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Murphy's Check Up
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Murphy and I took the hour and a half drive out to Lansing this morning for his check up at Michigan State University.  Once again his x-rays are clear!  No metastasis in his lungs and the mass on his left shoulder still remains unchanged (for 20 months now)!  He has now survived Histiocytic sarcoma for 26 1/2 months!  Every time I make the drive out there with him I worry that this will be the time they tell me that it’s spread, that we should start talking about pain management and how we want to handle things.  And every time I am amazed and relieved to know that we still have more time with our sweet boy.  I’m so glad you’re all here to share our good news with!  big-grin

Donna & Glenn

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Donna, Glenn & Murphy

Murphy had his right front leg amputated due to histiocytic sarcoma at 7 years old.  He survived 4 years, 2 months & 1 week, only to be taken by hemangiosarcoma at 11 1/2 years 6/12/17  


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MURPHY!!!! you handsome fellow!!!! Congrats on a great check-up! Way to go Rockstar! cake for all!

Thank you for sharing … we love to hear success stories … no time stamps here!

alison with spirit shelby 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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22 June 2015 - 4:27 pm
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Oh Donna and Glenn…GREAT NEWS!!! We also feel the relief all over tripawd land!!!!

murphy is indeed our ROCKSTAR!!superstar

This commjnity needs Beacons of Hope like Murphy sooooooo badly! He continues to.prove statistics and prognosis don’t mean squat around here!!way-cool

We celebrate with you!!! clapclap

I love the pictures! I’m not sure who’s smiling bigger in that first picture…you or Murphy! And I LOVE his perfect triangle tripawd front leg amp. position…that’s how to do it!!! BTW, that’s a very pretty bottle tree you have!

Thanks for sharing such good news!!! Can’t stop smiling!! big-grin It is so important to have Murphy here for so many reasons. In addition to the “hope factor”, he adds so much “cuteness factor”!

Hugs and love to all!

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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Way to go, Murphy!  SO happy with the good news.  Now, enjoy these summer days.

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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Congrats Murphy on surviving your cancer for 26 1/2 months!!  That is so AMAZING and an inspiration to others!! clapclapclap

Time to celebrate with steak and ice cream!!

Sahana and her Angel Leland and Lucain too



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May you finally be healthy and running free at the Rainbow Bridge. Until we meet again my sweet boy!

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Sweet! Sweet! Sweet! This is fantastic news Donna, give that sweet pup a big, big smooch from us!!

Look out cancer, MURPHY is KICKIN BUTT!

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