My beautiful four year old Great Dane Matilda has, what they are fairly confident is, a tumor in her rear left femur. They did a biopsy today and we should know Tuesday. This type of bone cancer is fast moving and it will metastisize. The only viable option for pain management is amputating the leg. That will cost more than I can spend and it won't buy us any time. That coupled with chemo would give us a 50% chance of having another year with her but if the amputation is out of the budget ($4000) the chemo (additional $7000) is certainly out of the question for maybe having 12 more months with her. I am devastated. I know she is "only"a dog but I would appreciate any thoughts and prayers. She spends all day every day with me and my pets are like family to me. There is a very very remote possibility it could be a fungal infection. At this point that is what I am praying for. Any stories from anyone that has experienced the same thing would be appreciated.