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Levi was diagnosed w/likely osteosarcoma at 7.5 years old in 7/2015 and became a Tripawd on 9/11/15. Loved life until he broke one of his front legs on 2/12/17. As x-rays showed clean bone, we decided to repair the leg. He recovered well, but in June of 2017, started to limp on the same leg. X-Rays showed return of OSA in the front leg. Levi crossed the rainbow bridge on 7/20/17, after over 22 months as a happy Tripawd. 

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Oh Levi, no matter what, you are soooo HANDSOME and ADORABLE! 🙂 🙂

It's really nice of you to help train your humans on how to have sleepless nights when they have a human baby! 🙂

Looking forward to following you on your recovery and getting on with keepin' on! 🙂

Hoping for better sleep tonight!

Love to all!

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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Levi! You are such a rock star! We are so glad surgery went well and you're back home on the mend. Hang in there my friend, you and your family WILL get through this. Whatever we can do to help please holler OK? Stay strong.

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20 February 2017 - 7:35 am
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We had some crazy warm weather over the weekend, so yesterday we moved his "enclosure" outside so he could do some roasting. Not for too long, of course, especially with all of his shaved spots!

Levi was diagnosed w/likely osteosarcoma at 7.5 years old in 7/2015 and became a Tripawd on 9/11/15. Loved life until he broke one of his front legs on 2/12/17. As x-rays showed clean bone, we decided to repair the leg. He recovered well, but in June of 2017, started to limp on the same leg. X-Rays showed return of OSA in the front leg. Levi crossed the rainbow bridge on 7/20/17, after over 22 months as a happy Tripawd. 

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Awwwww......soooooo sweet!!! It's amazing how being outside in the sun and sniffing all the scents of nature can bring so much joy to our pups! And Levi does, indeed, look content, comfy and happy.:-)

This recovery period is quite daunting, but seeing Levi just "chilling" helps you know better days are ahead.

Thanks for the great photo! Shaved spots and all, Levinis a very, very handsome dog!!!

Hugs!

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20 February 2017 - 11:02 am
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Sunshine is great medicine isn't it? I love that you were all able to enjoy fresh air and a happy weekend. You guys are doing GREAT.

Is Levi bored at all? Just wondering. This kind of recovery isn't easy at all so the more insight we have on your experience, the more helpful it can be for others who have to travel this ruff road.

Give our love to Levi and we send lots to you too. Stay strong!

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20 February 2017 - 11:30 am
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He is definitely getting more bored. It's only been ONE week. He has seven more of strict crate rest. This will NOT be easy for him or us. 

Levi was diagnosed w/likely osteosarcoma at 7.5 years old in 7/2015 and became a Tripawd on 9/11/15. Loved life until he broke one of his front legs on 2/12/17. As x-rays showed clean bone, we decided to repair the leg. He recovered well, but in June of 2017, started to limp on the same leg. X-Rays showed return of OSA in the front leg. Levi crossed the rainbow bridge on 7/20/17, after over 22 months as a happy Tripawd. 

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Jerry is so right about the healing power of sunshine and fresh air. Murphy loved going outside in his pen and sniffing the air for all the latest going on in the neighborhood. It sounds as though things are coming along just fine. Keep it up, Levi!

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Murphy is a five year old Lab/Chessie cross. He was hit by a car on 10/29/12 and became a Tripawd on 11/24/12. On 2/5/13, he had a total hip replacement on his remaining back leg. He has absolutely no idea that he has only three legs!

UPDATE: Murphy lived his life to the fullest, right up until an aggressive bone lesion took him across the Rainbow Bridge on April 9, 2015 and he gained his membership in the April Angels. Run free, my love. You deserve it!

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20 February 2017 - 2:23 pm
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Not sure of the exact words to "search" o. The site, but mi d puzzle games are ised a lot by Karen (Ely's Mom) and manynothers

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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It's been 4 months since Levi's leg surgery, and 22 months since his amputation. Unfortunately, he started limping on his surgically repaired leg about a week ago. We took him for X-Rays yesterday, and the bone around the repair looked very questionable. When he got his surgical re-check in April, all looked to be healing fine. Biopsies sent off at the time of surgery showed no evidence of bone disease. 

