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11 year old Lab mix with nerve sheath tumor
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26 July 2018 - 12:12 pm
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Thinking of you ❤️

Meg, Mutt, aged around 9, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
Lives with Mum, Clare, watched over by Angel Pie and Angel Billie
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26 July 2018 - 3:07 pm
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Angel Eurydice is standing right next to Belle 💕🐮💕

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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26 July 2018 - 3:41 pm
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We are all with you and with Belle. I hope you have an update soon.  heart

Lisa, Minneapolis

On October 27, 2016, nearly 6 months after amputation, and 18 months since his cancer likely started, we lost Pofi to a recurrence of Soft Tissue Sarcoma in his spine quite suddenly.  His Daddy and I miss him terribly along with his canine sister, Mia, and two feline siblings, Lucia and Cliff.

Blog: Pofi, Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor Amputation

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Almost 3 hours later than when we were supposed to hear back from the surgery we got good news!!

The surgery took over 2 hours but they doctor believes they could remove everything with 4 to 5 cm of margin. We will wait for the biopsy to confirm but their examination did not show any metastasis and the doctor believes she will continue with her life. Belle is now resting with pain killers, we cannot wait to visit her tomorrow and hopefully she'll be home by the weekend.

Thanks for all your support, now we need to focus on the healing and re-learning life on 3 paws.

Those beautiful brave angels did not leave her side; i am so thankful. 🙏🧡💚💛

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I am so RELIEVED for you her surgery is complete.  And I am glad the surgeon is feeling positive!  Wonderful!!!!

Lisa, Minneapolis

On October 27, 2016, nearly 6 months after amputation, and 18 months since his cancer likely started, we lost Pofi to a recurrence of Soft Tissue Sarcoma in his spine quite suddenly.  His Daddy and I miss him terribly along with his canine sister, Mia, and two feline siblings, Lucia and Cliff.

Blog: Pofi, Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor Amputation

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26 July 2018 - 11:37 pm
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YAAAAAAAAAY FOR BELLE!!!!!   😁😁

GREAT NEWS ABOUT THE MARGINS  TOO!!!😁

Oh yeah, those Angels at the Bridge  are proud  of Belle!!💟

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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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27 July 2018 - 3:47 am
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Phew ... 

Surgery is done and it was successful 😃

Thrilled to hear these wonderful news ☺️

Onto recovery and a deliriously happy pain free life 👍🏽

We are here to guide you through recovery if you need us!

Hugs and cuddles 😘🐮💫✨🌟🌹

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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27 July 2018 - 7:22 am
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Thanks for all your kind words and being with us, it means a lot! Last night we were told that Belle ate and was able to walk with help. I am anxious to hear about how she spent the night.

I won't lie that we are scared about seeing her and the healing, re-learning life in 3 paws process but we will be with her. My hubby and I already made work arrangements to work from home for the following 2 weeks. I cannot wait to have her back!

Any reading recommended with tips on how to help her post-surgery? 

💚 Sending hugs and cuddles back 🧡

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Eating and standing?    WOW!  SPECTACULAR  NEWS!😁😁

When you do go to pick her up, greet her with an upbeat  and confident  energy and happy smiles! Don't  even bother to look at her incision  or draw any attention to it.   She just wants to hear what a good girl she is and she's  going home!  When yoi do sneak a peek, just know that tjey get really clipper happy when it comes to shaving fur.

She may ve whiny and restless  and fairly lethargic.   Actually,  lethargic  is good.  She needs complete  rest.  Jist short potty breaks and more resr.  Usually  dogs come home with Tramadol, Gabapentin, Rimadyl and an antibiotic.  It can take some tweaking  to get the doses and timing well balanced.  

Drinking  and peeing are important.   It may be several  days before  she poops due to meds.  Appetite  may be off a bit too.  Give her any yummy food she'll  eat.

Nonslip  scatter rugs are  essential  of you have hardwoods for traction .  Cheap yoga mats work also.

STAY CONNECTED!  We're  here for you every step of the way!  Ask any questions  anytime  as they pop up.

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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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Belle

I wanted to share the pic we just got from the hospital, she looked quite happy -I must say. I am having trouble with the website... any tips?

They said she stands with help and then gets tired but she likes to be outdoors with her roommate: a puppy that also had to undergo amputation. Not coincidence that her roommate's name is Benji (My hubby's canine brother's name was Benji, and he is one of the angels that we keep in our prayers to look after Belle)

They will try to remove the intravenous pain killer to see how she is …

She's on the mend!!!!

Thanks for the tips: I've found my yoga mat hidden in the cupboard and we have already some random rugs spread around from when she was limping because she was sliding a lot. I've washed all her stuff, I will cook all her favs -although surgeon recommended she lose some weight to help her other 3 legs support the weight... 

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WOOHOO! That is fantastic news! What a great way to begin the weekend. We hope she can come home soon. And I agree, it's no coincidence that her roomie is Benji, that's certainly a great sign that the angels are looking after her.

Regarding photos; this post about adding images to the Forums explains how to do so. Basically you need to get the photo off your computer's hard drive and onto a photo sharing site like Imgur.com, or Facebook, etc., Once you do that, copy/paste the Image URL, return to your forum post and paste the URL. The photo should automatically appear. If it's easier for you, you can also start a Tripawds Blog and upload your photos there. By becoming a Tripawds Supporter you will get tons more storage space than you would with a free blog.

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Lets see if it work now    Less than 24hrs post surgery

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Less than 24hrs post op 💖

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Oh, Belle is BEAUTIFUL!!!  I'm just catching up with your story, so happy things went so well!! 

Fallon (Tripawd) and Maggie (quadpawd), Greyhounds.  Dawn and Paul, 2 leggers.

Fallon's left front leg was amputated due to osteosarcoma on 10/11/17.

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Belle, sweet girl 🎀 look at your beautiful, happy face in the picture, you are such a stunner 💓

So glad to hear her progress, I have a feeling she is going to have a very easy recovery and what, with Benji and our other Angels around, it can only go smoothly 😉🌟🌟🌟🌟

You’ve got great suggestions, I would only add it would be better for Belle to wear a t-shirt to protect the incision until stitch removal.

In Angel Eurydice’s case, she wore a soft harness on top until stitches were out but Belle probably doesn’t need to wear the harness at all times, my baby did because she was huge and without the harness I would not have been able to help her stand up and hop for pee/poop. 

So excited with Belle’s progress !

Hugs and cuddles 😘🐮💫✨🌟🌹

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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