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    Ultrasounds

    We lost our beautiful 14yo greyhound girl to something unknown ten days ago. She was healty and happy with some hine leg weakness that rimadyl and glucosamine helped very much with. One night something happened and she was not moving much. The vet speculated vestibular disease but doubted that because she was not responding to stimuli at all on her body and one front leg was prone and stiff, so perhaps a stroke or more likely a tumor went off. Either way we lost her. Awfully heartbreaking on us. So my question is, should ultrasounds become part of an annual checkup for grey's? Perhaps twice a year after age ten? The hemangiosarcoma threat (of which I never even heard of previously) alone could warrant this? From reading and consulting I've accepted that we'll never know what took our girl but I now suspect hemangiosarcoma, but who knows for sure.
  2. Hello Fellow Greyhound Moms and Dads, My husband and I just returned from the animal hospital where our son, Rudy, is currently undergoing surgery to remove a tumor in his spleen. There is a likely diagnosis of Hemangiosarcoma, but we wont know for sure until early next week after they biopsy it. The doctor said there is a 80-90% chance of the tumor being malignant based on the blood pooling in the area, as well as other surrounding factors. Needless to say, we are devastated by the possible diagnosis - this is our first Greyhound and he felt perfectly fine up until this morning. Further, with a confirmed Hemangiosarcoma diagnosis, the vet has given him a timetable of 2-4 months to live past surgery, possibly more if chemo becomes an option. In the likely event that it is Hemangiosarcoma, does anyone have any knowledge of or previous experience with this type of cancer in Greyhounds? Or perhaps any recommended oncologists in the Boston area? If chemo becomes an option for him, does anyone have any suggested types/methods of chemo or meds they've found success with for Greyhounds? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
  3. Some of you may have read my last post http://forum.greytalk.com/index.php/topic/294571-saving-daisy/?hl=%2Bsaving+%2Bdaisy about Daisy being diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma. She is 16 days post amp and 3 days after her first chemo treatment. She is doing great. No vomiting or soft poo. She seems to be feeling great, but we are prepared that it may not always be this way. Daisy had her staples out on the 15th and this morning we noticed that a spot on her wound was starting to 'open' I called our vet and took her right in. Fortunately they did not have to give her anymore stiches, just some cream for the wound and told me to put a tshirt on her. HA...put a shirt on Daisy...right! Instead I wrapped her up in a little scarf, a lot easier to tackel than getting her to cooperate putting on one of my husbands tees. Anyway, she is doing awesome and is acting like a totally normal pup The vets today gave her 'Whole body support traumeel rehmannia teapill wei qi booster animax -has anyone used any of these medications and supplements? -how do I stop her from licking her wound other than a tshirt? --Here is Daisy with her cute wrap
  4. I haven't posted on here a lot. I have only had Daisy less than a month, but we have been through more with her than we probably will with a lifetime of dogs. We got her on Saturday December 29, 2012. On Jan 2, we learned that she had a tumor and had her front left leg and shoulder blade amputated. We were told that it was osteosarcoma. I learned of "Charlie's Cancer diet" through Charlies Dad, and have been doing everything in my power to get Daisy well. This morning I took her in for her first oncology visit and to get her staples removed, and we are told that it is Hermangiosarcoma (cancer of the blood vessels) . They did ultrasounds and thankfully they did not find the cancer anywhere else. They started chemo today, but the doctors do not seem optimistic. However; Daisy is the strongest most inspiring dog I have ever met. Have any of you experienced hermangio? Have you experienced hermangio in the bone? This is my first 'sick' pet and I am willing to do all that I can. I have started her on the 'cancer diet' and I am supplementing her with different teas and herbs to boost her immune system. currently she is taking L-arginine echinacea goldenseal sweet wormwood (arteminisin) cod liver oil milk thistle cats claw dandelion root astragulus root essiac formula whew...any advice suggestions, or info are appreciated -Heather and Daisy <3
  5. I don't know how reputable Science Daily is, but the research was done by the University of Pennsylvania Vet School. It is obviously just one small study and will still need much more research, but perhaps there is some hope for a better treatment for hemangio. We can hope and pray..... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120910161556.htm Jane
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