Missing my Kody Do
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: british columbia
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Swollen and limping..
Hi my name is Jess and I am new to this site, I am trying to find out whats going on with my Golden boy and hope someone can help.
Kody is going to be 8 yrs on July 6. He is an active 76lb dog, jumps around on his back legs like a kangaroo. A week ago we noticed him limping on his front R leg, we kept an eye on him and after a day or so of not getting better I took him to the vet. She took bloodwork (normal) and said he was lame. Maybe he came down funny on that leg or fell down the stairs when we were not around..we still dont now. She sent him home with pain meds. a few days later its started swelling, it was massive. Had my friend look at him and she said he should be looked at (she works at a vets office) I took him to a different vet as I was not pleased with the first one. This vet was shocked at the amount of swelling, she took his temp. it was 40.3 and she was FLOORED that he was standing and walking around and eating without vomitting. She advised that I leave him on IV for the day and get fluids in him. SHe called me a few hours later and the fever was going up and down. She said that she thought he has Osteocarsanoma..bone cancer. She said that seems to fit. Gave me meds. Medicam and some anti-infammitores and sent him home over he weekend. She said she would call tomorrow and see how things are going and set up and xray.
The swelling has gone down some, its still huge and its become a bit hard, not mushy like it was. His shoulder seems to be the source of pain. He sleeps most of the day, eating well and drinking. He seems normal Kody to me..ball in mouth!!! But seems "old" all of a sudden also, it so sad. My heart is breaking, I am so scared that it is cancer but hoping that its something else we can treat. He is still so young and I am not ready to say goodbye.
Has anyone else gone through this??? I have two young children that adore their dog and I am just so lost.