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Fluid and nodule in lungs. Is there anything that can be done? Draining? Meds?
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I’m so sorry. Getting to this stage is hard on us, but yeah, Snookie is feeling good now and that’s what matters most. YAY!

Jerry also had a hard time breathing at night, which we documented here

What medications did your vet prescribe to help with the breathing and restlessness? They are connected with each other so if you can help the breathing get better, the panting will ease up. Prednisone , Albuterol and cough suppressants were given to Jerry.

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So they results came back…no cancer in the fluid. I’m more confused then ever. She is having a really hard time tonight, I think just from having 2 chest taps and being at a vet 3 times in the last week. She is worn out. She needs some time to relax and heal from the taps I think. The vet said she was pretty bruised. We are not going to take her into a vet unless it’s an emergency for the next week and then do an X-ray to see if the growth in her lung has grown and how much fluid returns. The vet said it would be really hard to get a sample of the tumor in the lung because it’s not on the wall. Putting her through that kind of pain to get a sample breaks my heart to think about but thinking that there could be a way to make her better again makes me so happy. I’m very lost. She coughs and wheezes when breathing pretty bad. It’s all so confusing. I don’t want to keep putting her through pain but the “what if she could be healed and it’s maybe not cancer” keeps popping into my head…..I just don’t know if the pain she will be in is worth it. My worse fear if to have her cut into, poked, and put through pain for her remaining days but my biggest dream is to be able to save her and maybe she can live a longer happy life. Oh man. This is hard. 

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Hi sweetie 🌸

How is your baby doing???

And you?

Thinking about you and sending lots of love and cuddles, 😘🐮💫✨🌟🌹

Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4 May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30 Nov 2016. 3 courses of doxorubicin, PET scan 26 Jan 2017 showed more mets so stopped chemo. Holistic route April 2017. Lung X-ray 5 May 2017 showed several tennis ball size mets, started cortisone and diuretics. Miss Cow earned her XXL silver wings 12 June 2017, 13 months and 1 week after amputation and 6 1/2 months after lung mets, she was the goofiest dawg ever and is now happily flying from cloud to cloud woof woofing away :-) 

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