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Manni's CT scan pic- never normal until the end.
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Sally (and Paula): I know the boots you mean, actually, but they won't be of help for us. Manni has been losing balance (and control) of all three legs. He's been getting wobbly, especially when getting up but also standing and walking and sometimes he also "trips" over his front paw, falls and hurts himself. I believe that it's the tumor pressing on his spine and spinal cord, causing "lapses". He's also deteriorated in terms of muscles. 

All of that is to be expected I guess, I just hope we don't also break a leg in the process. Or then again, maybe that would be preferable to not being able to get up eventually, I don't know. 

Paula, I know you get it. And I wish for you that you didn't. It's not just my body, though, my mind could also use a break because this emotional limbo is very tiring. But I'll manage. For him, I'll manage. And as I said to Stewie and family the other day: if we make it to Manni's 11th birthday the plane tickets for everyone are on me. .. 🙂

Thank you for the support you guys, I know you all get it and it's a relief to know that there are people that understand the unconditional love and the "doing whatever it takes" that comes with it. Thank you.

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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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Was thinking of you guys glad to see this!

I am sure it is a daily strain on you!! It will be & you are doing a great job of being strong and taking one day at a time & just see what the day brings! That’s all any of us can do!!

Manni is hopping proof he is already proving to you Mom see I am hanging in there 3 months after the mets showed up and I’m still here & your keeping him pain free!

We are living the same life with the human family & it takes its toll on us!! Mind body & soul! A daily scare & when we are taking care of needs and providing it will not be a relief no that makes it even harder in my opinion! It’s our life our routine!!!!! Then there is HUGE void been there and done that it’s not easy it’s hell!

Enjoy every day as you have been doing & yes go for another Manni RV trip keep making every moment a Manni Moment !!
We will keep hoping for more & more good days!! Take care of Manni & yourself Manni needs you & that is enough motivation isn't it!!

Love the Manni Mobile picture!
Hugs!
Holly & Purrkins❤️

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Thanks for the update, Tina, and yes, Herr Manni just looks so HUGGABLE in his ManniMobile (I know hugs aren't allowed, but actually it's just totally unfair to look like that and then not allow hugs...). I LOVE the way he looks at you. He so totally knows how much and how unconditionally he is loved and that must be such a wonderful and secure feeling for him. The fact he is still enjoying his food so much is a tremendous plus, lots of opportunities for spoiling him, which I don't doubt you are making the most of. My Billie started stumbling, and I know it is hard to watch and to know how best to help. You are probably right about the cause - you have researched everything so thoroughly. And you are doing all you or anyone ever possibly could. Does he allow you to help him up?

By the way, I've been reading this book on Canine psychology by the Hungarian writer, Vilmos Csányi, and he's talking about the way dogs can experience love and other emotions extremely intensely, and he refers to the story of a particular dog to illustrate this, a dog called 'Manny' (He spells it with a 'y', but there you go - hungarian spelling.) It's quite clear to me which Manni he was talking about ❤️

Thinking of you and sending love xxx

Meg, Mutt, aged around 8, 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. 
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Thanks for the update Tina.  Manni looks adorable in his cart.

Some people think I'm crazy because my life revolves around Tai but what can you do? You love them and want to provide the absolute best for them as long as you can.  Manni trusts you and you are there for him; that is the very definition of love.

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Sweet Tina and Mr Gorgeous Bambi eyes 💕💕

I have been thinking about you and keeping you in my heart every day, every day, every day.

So wish there was something I could do or suggest to help but sadly I can't 😑

You're doing all you can and I'm sure no one could do anything different, our Manni is so lucky to have you, Tina! 

Hang in there and give your cutie special auntie Teresa's cuddles 💞💞💞

Sending you the tightest of hugs ✊🏽💗 and holding you both right here in my heart 😘😘🐮💫✨🌟🌹

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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I second Clare in that it's utterly unfair that Mister Manni refuses to allow hugs when he is so thoroughly huggable!

Just checking in, I'm thinking of you, keeping you in my heart. Doesn't hurt that both your smiling faces peer down at me from my frig every day!

Tina, I hope you're holding up as well as can be expected. You are in our hearts.

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Teri, Roxy (the "Roxinator") and Angel Isa

Right rear leg amp 7/12/16 due to OSA. Metastatic lesion on her right front leg, January 2017. Joined the Winter Warriors January 19, 2017. Run free my sweet girl.

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Sooooo. Another update. There were times when I didn't think I would write any more. Now, how else should it be, it's all different again.

For the past ten days, there were no bad days. As in: NONE. On the contrary, we've had fantastic days. I try not to make anything of this. No: "maybe this is the last getting better before the end" and no: "maybe the tumor is actually shrinking".

I try to just enjoy every day. if only the human mind wouldn't come into play in the meantime I might actually make that work...

I am telling you though: it's amazing, weird, strange, whatever. Hardly any coughing anymore, no more falling, huge distances compared to just two weeks ago, better balance (our physio therapist was pretty amazed, too). Oh, better mood!! All of us.

I changed meds again, well, not meds but the method of administering them. The injections were starting to get painful so we are now trying a liquid, hoping it won't affect the stomach. 

