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Jackson has another cancer and his days are limited
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Virginia
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12 March 2015 - 11:03 pm
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So glad to hear you're getting more time with your Jackson, and that his time is being filled with all good things. {{{Positive energies}}} sent your way. 

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13 March 2015 - 1:04 pm
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more ice cream.... more ice cream.. MORE ICE CREAM!!!

more snuggles... more snuggles... MORE SNUGGLES!!!

more car rides... more car rides.. MORE CAR RIDES!!!

no regrets... no regrets.... NO REGRETS!!!!!

More lovings.. more time... more kisses on that muzzle... 

AND MOST OF ALL.. MORE TIME!!!

Even if you snuggle down at night.. and you wake up in the morning and Jackson tells you that this day is the day... 

you have been given more time to enjoy and love and cherish... more days together..  more time to sit and study that muzzle, those eyes.. those lashes.. those paws.... and days that you will remember, forever!

Lucky girl.. lucky pup...

now.. go enjoy and love hard!

Christine.. with Franklin in her heart♥

Franklin, he was the Happiest Dog on Three Legs! Diagnosed 09/26/2012 with Osteosarcoma, amputated 12/4/2012.  Had a wonderful 5 1/2 months painfree until he ran for the Bridge on 5/15/2013.  Always in my heart, and always a guardian angel of my pack...   You can follow his Tripawd Adventures, before and after, in my blog, Frank'n'Farter!

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16 March 2015 - 5:25 pm
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Jackson is STILL here. He had a grand weekend, actually! First on Friday, I had presentations to give (locally, at Yale) and so one of his favorite people came to doggie-sit. UPS delivered packages and a repairman was on our patio, too. Lots of activity to bark at! Then my parents came down for a night just to say hi and goodbye to one of their favorite dogs. For dinner, my brother had a small meatball pizza delivered just for Jackson! We let him eat most of it, but saved enough so he could also enjoy next-day cold pizza. I joke that Jackson has a fan club, but he really does. He seems OK to us. He's not as energized as he used to be, but he's eating more than his share, is as wiggly-butt as ever, and still enjoys his games of fetch and tug 'o war. He's drinking more, but that's OK.  We'll take him out whenever he needs or clean up after him.  There are no such things as "accidents" in this house these days!  We watch him like a hawk and will not let him suffer. Until that day, whatever he wants, he gets. LOVE HIM.

~ Katy & Jackson (or, as hubby now calls him: Everlast winkerwinker)

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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16 March 2015 - 5:38 pm
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Holding my breath again .....WHEEEEEW!!! So happy I'm crying!!!!!!!

:This is wonderful Katy, just WONDERFUL!!!!clap

OMD!!! And he got to eat pizza!!!! I can hear Happy Hannah from the Bridge now..."Even I didn't get to eat pizza"!! (Only because I don't live near a carry out or good pizza place!)

Katy, I keep scroll i ng back up to savour every delightful nugget of his happiness! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THAT NOTHING HAS CHANGED IN JACKSON'S. WORLD!! And that's all that matters and that is the true indicator of his "health"! And he "don't need no stinkin' test to tell him otherwise"!! Heck, hes probably "tired" from all the pawtying...as any 70 yr. old dog would be!!!

And you bet he has a Fan Club! Every single person on this site is a member..and we feel privileged to be so!

YAAAAAAAAAY FOR JACKSON!!!!!!!clap

Keep on fetchon' sweet boy!

Next on your smorgasbord of foods every dog should not have.....Boston Creme Pie and Chocolate Eclairs!!!!

Sending all the love in the world to you!

Sally and Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle 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!

Virginia







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16 March 2015 - 5:40 pm
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EVERLAST.......LOVE IT!!

