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Post Op visit

September 24th, 2009 · 9 Comments · Uncategorized

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Well we were doing so well after his amputation that we had to keep a close eye on bull because all of a sudden he wanted to climb the stairs, jump on the couch,etc. You guys were right he would make a full recovery and learn to be whole with 3 legs!!! And he Did!! But after getting his stitches out we met with the oncologist and they repeated the xrays that today show the cancer has spread to the lungs. It has only been 2 weeks since his amputation and the cancer already spread rapidly. The oncologist were not very helpful at all. Basically they gave us option of chemo in the hospital , metronomic chemo at home or pallative care. They could only tell us that they think he is at a stage of approx 2 months left. How can they know that????? ugggghh!! When I asked them the statistics of survival rates for this type of case they could not give me any. I called the vet that did the amputation and has been seeing Bull for the past few years and she will send me some information to help me decide. So to make a long story short—WE were sooooo happy to see how well he was adjusting to his life on 3 legs and now hopeless and devastated at the lastest development. We feel alone in this decision. (medically I mean) except for our surgeon that has been the most caring vet we have ever seen.
Thank you for all your concern.


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Post op day 1

September 11th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

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Bull went in for his amputation yesterday. We going to pick him up tonight. Vet said he did well during surgery. I’m excitied and aprehensive about seeing him! I hope he’s not mad at us for leaving him there and getting amputated. But on the other hand I’m excitied to help him with his new challenges. I’ll keep you posted on how our first day post op goes. Thanks again,
Sonia

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Nutritional care

September 9th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Hello again. Any advice on nutritional supplements? Bull has cancer and will probably start chemo 2 weeks post amputation. My vet does not have a recommendation. I see k-9 immunity all over the web pages. Anybody have experience with this?
Trying to stay calm,
sonia

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One day till surgery.

September 9th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

I would like to talk you all for writing back. I never realized what support one can find with others that have gone through the same. We are really worried and probably mostly scared on we will react to seeing our bully without his leg. We worry about pain, how will he get up and down, go for walks and how will he interact with his crazy viszla brother Tiki. But then I read your responses and realize other doggies have done it. We are all trying to stay calm but it’s very very hard! Tomorrow will be the first day of Bulls new adventure and we just want to be as positive and supportive as we can be. Any advice would be appreciated! Thank you!
Sonia

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new to this world

September 8th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

I am not sure how to use this blog yet. My rottweiler Bull was diagnosed with cancer last week and he has surgery scheduled for sept 10 to amputate his right hind leg. I am soo worried about the cancer and how he will be as a 3 legged dog.

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Hello world!

September 8th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

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