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As ya'll know we lost Apollo today. Since Feb of last year, we lost 8 dogs. 5 had osteo.

 

Today we got an almost-9 year old boy named Eyore. Thought he was meant for us because we have a Tigger that looks just like him (except Eyore is 100 pounds). Rescued Racers in St Louis brought him up to us. He got here 2 hrs after Apollo died. So he's been here since about 4pm.

 

I am already almost certain that he has osteo. He is favoring his right front leg, and seems painful over the humerus. Neither his old owner, nor the temporary foster home, noticed a limp. But we did right away. We've even seen him hold the paw up while standing twice.

 

The foster mom did say that he spread-eagled on her hardwood floor over the weekend. That is my only bit of hope that this is not osteo, but rather an injury. (Athough, from another perspective, perhaps he slipped on the floor because he has osteo and is unsteady on his feet.) Honestly, it seems more like bone pain to me than muscle pain, but of course I am not a vet.

 

My vet's day off is tomorrow, but if he is still favoring the leg on Thursday he'll go in.

 

He is a sweet, sweet, dear old white-faced brindle guy. He just lost his home of 5+ years. He does not deserve this.

 

Not sure how I will get through this again (but of course we will keep him either way). Not sure how I'll afford our 3rd round of amp/chemo in 9 months either....

 

Someone please tell me, convincingly, that this is NOT happening.

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Guest azlorenz

Oh Jen, I am so sorry to hear about Apollo. :weep

 

Jen, praying it isn't osteo but if it is, he couldn't be in better hands :bighug .

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Nooooooooo! Praying hard here. Eyore needs to have a happy outcome, for him and for you. :grouphug

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No way, it can't be! He sounds like he must be morbidly obese if he is 100lbs, so perhaps he is just sore.

 

Nope - his racing weight was 96 lbs. He's just big.

 

well **

 

That about sums it up, doesn't it?

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I'm so sorry about Apollo.

 

I hope hope hope you're wrong about Eyore. He and you both deserve better.

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Three years ago I adopted a ten yo Grey who had just lost his home of five years. He was my second Grey. The year before I had adopted my first Grey one month after losing the last of our three senior dogs. We lost them all in a nine month span. It was days prior to finalizing his adoption, and Luke had a limp on a front leg that had just showed up at his foster home. I was the one who drove him to the vet for that & blood work. Though it could have been a strain from playing with his younger foster sister, his bloodwork was strange & osteo came up. The request was made for xrays & further bloodwork. Though he was not yet mine I was already committed to him, heart & soul. The wait to find out what was wrong was very difficult.

 

It turned out he did not have osteo but just arthritis & likely a strain as well. They could not determine knew why his CBC was off but I adopted him anyway. The cause of his strange CBC was later diagnosed as chronic leukemia. Luke never developed osteo. We had him for over three years & each day of that was a blessing. As Dr. Couto predicted, he lived out a normal lifespan despite his leukemia.

 

Wishing the same for you, a fright that turns out to be something far less worrying & many happy years together.

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Tears for you and your loss of Apollo..

 

Hope for just a minor injury for the new guy.. and several more happy years, pain free.

Keep us posted.

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Firstly, I am so sorry about Apollo :(:grouphug

 

If this new boy does indeed have *it*, I can only assume that someone up above has sent him your way because they know you are one of the best for being able to offer whatever is necessary for a dog in that situtation. Much better he is with you than with someone who wouldn't give a *bleeep* and wouldn't take proper care of him. It's terribly hard for you but the best thing for the houndy. All that said, I hope your feelings are wrong and that Eyore has something much more simple :grouphug

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So sorry to hear about Apollo. I checked out your blog. You have a beautiful family...humans and greys a like (Schnauzer too!) I can't fathom how you've dealt with losing so many kids in such a short span.

 

Lotsssss of prayers for Eyore. He has the cutest/coolest name...he has to be fine! blush.gif I really hope some good karma comes your way. You've done so much good... You deserve it...

 

 

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I'm so sorry but want to thank you for loving so many dogs regardless of what 'baggage' they come to you with, it takes a strong and beautiful heart to do what you do. Lots of good thoughts for you and Eyore :grouphug

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First Jen, I'm so sorry about Apollo :cry1

 

Second, a big boy having a Bambi on Ice moment is going to hurt, for sure. Give him a couple of days. If it were me though, I'd go straight for an xray just to put my mind at ease. It's possible he's injured some tendons in the shoulder, or maybe dislocated it (that's what happened to Sutra when he slid off of the couch back in January).

 

What you do for these dogs is nothing short of amazing. Take time to take care of yourself, and love on this sweet, displaced boy. He was clearly sent to you for a reason :nod

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