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Amputation on a 13 year old?
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28 November 2015 - 8:19 pm
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Just checking in on KITNA!

And I just saw where you had posted about your other “crazy” pup who decided an overdose of Rimadyl would be a ymmy dessert! The video was priceless! http://tripawds…..rrow-night

Sending positive energy…

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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Thank you! Snickers is a total dork, but I love her. 😉

Kitna is doing well! He has finally healed from the biopsy, and his cone came off yesterday! He is so happy about that. He apparently had some anger issues with the cone. Last Monday I got home from work to find that Kitna had broken out of his crate (through the side no less! The door to the crate was still locked when I got home!). Somehow he got the cone off is his head and he chewed it to pieces (as well as his collar, which was in the cone) and when he was done with that he ripped off his bandage, licked his foot and ate most of the bandage. So on Monday we went to the vets and we got a new cone (haha Kitna! You thought you were free of it!) and we made the decision to give Kitna some anti-depressants until the cone could come off. He has actually done very well on them! He seems a lot more relaxed and happy than he was before, and he isn’t as skittish. 

The biopsy results came back and the mass is a low grade 2 tumor, which, from my understanding (please correct me if I am wrong), means that it can spread, but it may not. Dogs with low grade tumors (even if they are grade 2) have a much longer life expectancy (like 5+ years) than those with high grade tumors.

So, my husband and I have decided to save up money to pay AVC $2400 to remove the tumor. We are currently about $1500 short of what we need, and I have decided to try having a garage sale (Yes. In winter.) in an attempt to raise more money for the surgery.

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