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11 October 2017 - 3:10 pm
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TERESA AND EURYDICE!!  To see all the various continuing reasons that Miss Cow brought you here with her on this jkirney just boggles my mind!!

I'm nkt going to even address the specific situations involving HANDSOME ARCHA and the BEAUTW FLO!! 🙂 🙂  These dogs are voth stunning in their own individual MAGNIFICENT way!! 🙂   Others have given such great advice and support.

My focus right nowmis how incredibly luck Archa and Flo are ro have you and Eurydice guiding them in this journey.  I KNOW your knowledge and your optimism will see them through as they navigate all the complexities involved.

You are their Earth Angel and Eurydice is their Guardian Angelheart Of course, you have Pedro and Woody as their office Cheerleaders! 🙂    And that is an UNSTOPPABLE team!! 🙂

Make no miste about it Teresa, you and Eurydice are continuing to make a huge difference in all the lives to have touched, and continue to touch!heart

ALWAYS

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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11 October 2017 - 8:02 pm
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I’m so relieved for Archa’s Mum! Nobody wants to take their babies leg, but if it can prolong their life so that they can be hoppy and pain free, they’ll take it! They just want to live life as they know it... minute to minute.... they don’t even have the vurden of knowing about tomorrow’s, I wish sometimes that I could be so innocently naive, but we have to be careful what we wish for!

My wish for you Teresa, is that you and Eurydice can find peace in what your able to extend to your friends.... a certain and knowledgeable support and an absolutely brilliant friend! You both deserve so much love! 

Please extend our caring hugs to all the pawrents and huge hugs for Flo and Archer!

Sloppy kisses from Stewie👅❤️🐕 🐾
& all the very best from his adoring pack,
Petra, Paul, & his 🐈 siblings, Mr. Spike, Chester Molester & Miss Lily 🐾🐾 🐾
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Stewie adopted his Pack in 2015. He has 3 feline siblings, Mr. Spike🐾 Chester Molester🐾 & Miss Lily🐾He was diagnosed with OSC on July 5th 2017 and had his left front leg amputated on July 10th 2017. He is our Tripawds Super Hero!🐾❤️                                         http://stewie20.....pawds.com/

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12 October 2017 - 4:12 pm
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Hey Rene 🌺

Thank you so much for the info, you always provide such precious help for all of us!

ARCHA:

I watched the video and passed on the info to Cathy who was as surprised as I was to hear chemo is of no use with this type of cancer.

Spoke to her today, she heard from her oncologist and she is still coming up with treatment options for Archa.

It is really reassuring she doesn't feel the need of seeing him instantly and can take time to reflect on what to propose.

FLO:

Archa's oncologist is treating Flo too and, in her case, she produced a range of options immediately due to it being osteo, where each second counts.

Flo's Mom decided to go with phosphosnates which she started yesterday.

Flo is taking these meds on a daily basis:
Tramadol (opioid pain medication)
Previcox (anti inflammatory)
Alendronate (bisphosphonate)
Gabapentin (pain inhibitor) used only if needed

She was told to go back to hospital if Flo showed any sign of vomiting, loss of appetite or difficulty swallowing (most common side effect is problems with the esophagus) 

Will keep you posted on the progress. 

😘😘😘😘🐮💫✨🌟🌹

Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4 May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30 Nov 2016. 3 courses of doxorubicin, PET scan 26 Jan 2017 showed more mets so stopped chemo. Holistic route April 2017. Lung X-ray 5 May 2017 showed several tennis ball size mets, started cortisone and diuretics. Miss Cow earned her XXL silver wings 12 June 2017, 13 months and 1 week after amputation and 6 1/2 months after lung mets, she was the goofiest dawg ever and is now happily flying from cloud to cloud woof woofing away :-) 

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12 October 2017 - 4:28 pm
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Hey Sally, sweetheart 💗

Thank you so very much for your wonderful words 😍

To tell you the truth I would much rather not be doing this and not knowing about this fantastic site only because that would mean me and Miss Cow would not have needed to be here in the first place ... 

But as this was meant to be, now I am forever determined to investigate, investigate, investigate and help as many as I can with the knowledge and experience and precious help and advice of other members.

