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Honorary Tripawd Kodi turns 15!
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18 March 2019 - 3:57 pm
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Honorary Tripawd Kodi had a birthday!  That’s right, the only dog that Warrior Angel Nitro loved, is 15 years old!

Although I thought it was touch and go almost 2 weeks ago. One night after work he had what we think was a seizure; he came bopping out to see me, bouncy and happy – then he coughed, and vomited up some foamy white froth, and collapsed. He didn’t lose consciousness, but when I picked him up, I thought he was going to die in my arms. When I finally put him down, he seemed ok, and even drank some water and ate some treats. The next day we went to the vet where he had extensive (and expensive) testing done…. blood work, blood pressure check, EKG, ultrasound and chest X-rays. Everything came back normal – as normal as a 15 year old dog with Cushing’s Syndrome can be. A few days later he had an ACTH stim test done, to see if his Cushing med was in the range it should be, or if it was high and pushing him into Addison’s Disease. That too came back normal. This tells my vet that it’s not likely a cardiovascular event. His Cushing’s is most likely due to a benign tumor on his parathyroid gland, which COULD be getting bigger, thus causing seizure-like activity. Although it scares me, we weaned him off the seizure med, and are taking a wait-and-see approach. The episode was very mild and short, (but scared me half to death), and I really don’t want to put him on any more drugs unless absolutely necessary; if it happens again, I’ll restart the seizure med, and go from there. He didn’t present with typical seizure symptoms, so maybe it wasn’t really a seizure.

So back to “being more dog”, and being thankful for whatever time we have left. All in all, he’s doing well; he sees the “tots” frolicking and goofy, and he in turn frolicks and is goofy. The weather here in Wisconsin is finally starting to warm up, so we’ve been taking walks and spending time outside. So happy birthday to the “White Knight”…

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Kodi and Grizzly

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the “tots”…Tucker and Grizzly

Nitro 11 1/2  yr old Doberman; right front amp June 2014. Had 6 doses carboplatin, followed by metronomic therapy. Rocked it on 3 legs for over 3 years! My Warrior beat cancer, but couldn't beat old age. He crossed the Bridge peacefully on July 25, 2017, with dignity and on his terms.  Follow his blog entitled "Doberman's journey"

http://nitro.tripawds.com

"Be good, mama loves you".....run free my beautiful Warrior



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Happy Birthday Mr. Kodi.  I know you are just set to torment your mom now that you are 15 😉   Just take it a little easy on her.  We need her around to take care of you and if you give her any more heart attacks she won’t be.

You keep those young tots in line and tell them whose the boss.  🙂

xoxox

Michelle & Angel Sassy

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07/26/2006 - Sassy earned her wings 08/20/2013

05/04/2006 -  Bosch, Sassy's pal, earned his wings 03/29/19  fought cancer for 4 months.

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18 March 2019 - 7:45 pm
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Okay, first of all, YAAAAAAAAY FOR A GOOD HEALTH UPDATE!!!!!😎

No, wait!  First of all, HAPPY FIFTEENTH BIRTHDAY KODI!!!!😎

No, wait!  Frst of all, we needed a CUTENESS ALERT for all these adorable pictures! OMD!!!  Sooooo cute!!   I’m worn out from grinning  so much at all that CUETENSS!!!  Love the four ears and two dogs😉

Okay, I guess if I had to make a forced choice, the real “first of all” would be 

Happy FIFTEENTH birthday  Adorable Kodi, who is also BFF to NITRO!! (and BFF to the Tots, just in a different way)

ICE CREAM AND CAKE FOR EVERYONE!!!!!🎂🎂🍰🍨🍧🎂🍦  And some wine🍸🍷🥂 for Mom for giving  Kodi such exquisite  care to help him get to fifteen AND BEYOND!!!!

Lots of love to all the adorables……and that includes  you Mom😎

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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PS….btw, love the title of Kodi’s thread😎   AND, NITRO’S BANNER JUST POPPED UP TO SAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HIS BFF KODI!!😎😎😎

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 March 2019 - 7:52 pm
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Sally, the elusive Nitro popped up for me too when I posted this – if that isn’t a sign that Nitro is watching over us, I don’t know what is! Totally made my day to see him wish his brother a happy birthday!

Paula

Nitro 11 1/2  yr old Doberman; right front amp June 2014. Had 6 doses carboplatin, followed by metronomic therapy. Rocked it on 3 legs for over 3 years! My Warrior beat cancer, but couldn't beat old age. He crossed the Bridge peacefully on July 25, 2017, with dignity and on his terms.  Follow his blog entitled "Doberman's journey"

http://nitro.tripawds.com

"Be good, mama loves you".....run free my beautiful Warrior

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18 March 2019 - 7:59 pm
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oops, my initial post was a bit incorrect. I should’ve said Kodi’s Cushing’s is most likely due to a benign tumor on his PITUATARY gland, not parathyroid.

Paula

Nitro 11 1/2  yr old Doberman; right front amp June 2014. Had 6 doses carboplatin, followed by metronomic therapy. Rocked it on 3 legs for over 3 years! My Warrior beat cancer, but couldn't beat old age. He crossed the Bridge peacefully on July 25, 2017, with dignity and on his terms.  Follow his blog entitled "Doberman's journey"

http://nitro.tripawds.com

"Be good, mama loves you".....run free my beautiful Warrior

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18 March 2019 - 10:28 pm
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Wow! 15!! 

Happy Birthday Cody! 

Hang in there bud, and stop scaring your pack!!

Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls

Tri-pug Maggie survived a 4.5 year mast cell cancer battle only to be lost to oral melanoma.

1999 to 2010

 

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Woot! Woot! We’re late to the pawty but wanted to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY KODI! superstarclap

Fifteen is so remarkable and what a joy! After all that his body has been coping with, he still looks fantastic and has many more adventures to enjoy. I’m so glad that medical scare was just that. Whew! Angel Nitro is looking after him from above.

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