I never thought he'd even still be here now so this, to me, is another little miracle in a sea of bad. Still, I can't help but remember all of those lost recently and I can't even begin to list all the names that pop in my head now. I know that Manni will join them soon, I don't know why he's still here and I feel bad for all those gone before us. And while this up and down is hard on me, I am now adjusting to this new normal again and plan on adjusting to whatever is thrown at us in the near future.

Again, I will leave you with the most recent pics to not deprive you of a little Manni-fix:

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Guardian of Manni the Wonderdog. -Or is it the other way 'round?

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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28 September 2017 - 12:41 pm
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oh! and I almost forgot!! TERI!!! I love that we're on your fridge!!!!! Thank you!!

Guardian of Manni the Wonderdog. -Or is it the other way 'round?

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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🙂 🙂   YOU KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON MANNI 🙂 🙂

No dog defines EVERY DOG IS DIFFERENT better than Manni!!   That's what's so beautiful about the role he is taking on this journey.  He really is proving you just can't put every individual dog or cat into "statistics".   Manni is so unique...such a one-of-a-kind-Soul....you just can't piegonhole a dog like this!!

And Manni cked a unique human being to take this journey with him.  Your relationship with Manni and your understanding of who he is adds to his ability to do as well as he ismin this journey!  Nope, neither one of you will allow yourselves to be pigeonholed...and that's a beautiful thing!!

Oh, and I did THOROUGHLY enjoy seeing Manni highlighted the other day doing his "fab rehab"!   What a good boy he is!!!  He's doing an excellent job of staying strong and fit.....especially considering the circumstances!!

Now, about these pictures!  DEEEELIGHTFUL TREASURES!!!!  Looove where he is looking up at the camera sitting so proudly on the sand!  And look at the pawprints in the sand....pretty spectacular the way they are placed!

And then we have King Manni relaxing in his Royal bed being served dinner in bed.  Look at that happy boy!! 🙂 🙂

The one of you two together...side by side...as it should be always!

Makes me soooooo happy to read thisnupdate and see these grrrrreat pictures!!!  I do lurk on facebooger and see that a lot of our tripawd family put photos there.  I never xomment...just lurk.  So THANK YOU for posting here so ALL of us can see this special boy.....and cheer our butts off for him!! 🙂

MANNI, KEEP DOING WHAT YOU'RE DOING YOUR WAY AND ON YOUR TERMS!!!!   It's working! 🙂

Lots ad lots of love to you and Manni!!!

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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28 September 2017 - 1:14 pm
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YESSS!

When we don't hear from a member in a while, we have to hold out hope that no news is good news. And when we get an update like this it feels GREAT to know that hope actually works! I mean look at that boy, he is happy and embracing how good he feels. What a role model for all of us. 

Manni is here because he has things he still needs to show you and all of us, and the best way to do that is in his "earth clothes," a phrase that I learned from Sally and really love using. Every living thing has a role in this universe. Some roles last longer than others, it really depends on the purpose of the spirit that embodies that living thing. Manni's spirit is saying "Oh but wait, did I tell you about . . . " It seems you are now hearing it, loud and clear. I love it!

Hugs to you both, we will keep you in our thoughts for more good days ahead. YAY!

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28 September 2017 - 1:24 pm
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Tina,

We're all in this together, so don't feel bad for those who have already gone to the Bridge.  I kind of feel like y'all are fighting for those of us who can't anymore. I'm still rooting hard for Manni and am very very happy he's doing better now.

David and Rocky

Rocky had his right front leg amputated on Valentine's Day 2017 after being diagnosed with osteosarcoma.

He joined the September Saints on September 3, 2017.

He is the toughest, bravest, sweetest and best friend I'll ever know. 

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MANNI! TINA! So good to hear from you! Manni, that first picture is just the handsomest!

I feel like if I say anything too positive it will jinx you so ... well, I'll leave it to your imagination.

Still so happy to hear from you and PICTURES! HOORAY!

Big hugs to you both. Or maybe double hugs for you Tina since Manni prefers to pass.

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Teri, the Roxinator and Angel Isa

Right rear leg amp 7/12/16 due to OSA. Metastatic lesion on her right front leg, January 2017. Joined the Winter Warriors January 19, 2017. Run free my sweet girl.

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Manni says to stop putting a time stamps on his rear, he has things to do, place to go, people to see lessons to teach! We are paying attention Manni! So happy to hear all is going well in Manni world.

Manni the WonderDog you keep it up buddy! You look stunning as always !! Looks a little cold for ice cream maybe some steak or burgers🍖🍔are in order !

Kiss that nose for us please!

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Sweetie pie 🌷

I'm so, so glad to see the pictures and THRILLED Manni is doing so well 😀

And seeing it first hand was a real treat 😍

I KNOW Manni will continue surprising you and all of us here, he is the ultimate warrior and, as Holly says, he has loads to do and places to go to 🤠😎

We are all routing for him, we're Team Manni every day of the week, every hour of the day 🤗🤗

Sending you an avalanche of kisses and a huge cuddle to SuperDawg from auntie Teresa 😘😘😘🐮💫✨🌟🌹

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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Manni pix heart

He is still loving life and NOT counting the days.  He has no plans or regrets.  I wish often that I could be like this, the best we can do is treasure our time with them and give them all the love we have.

Tracey & Tai

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