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The Rainbow Bridge

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17 July 2017 - 3:11 pm
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Beast Ann is kickin' some butt! I'm happy to hear she's made such progress and is moving on to her new normal with eating and stairs and all that. Are your stairs carpeted? It's great that she can navigate going downstairs, I was always so worried when Jerry did it on one front leg.

Are you working with Dr. Selting at Mizzou? If so tell her Tripawds said hello. I'd love to hear more about the trial and the work they are doing for your sweetie so please keep us updated.

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17 July 2017 - 11:06 pm
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So wonderful to hear how well Beaat Ann is doing AND to get a picture of her on HER couch!!

To see such a big gal do so well as a tripawd provides so much hope a dbit inspiration to anyone else facing this journey.

Cheering for ya' Beast Ann!!

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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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18 July 2017 - 8:56 am
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Such a great update!  Beast Ann you're amazing!  Great couch picture!  Love this girl!

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21 July 2017 - 12:02 pm
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Beast Ann had her first injections of her vaccine yesterday.  I requested new x-rays which confirmed that nothing has metastasized yet so that's good.  Otherwise nothing exciting.  We'll be going back the next two Thursdays to get more injections unless they have difficulties developing the vaccine.  

Today she got to go to work with mom so hopefully she's pulling her weight to bring home the bacon.

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Hey all, sorry it's been a while.  But no news is good news, right?!  Beast has been doing great.  She had a second injection a couple of weeks ago and returned for apheresis yesterday.  The procedure involved a rather large catheter in the side of her neck, which I'm sure was not very enjoyable, and she was under general anesthesia so she was a bit off yesterday.  She was more herself this morning and we'll check on the healing of her neck this evening.  We were told the procedure went as well as can be expected and she was the quickest one to date.  I understand that they extracted her white blood cells so they can take them to the lab for a super-strengthening process.  We're scheduled to return next Wednesday for the infusion of the super-cells and then shots for the next couple of days.  It'll be a rough week but the wiggles and and tail wags when we get back home tell us it is all worth it.  

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19 August 2017 - 1:01 pm
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WHat great news! I'm glad the injection is working for her. Can you point us to the study that you're participating in? We'd love to learn more. Thanks and hugs to you both, keep up the pawesome job!

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Beast Ann is in the Elias trial at Mizzou.  We're coming down to the end of the treatments.  Yesterday we had an infusion where they put the strengthened white blood cells back into her body.  It took a while but there were no noted side-effects at all.  She was immediately back to her normal self.  Next week she will be spending the week there for interleukin injections.  Then we will have a couple more interleukin injections the following week.  Then we're done!  They'll continue to run x-rays over the subsequent months to keep an eye out for tumors.  

We are loving every extra minute that we've been given with our puppy. She's sawing logs at my feet as I type this. 

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Oh THAT trial! Thank you for letting me know. It's good to know someone who is going through it. What a fascinating study! Thanks for helping science, you and Beast Ann are doing great things.

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