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Bailey Girl is Asking for Prayers for her Bella (her 10 year old sister)
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9 December 2014 - 9:44 am
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This morning it's crushing my heart to even say this but hopefully prayers that she gets better will pull her through.

Bella is 163 pounds and has had lumps for some time and has a cough just every now and then.  She's loves life, started going on car rides with Dad and loves her food. 

This morning Bella would not get up and when my daughter and I got her up she was holding her left paw forward.  Well she has a slight case of wobblers so this makes it very difficult to get up.  I know she's in pain and the lump under her left armpit seems to have really hardened over night.  So not ready for this...

 

Prayers please.

Love and tight hugs,

Tracy

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9 December 2014 - 10:13 am
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Absolutely, prayers for you and sweet Bella.

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Harmony became a Tripawd on 10/21/14 (MCT). She left us way too soon on 11/1/14.

"We miss you so much; our love, our heart, our Harmony."

- Pam, Ron and Melody, Meesha, Doublestuff and Mariah Carey

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9 December 2014 - 6:30 pm
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Okay now....try not to fast forward to a worse case scenario, okay?

Bella is a senior girl with two wild and crazy pups she has to "regulate". (as Wyatt Ray would say) and that can cause sore m uscles...mahbe even a wrenched back...lr a pulled muscle.

The lump could be causing discomfort by making jer sleep on her leg funny....the Wobblers could be a tingnup...everything is treatable, okay?

Let js know how she is tonight...a d how you are doing!!!

Remember, you are stronger than you give yoirself credit! You ARE handling whatever life throws y our way...YOU ARE! As I've said before...it doesn't have to "look pretty"when we are trying to plpw through crap just as long as we plpw through it! Actually, I don't think I have said it tjat way before...but I kinda like it!

TIGHT HUGS TO YOU ! Remember, Bailey is watching over you with your Dad by her side!

Sally and My Guiding Eternal Light Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle 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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9 December 2014 - 7:44 pm
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Tracy, stay strong and keep us posted OK? Please don't panic until you know what you're dealing with. We will be thinking of you and Bella.

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene
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10 December 2014 - 1:23 pm
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I will definitely be keeping sweet Bella in my thoughts.  I pray that she starts to feel better soon.

Sahana and her Angel Leland

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November 17, 2009 - June 30, 2014

May you finally be healthy and running free at the Rainbow Bridge. Until we meet again my sweet boy!

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21 December 2014 - 8:18 pm
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I wanted to jump on here to thank all my tripawd family for the prayers.  I know it's been a few weeks. 

Update on Bella.  Nooooooooooo stupid... that bad word......  biopsy is clean.  Now she is on a diet.  She was limping because she had a very bad muscle sprain on her leg... I do know how she did it... my bad I left the baby gate down and went downstairs and Bella tried to go down by herself.  She's not allowed on steps... she can't control her weight with the wobblers...  but a little of R and R and meds she is herself and she has lost 10 pounds so far... made a graduale food change and she is getting less and she's perfectly fine with that...  plus she is really challenging Diesel... 25 pounds v 150 pounds... you should hear the little piglet bark (or grunt) it does make me laugh.  We did get him at 7 weeks and every since he has grunted like a piglet when you move him when he sleeps or pick him up for potty breaks.  Sooo the good news is Bella is back to being our healthy 10 year old girl we celebrated her big 10 on December 10th!

 

Hope all is well and everyone is keeping their chins up! 

(did I say that, must be the drugs!)big-grin

Love and tight, tight hugs

Tracy, Angel Bailey, Bella, Gracie and Diesel

I miss all my friends!  sad

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21 December 2014 - 8:31 pm
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So glad all is well. I have not been here much. It is sort of scary when they get older. My Chandler boy is 11 and I notice things that I did not notice even a year ago. He is slower. He also is on a diet. He has lost at least 9 lbs. that was as of last month, so maybe a bit more. It is harder to relax after the c journey. Hugs from, Lori, TY, Chandler, Lucy and Daryl

TY GUY, Best Black Lab ever! Diagnosed  and had amp in January, 2014. Kicked MRSA's butt. Earned his angel wings on April 16, 2014. Run Free my boy and don't forget a shoe. Ty is a proud member of the " April Angels". Ty sent us Daryl, a Tripawd rescue in Sept. of 2016. Daryl is 5 +or -. We are also Pawrents to Chandler, a Border Collie mix who is 15 and 1/2, Lucy, a Corgi who is 7, 2 minis, 2 horses, and a feisty cat named Zoe. Zoe had a non skeletal Osteosarcoma removed in July 2015. No Chemo, she was at least 16. She is going strong although she is now completely blind. She is now close to 20 and her hobbies are eating and sleeping in front of her personal heater. 

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21 December 2014 - 8:37 pm
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Tracy! GREAT TO HEAR FRO YOU!!

Wonderful that Bella is doing so well and doesn't have anynmajor challenges.

You've got to get a video of Diesel and Bella "playing" and Diesel grunting!!! Bailey picked out a cutie for you!

Happy Virthday Bella!!!!clapclap

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 December 2014 - 9:01 pm
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so glad to read that!!!  When I read your first post I immediately thought.. oh oh.. I don't want to read any more!!!

But.. what a perfect Christmas Present!!!  so glad Bella is doing better.. and will be getting better and better!!!

Christine... with Franklin in her heart♥

Franklin, he was the Happiest Dog on Three Legs! Diagnosed 09/26/2012 with Osteosarcoma, amputated 12/4/2012.  Had a wonderful 5 1/2 months painfree until he ran for the Bridge on 5/15/2013.  Always in my heart, and always a guardian angel of my pack...   You can follow his Tripawd Adventures, before and after, in my blog, Frank'n'Farter!

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22 December 2014 - 4:25 pm
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Great news! and I absolutely loved the picture of the dogs & Santa.  A Merry Christmas to all your pack.  

Daniela & Johnnie 

Our awesome Golden Boy was diagnosed for OSA in April 2014 in the proximal humerus, front-leg amp on 05/20/2014. Finished chemo (Carbo6) on 07/10/2014. Ongoing treatment: acupuncture + K-9 Immunity Plus ( 3chews) and home-cooked no-grain diet.   Stopped Apocaps because of liver issues.   Liver issues: controlling altered enzymes with SAM-e and Milk Thistle.  October 17:  started having seizures.  Taking fenobarbital for seizures.  April 18: started prednisone.

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22 December 2014 - 5:28 pm
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Just saw this Tracy, that is GREAT news that it's not cancer! It's wonderful that dogs can lose weight faster than people! Hope she's resting and being a good patient.

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene
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