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Myxosarcoma / Amputation of Left Forelimb
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Fingers, toes, paws, and tails all crossed for you and sweet Bender. Lots of love and pawsitive wishes coming your way 💖💖💖

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Jackie, David, Bo, Andy, Oscar, Angel Mitchell, and the coolest feral tripawd kitty Huckleberry

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He doesn’t do well with any of the narcotics.  Even with his amputation we had to stop tramadol after the first night. 

It has been 48 hours since his last dose of metacam, I am going to start the pred tonight. I don’t want to see him slide further into the abyss. 

Fingers crossed that it works. 



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10 August 2018 - 4:41 pm
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So glad to hear you’re starting cortisone.

I really wish it will do as well for him as it did for my Eurydice 🐮

Give it a day or two and you should see big improvement, fingers crossed.

Will be checking for your updates. 

Hugs 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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Paws crossed for good results.  If I recall, when I’ve  had various dogs in Pred for vaiius reasons, sometimes  the results weren’t  always immediate.  So ifnit takes three or four days to see a perkier Bender.  I remember  my Vet told me that, while Prednisone   can be a “bad” drug sometimes, there comes a time when it can be a miracle drug too!!

What dose and frequency is he on?   How much does handsome  weigh?

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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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Bender and family,

Hoping that you had a decent evening. I have guests in town so I couldn’t post last night. Keeping fingers crossed for you, keeping you in my thoughts.

Big hugs heartheart

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11 August 2018 - 6:46 am
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First night on pred was a 180 turn around from the night before. Bender ate willingly and slept through the night (for the most part). 

He currently weights 48 LBS and takes 25mg of pred per day for the first 7 days. We may back off the dose after that .

Praying he avoids any major side effects. 

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11 August 2018 - 7:35 am
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YAY!!!!!💞💖💞💖💞💖💞💖💞💖💞💖💞

Go BENDER!!!!! And way to go Benders pawrent, you’re all over it. Enjoy your day, i hope it’s wonderful one!!

Big hugs ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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YAAAAAAAAAAY  FOR BENDER!!!!!!    BEST NEWS EVVVVVER!!!!!!😁😁😁😁😁😁😁SOOOOO GLAD TO READ THIS!!!

And to see it work so quickly is absolutely  wonderful!!!  Yes indeedy, Prednisone   can be a realky GOOD drug sometimes. ………a MIRACLE  drug!

Through the years when I’ve  had to use this for my dogs, and sometimes  for extended  periods of time and  at maximum  dose, I’ve not ever had any bad side effects.  The most I ever saw was thirst and peeing more.  And good appetite  too! Hopefully  Bender will be free of any side effects too!  

You are a ROCKSTAR BENDER!!!!!

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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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11 August 2018 - 2:03 pm
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FANTASTIC! Oh my gosh that is wonderful. Paws & fingers crossed for continued improvement and easier days ahead.

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YESSSSS 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

It is working, it is working as it did for Miss Cow, wooohooooooooo 🎉🎉🎉

In my experience this is a totally miraculous drug, I am SO thrilled for you !

And it gets better and better, you’ve got a “new” Bender at home ☺️

Can’t wait for some pictures and videos so we can all cheer and marvel at Bender’s happiness (and yours) 😄

Hugs 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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Oh yes, please.. would love some pictures when you have a moment, that would be just wonderful. 

❤️❤️❤️

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Bender looking for food from the back seat.

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11 August 2018 - 7:13 pm
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Awwwww…… Bender you adorable boy!!!!  That face would win me over every time 😘😘

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11 August 2018 - 7:51 pm
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I can’t thank you folks enough for giving me the confidence to push for prednisone .

The turn around is nothing short of a miracle. I hope this keeps him comfortable for a little while longer. 

Virginia




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I don know how one dog can embody so much cuteness and adorableness!!!  Bender sure does have a monopoly on it though!!😁

All you have to do is look at that photo and know all is well in Bender’s world😊😊

Ice cream cone for Bender!🍦🍦🍦🍧🍧🍨🍨🍦

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