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    This morning I received an unfortunate call from one of my puppy buyers that their 8 year old CLF has been diagnosed with a tumor on a nerve shaft in her neck? I am looking for any information or anyone who may have experience with this to share a prognosis with me. The dog was fine up until Sunday night when she appeared to be in pain, pacing and whining, they took her to their regular vet who sent them to the Emergency/Specialist Vet. Dog was seen by a Neurologist who told them their options were MRI, Surgery and possible Chemo. They love their dog but are very limited with funding...

    Any Experiences out there that I could share. Is there any chance at all that this could be managed with pain med and anti-inflammatory? Any alternative therapy that could be applied. I know this is not that common, I feel so badly for them...just trying to give them as much information as possible. Anything else that this could mimic? I know they are bracing for the worse...

    Thank you in advance for your words of experience/encouragement if there is any...

    Earlene

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    Im so sorry to hear about this in a puppy. My male was diagnosed with a nerve sheath tumor on his leg when he was about 12. We had it removed and lost him at almost 15 from LP
    RIP Bear.

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    Thank you GMHR1, I have read about these occuring in the limbs, and I am sorry about your boy, I know how special he was to you. The dog is not a puppy though...(that would be really hard) but at 8 years old or any age this is not easy. Thank you for your reply...I hope the owner can find some alternatives if they cannot do surgery.

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    Im sorry i guess I've been in the heat to long ... it was 120 on Sunday.... i saw 8 weeks.... Bear had pain in his back & neck he would roll over on his side and cry. We took him to a neurologist & his said we could do an MRI which he quoted at 3K, but advised not to spend the money unless we were ready to deal with the findings...At 12 years & with all his other issues there wasn't really much we could do. We let him just live his life until it became to much for him and us. He was on different pain meds but the side effects were bad. Prayers are sent
    RIP Bear.

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    I am so sorry to hear of this sad news. I had an 8 year old that became lame in one front leg... and then the rear started to do. Had a CAT scan. Diagnosis was Inoperable and untreatable Nerve sheath tumor. We let him go about 2 weeks after his diagnosis. He was unable to walk and being a proud dog we could not let him suffer. It is was a terrible loss . His was in his shoulder and the tumor grew into his spinal cord a the neck level.
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    Kim

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    So sad, they could not do anything for her, and she was getting no relief even from very strong pain meds, they let her go today, I know they are just devastated...and so am I!

    Thank You all for your replies. Sorry for anyone else who has to deal with this....

    Earlene

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    Please tell them how sorry we are. We know the loss they are feeling but they did what was best for their girl
    RIP Bear.

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    Omg..so sorry to everyone having to deal with this. Might be possible that your "pup's" tumor in the neck may have originated from another place, like Kim's ..even if not, does not sound like a quality life w/few options that actually help the dog. Godspeed ...
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