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14 January 2013 - 3:18 pm
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That is great to hear about Rocky.  Keep doing great big guy.  :)  


Sassy is a proud member of the Winter Warriors. Live long, & strong Winter Warriors.
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.

"You aren't doing it TO her, you are doing it FOR her. Give her a chance at life."

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14 January 2013 - 3:32 pm
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This is wonderful news.  So glad everything went well and Rocky is back to his happy self.  Please let us know how he gets on.  How about some pics???


Karen and Spirit Magnum

Magnum: 30th May 2002 to 5th May 2012. Lost her back left leg to osteosarcoma on 5th Sep 2011. Lung mets found on 20th Mar 2012 but it was bone mets in the hip that ended her brave battle. Magnum's motto - "Dream as if you'll live for ever, live as if you'll die today" (James Dean). Loyal, loving, courageous and spirited to the end. My beloved heart dog, see her memoirs from Rainbow Bridge ......

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Thank you :) yes I will try and get sum pics up. The vet has said it will only possibly prolong his life by approx 11 months but so far we have had an extra 3 months with him which we are so very grateful for. He is very spoilt now...and he knows it but we just appreciate him being here. Will keep you updated with his progress. Hoping to take him for a walk very soon :)

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14 January 2013 - 6:09 pm
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The vet can only give you statistics. Statistics are numbers representing what is 'average' in most cases. We were told we would have about 11 months as well.  We were blessed with 27 1/2 months with an already aging princess. In the end, the cancer didn't take her, complications from arthritis and aging did.

There is no time stamp on Rocky's butt.  Take advantage of every single day you are given, and if you turn out to be one of the ones who beats the statistics, that's even better!

Sending tons of good thoughts your way for many wonderful days ahead.

Shanna & Spirit Trouble ~ Trouble gained her wings 3/16/2011, a 27 1/2 month cancer survivor, tail wagging. RIP sweetheart, you are my heart and soul.  Run free at Rainbow Bridge.
The November Five - Spirits Max, Cherry, Tika, Trouble & Nova. 11/2008 - 3/2013 An era ends as Queen Nova crossed the Bridge.

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14 January 2013 - 6:51 pm
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Congrats to Rocky and his mum for making it this far....with many more belly rubs and walks to continue the fight!  I'm so glad to hear he's doing well and is adjusting to his updated leg!  Keep up the good work, Rocky!

ACL tear in right hind leg 12/5/12 and scheduled ACL repair surgery 12/21/12. Pre-op xrays revealed osteosarcoma. Amputation 12/28/12.  Chemo (carboplatin) started Jan 10, 2013 and ended on April 5, for a total of 5 doses. He handled carbo like a champ!  No side effects.  We started metronomic therapy at his third chemo and have been also doing some holistic treatments.  He's a lively, playful 10 year old huskie-boarder collie and a very proud member of the Winter Warriors!  Our love. Our funny little guy!

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14 January 2013 - 11:01 pm
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Wow that is terrific! We don't often hear about successful results from limb sparing surgeries, so YAY FOR ROCKY! Thanks so much for returning to tell us what happened, I'm glad you kept it in this topic.

So he didn't have any infections or anything like that? Wow! Terrific! We would love to see some photos and any more details you care to share, this is very educational for all of us. Also, who did the surgery? If you want to include them in our "Veterinary Referrals" topic in our Forums I know that people would really appreciate it.

Congratulations, you and Rocky are rock stars!

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