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7.5 year old Great Dane with osteosaroma in front leg- SAD UPDATE
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25 January 2011 - 10:45 am
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Thanks again for all the helpful advice everyone!

 

We just heard back from the vet this morning and the toe lump is not cancerous. It is inflammatory cells so they are not sure what it is but I am so relieved that it isn't cancer! He is scheduled for amputation tomorrow. I am really nervous. I know he will be fine but I'm still nervous for him. Going to go get a bunch of carpet runners before he comes home.

 

This site is so helpful! I never realized how many things are available for tripawds!

 

Greatfuldanes I am glad your Dane is doing well despite all he's been through!!  Is his name Tigger? My other dane also has Wobbler's, degenerative myelopathy and a ccl repair. For your dog to be doing well on three legs is awesome!! I will definitely look into the neoplasene.

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25 January 2011 - 11:06 am
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Great news about the diagnosis! Best wishes for a complete speedy recovery, please keep us posted.

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25 January 2011 - 11:07 am
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That's amazing Zane. He is a brindle and has always been a tigger of sorts. Now that he bounces off his one back leg as though it's a spring- he has truly become a Tigger!

Good luck this week! Did you remember to get a good harness like the webmaster by ruffwear? It will be invaluable in helping to get Sterling to his feet after surgery.

Here's some video that I just made of Zane a few days ago. He is just 6 weeks post amp.

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Amazing Zane the Dane

wobblers syndrome - 4 spinal & 3 acl surgeres         

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                            The wonderful thing about Tiggers ~ Is Tiggers are wonderful things

                        Their tops are made out of rubber ~ Their bottoms are made out of springs!                                                                                

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25 January 2011 - 11:42 am
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I will practice embedding. Your skills are amazing winker

 


Jenny & the Z Pack in NC   

Amazing Zane the Dane

wobblers syndrome - 4 spinal & 3 acl surgeres         

amp 12/8/10

                            The wonderful thing about Tiggers ~ Is Tiggers are wonderful things

                        Their tops are made out of rubber ~ Their bottoms are made out of springs!                                                                                

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25 January 2011 - 12:02 pm
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Yaaaaaay for no cancer!

Good luck tomorrow, keep us posted on how things are going OK?  Remember to get your sleep tonight, you'll need it.

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25 January 2011 - 2:01 pm
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Good the toe lump is not cancer.

Good luck tomorrow- update us when you can.

 

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26 January 2011 - 11:03 am
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Thanks again everyone! He is in surgery now and they will call me when he wakes up.

 

Thanks for sharing the video of Zane! That is amazing!! He is such a big boy, too!

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26 January 2011 - 3:43 pm
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I' very sad to report that Sterling died during surgery today.

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26 January 2011 - 4:01 pm
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I'm so sorry.  It's unbearable anytime, but when a loss is so unexpected, it is difficult in so many other ways. I wish I had some words to help, but I will be thinking of you, Sterling and your family.

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Oh my gosh.  I am so sorry.  We all know it is a possibility but none of us expect it.  My heart is just breaking for you.  I wish there were words to give you that would help but I know there are not.  Sterling was a beautiful boy.

Debra

Debra & Emily, a five year old doberman mix, who was diagnosed with an osteosaecoma. She had a right rear leg amputation on May 19, 2009. On November 10, 2009 she earned her wings and regained her fourth leg.

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26 January 2011 - 4:37 pm
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Just what is going on around here, I am so sorry to hear this. The actual surgery is the one thing I usually don't have any worries about, I hope they will or did give you a reason as to why this happened, for your own sense of comfort or closure. Geesh, I don't know what to say, our sympathy to you and your family, Spirit Gus and Dan

My buddy Gus had a left front amputation on April 7, 2010 and lived a great life until July 26,2010

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26 January 2011 - 4:55 pm
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I am so sorry to read that Sterling died during his surgery. How very sad. My deepest condolences.

Jo Ann & Tasha

Tasha 8 years old, First cancer diagnosis 6/26/09, Last cancer diagnosis 9/26/09, Amputation 10/01/09, Loving our girl moment by moment.

Tasha lost her battle and became my Angel on May 4 2011. Forever in my heart….

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26 January 2011 - 5:08 pm
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We are heartbroken, this is so, so tragic and we are deeply sorry. This is not the news we thought we would hear.

Why things like this happen, we have no idea. It really, really hurts.

We just can't believe it, and send our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.

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26 January 2011 - 5:12 pm
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oh-my We are so sorry. sad

In a tragic coincidence we had just posted an interview with Dr. Pam discussing such complications and how they are very rare and extremely difficult to predict. Please accept our most sincere condolences.

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