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9 June 2017 - 12:34 pm
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YAY KIWI!!!! Any k improvement is a HUGE improvement!!! Just the fact that there IS improvement HOPEFULLY I dicates this is s treatable situation with lots of rest and yummy steroids!! 🙂

Cheering for you Kiwi! 🙂

Hugs!

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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9 June 2017 - 12:47 pm
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Thank you!  Staying pawsitive...

xo



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9 June 2017 - 4:04 pm
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Sorry to hear about the lung mets and possibly in the spine. I'm also hoping for improvements for your Kiwi.

I'm not sure if bisphosphonates would help at this time: http://tripawds.....an-option/

From the article Zoledronate has been helpful for pain control.

Wishing you pain-free days with Kiwi.

Kerren and Tripawd Kitty Mona

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9 June 2017 - 5:05 pm
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Kate you are a terrific mom. I'm glad that your regular vets were able to be there for you at the ER. That clarifies a lot of things. Incredible hours is right. Wow.

Your path is totally spot-on and yes, love, kisses and pawsitivity go a long way right now. We are all holding you and Kiwi in our hearts and hoping for more improvement.

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene
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9 June 2017 - 8:36 pm
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Kate and Kiwi,

Just checking in on you two and was so happy to find that Kiwi is doing better!! Soooooo very happy for you both. We will keep our fingers and paws crossed.

Love, Amy & Rusty

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12 June 2017 - 5:29 am
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Just catching up. I am SO pleased to hear that there has been an improvement. I agree with Sally, ANY improvement is surely a very hopeful indication. You're doing such a great job staying positive. We are all thinking of you heartheart

Meg, Clare and Elsie Pie xxx

Meg, Mutt, aged around 13, 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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14 June 2017 - 10:42 pm
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Hi all,

Thank you so much for the kind words and encouragement.  Unfortunately, we had to say goodbye to Kiwi this evening.  It was very peaceful and she is finally out of pain.  The past 36 hours have been harrowing, with her inconsolable and wracked with pain.  It was the most difficult, but the most loving, thing we have ever done.

Good luck to you all and sending pawsitive vibes out to all your babies.

Looking forward to seeing Kiwi on the other side...

xo,

Kate

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15 June 2017 - 7:48 pm
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Oh Kate. This is just so sad, I'm really sorry for your loss. We've all been punched in the gut by so many losses lately, and Kiwi's is felt deeply as well.

You are so right. It's loving, but awful. The choice to set our beloved animal's spirit free from pain is the hardest thing we are ever called to do. Know that when it was time, you stood strong and courageous, and made Kiwi proud for following through with your instinct. Her soul was set free in gratitude, and she will most definitely see you on the other side.

With all our heart and soul, please accept our condolences. If you want to come back and share more of her life with us, we would be honored to rejoice in her memory with you.

xoxo

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15 June 2017 - 7:54 pm
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I am so sorry to hear this news.  We will all be grieving with you on the loss of your sweet Kiwi.

Otis - 106 pound lab/Dane mix, lost his right front leg to osteosarcoma on Febuary 9, 2016.  Four rounds of carboplatin completed in April, 2016.  Lung mets August 25, 2016.  Said goodbye too soon on September 4, 2016.   Lost his adopted sister, Tess, suddenly on October 9, 2016. likely due to hemangiosarcoma.  

Wherever they are, they are together.

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Kate,

I was so sorry to read the news about Kiwi and know that your heart is hurting. It sounds like you absolutely made the right decision for your girl but that doesn't make it any easier to say goodbye. I agree, I would love to hear more about Kiwi and would love to hear about some of your happy memories with her. After I lost my Lucy I didn't think I would be able to see her pictures but it actually brought me incredible comfort to see her face and to revisit all the beautiful memories I had. I hope that you will be blessed with countless memories of your baby. I found it especially difficult at first because you are dealing with a loss and also your whole world and daily routine is upended. I hope that in time you will find comfort in remembering how it felt to scratch a soft black ear or hear the thump of a happy tail.

We will be thinking of you and Kiwi and sending our love, Amy & Rusty

Virginia




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16 June 2017 - 9:37 pm
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So very, very sorry our sweet Kiwi had to head to the Bridge. You did EVERYTHING possible to give your girl extended quality time.....and for six months (in doggy years that's over THREE YEARS) Kiwi had extra bonus pain free time full of loving and spoiling! Of course, she was already loved and spoiled everyday of her life with you anyway!

So many of us here can relate to the gutwrenching decision you had to make when you knew Kiwi's earthly body no longer served her. It's that last loving act of kindness when can show our dogs and cats. Kiwi KNEW you loved her enough to help her transition.

KIWI IS OUR FAMILY AND HER LIFE MATTERED TO US!!! She showed everyone how to just get on with loving life and greet each day with a wag and a smile.

The void is hard right now, real, real hard. The grief seems like It will never stop. We can all promise yuo it will be pushed further and further into the background because of the thousands of happy moments you and Kiwi shared. The happy times eventually overpower the sadness and, slowly but surely, bring joyful memories back into your heart.

As everyone has said, we would love to hear more about Kiwi and would love to see pictures. AND, we would @ove to hear abiut the ways she sends you messages and signs thst she's still with you.

Tha k you for sharing Kiwi with us.....And we look forward to more about this cutie pie.

Surrounding you with our love and our hugs

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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