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Demon's heart ultrasound found his heart to be in better shape than originally thought. I suspect the Vets looking at the xrays aren't use to greyhound hearts.

Diagnosis: Chronic valvular disease - Mitral valve - Mild,

Tricuspid valve - Mild w/mild R heart enlargement

XRays suggest significant cardiomegaly but echo reveals

mild changes.

No mass seen.

No pericardial effusion present.


II/VI Left apical and R sided systolic murmur was noted.

Pulse quality was normal. Color was pink with a 1 second

refull time noted. Pulmonary auscultation was within normal



He was cleared for surgery and after a lot of soul searching, we decided to go with amputation and chemo. It was a hard decision. This is the 3rd grey with osteo in 3.5 years. Morgan never had a recurrence and lived to be 13.5 (3 years post amputation). Alex developed lung mets while still in chemo. We've had the 2 extreme outcomes. We met with the surgeon, Dr. Massat, this morning. Dr. Massat is the surgeon that performed Winslow's amputation. Knowing how aggressive osteo is, we asked for a surgical date as soon as possible. He said he could do it today. :omg We left him there for the surgery later today. They expect he will be able to come home tomorrow.

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It sounds like he is "A-OK" for the surgery. We are sure he will come through just fine!


You are doing what you think is best for him, and we will keep all of you in our prayers, and we send you LOTS OF LOVE! :wub::getwell:goodluck:hope

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Many prayers for you and your baby.



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All good thoughts coming from here :candle:grouphug

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Sending prayers and light for an easy surgery and uneventful recovery for your sweet boy. :hope:heart

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Praying that Demon follows in Morgan's paw prints. Sending hugs for you both.

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Dr. Massat just called. Demon made it through surgery ok. His BP got a little low at one point but it responded to treatment. Dr. Massat will call again tomorrow morning.

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I'm glad he made it through OK. :goodluck for quick and successful healing, and no recurrence.

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