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He was diagnosed this afternoon...my greatest fear has come true. My beautiful boy. He started limping last night and it wasn't better this morning. DW sent me an e-mail as I am out of the country, my first reaction was to get him x-ray'ed immediately and she was able to get an appointment with the bone specialist at Alta Vista in Ottawa. X-rays have been sent to Dr. Coutu however likely his team will not look at them until sometime tomorrow. We have chosen to fight this battle, he is scheduled for amputation tomorrow and his lungs are clear. He is not even 8, he is healthy, a food hound and strong. I hope he is strong enough to be around for some time to come.

 

We are devastated.

 

Kyle

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There IS hope. Just look at Winslow. Hang in there. It sounds like you've caught it and will get going on treatment right away.

 

Hugs to you - it's hard enough to get this news, but to not be able to hug your boy is tough.

 

Is it a front leg or a rear leg?

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Oh no. Sharing your hopes that you and he can beat this thing. Hugs to you and DW, and scritchies to your handsome brave boy.

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Oh, nnnooooo! This cannot be happening! Kyle, all of GT will be chiming in as soon as they read this with powerful prayers going out to you, DW and of course Charlie. We will stand with you during the battle to come.

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Hoping for the best. Hugs to you, DW and Charlie. Hope you get to see him soon.

 

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Hugs to you and gentle scritches to Charlie! Hoping for a very long, cancer-free life for Charlie.

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There IS hope. Just look at Winslow. Hang in there. It sounds like you've caught it and will get going on treatment right away.

 

Hugs to you - it's hard enough to get this news, but to not be able to hug your boy is tough.

 

Is it a front leg or a rear leg?

 

 

It's his back left leg. I know I have read somewhere that pups do better if it's either front or back but I don't have a choice in the matter. Charlie came home with DW late this afternoon and will be brought back to the vet for 8am tomorrow. At least I get to see him once I land around midnight tonight before he goes in.

Kyle with Stewie ('Super C Ledoux, Super C Sampson x Sing It Blondie) and forever missing my three angels, Jack ('Roy Jack', Greys Flambeau x Miss Cobblepot) and Charlie ('CTR Midas Touch', Leo's Midas x Hallo Argentina) and Shelby ('Shari's Hooty', Flying Viper x Shari Carusi) running free across the bridge.

Gus an coinnich sinn a'rithist my boys and little girl.

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He was diagnosed this afternoon...my greatest fear has come true. My beautiful boy. He started limping last night and it wasn't better this morning. DW sent me an e-mail as I am out of the country, my first reaction was to get him x-ray'ed immediately and she was able to get an appointment with the bone specialist at Alta Vista in Ottawa. X-rays have been sent to Dr. Coutu however likely his team will not look at them until sometime tomorrow. We have chosen to fight this battle, he is scheduled for amputation tomorrow and his lungs are clear. He is not even 8, he is healthy, a food hound and strong. I hope he is strong enough to be around for some time to come.

 

We are devastated.

 

Kyle

 

 

Kyle, I am so sorry. I'm sending you an email with some info you will need.

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Wishing the best possible outcome for Charlie. Prayers that will be one of the lucky ones and beat this evil disease.

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From the vet that handled my previous grey's amputation, they carry 60% of their weight on the front legs and 40% on the back.

 

You may want to "3-leg proof" your house by making sure that slippery floors (and corners) are covered with non-skid rugs. If you have stairs, you may need to have a plan to help your grey navigate them as I found that the vets can be "too optimistic" about how quickly a dog will be able to do them. Some can do them easily but, my grey was not one of them.

 

Good luck on the surgery.

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There IS hope. Just look at Winslow. Hang in there. It sounds like you've caught it and will get going on treatment right away.

 

Hugs to you - it's hard enough to get this news, but to not be able to hug your boy is tough.

 

Is it a front leg or a rear leg?

 

 

It's his back left leg. I know I have read somewhere that pups do better if it's either front or back but I don't have a choice in the matter. Charlie came home with DW late this afternoon and will be brought back to the vet for 8am tomorrow. At least I get to see him once I land around midnight tonight before he goes in.

 

Losing a rear leg is a lot easier on them from what I understand. He will be up and moving about in no time :nod Thinking good thoughts for your Charlie :)

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Lovingly Remembered: Sutra (Fliowa Sutra) 12/02/97-10/12/10, Pinky (Pick Me) 04/20/03-11/19/12, Fritz (Fritz Fire) 02/05/01 - 05/20/13, Ace (Fantastic Ace) 02/05/01 - 07/05/13, and Carrie (Takin the Crumbs) 05/08/99 - 09/04/13.

A cure for cancer can't come soon enough.--

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Kyle, my heart is breaking for you. Many prayers for Charlie to live a long happy life. Your quick action will give him every chance. Please let us know how his surgery goes. Again any prayers from us.

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Oh no ... I am so sorry!

 

Will you wait to hear from Dr Couto before the amputation is done? I do know that some people have had the dx reversed by him.. slim hope I know. :(

 

I hope everything goes well. If Sid could talk, he'd tell you that pretty much the only thing he misses about having his right back leg is being able to scratch his chin on that side - but his human servants will do that for him, and if they're not available, the carpet will do!

 

I second the 'leg-proof' the house. Sid does need his non-slip mats everywhere. And make sure he has plenty of room to turn around in the rooms and hallways because tripods don't do the 'walking backwards' thing - at least Sid doesn't!

 

Good luck. We're all rooting for Charlie! :goodluck

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I am so very Sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your wife and Charlie...

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Oh no :cry1 Tons of hugs and prayers for Charlie :grouphug:hope :hope :hope

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