Although my beloved baby is no longer fisically here, she is guiding me every day and I feel very optimistic things can only get better as more progress is constantly made 🔬💡💡💡

Miss Cow is sending you a huuuuuuuuuge slobbery kiss and tons of love from Mom too 

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Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4 May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30 Nov 2016. 3 courses of doxorubicin, PET scan 26 Jan 2017 showed more mets so stopped chemo. Holistic route April 2017. Lung X-ray 5 May 2017 showed several tennis ball size mets, started cortisone and diuretics. Miss Cow earned her XXL silver wings 12 June 2017, 13 months and 1 week after amputation and 6 1/2 months after lung mets, she was the goofiest dawg ever and is now happily flying from cloud to cloud woof woofing away :-) 

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12 October 2017 - 4:43 pm
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Hey Petra 🌺

Thank you so much for rooting for these babies and their Moms☺️

You are so right.

Dogs don't dwell on things, they just enjoy their days and are happy just being with us 💕

They make no dramas, just get on with their lives as happily as possible, they are definitely an example to look up to. 

Thank you so much for your kind words regarding mine and Eurydice's commitment to others ✊🏽💕🐮💕✊🏽

May I just say YOU my friend are precious to this community, I've noticed how your replies to so many of us here are so helpful, pawsitive and full of good humour ! 

You may not have been here long but it sure is marvellous to have you in our family 💓🐾🐾🐾💓

Love and cuddles flying your way 😘😘🐮💫✨🌟🌹

Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4 May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30 Nov 2016. 3 courses of doxorubicin, PET scan 26 Jan 2017 showed more mets so stopped chemo. Holistic route April 2017. Lung X-ray 5 May 2017 showed several tennis ball size mets, started cortisone and diuretics. Miss Cow earned her XXL silver wings 12 June 2017, 13 months and 1 week after amputation and 6 1/2 months after lung mets, she was the goofiest dawg ever and is now happily flying from cloud to cloud woof woofing away :-) 

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17 October 2017 - 3:38 pm
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Hey everybody 🌺

Some further news:

ARCHA:

Metronomics:

Having read pretty much everywhere that chemo doesn't work with chondrosarcoma I was surprised to hear his oncologist at Lyon Hospital recommended he starts a treatment of metronomic therapy.

This consists on a daily dose of Endoxan (cyclophosphamide) plus Tramadol twice a day for the pain.

I was told when Eurydice did it, metronomics combines chemo, anti inflammatory and antibiotic drugs to try and achieve the full antigenesis "effect" but in Archa's case he is only taking the chemotherapy drug.

I wish I knew why they are advising the one chemo drug only in his case, Cathy did not know they use a combination of drugs in osteo's case so she didn't ask. 

In any case, he will have a blood test in a couple of weeks and is due for a revaluation appointment 1 month from now.

Cannabis:

Cathy asked me to please check whether any of you who used Cannabis pills knew whether it can be used when a dog is on chemo or not.

She is considering it, and even if it is illegal in France she can buy it in Germany and get it shipped in. 

FLO:

I haven't been updated directly by Flo's Mom but Archa's Mom (who sees the same oncologist in Lyon) told me today she is now on Endoxan too.

I am not sure whether she stopped bisphosphonates or added metronomics to it. 

Will let you know if I find out.

Thank so much for your precious advice and for rooting for Archa and Flo 😘😘😘😘🐮💫✨🌟🐮

Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4 May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30 Nov 2016. 3 courses of doxorubicin, PET scan 26 Jan 2017 showed more mets so stopped chemo. Holistic route April 2017. Lung X-ray 5 May 2017 showed several tennis ball size mets, started cortisone and diuretics. Miss Cow earned her XXL silver wings 12 June 2017, 13 months and 1 week after amputation and 6 1/2 months after lung mets, she was the goofiest dawg ever and is now happily flying from cloud to cloud woof woofing away :-) 

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17 October 2017 - 8:50 pm
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AND THANK YOU MISS COW AND TERESA FOR KEEPING US UPDATED!!

It is very interesting to hear the different approaches being taken.  Just kind of reinforces nothing is written in stone when it comes to trying to figure out the best treatment for a vicious disease that still has so many secrets yet to be discovered.

Give our love to Archa and Flo from their Fan Club in the U.S.  And save some love for yiurself 🙂

Hugs

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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Just want to add more love from Canada 🇨🇦 from an English 🇬🇧 Chicky who is also half Irish ☘️! So Archa and Flo are covered from a few continents! 

Hugs to all

Petra, Stewie and his loving Pack heartheartheart

Stewie adopted his Pack in 2015. He has 3 feline siblings, Mr. Spike🐾 Chester Molester🐾 & Miss Lily🐾He was diagnosed with OSC on July 5th 2017 and had his left front leg amputated on July 10th 2017. He is our Tripawds Super Hero!🐾❤️                                         http://stewie20.....pawds.com/

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