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About BrittaAndGregg

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  1. Has anyone run into this issue.... As you know, Puma was diagnosed with Onset in her right shoulder. We are getting it amputated in a week, but today she woke up with saggy skin around her elbow in the non-cancerous left elbow. Any experience with this? I am assuming it is because she favoring that leg.
  2. Thank you to everyone who is responding. We certainly can use all the information and tips you all are able to provide. Update: We reached out to Dr. Couto and he was quick to respond. We are going to consult with him. We also are meeting with the surgery team at a university hospital in Boston on Thursday. Still have not made a decision and really looking for what questions we should be asking or what things we should be getting.
  3. Hello again We have decided to consult with Dr. Couto. He has been very quick to reply to us and has already reviewed all of Puma's medical records and x-rays. He agrees that Puma has a primary bone tumor in her right front shoulder bone. AKA OsteoSarcoma. HE also believes she has a hairline pathological fracture in the inner part of the shoulder Boone. The good news is that he also agrees that Puma's Thoracic radiographs look absolutely normal. We have an appointment with the chief of surgery at a major education hospital in Boston for this Thursday to have them examine Puma in adva
  4. Our retired racer, Puma, has always been a very happy and healthy greyhound. Recently, while walking down some stairs, she froze up and yelped. After carrying her down the stairs, it became noticeable that she was limping pretty severely. Luckily we had pain meds on hand. We took good care of her with pain meds and a heating pad, and although the limp definitely improved, we ended up taking her to the vet about a week later just to be safe. On Friday, after taking X-Rays, our vet informed us that Puma has Osteosarcoma in her right front shoulder. Fortunately, we did catch it quickly and
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