Whether it was just undetected a few months ago, or occurred after (a terrible coincidence that would be), the surgeon, our primary vet, and the radiologist all agree that it appears Levi has had a recurrence of osteosarcoma in a different limb. 

We have been "prepared" for the disease to metastasize to his lungs for well over a year. This is a bit of a curveball, but unfortunately probably has the same end result. crying

Anybody have experience with the bone cancer returning in a different limb? Any advice is appreciated. 

Thank you all, as always. This has been the first place we've turned for support for nearly two years. 

Levi was diagnosed w/likely osteosarcoma at 7.5 years old in 7/2015 and became a Tripawd on 9/11/15. Loved life until he broke one of his front legs on 2/12/17. As x-rays showed clean bone, we decided to repair the leg. He recovered well, but in June of 2017, started to limp on the same leg. X-Rays showed return of OSA in the front leg. Levi crossed the rainbow bridge on 7/20/17, after over 22 months as a happy Tripawd. 

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21 June 2017 - 2:59 pm
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Oh wow. I am so sorry. I meant to write something here regarding ortheses to help with remaining leg injuries and now this. I am afraid I have no advice to offer but I am sure someone will. What a devastating thing to discover and after all that you've been through already. I can only imagine the heartbreak. 

I really really hope for a good outcome for you guys. You're in my thoughts

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Manni was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in Dec '15 and immediately had his right front leg amputated, followed by 5 rounds of chemo. Manni's real name is Manfred and he turns 10 on Jan 28 2017. So far we are mets-free...

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Okay, hang in!' There have indeed been situations, although rare, where that piece of crap disease did cross over into another limb. Additionally, there have been situations where on a four legger amputation wasn't an option..
And there ARE treatments that, at a bare minimum, keep the pain at bay for more extended quality time

And I think I jave this reight, we have a four legger member on here now who is just now doing an amputation after many months of treatment that worked very wwll up until recently. The specifics are vague, but I'm sure others with better "search and memory" capabilities than I can pull up the pertinent threads.

Zolen.........pandrim.........just throwing out a couple of letters for the search genius to digure out what I'm trying to spell.

A d there's an effective pain med you can add to the mix that Jerry recently posted in another thread....Amen...Arm.....no, not artesism.

IN THE MEANTIME, we must remember none of these "reports" mean anything to ! He has already shown he is NOT statistic! He is the MAGNIFICENT LEVY and he's not planning on going anywhere anytime soon !
He is quite an inspirational legend around here

As always, continue to make every day LEVY DAY!!

Okay, let me go see what kind of I fo I can find in my lame attempt to point out various treatments above

Lots of hugs....and ice cream for Levy!

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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Okay, hang in!' There have indeed been situations, although rare, where that piece of crap disease did cross over into another limb. Additionally, there have been situations where on a four legger amputation wasn't an option..
And there ARE treatments that, at a bare minimum, keep the pain at bay for more extended quality time

And I think I jave this reight, we have a four legger member on here now who is just now doing an amputation after many months of treatment that worked very wwll up until recently. The specifics are vague, but I'm sure others with better "search and memory" capabilities than I can pull up the pertinent threads.

Zolen.........pandrim.........just throwing out a couple of letters for the search genius to digure out what I'm trying to spell.

A d there's an effective pain med you can add to the mix that Jerry recently posted in another thread....Amen...Arm.....no, not artesism.

IN THE MEANTIME, we must remember none of these "reports" mean anything to ! He has already shown he is NOT statistic! He is the MAGNIFICENT LEVI and he's not planning on going anywhere anytime soon !
He is quite an inspirational legend around here

As always, continue to make every day LEVYI DAY!!

Okay, let me go see what kind of I fo I can find in my lame attempt to point out various treatments above

Lots of hugs....and ice cream for Levi!

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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21 June 2017 - 4:09 pm
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Okay, here's one link. With a tad of info

http://tripawds.....mputation/

The member Lpri had a Saint Bernard who, although was a four legger, did get an additional seven months ( think) by using Zolendrate and chemo. I'll try and find her posts.

Sorry LEVI for the repeat post above....I was trying to go in and correct the spelling if LevI....obviously I failed!

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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21 June 2017 - 4:19 pm
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Here's another link by a Vet Jerry often quotes here.

Read through it and I himk you'll find some possible options!

http://www.petm.....-dog-30729

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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