Hi, my dog was recently diagnosed with a soft tissue sarcoma on her front ankle. With it being in such a bad spot and being such an aggressive cancer my vet and the specialist both not only recommended amputation but said it's our only option. She's 12 now, but still very active and we're obviously heartbroken, I have so many questions about sarcomas and especially the amputation. The specialist sent an estimate of around $5000 for the entire procedure and as I've spent over $1500 already on x-rays and aspirates, and lab work I just became a little overwhelmed by the process and price and the effect it will have on our daily lives. I've called around and have found places that will do the surgery for about half that price but I was wondering if anybody else has gone through an amputation and about how much the entire procedure ended up costing. I'm looking for recommendations on slings for front leg amputations, and what I should expect during the healing process. She has a tendency to get depressed when she's cooped up and I'm hoping she won't be out of commission for too long and when she is ready for exercise again what are some good ways to get her back into action? She loves swimming and hiking and all the regular dog things. Swimming is really her thing though. 😍 I have a list of questions for her pre surgical exam but I would love to hear from people who have dealt with this already. Thank you in advance!