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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17 March 2015 - 4:34 pm
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OH man I love it, I can totally see him eating the meatball pizza! Soooooo adorable and sweet and just precious. I'm thrilled that things are stable and happy. 3-million cheers for all of you!!!clap

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene
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17 March 2015 - 7:09 pm
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Katy and Jackson: just dropped by to get news and say hello.  Love your attitude, and for sure this is keeping Jackson's spirit strong.  Sending lots of hugs from 

Daniela & Johnnie

Our awesome Golden Boy was diagnosed for OSA in April 2014 in the proximal humerus, front-leg amp on 05/20/2014. Finished chemo (Carbo6) on 07/10/2014. Ongoing treatment: acupuncture + K-9 Immunity Plus ( 3chews) and home-cooked no-grain diet.   Stopped Apocaps because of liver issues.   Liver issues: controlling altered enzymes with SAM-e and Milk Thistle.  October 17:  started having seizures.  Taking fenobarbital for seizures.  April 18: started prednisone.

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17 March 2015 - 7:44 pm
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Have you considered starting him on a supplement called Yunnan Baiyao? It is a Chinese herbal supplement that is supposed to help with circulation/blood clotting. We typically recommend it to our patients with hemangiosarcoma. There aren't any definitive studies as to its efficacy, but it is well tolerated and it may be potentially helpful to him.

It is sold in capsule/powder form online or at local holistic Asian markets.

There's also another holistic non-chemo option based off of a mushroom extract that has been proven to prolong the life of dogs with hemangio. The mushroom is called coriolus versicolor and is given as a pill form. It can cause some tummy upset in some dogs and it is a bit expensive but it might be worth looking into as well.

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17 March 2015 - 11:01 pm
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Great tips Elaina, thank you! We do need to write about yunnan baiyao but meanwhile here's a post we wrote about coriolus versicolor:

Mushroom Therapy for Canine Hemangiosarcoma

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene
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Southwestern Ontario, Canada
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18 March 2015 - 6:47 am
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Jackson has got that Energizer Bunny beat!!!

Enjoy.... and love hard....   and keep that huge smile on your faces.. it certainly brightens our day!

Christine... with Franklin in her heart♥

Franklin, he was the Happiest Dog on Three Legs! Diagnosed 09/26/2012 with Osteosarcoma, amputated 12/4/2012.  Had a wonderful 5 1/2 months painfree until he ran for the Bridge on 5/15/2013.  Always in my heart, and always a guardian angel of my pack...   You can follow his Tripawd Adventures, before and after, in my blog, Frank'n'Farter!

Virginia
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18 March 2015 - 4:47 pm
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Yunnan Baiyao is wonderful, we used it with my Jake and it's the only med I kept after he passed away. So glad to hear Jackson is living it up!!! I LOVE that he got his own meatball pizza!!!!!! Go Jackson!! 

Mom to Tripawd Angels Jake (2001-2014) and Rosco (2012-2015) and Tripawd Tanner. “Whatever happens tomorrow, we had today; and I'll always remember it”  

      

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18 March 2015 - 6:31 pm
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Hi all,

Jackson is still here and having another good day.  Lots of play tonight!

When we left the internist, we were given a box of Yunnan Baiyao.  He's taking 1 pill/night, and that in addition to all his other supplements (and pizza, or ice cream, or lamb lungs, or...).  I was jazzed his Dr gave us an alternative medicine, as we've been doing that for years already!

Who knows why Jackson is still here?  But he IS and it's a gift!

~ Katy & Jackson

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!

Virginia







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18 March 2015 - 8:58 pm
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YES!!!!! YES!!!! Jackson is still here!!!superstarclap You ARE a SUPERSTAR JACKSON!!

I love that the vet is still giving him "treatments" to help! A good sign!!

Thanks for the update Katy! A good update indeed!

Keep on fetchon Jackson! EVERLAST. JACKSON!!!!!

Lots of love!

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle 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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19 March 2015 - 8:02 am
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Jackson is a rock star...and so his his mom.  Love to you both.

Amy & Spirit Libby

Liberty (Libby) was diagnosed with OSA on 1-22-13.  Right front amputation on 1-31-13. No IV Chemo. Metronomic Therapy started 2-19-13 along with supplements and some home cooking. Lungs clear until 1-06-14.  She's still her happy, hoppy, bossy self.  Living the dog life to the fullest and a proud Winter Warrior. :) RIP my Libby 4-21-03 to 3-19-14





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19 March 2015 - 8:04 am
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Awesome to hear Katy.  Keep kicking butt Jackson.  We are cheering you on.

 

Hugs

Michelle & Angel Sassy

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