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28 January 2009 - 4:48 pm
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It’s been hell this week. we have to wait for the biopsy results as there is a chance it is not a tumour.
It means that zac is in pain and that is awful. He has meds and a morphine patch so is as comfortable as can be but it still goes against every fibre of my being having an animal suffer.
Hopefully the results will be back for friday and not monday.

It all rests on that outcome as to what we do next.
Thanks again to all of you for your posts. The support it offers is irreplaceable.
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28 January 2009 - 8:06 pm
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Zacman, hang in there. We know your baby is in pain, but you are doing everything possible for him, and he knows it. Maybe some gentle massage can help. And keep calling the vet's office and bugging them for the results (heaven forbid they forget to call you!).

Our paws are crossed for a good outcome.

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28 January 2009 - 8:12 pm
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We are thinking of you during this really difficult time. Our thoughts and puppy prayers are with you – only you and your fur baby can make this decision, but make it together and listen to your heart. I can't think of anything else to add to all the wonderful words of wisdom that have been written above. For us, Zeus and I would do it all over again…we have no regrets.

Peace to you no matter what decision you make.

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28 January 2009 - 9:48 pm
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A very difficult decision for sure, but as many have said so far, go with your heart. Only you can know whats best for you and your baby. Be strong and we are sending prayers your way!

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3 February 2009 - 8:39 am
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Thank you all, I am so glad we found this site.

Sadly we received Zacks results and he did have an osteo sarc.

As you know we had a bad week and were only just managing  the pain.

As  he became more lame he began to go lame on his good front leg and was licking it a lot.

I think in our hearts we had already decided that amputation was not for him so our decision was made easier.

He left to a painfree world on friday. It is shocking how quickly it all happened bit I am glad for his sake that it's over now.

Words can't describe how much we all miss him. I am so glad though that we had the chance to say goodbye. So may people in other situations don't get that chance.

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3 February 2009 - 6:03 pm
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We are sad to hear your news, you can take comfort in knowing that Zack is running free and healthy and is free from pain. I just wanted you to know how sorry we were and send you a hug.

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Zacman, everyone has a different situation. You did what was you felt was best for your fur kid, and he knows that you loved him dearly. Now, he runs free and is a forever healthy, vibrant pup again. Someday you will meet up.

Our sympathies go out to you. We are so, so sorry.

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