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Leicester, NY
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21 October 2011 - 10:36 pm
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It’s 1230am and we have been at Cornell univ for 4 hrs now,daisy started helping &winching . Therapy vet couldn’t get her in till Monday so we drove the 2hrs to Ithaca.she is in imaging now , their not sure what’s going on, they even mentioned a brain tumor or leision

Daisy earned her wings on Oct 22, 2011 at 14 years old

She is now the official greeter at the rainbow bridge

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San Diego, CA
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21 October 2011 - 10:52 pm
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Oh no. Sending good thoughts for your sweet girl!

Sending hugs from me and kisses from Abby,
Jackie

Abby: Aug 1, 2009 – Jan 10, 2012. Our beautiful rescue pup lived LARGE with osteosarcoma for 15 months – half her way-too-short life. I think our "halflistic" approach (mixing traditional meds + supplements) helped her thrive. (PM me for details. I'm happy to help.) She had lung mets for over a year. They took her from us in the end, but they cannot take her spirit! She will live forever in our hearts. She loved the beach and giving kisses and going to In-N-Out for a Flying Dutchman. Tripawds blog, and a more detailed blog here. Please also check out my novel, What the Dog Ate. Now also in paperback! Purchase it at Amazon via Tripawds and help support Tripawds!

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21 October 2011 - 11:12 pm
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Oh, I'm so sorry! I hope they can figure it out and help sweet Daisy. Lots of positive, healing thoughts out to you all…

Lisa

Sadie is my 9yr old Rott/Shepherd mix. Diagnosed with osteosarcoma in her right scapula 1/28/10. Our brave girl had her amputation 2/13/10 and her last chemotherapy on 6/6/10. Unfortunately, a tumor appeared in her back right leg and on 10/7/2010 Sadie's earthly journey came to an end.  On 10/24/2010 we adopted Ranger, a handsome Rott/Lab mix tripawd (got hit by a car) I think Sadie sent him to us.
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21 October 2011 - 11:37 pm
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Oh Julie.  I'm speechless.  Not our dear Daisy.  Please, please let it be nothing.

 

You know we are here.  But please keep us updated, please.  I won't be able to rest until I know she is okay.

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She departed us unexpectedly  January 23, 2011 at the age of 12 1/2.

She was born with a deformed front leg and a tripawd all of her life.

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22 October 2011 - 5:24 am
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Oh my dog. Please tell us everything is OK.

We are thinking of you and sending Tripawd love your way.

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22 October 2011 - 5:41 am
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We got back at 430am with tramadol and gabapentin. When examining her they couldn’t get her to react except when putting pressure on her head/skull.

What they found:

she does not have any broken bones (xrays) she fell off the bed last week

she does not react when they move her neck (manipulation) slipped disc

she reacts when they put pressure on her skull

she has a hernia of the pelvic wall

We could have went with extensive diagnostic options such as CT scans, MRIs and more xrays but the vet said we would only be looking to confirm bad things such as brain lesions, tumors, cancer on a 14 yr old dog…..so we brought her home and we will just watch her and see if the gabapentin helps with whatever is going on. (they were leaning toward a seizure dx)

Julie

Daisy earned her wings on Oct 22, 2011 at 14 years old

She is now the official greeter at the rainbow bridge

Everyone is guaranteed a welcome sniff and Dalmatian smile

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22 October 2011 - 5:48 am
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PS- please excuse the multiple spelling errors and incoherent run on sentences- no sleep tends to do that

Daisy earned her wings on Oct 22, 2011 at 14 years old

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22 October 2011 - 6:18 am
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Oh Julie. I’m so sorry, this had to have been such a tough night. I would have done the same thing if I were in your shoes, as far as not doing the extra tests, you made a good call as hard as I know it was.

Please give your girl a big, big hug from us and know that we are thinking of you both. We are here for you.

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22 October 2011 - 8:06 am
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Sweet Daisy, this sucks!  Maybe she was just reacting to the pain of the pelvic hernia?  I hope that the meds make her feel better and happy and that this was just a weird anomaly.  You and Daisy are in our prayers for a full recovery and a comfortable day.  So sorry that you went through this with her, I can imagine how scary that felt.  Sending many virtual hugs to you,

 

Elizabeth and Sammy

Diagnosed with osteosarcoma in the right front leg 8/23/10,

leg fractured 8/27/10,

leg amputated 8/30/10

http://sammyand.....pawds.com/

 

I couldn't begin to say how special Sammy is to us.  Living and laughing with and loving this wonderful boy is priceless.

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22 October 2011 - 8:22 am
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so very darn scary!!  we are sending daisy and you guys our very best ET juju – hopefully the pain meds will help her rest, and this is a 'once is enough' type of event.  hugs to all from ET.

charon & gayle

Life is good, so very, very good!!! Gayle enjoyed each and every moment of each and every wonderful day (naps included).  She left this world December 12, 2011 – off on a new adventure.

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22 October 2011 - 10:03 am
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I hope that the tramadol makes her comfortable.  I know it's still so hard but I couldn't agree more…doing tests would cause more stress on her. 

Keep us posted on her progress after you have gotten some rest.

 

Thinking of you guys.

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She departed us unexpectedly  January 23, 2011 at the age of 12 1/2.

She was born with a deformed front leg and a tripawd all of her life.

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22 October 2011 - 10:11 am
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Hope she feels better. I’m sure you are all happy to be home together.

Continuing to send pawsitive thoughts your way,
Jackie, Abby’s mom

Abby: Aug 1, 2009 – Jan 10, 2012. Our beautiful rescue pup lived LARGE with osteosarcoma for 15 months – half her way-too-short life. I think our "halflistic" approach (mixing traditional meds + supplements) helped her thrive. (PM me for details. I'm happy to help.) She had lung mets for over a year. They took her from us in the end, but they cannot take her spirit! She will live forever in our hearts. She loved the beach and giving kisses and going to In-N-Out for a Flying Dutchman. Tripawds blog, and a more detailed blog here. Please also check out my novel, What the Dog Ate. Now also in paperback! Purchase it at Amazon via Tripawds and help support Tripawds!

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22 October 2011 - 11:42 am
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So sorry to hear of Daisy’s troubles. Hope the pain meds help keep her comfortable and that you can get a little extra sleep this weekend.

We’re sending you lots of good thoughts and loves.

Micki and Rio

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~ ~ Rio ~ ~
Forever in my heart...

April 2000 – January 20, 2012
Diagnosed with Mast Cell Cancer in June 2007. Left rear leg amputated Feb. 8, 2011.
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22 October 2011 - 5:07 pm
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Daisy earned her wings today.

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