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Bone cancer in my 4 year old chocolate lab ….. devestating
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2 February 2023 - 4:14 pm
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Tomorrow 0700 MST is drop off for my Lacey! Its unreal how we went from a simple limp to "this". I know from this forum I am not living in a bubble which helps. It doesn't make me any more content others have to go through this but that I am not alone in this journey is some relief. Hope that came out right. Thank all of you for your kind words and advice. Let's do this Lacey and give it our best shot. I am all in...... 

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2 February 2023 - 4:37 pm
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Yes we totally understand! It's a nerve-racking time, especially in the hours leading up to surgery. We are sending tons of pawsitivity for an uneventful surgery and easy recovery.

You can do this Lacey!

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2 February 2023 - 7:27 pm
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YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!!  You are. surrounded by others who  understand  every aspect of this journey like no others can.

I even cancelled  the first surgery appointment  for my Happy Hannah  because  I was petrified!  Note that it was before I found  this community.  Needless to say, I rescheduled  and had no regrets.

Let us know when surgery is fone, okay? Is she spending  the night ata fully staffed overnight  clinic?

Depp breaths...and eat lots of chocolate  tonight 👍

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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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3 February 2023 - 4:48 am
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Lacy, we know you can do this! Sending you positive thoughts today. 

My Beautiful Beloved Brownie was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma on February 26, 2019.  With all odds against him he lived an additional one year and eight days with amputation, love, and prayer.  I was honored to be his mom, and I have never been so proud!  He will live forever in my Heart!

Brownie Bubba Bell

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3 February 2023 - 7:51 am
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THANK YOU ALL! We dropped her off this morning. She hopped up on the couch at the clinic, was a little nervous but totally being herself. She's a mother figure and wanted to console another dog in the waiting room.

Her big and little brothers are at a play place until she is healed up enough for their return. 

Benny it is a 24hr facility and the best here in town. 

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3 February 2023 - 9:53 am
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Tonight Lacey will be high as a kite on great drugs and restin comfortably.   So tonight is the time for you to get some good sleep, okay?  It's exhausting  mentally  and physically  getting to this point in the journey  and starting the recovery.  So you need your rest ao you can be her strong confident  pack leader when she comes home.

She sounds like such a sweetheart try to comfort  other dogs at the Bet.  Such a good girl💖

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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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3 February 2023 - 10:11 am
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The big day is here! sp_hearticon2 We are sending tons of pawsitivity your way for an easy surgery and speedy recovery.

Sounds like she is in really good hands, so try not to worry too much. Please let us know how it goes today.

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4 February 2023 - 11:19 am
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The vet called and said her leg was six lbs. ugh that is rough to hear but a data point. Then they said she got up on her own and ate this morning. If all goes well we pick her up at 5pm MDT. This morning was a Lacey shopping day…. Towels, tshirts, different foods just in case she won’t eat her normal food and other extras. 

testing photo link. Her lounging back in August.

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4 February 2023 - 12:12 pm
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YAY for being able to ho  already!  Eating?? Great news!!Good girl Lacey!  

When you go pick jer up tell her what a good girl she is and she's going home to all her presents  you got for her today.👏  Upbeat and confident energy will help heal her.  Don't even bother drawing attention  to her incision, she  jist wants to see you smiling  face getting her kisses and hugs🥰

The photo worked and she is absolutely  beautiful!😊

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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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4 February 2023 - 2:34 pm
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Go Lacy! Already eating and getting up on her own! That is awesome. It took Brownie two days but in his defense he was almost 12.

When Brownie was picky about eating, sardines right out of the can always did the trick.

As far as starting a blog, I was also hesitant at first. But now I am so happy I did.

Please let us know how she is doing.

Nancy and Angel Brownie

My Beautiful Beloved Brownie was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma on February 26, 2019.  With all odds against him he lived an additional one year and eight days with amputation, love, and prayer.  I was honored to be his mom, and I have never been so proud!  He will live forever in my Heart!

Brownie Bubba Bell

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4 February 2023 - 6:47 pm
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She’s home! Yeah! Too much energy and not as horrifying as I expected. I love she is home and I can take care of her. 

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4 February 2023 - 7:08 pm
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WELCOME HOME LACEY!!!  Looking good pretty girl!!!

Her energy might drop a little after all those good hospital  meds are out of her sys.  And in a way that's  good because  she needs rest, rest, rest.  

Keep us posted!

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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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4 February 2023 - 9:48 pm
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LOVE LOVE LOVE you Lacey! I'm so happy you are home and getting spoiled rotten. What a great day!

Do you mind if I add Lacey's pics to the gallery occasionally? She is irrestible!

I hope the next few days and recovery goes really smoothly. As Sally said, it's not unusual for a post-op crash / slow down to happen so don't panic if it does. But right now live it up! Cuddle and rest and give her extra kisses from all of us. sf-kiss

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5 February 2023 - 8:05 am
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Welcome home Lacey! What a beautiful pic of a happy girl!

My Beautiful Beloved Brownie was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma on February 26, 2019.  With all odds against him he lived an additional one year and eight days with amputation, love, and prayer.  I was honored to be his mom, and I have never been so proud!  He will live forever in my Heart!

Brownie Bubba Bell

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5 February 2023 - 10:57 am
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Jerry, you can add the pictures. I may work up to doing a blog……

thank all of you for the support. She did great last night eating, taking her pills and making sure she changed spots sleeping when she wanted. My wife screaming “ move so she can have the space she wants”…. LOL 

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