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Levi's Last Chemo!
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12 January 2016 - 9:10 am
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Yesterday was Levi's 6th and final chemo treatment - yay!

He is still so very much himself, so we are confident that we've made the right decisions. Here's a vid of him just a few days ago:

https://www.ins.....LEf1_nMII/

He is still getting ImYunity and eating better than us (currently Honest Kitchen meals). Happy Boy!

(more on Levi, if anybody wants to read it: http://tripawds.....awd-to-be/)

Levi was diagnosed w/likely osteosarcoma at 7.5 years old in 7/2015 and became a Tripawd on 9/11/15. Loved life until he broke one of his front legs on 2/12/17. As x-rays showed clean bone, we decided to repair the leg. He recovered well, but in June of 2017, started to limp on the same leg. X-Rays showed return of OSA in the front leg. Levi crossed the rainbow bridge on 7/20/17, after over 22 months as a happy Tripawd. 

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12 January 2016 - 9:28 am
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CONGRATS!!! this is an amazing milestone!!! Way to go Levi! Keep kicking booty!

Hugs,

Alison with Spirit Shelby in her heart (and little Jasper too) 

Shelby Lynne; Jack Russell/Shiba Inu mix. Proud member of the April Angels of 2014.

October 15, 2000 to April 8, 2014

Our story: Broke rear leg in June 2013 - non-conclusive results for cancer so leg was plated and pinned. Enlarged spleen in September 2013 and had it removed and was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma and started chemotherapy. Became a Tripawd January 8th, 2014 and definitive Hemangiosarcoma diagnosis. Three major surgeries in 7 months and Shelby took them all like a champ only to lose her battle to cancer in her brain. We had 8 amazing extra months together and no regrets. #shelbystrong #loveofmylife

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12 January 2016 - 10:01 am
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He looks great!  And congrats on finishing chemo too, wonderful to get that done.

and eating better than us (currently Honest Kitchen meals). Happy Boy!

Same deal here! I cook chicken, eggs and burger and mix it with HK for my pups, meanwhile we enjoyed a bag of pre-prepared something out of the freezer for dinner.

Karen and the well fed pug(gle)s.

Tri-pug Maggie survived a 4.5 year mast cell cancer battle only to be lost to oral melanoma.

1999 to 2010

 

              Maggie's Story                  Amputation and Chemo

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12 January 2016 - 10:36 pm
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he DOES look great! what a relief to have sailed through chemo....now Levi can carry on with his life, pain-free and happy. Congrats to you all. 

Paula and Nitro

Nitro 11 1/2  yr old Doberman; right front amp June 2014. Had 6 doses carboplatin, followed by metronomic therapy. Rocked it on 3 legs for over 3 years! My Warrior beat cancer, but couldn't beat old age. He crossed the Bridge peacefully on July 25, 2017, with dignity and on his terms.  Follow his blog entitled "Doberman's journey"

http://nitro.tripawds.com

"Be good, mama loves you".....run free my beautiful Warrior

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12 January 2016 - 11:07 pm
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That video says it all! Levi is looking great and doing greatclap

And look at that mig! Is that a happy boy or what?! He's telling the world, "Watch me! I'm javing a ball just being Dog!! This just makes me soooo haply to see him living life to the fullest! That's why we do this journey.

CONGRATULATIONS LEVI!!! Steak a d ice cream for everyone!

Love!

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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13 January 2016 - 2:03 pm
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Suhweeeeet! That's a big milestone, we're doing the hoppy dance right along with you and Levi!!

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene
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