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1 September 2018 - 9:06 pm
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OMD you are gorgeous girlie!!! And that hat suits you perfectly!!!

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful baby, i am grinning from ear to ear ❤️❤️

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1 September 2018 - 10:07 pm
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IZZI!!!  IZZI!!!!!   BEST BIRTHDAY HAT EVVVVER!!!😁   And you actually  look like you enjoy it!!   We  sure do!

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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16 September 2018 - 10:27 am
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Thanks so much for all the birthday wishes friends aw-shucks She had a great birthday weekend with lots of treats and she even got a new bed. I also wanted to share a video from her swimming class yesterday. We got a new “water park” for dogs here in OKC and she’s been going for a couple of months now. She isn’t able to do a whole lot of running around and can’t walk far without getting too tired so she is not able to be as active as she would like. Her remaining hind leg had two previous knee surgeries which has led to arthritis and a lot of pain & weakness so her body just can’t keep up with her mind unfortunately. She also hates her wheelchair because she’s a stubborn girl so I’m super thankful for this place. Swimming has been an excellent form of exercise and has helped her tremendously. She wears a life jacket to help keep her afloat but she’s a really great swimmer. She is able to swim by herself now without any assistance. I couldn’t figure out how to post a video here so I’m just going to copy & paste a link to her Instagram page w/ the video. Check it out if you want to see a tripawd fish! 

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16 September 2018 - 10:42 am
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That is a great video, thank you so much for sharing heart  Your pups are gorgeous, and Izzi looks like she really enjoys the water. That is awesome, and so good for her!  Wishing many more happy healthy birthdays to come!

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16 September 2018 - 2:08 pm
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Hey you did it, you got the video posted! Yay! 

She’s doing soooo well, what a lucky girl to get to enjoy water therapy. Looks like a nice place! And yeah, float coats are super helpful and we feel, necessary, to help Tripawds swim safer and better.

Oh can you do us a huge favor…now that she’s long graduated from this forum topic, can you post things like this in “Hopping Around” or “Size and Age Matters” forums? It makes it easier for others to see how well she gets around when they’re looking for subjects like “wheelchair ” or “water therapy.” Thank you so much! 

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17 September 2018 - 10:33 am
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I tell ya’ what!!  That Izzi girl is a true MIRACLE DOG!!!  What an incredible  inspiration  to us all, especially  anyone starting this journey!! Such a Beacon of Hope!!

Your care for her is exquisite ❤   You are so tuned into her and all her needs.  The video is absolutely  delightful  to watch.  

It lights up my world to get these great updates on this beautiful  MIRACLE DOG!!   Thank you so much for sharing  all her victories and all her joy with us😎

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13 December 2018 - 12:17 pm
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Hi friends.. 

I’m really sad to say I am back with bad news. 

Two months ago Izzi started having trouble walking and that’s when we found the aforementioned elbow dysplasia. We saw no signs of anything else on her X-rays so we were relieved. Unfortunately we were so very wrong. Izzi has been steadily declining with many odd symptoms and her shoulder area had begun to swell. This is all so reminiscent of last December when we found her spleen tumor after a clear checkup that October. So I just couldn’t shake the feeling that we missed something again this time. She went back to the vet on Monday for further tests.She had blood work and a new X-ray to check out the puffy shoulder. The X-ray shows that everything has drastically changed in the past two months. She now has 2 or 3 nodules in her lungs and her upper arm bone appears to be completely consumed with cancer which explains the swollen shoulder and severe pain. I am devastated to say the least. I knew this would happen eventually but I still wasn’t prepared. I also never expected it to explode so quickly like this. She is on tramadol and neurontin for pain and she’s trying to get around but she is definitely hurting and it’s breaking my heart. Izzi has been my best friend for 11 years and the thought of losing her is debilitating. I don’t know how much time she has left but I fear it isn’t long at all. I hope we get to enjoy one last Christmas together because opening presents is one of her favorite things. I plan to start celebrating now and making sure she gets lots of squeakers. Hopefully we can keep her comfortable for a little while longer… Anyway… Just wanted to let everyone know what’s going on. Thank you all for all of your support and kindness over the years. We couldn’t have done it without you.

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13 December 2018 - 12:21 pm
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I am so sorry to hear this news.   This is just so hard, even though you have known all along that it is coming some day.  When that day comes, it is heart wrenching.  Hopefully, you will be able to enjoy the time you have left together. 

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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13 December 2018 - 1:45 pm
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I am so sorry. This is just devastating news. I truly hope that you get some more quality time before Izzi needs to shed her earth clothes and join our Angels. Lots of squeakers and treats for your beautiful girl, and hugs and tons of love.

I know this is heartbreaking. Please lean on us for support. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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13 December 2018 - 11:30 pm
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Will come back, but needed to reach out and give you a cyber hug as quickly  as I good❤❤

Absolutely!  We hereby declare EVERY day CHRISTMAS day for Izzi!  We further declare Izzi is to get a Christmas present every day to open… and we want pictures!!!   And just because Chirstmas is over, that doesn mean she stops getting present!! Heck no!!  Of course, Izzi gets all sorts of treats and junk food too….everyday……every single day!!

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14 December 2018 - 12:35 pm
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We started the 12 days is Izz-mas yesterday..  lots of friends have mailed her gifts so she’s definitely getting spoiled!! 😊❤

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14 December 2018 - 12:43 pm
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Ohhh beautiful Izzi!!! I am so glad you posted that. Just melts my heart 💓 if the packages keep coming in she might have to open a couple a day 😁💐

Thank you so much for sharing!!

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14 December 2018 - 5:51 pm
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It’s good to see her so happy right now, she is so loved! This is great medicine for her and you.

My heart hurts for you, I’m sorry that she’s reached this point in the journey. Stay strong, spoil her rotten at Izzmas and know that we are all cheering on the legendary Izzy! She has a tenacity and spirit that is unforgettable.

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14 December 2018 - 10:42 pm
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Look at that wagging tail!!!!  OMD!!  She is so happy!  Talk about living in the moment and making each moment count….Izzi wrote the book on Be More Dog !!

Merry Myrtle  and Frankie wanted to join in Izz-mas!!!   And in the 11th day of Izzi-mas…………

So glad you are doing  this😎

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I just wanted to drop by and let everyone know Izzi went to heaven last Thursday. She went to sleep peacefully in my arms at home in her favorite bed. It was an incredibly painful and difficult decision for me to make but she was in so much pain and it was time. She put up a hell of a fight for 900 days and I just couldn’t ask her to fight any longer. I took off work so we could spend her last week together, lounging around, eating lots of treats, and going for strolls in her wagon. Luckily on Wednesday we had a beautiful sunny day so we were able to spend some time at the park laying in the grass. Nothing is the same without her and I’m going to miss her everyday, forever. Thanks so much to each of you for all of your support over the years. I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to follow her journey and share your advice, support, and encouragement.

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