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If you look in the Photos, you can see my great dane Kona. Kona's actually my wife's dog, but my family nonetheless.<br><br><br><br>
About a week ago, she started limping. It got worse, not better. Yesterday, after $400+ at the vet, x-rays showed that she likely has bone cancer in her left tibia. She's in a lot of pain. ****. I just lost my bivi last fall, seems like yesterday. Now this. I just don't think I'm built for pet ownership. Not the losing them part of it anyway. I'm a wreck over Kona and I still am over Bivi.<br><br><br><br>
The xrays were sent off to a specialist to confirm the diagnosis, but the doc was 99% sure. Blood test results come back today sometime. She had a fever and so she's on antibiotics in addition to ibuprofen and codeine for pain.<br><br><br><br>
Her appetite is way down and she can't use that leg at all now. Going out to pee seems real painful to her. So we've got her on a downstairs couch, trying to comfort her as we wait for the results. Instead of having her stare at the wall, I've got the front door open all day, yesterday too. At least she can see the sunshine, grass, kids and dogs walking by. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:"><br><br><br><br>
Has anyone had a dog with bone cancer? My own research surpasses options expressed by the vet. Surgery, amputation, etc. Kona is a bit over 6. Not an unheard of life expectancy for a dane, but still so short. Any insight would be appreciated. This is so hard, for us and her especially of course.
 

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So sorry to hear about Kona...I'll hold out for the 1% chance that it's not cancer....Good luck and keep us posted on the results...
 

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I'm so sorry to hear about Kona, Skanky <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br>
I knew someone who had a bullmastif with bone cancer in one of her hind legs & they had it amputated, it got rid of the cancer & she managed very well on 3 legs. She died about a year later but of something totally unrelated, if it weren't for that, i suspect she'd still be here. She was about 5 when she had the op, so there may be hope for your baby. I really hope everything turns out well for you all.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Good luck with her, Skanky. My experiences with cancer in pets have not ended with a cure, but that was some time ago.
 

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Aww, I'm sorry to hear about Kona.<br><br><br><br>
My thoughts are with you.<br><br><br><br>
We did just recently have a dog with bone cancer. He had his leg amputated and was so much happier instantly because that leg had been bothering him immensly, probably for a long time since dogs are experts at hiding pain. However the cancer continued to spread despite amputation and things did not go well for us. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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I'm so sorry. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hug:"><br><br><br><br>
Sorry about your dog too kpickell.
 
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