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  1. Thank you all for the support. Could not have had such a great dog without your help. He is in Gods hands now. Be free, Milo!
  2. Well, I had to say goodbye to Milo today. Too many days and nights spent crying out in pain. Meds barely dented the pain. Sorry milo, but we had a few good years together. I am glad you were in my life. Hope you are running like the wind now, being free of pain and suffering. I miss you, Dad.
  3. Another update to Milo. He has been wonderful and happy the last 8 months. But now he is stumbling a bit, and almost collaspes jumping down a few steps. All 3 of his legs seem a bit swollen - I don't see the veins and tendons like before. And he wimpers in pain. His front leg causes pain, especially when I squeeze it. Gabuprofin for pain. Thoughts? TNX Dave
  4. December update. Milo is doing great now! Great attitude and appetite, can handle steps to the house pretty well. And he can run fast, keeping up with the others doggies. If he is galloping along, it is most like skipping, using just one back leg. He sez : I am still faster than you!"
  5. Thank you all, very much. I stopped the pain pills. He pees all over the house, and I think one stitch popped, and is leaking bloody pus. Looks like it is old stuff, just draining out. Monday back to vet for stitches out, and see what they think. Sometimes his tail is up and he is happy, and sometimes Milo seems depressed. Sleeps in odd places, not much appetite ...
  6. Milo is back home finally, after 4-5 days at vet. They took the whole shoulder off. But he is happy, jumped out of the truck by himself, walked around the yard - he is good! Hope I can keep him happy for a few months.
  7. Well, it has been a month now. Swollen wrist is bigger. Leg is pracctically worthless. Took him down to the U of FL vet school yesterday. Biopsy says osteo sarcoma. Fast acting cancer, not much one can do to stop it. Full of pain pills. We had a nice afternoon in the yard, beautiful North Florida fall day. We will see how he holds up in the next days/weeks. He is just dragging along his front foot - very little use to him.
  8. I assume the biopsy if of the lump, to see what it is. So far, the lump seems to be growing on the bone, a separate growth. I will request a tick panel also.
  9. WELL, we had x rays last week. $350 sounds expensive. Doc wants to do a biopsy next week, to see if this bulge is benign or not. Don't know where that will lead us.
  10. I will talk to vet on monday, ask about tick panel. Swelling has not changed, but Milo is happy as a lark!
  11. Well, so far the xrays are positive. The lump is not part of the leg bones. So no cancer suspected now. That is a relief, of course. Doc is sending films to an expert to also evaluate them. Pills for pain and reduce swelling. He is also running a fever of 103, I think she said??. Milo was so happy this am, as I was letting him out to pee. Jumping around in circles -- what a wonderful dog! Did I also say he gets along gr4eat with 3 new horses my son got? Milo just does not care about them. So, life is good this weekend. Hot as Hades. Praying for those poor souls in the Carolinas - been there, done that,, too many times. Dave
  12. OK, OK - quit beating me over the head. Will see the doc on friday.
  13. 5 y/o Milo (ex racer) has a swollen joint, front left wrist. That joint is maybe 1/4" larger in diameter that the good leg. He favors it, limping around the house. But he still jumps down the steps to go out, And, he will still run flat out, without complaining. The joint is hard, not mushy at all. I can bend it and he seems fine with that. If I squeeze it hard he will cry. Been going on a few days here - may still be growing - hard to tell. Anyone want to speculate? If it does not improve soon, I will take him to the vet. Thanks, Dave
  14. Thanks for the nice words, folks. It has taken a full year, but Milo spends more time with me and the dogs, instead of laying in the bedroom by himself. Also he has explored new parts of the property, that he was more wary of in the recent past. And can get him to run along with the tractor. At least one more hurdle: to get in the truck so I can take him to the vet for his annual checkup and shots. Dave
  15. What makes a sweet and gentle dog turn into a marauding beast? Milo has been here just a year, and look at him now: It is shameful, I say. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVyN6Ud_p-I
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