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16 October 2020 - 12:30 pm
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Dang cancer! Grr! I’m sorry for that news, it’s a gut-punch. Razbeg, however, doesn’t know what the x-rays said. As you mentioned, he’s thriving and loving life to the fullest so for now, that’s the vision to keep in you mind whenever you start to feel down about the mets. Change the channel in your mind. It’s the best medicine for Razbeg and Myrsky too. You can do it!

Your oncologist sounds terrific, how awesome that she is helping you investigate your options. I’m with you guys on the lobectomy procedure, we just haven’t seen very good long-term outcomes (3+ months of survival) from that procedure over the years. We passed on it too for our Jerry.

I know this might be a long-shot, but check out our long discussion topic about metronomics and lung metastasis options. And here’s a blog article that is a summary of the most recent developments for Treating Lung Metastasis in Dogs. See if there’s any treatment options in those posts that you’d like to bring up with your oncologist. Maybe there’s a clinical trial that your vet will want to participate in to see if it can help Razbeg? 

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16 October 2020 - 10:14 pm
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Thank you once again for your encouraging words and sage advices. I was somewhat upset when I wrote last but realise now that I must keep my cool for Razbeg’s sake.

Yes, holistic approach is one option, and I will look into those links about lung mets & metronomics , although sadly many of the options available there in the States aren’t available here.

The vet already called me back and said that Palladia is available here, but with the dosage Razbeg needs it would cost about 750 euros, which is roughly 880 dollars, a month. I said I need time to think about it, because at the moment I didn’t want to give up any possible option, but I simply cannot afford that continuously, especially with no guarantee that it would help, so that rules Palladia out.

It occured to me only later that while Razbeg was having problems with cystitis in spring he was out of any medication for his lung mets for about two and a half months. It’s a long time and I was nervous about it then, and maybe those mets really did grow mostly during that time. Then it could be that Leukeran is not that ineffective after all.

So, I will keep on going through our options, but most importantly, I’ll focus on keeping Razbeg happy!

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16 October 2020 - 10:34 pm
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That’s a good point about him being off Leukeran. So maybe going back on it is something to reconsider, especially if he has had no side effects from it.

We all know you are staying upbeat and positive for Razbeg. Yes, your love is that strong. It’s also okay to come here and express Your frustration or concerns anytime they pop up. We all certainly understand those emotions. Usually though, worst-case scenarios do not happen so it’s good to vent a little bit here so we can pull you back from the edge. That way you can continuously Focus on making each day gloriously happy for you and Razbeg. 

We need a favor from you though. We sure would like to have some more pictures and or video of this handsome boy!

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17 October 2020 - 8:23 am
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I am really sorry that you are going on this rollercoaster of a ride. I am no help in the supplement / medication department, but I just wanted to tell you that along with everybody else, we are here to cheer you on also. 

You have given your pups such great lives, and I still cannot believe 2 years have passed since Razbeg’s surgery. Even though it is hard, we all have to be mindful of some of these costs as we all have families and others to take care of too. 

Sending you hugs, and please give the pups ear scratches too!

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18 October 2020 - 1:04 am
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Thank you again, it warms my heart to know this community is so supportive sp_hearticon2 Not everyone out there understand these griefs, so it’s wonderful that place like this exists.

Here’s a recent pic of Razbeg, I’ll try add more later.

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18 October 2020 - 2:52 pm
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What a beautiful boy! He just makes us smile from ear to ear!

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18 October 2020 - 3:58 pm
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Absolutely  beautiful!!! Razbeg is stunningly  handsome.  He exudes gentleness❤

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