A deaf and demented mutt, a 13 year old wobbly greyhound and a 3 legged greyhound with cancer walk in to a bar....
All jokes aside (and honestly...if we don't joke, we sob)...Cali is 3 days post amputation. If it seemed quick..it was. She went in for an orthopedic consult after a year of limping that has gotten worse. When we took her in the limping was constant and she would cry out if she hit it wrong. Two vets had taken multiple Xrays over the past year and noted no changes. The orthopedic surgeon also noted no changes and only something 'suspicious' that hadn't changed. We did a CT scan which showed a massive degradation to the proximal humerus consistent with osteosarcoma. it was such a shock but we really had few options, so we chose to amputate while she was under anesthesia. Her lungs were clear. For those non-greyhound readers, this just bought us more time..it isn't a cure. We start chemo in 3-4 weeks.
But for now..she is eating VERY well (and tolerates the "pea cold compress")