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Brion's Mrs
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:08 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Oh dear, I do wish we had pet insurance at the moment because we have just had the biopsy result on Brion's toe, and I am afraid that the toe that was chopped off did show signs of the cancer that I'd been optimistically told only black Briards got. The vet says that the pathologist pronounced him/herself as 'cautiously optimistic' because there was no sign of cancer cells near the margin of the amputation and the cancer has hopefully not got into any lymph glands (the vet said that she'd tried to feel them when she'd operated but couldn't really tell). It is possible, she said, that further tumours will appear on different toes. 'We can't just keep chopping them off,' I said. 'We may have to,' she said.
If so, poor old Brion and our poor old bank balance. . .
At least, he is in very good heart at the moment.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:46 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Sad Oh we are sad to hear this. At the moment, I am focused on the words possible and may. I am really ignorant about these things. Crying or Very sad Hopefully, someone with better knowledge will be able to give you are far more constructive response. Sorry xx
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:50 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Poor Brion!

Norbert is very concerned and asked me to send his best wishes to his Dad. Sad He also suggests that Brion should have a few splashes of Bitter & Twisted beer in his water bowl each day - it might not do any good but it will put a smile on his face! Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:28 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Brilliant idea. Perhaps, though, it should be Courage beer! At least for us, if Brion will share! Amanda
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:00 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

We all send Brion the most positive of vibes and hope it proves to be a one off.....

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:07 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Oh dear. Just hope he is ok. Paygan damaged hers when she was hit by a car a few years back. One vets said take the tow off, and then on 2nd check up after her Biopsy., the 2nd vet said no leave it. Yes the nail is very thick and her toe. But seems ok. I do feel for you to about insurance, Paygan isnt either. Now she has Cushing discease, meds are 143.00 a month But worth every penny. Very Happy . Thinking of you. Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:17 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi Amanda
Sorry to hear about Brion, keeping fingers and paws crossed that all goes well for him.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:29 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

So sorry to hear about Brion but all digits in this house crossed for a good outcome. Bryn especially sends lots of woofs and wishes Brion will be better fully soon.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:07 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Sorry to hear about Brion's toe Sad All fingers and paws crossed that all turns out well. x

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Yes Zizou sends all his love, as do we. Come on big man xxxx
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:09 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks all for encouraging messages. I've now dared to look up the type of cancer on line - ungual subqutaneous carcinoma - and am a bit relieved to read that it is exactly as our vet said: amputation is the best thing and there is a good chance that that will be the end of it. He is of course eight too, so not a spring chicken, which apparently is a classic age for this nasty, but just in case he turns out to be one of the percentage who do get further developments (lungs basically) I'm giving him lots of extra attention to make the most of the time. He's delighted! Amanda
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