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I took Sirocco to see Dr Sheff last Friday because he started the dreaded limp and has a lump on his right shoulder. Dr Sheff took 3 xrays of his right leg and couldn't find anything suspicious with the bone. The next step is a soft tissue biopsy of that right shoulder on Friday at 0830. Sirocco will receive a light sedative before the biopsy. Total procedure should take about a half hour.

 

Sirocco had an episode before with limping and a swollen leg. The vet immediately suspected an infection that time because the swelling was above and below the joint. I was told that cancer rarely jumps a joint. However, the swelling this time is all above the joint.

 

I don't think there is anyway that this will be "nothing". However, I am praying, hoping & wishing that it is something that can be resected with clean margins. I would greatly appreciate any good thoughts and prayers for my sweet little heathen. He's ornery and a little rotten but he's mine.

 

Also, what questions should I ask? Prognosis and pain control are at the top of my list right now. He is currently taking rimadyl and I am not certain that is enough.

 

Thanks

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Drake - Fortified Power x Cajun Oriel

Janney - Ronco x Sol Happy

Waiting at the bridge: Sirocco - (Reko Sirocco) - Trojan Episode x Reko Princess; Nikki - (MPS Sharai) - Devilish Episode x MPS Daisy Queen;
Yukon - (Yak Back) - Epic Prince x Barts Cinnamon

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Sending good thoughts an prayers your way. Hard to know what types of questions to ask, until you find the cause. Please post what the vet finds, and we can all go from there.

 

Good Luck, and lots of love !

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:goodluck that it isn't serious and is easily treated.

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Sending many good thoughts and prayers..... :hope:candle

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Sending best thoughts!

Star aka Starz Ovation (Ronco x Oneco Maggie*, litter #48538), Coco aka Low Key (Kiowa Mon Manny x Party Hardy, litter # 59881), and mom in Illinois
We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

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We'll have a fingers crossed that it's not serious and treatable.

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Sending prayers and good thoughts for you and Sirocco.

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I took Sirocco to see Dr Sheff last Friday because he started the dreaded limp and has a lump on his right shoulder. Dr Sheff took 3 xrays of his right leg and couldn't find anything suspicious with the bone. The next step is a soft tissue biopsy of that right shoulder on Friday at 0830. Sirocco will receive a light sedative before the biopsy. Total procedure should take about a half hour.

 

Sirocco had an episode before with limping and a swollen leg. The vet immediately suspected an infection that time because the swelling was above and below the joint. I was told that cancer rarely jumps a joint. However, the swelling this time is all above the joint.

 

I don't think there is anyway that this will be "nothing". However, I am praying, hoping & wishing that it is something that can be resected with clean margins. I would greatly appreciate any good thoughts and prayers for my sweet little heathen. He's ornery and a little rotten but he's mine.

 

Also, what questions should I ask? Prognosis and pain control are at the top of my list right now. He is currently taking rimadyl and I am not certain that is enough.

 

Thanks

 

 

I know firsthand how scary this is, I am praying that your news is good news. Loads of love sent to you and your Sirocco.

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Prayers and more prayers from our crew!!

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Sending prayers for everyone.

Linda, Mom to Fuzz, Barkley, and the felines Miss Kitty, Simon and Joseph.Waiting at The Bridge: Alex, Josh, Harley, Nikki, Beemer, Anna, Frank, Rachel, my heart & soul, Suze and the best boy ever, Dalton.<p>

:candle ....for all those hounds that are sick, hurt, lost or waiting for their forever homes. SENIORS ROCK :rivethead

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How did things go today? Thinking of Zema's half-bro Sirocco and hoping all is well.

Star aka Starz Ovation (Ronco x Oneco Maggie*, litter #48538), Coco aka Low Key (Kiowa Mon Manny x Party Hardy, litter # 59881), and mom in Illinois
We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

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Thanks for all the prayers and good thoughts. Dr Sheff decided to do a wedge biospy instead of a needle because the tissue was so soft. The cytology report should be back Monday and the histopathology report will be back Wednesday. Dr Sheff said the cytology would highlight any inflammatory causes for the swelling but that the histopathology would most accurately diagnose any disease processes. (Extremely important to me because my bridge Chester's bone cancer wasn't picked up on his first biopsy.)

 

Even though we can't determine any treatment plans before Wednesday, I told Dr Sheff that Sirocco has very significant separation anxiety. I don't think any plan that involves Sirocco being away from his people or grey siblings for any length of time would be viable. He agreed readily. (All the dogs have their dentals done at the same time. Dr Sheff always does Sirocco first so that by the time Sirocco is really awake, Yukon is done and in the crate with him. That way he never realizes he was alone.)

 

Dr Sheff gave us tramadol in addition to the rimadyl for pain. Sirocco has about a 1 inch incision and the area is still swollen (but not red). Sirocco is very uncomfortable putting weight on that right leg. Should tramadol and rimadyl be given concurrently or is it best to alternate? I am currently alternating.

Drake - Fortified Power x Cajun Oriel

Janney - Ronco x Sol Happy

Waiting at the bridge: Sirocco - (Reko Sirocco) - Trojan Episode x Reko Princess; Nikki - (MPS Sharai) - Devilish Episode x MPS Daisy Queen;
Yukon - (Yak Back) - Epic Prince x Barts Cinnamon

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You can give them concurrently, no problem -- that's the nice thing about Tramadol :) . Scritchies to handsome boy, and prayers the biopsy comes back "Oh, just some inflammation/infection, we'll clear that right up."

Star aka Starz Ovation (Ronco x Oneco Maggie*, litter #48538), Coco aka Low Key (Kiowa Mon Manny x Party Hardy, litter # 59881), and mom in Illinois
We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

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