tripawd family was getting a little worried when we didn’t  hear back from you.  This news was well worth the wait!!!

Hugs to Ronnie and pack!  Hope he got a Puppuccino on the way home😎

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Well i have an update on Ronnie’s tripawd life progress so thought i would keep it in this thread seeing as it’s documenting all his trials and tribulations!

Ronnie has been doing great since we had the all clear at the start of March up until the 21st March when we went fro a walk up a local hill that we’ve been to many times and he always enjoys. He was his usual enthusiastic self,jumping here there and everywhere while exploring around rough terrain rocks and rabbit holes etc, and it was a good 40 mins or so being out and then we went back to the car. Ronnie being himself insists on leaping into the boot of the car (Nissan Qashqai, so a good height!) but as soon as he landed in the boot he was lifting his right hind leg and looked really uncomfortable putting no weight on it, no cries or yelps just clear discomfort.

Now i don’t know if this was a result of the walk, the jump, the landing or just fatigue? but either way i called the Vet and we went straight there. Lockdown had recently started in the UK so the Vet was in a 1 in, 1 out phase and we sat in the car for 10 waiting for our turn. When it arrived i lifted him from the boot onto the floor and he was moving around seemingly fine, but we went in and he was his usual squirmy self in not wanting to be examined. As a result he got painkillers and loxicom for a week and left at that. After around a week he seemed fine so we left it at that, but then over the last 5 days a few things have all started happening at once. He stands with his weight on his left side, front leg and rear leg and the right rear leg is more of a ‘kickstand’ and usually is on his toes not whole paw.

when out for walks his gait is to lead with the left and right follows to meet, never goes in front and is more ‘taken along for the ride’ but he is still happily running about, jumping onto the sofa, climbing stairs etc. 

He’s too bloody tough for his own good and all of this is EXACTLY the sequence of events we went through before the osteosarcoma diagnosis, so obviously alarm bells rang. I’ve got him booked in at a local vet that is still doing imaging during the lockdown for tomorrow at 10am in the hope they can give him anesthetic and properly investigate the issue…

Obviously the main fear is ‘its back’ but my brain is saying, he was all clear in March it’s unlikely i imagine that it would find it’s way to a neighboring limb before showing on a scan such as the lungs which he had a mere 45 days ago.

Other things are that this occurred after a decent walk on uneven ground, so luxating patella, ligament injury around the hock maybe, osteoarthritis? I’d happily take ANYTHING that isn’t the C word.

I’ve examined his legs and while i can’t feel a bone growth when comparing the 2 rear lower limbs together, i feel there is soft tissue or ligament swelling on the outside of his lower right leg, between the lower knee and foot, around the achillees at the rear and outside right.

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First of all, glad that rough and tough Ronnie jas been loving loving….,aube a .bottle too much so, eh?!

Of course, not a Vet, but thos sounds sooooo mich like a ligament..cruciate…hock….achilles…..injury!  ESPECIALLY  the way it happened (romping around  on “Ronnie’s Rocky Mountain”!

Frankie, my front legger, has had a cruciate surgery  on one rear leg, and then a second on on the other resr leg.     Additionally,  several times he’s tweaked his leg and tries to off load and, like you daid, use the other leg like a peg just to balance.The similarities mirror Frankie’s “symptons”..

Rarely does osteo go to another limb.  This sounds sooooo much like a soft tissue injury.  Rest and anti-inflammatory meds  required.  Frankie has tweaked just about every part of his legs. 

Jumping ahead, IF…IF it’s a cruciate  injury  that requires surgery, definitely  go with the TPLO.  It’s a more exp route (of course) and requirs a higher skill than what a “regular ” Bet does with the “other” surgery  that is sometimes  called the “fishing  wire surgery”.  Anyway, would be glad to shate my experience  with that IF needed.

Paws crossed for “just a tweak”! 

 AND, surely you didn’t  mean to make a post without  a picture,, right?? Right??   We’re waiting………  

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Hey welcome back! Sorry to hear about Ronnie’s issue. Chances are VERY good that this is a soft tissue injury. Everything you described about his behavior sounds like this is what you’re dealing with and I hope with all my heart it is. Let us know what you find out at the vet OK? I’m so happy you get to give Ronnie such outstanding care. Great job! smiley_clap

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I sure do hope that tuff little guy is ok.  Brownie and I have followed you from the beginning. I agree with Jerry and Sally. It sounds like he injured himself.

I am sad to say Brownie has gone to the bridge. He fought for over a year, but he was almost 13 so he had senior issues as well.

I think your tuff little guy is going to be here for quite awhile.

Sending positive thoughts!

My Beautiful Beloved Brownie was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma on February 26, 2019.  With all odds against him he lived an additional one year and eight days with amputation, love, and prayer.  I was honored to be his mom, and I have never been so proud!  He will live forever in my Heart!

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