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01 August 2005

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Sally

I had a stray kitten's back leg taken off 7 weeks ago as well, against the advise of the vet and everyone else I knew. She is now scooting around so fast I can't keep up. So glad I didn't just write her off! I look forward to more Raven stories.

chris

just been reading about yours and ravens brave fight, our gsd has osteosarcoma in his front left leg.He had an op on both front legs when he was 5 months old, so losing a leg was not an option, his right leg would not bear his great weight on it (68kilos). so we had radiotheorapy, he still has no pain, thank god, we got a course of tablets from US,we tried chinese herbs, even managed to get graviola(herb, great at fighting cancer,just not bone cancer,)we have tried everything,spent £2,500 on his treatment, but nothing is going to save our big brave boy,an i'd do it all again, in a flash.He had his normal life back, his had this for 5 months 1 week an 1 day, but whose counting. he sounds like his clearing his throat or maybe a odd cough, so i think its in his lungs now, no one told me what to expect so i read stories on the internet, it helps (mind you i cry alot while reliving everyones nightmares, knowing all the time i have this to come. chris pulling her hair out in the uk.

Tim Elder

My best friend of 10 years, Bear was diagnosed 6 months ago with osteosarcoma in his front left leg. He has been able to get around pretty well (out for 15-20 minute walks every day) but in the last week has been limping badly and holding the leg up when standing. At this point I only want to control his pain and have him live out the rest of his life with good quality. I am now really considering amputation as an option but Bear has already out lived the normal life expectancy. I worry that coping with three legs might be to much in the last few months. Any comments would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Tim

PS-
It is really good to hear from other people who love their dogs as much as I do. And for those out there managing pain with meds I have found great success for the last 6 months with a combination of Rimadyl, Tramadol, and Gabapentin.

Tim Elder

My best friend of 10 years, Bear was diagnosed 6 months ago with osteosarcoma in his front left leg. He has been able to get around pretty well (out for 15-20 minute walks every day) but in the last week has been limping badly and holding the leg up when standing. At this point I only want to control his pain and have him live out the rest of his life with good quality. I am now really considering amputation as an option but Bear has already out lived the normal life expectancy. I worry that coping with three legs might be to much in the last few months. Any comments would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Tim

PS-
It is really good to hear from other people who love their dogs as much as I do. And for those out there managing pain with meds I have found great success for the last 6 months with a combination of Rimadyl, Tramadol, and Gabapentin.

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