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Thread: Our Bon has bone cancer :(

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    Our Bon has bone cancer :(

    I know we're not around much, but for those of you who do know us I wanted to let you know our Bon boy has Osteosarcoma- bone cancer
    http://vetcancerspecialists.com/resources/osteosarcoma
    It's in his rear right leg. He had been limping for a while and we thought he had sprained it or had torn his ACL like Huney and Roxey. So we were giving him Dasuquin in hope that he'd have a quick recovery. Monday night I noticed it was swolen and knew something else was wrong.
    The vet said we could get a second opion, but the proof is right there in the xrays. It's a large mass, a tumor. She also said we could do a biopsy, but again there's really not any need. She also told us that most pets that present with clinical signs already have some level of metastasis to the lungs. So the goal is to relieve pain and give him a quality of life. Even with the best of treatment the long prognos is is poor.
    In most smaller dogs amputation of the limb to reduce the spread of cancer would be suggested, but with Bon's size it's not possible. So therefore having radiation or chemotherapy wouldn't really do any good. She said more than likely his leg will break within 2 weeks. Survival time without any treatment is normally not more than 2 months. I really doubt we have that much time. So right now we just try to control the pain until it gets too bad.
    He's having a rough day today. I assume it's because having the x-rays yesterday was rough of him. He just can't seem to get comfortable.
    Please keep our big boy and us in your thoughts as we go through these difficult days that lie ahead of us.
    He was such a good boy while we waited.

    The bone should be straight.

    It's the dark mass on the bottom bone.

    He rode all the way home with his head and legs in my lap. He was so tired he didn't even try to get out.

    Huney, Bon & Simba-missed so very much
    Remembering all the Rainbow Bridge Pets

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    Oh, Anna, what sad news. You and Bon will be in our prayers, I promise!
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    Will keep you and Bon in my prayers. Please give him a big hug from me, looks like he needs one.
    Gayle - self proclaimed Queen of Poop
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    I saw this on FB last night. I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. I hope that he's able to remain comfortable with the time that he has left with you. You all remain in my thoughts and prayers. Please take care. (((HUGS)))
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    I'm so sorry to hear this Anna and Mark - Love that big boy of yours.
    Love you both.
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    Anna and Mark, my heart goes out to you both. You will be included in my prayers that Bon can be made comfortable. I will pray for you both during such a hurtful and difficult time.

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    Big prayers for Bon and you.
    Yikes! I've been Boo'd ... right off of the stage!
    Aaahh, I have been defrosted! Thank you, Bonny and Asiel!
    Brrrr, I've been Frosted! Thank you, Asiel and Pomtzu!


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    What sad news. We will be thinking of you and hope that things are the best they can be for you all.

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    Oh dear, this is what my RBB SUgar had, she passed in 2 weeks of diagnosis, so now I am sitting here with tears for you and your Bon, for me and my Sugar.

    Just love him and keep him comfortable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom View Post
    Oh dear, this is what my RBB SUgar had, she passed in 2 weeks of diagnosis.
    This is what I'm afraid of

    Thank you everyone. Believe me, he will be getting plenty of hugs and kisses.

    Huney, Bon & Simba-missed so very much
    Remembering all the Rainbow Bridge Pets

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    I am so sorry Anna. I know how much you guys love your big boy. Prayers that Bon can remain as pain free as possible for
    as long as possible. (((Hugs)) Anna & Mark.
    I've Been Boo'd

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    Please give him an extra hug for me. The sad part is dogs often hide any discomfort until it is so advanced nothing can be done. Give that big ol' block head a kiss from me, okay?
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    I am so sorry. Cyber {{{hugs}}} are all I can offer. I definitely feel your pain.
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    LET'S GO O' S!!

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    So sorry to hear about Bon.
    don't breed or buy while shelter dogs die....

    I have been frosted!

    Thanks Kfamr for the signature!


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    Oh Anna, I am so sorry to hear this. Give him a hug and a kiss for me.

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