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Rio's Battle with Osteosarcoma

Our day to day life with OSA

Diagnosed April 7th 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — nikkiweber at 4:33 am on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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SO first off let me report that I am a certified veterinary technician now working full time as a bar manager in St. Paul MN. I brought my 6 1/2 year old Dane Rio to the Vet I used to work at along with my 1 year old cat for a regular check up and vaccines. I mentioned Rio had an on/off slight limp on his right front shoulder and x-rays were performed. They weren’t looking “normal” to me so we sent them out for specialists to look at.

Diagnosed with Osteosarcoma April 7th 2014- Given a poor prognosis with a time period of 6-9 months. Reg. DVM not convinced about amputation at this point and orthopedic specialist cannot believe he is not more lame than currently presenting. Realized I have one strong boy on my hands. Started limping again today, gave him some NSAID’s didn’t seem to help much. Made follow up appointment for April 15th for chest films and April 22nd with Oncologist at the U of M for a consult.


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