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14 April 2020 - 8:38 am
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Hi Steve!  You must feel so anxious not knowing the recommendation of the oncologist yet.  With the pandemic, everything is turned upside down, so perhaps you could reach out to the oncologist as a gentle reminder that you are waiting to hear from them.  I try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt, but balance that with being a fierce advocate for Griffin.  How is Ziva feeling?

Griffin and I are sending positive vibes from NYC!

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14 April 2020 - 10:59 am
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      Ziva is doing well, it’s probably me more than her right now. 

They have her on Tramadol and Meloxicam right now. She’s as happy as ever.

still trying to figure out the picture thing. I only have an old iPad and cell phone lol. 

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14 April 2020 - 11:22 am
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Steve, we have these instructions for adding images  to the Forums.

If you’d like help figuring out the process let me know. It’s pretty easy: 
1. Upload pics to a photo sharing site like imgur.com or your own Tripawds blog
2. Right click and copy the Image URL
3. Return to your Tripawds Forum post and paste the image URL (or the image itself if possible) in your post. It should automatically appear.

Even with an old iPad (we have one too!) and a cell phone it’s doable but we are happy to assist if you still have trouble.

I’m sooo glad to see that she’s happy as usual!

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14 April 2020 - 12:20 pm
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maybe a pic???

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14 April 2020 - 12:22 pm
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What a cutie!

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14 April 2020 - 12:30 pm
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This is my baby. DogsImage Enlarger

ziva is the baby in between the two dobermans 

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14 April 2020 - 2:29 pm
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Super Cute 🙂 I’m glad to hear she is happy and comfortable. 

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14 April 2020 - 3:46 pm
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Yay you did it! She is sooooo cute!

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14 April 2020 - 4:33 pm
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CITENESS ALERT!!!!    CUTENESS OVERLOAD!!!  A basket of cuteness! The Easter Bunny never looked as cute as these three!!!🐇🐇🐇

Thanks for the smiles😀    

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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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15 April 2020 - 2:08 pm
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    Finally spoke with the oncologist and my primary care vet. 

Ziva goes in Tuesday morning for her surgery. I am mortified right now that I am making the right choice but I believe that’s a natural reaction. The Vet and Oncologist agree this is the right first step for my girl. 

   After this we will do the testing on the removed limb to determine our next best course of action. Wish us luck and I will keep my blog updated as well. Pictures will be included now. 

    Thankyou everyone for your support and kind words and thoughtful insight. It has and will be tremendously helpful as we go through this. Steve H. 

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15 April 2020 - 2:45 pm
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Okay, you can finally move forward and get that bum leg gone!!!

We know this is still a stressful and scary time for you, so continue  to stay connected.  We also k ow the relief you will feel when surgery is done mand Ziva is home!!!

We’re  here for uou and will be send paws energy o sweet Ziva.  Let is k ow as any questions arise, okay?

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15 April 2020 - 3:27 pm
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Hey Steve, thanks for the update. Tuesday will be here before you know it and Ziva is going to amaze you! Let us know how we can help make things easier as you get closer to the big day. 

So glad you got the blog and photos going!

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16 April 2020 - 5:42 pm
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I believe it is completely normal to feel this way about the upcoming surgery. At least this is how I was feeling too. But I kept reminding myself that the other option (leaving the leg on and Arktik suffering more and more over a short period of time) was not better. 

I will be a difficult day for sure but once it is done, you can focus on Ziva getting better from there. 

We will be thinking about you!

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Hopefully this will be the way we relax after the surgery. 

Thanks for all the help everyone. 

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16 April 2020 - 7:13 pm
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Makes me want to come over and snuggle with beautiful Ziva!  

With good pain management   she’ll be nice and relaxed and sleeping, a lot!  pain management is the key and it takes a little bit of tweaking sometines. 

Thanks for the pocture.  She’s  such a sweetheart❤

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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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