This is Chance


This is Chance, our chocolate lab who adopted us on Valentine’s day in 2008.  The vet guessed that he was about a year old at the time.  In May, Chance woke us up whimpering and limping one evening.  We thought it was just an injury, but after several vet trips and tests, he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (OSA).  We had never heard of this and we went to the web to learn more.  Tripawds was a great resource for us, so we figured we would start a blog of Chance’s journey so that it might help someone in the future.


After the biopsy and diagnosis, we went to see an oncologist who was very positive.  After that visit, we decided to go through with the amputation and chemotherapy.  The amputation is setup for July 1, 2014, with the chemo to start two weeks after.


So for now, we are just trying to stay comfortable and get lots of rest.  More to come….

Author: andrewbhilton

I am a chocolate lab living in Wesley Chapel, FL. The vet said I was about a year old when I found my parents on Valentine's Day of 2008. I started limping in May 2014 and was diagnosed with OSA. I am having my leg amputated in July with Chemo to follow.

4 thoughts on “This is Chance”

  1. Hi Chance & family, welcome to the club nopawdy wants to join. I’m so sorry you’re dealing with this but glad that you came here for help, and to help others in return. If you need anything at all, don’t hesitate. Hop on over to the Forums too, lots of great peeps are there and ready to assist OK?

    Keep us posted, we’ll be thinking of you both.

  2. Welcome Chance and family. Sorry to hear about the diagnosis, but know we are all here to support and help you through. Keepus updated and sending pawsitive thoughts your way.

    Take care-
    Luanne and Spirit Shooter

  3. Chance and family. You will be amazed at how well you all will adapt. Jake’ my guy is 10 days s/p right hind amp. I am pleased to say that the first two days were “ruff”. But…every day gets better. Just give Chance a lot of love, but don’t coddle too much. I serve Jake lol- in the beginning it was ice cubes, water, biscuits and carrots- just to make sure he didn’t dehydrate, with the Benadryl and tramadol he was taking. Now he comes to me and has resumed his usual pattern. My thoughts are with you!

  4. Sending you well wishes for a safe surgery and speedy recovery. My Leland is 3 weeks and 3 days post hind leg amp. It’s amazing what our canine family members can do on 3 legs in such a short amount of time. It will be tiring the first few days because they are so dependent on us to help them. It will get better so don’t lose hope and question your decision. I downloaded the ebooks off the Tripawd site Three Legs and a Spare and Loving Life on Three Legs. They were extremely helpful and full of a lot of info regarding what Chance and you will experience with the amputation.

    Good Luck and keep us posted!!
    Sahana & Leland

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