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    DefaultSome Good Thoughts Needed

    The top picture was taken on 5-12, the 2nd was on 6-8 and the last on on 6-10. If you look at Cappy's left "ankle" area (the distal radius joint), you can see that what was a barely noticeable "bump" had grown in three weeks to a much larger one, and then even bigger yet in just a few more days.







    I never noticed the bump until last Sunday when drying him off following a post-training session wash down. I check them thoroughly after hunting or following training. I also dry both dawgs, including their ankles and feet before they go into the house so I would see and/or feel a bump if it was there.

    When I first saw the swelling, I checked carefully for bites and embedded thorns or other objects. I found nothing so gave him a Benadryl just in case he was having a reaction to an unseen bite of some sort. By Sunday evening I had him on 486 MG of baby aspirin (6 - 81 mg tabs) twice a day to reduce inflamation and swelling. By yesterday morning it had not only failed to respond to the aspirin, the swelling had increased.

    Strangely, Cappy shows absolutely no pain or discomfort while walking, running, jumping up or down from the bed or while I handle the foot and ankle thoroughly. That's the good news. The bad news is that it is very symptomatic of osteo sarcoma and he has 100% of the classic symptoms including a very recent slight hacking cough.

    His vet wasn't available yesterday and the practice is closed on Wednesdays. Cappy will be going in for bone and lung x-rays tomorrow. I pray for the best, fear the worst and could use good thoughts and wishes for tomorrow.
    Remi and Rusty aren't my whole life. They're trying to fill the hole in my heart left by Cappy's passing.

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    DefaultRe: Some Good Thoughts Needed

    Hang in there Jim. Hopefully it's nothing. Prayers coming regardless.



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    Love and good thoughts from me Jim, keep thinking possitively.

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    DefaultRe: Some Good Thoughts Needed

    I hope it's nothing... {{hugs}}

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    DefaultRe: Some Good Thoughts Needed

    way too many memories for me not to worry - hang in there and I hope all is well

    I'll be thinking of you

    hang in there
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    DefaultRe: Some Good Thoughts Needed

    Good thoughts on their way

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    DefaultRe: Some Good Thoughts Needed

    Mira got a lump like that seemingly overnight and it turned out to be some type of benign bone overgrowth. I hope it will be that outcome for you as well.

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    DefaultRe: Some Good Thoughts Needed

    Healing thoughts on the way. Hoping it's something simple and easy to cure

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    DefaultRe: Some Good Thoughts Needed

    Good thoughts and prayers on the way.

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    DefaultRe: Some Good Thoughts Needed

    Thinking of you, I hope Cappy is ok.

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