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Ronnie, suspected Osteosarcoma amputation this week.
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15 April 2020 - 5:49 pm
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Hi John and Ronnie!  I recently joined Tripawds when Griffin, my 10 year old goldendoodle, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in his right forelimb.  He is 13 days post-op and doing remarkably well.  I wanted to say how much I appreciated your detailed posts about Ronnie’s progress.  I just read them all through from the beginning, thoroughly enjoying them and learning things along the way. Like you, I find sharing stories and notes in Griffin’s Journey to be both cathartic and a great way of keeping detailed track of his progress.  So, thank you!  I wish you and Ronnie many happy days ahead!  ~ Stacy in NYC

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Morning all, 

Thanks so much for your posts, i read them in the early hours of this morning when i was struggling to get any sleep and they helped me at least relax and get a few hours which was much appreciated!

Brownie, i’m so very sorry to hear about your terrible loss, i read through the post this morning and was heartbroken.

Stacey, I’m glad Ronnies progress post op helped, its why i wanted to be so detailed so people could read through and have an honest assessment of what to expect. 

Well i dropped the boy off at 10am BST this morning at the Vet, Beech house in Radcliffe. The plan is, GA, bloods and IV line, then x rays of chest and pelvis/ legs along with a thorough physical to hopefully get to the bottom of whats been bothering him so much. 

I’m hoping that i can collect him in 4-5 hours and find out the diagnosis and then plan next steps. I’ll feed back shortly. 

and for those asking, here’s a recent clip from the weekend, showing he still has his appetite….. 

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16 April 2020 - 5:26 am
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He is so adorable! 

Let us know how it goes! We will be thinking of you!

My Beautiful Beloved Brownie was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma on February 26, 2019.  With all odds against him he lived an additional one year and eight days with amputation, love, and prayer.  I was honored to be his mom, and I have never been so proud!  He will live forever in my Heart!

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16 April 2020 - 8:23 am
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Melting my heart over here Rinnoe!!   Such a cute, cute, cute,  boy!!!   Yes indeedy, you cert have an appetite,  so that’s  a good sign!!!

And I saw you kind of stand up on your backmlegs to get to your trest faster.  Or at least I think I dis.    So, even of you THINK your leg feels better, you still need to be a vit more cautious  Mr Ronnie while it heals.

Yes, update when you can.  I imagine he’ll be a bit whacked out after all the manipulation,  tests, etc.  

Higs

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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16 April 2020 - 11:30 am
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Ooooh let us know how the appointment goes OK? I hope you get some answers.

And yeah Ronnie, I saw you get up on those hind legs for the sausage. Yowza! Take it easy you crazy boy! 

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16 April 2020 - 11:48 am
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OK all, long story short they can tell he is lame on the rear right leg but can find no medical reason whatsoever from bloods, extensive x rays of chest and hind legs and physical examination why that is the case. 

so GOOD NEWS, no big C word. 

They have suggested a course of daily anti-inflammatories/ painkillers may just be the new norm for ronnie on the daily moving forward. And they will refer him to a physio. 

We have a great local centre less than a mile from me with an aqua treadmill for full aqua kinetics and hydrotherapy rehab. The vet are happy to refer us and i can claim from our insurance up to £1000 in our policy year for this, which will cover maybe 12+ sessions which is fantastic. So thats the next step!

One other thing is just to say a huge thanks to all of you for your support, patience and advice on everything we’ve been going through, it’s truly invaluable the mental impact it has on me to get the reassurance and appreciation from all of you for what i do for Ronnie.

I had a conversation with a colleague around a month ago about Pet insurance and i stated i was with Petplan who are the UK’s premium pet only insurer and i told them my monthly premium for Ronnie and they laughed and stated ‘thats more than i pay for my car!’ and i was just baffled by the idea someone would think a £50k+ car has more value and impact on their life and thus need more assurance than a living breathing best friend.

It’s like they say, ‘those who know, know, those who don’t, don’t matter’

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For ‘normal’ pet parents not finding a reason for a limp is bad news, but when you have hopped down the cancer path then ‘nothing’ is great news!

I’m so glad for you guys.

And that sausage video smiley4smiley4smiley4

OMD- I can’t speak about Beagles but my Pugs have all just swallowed whatever is in front of them.  But I don’t think they have swallowed anything that big in one gulp.

It’s one of the things that makes me laugh about Elly- she chews almost everything you give her- crunch, crunch, crunch. 

Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls

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

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16 April 2020 - 2:11 pm
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ronniethepuggle said

…….. i was just baffled by the idea someone would think a £50k+ car has more value and impact on their life and thus need more assurance than a living breathing best friend.

It’s like they say, ‘those who know, know, those who don’t, don’t matter’

  

EXACTLY!!

Sooooo happy to hear that Ronnie has jiat a “normal” tripawd strain!!   As Karen said, for “normal” parents hearing about a reason for a limp is “bad news”  I’ll add that THEY are the ones not normal, right?😉  People who have sogs with four legs are just weird!?🤣😂

When you described the little adventure over the rocks and up and down the hill that he had prior to this limp, it sure sounded like a soft tissue injury that is so common  with our rambunctious tripqwds.  On this journey thpugh we go to the worse case scenario  too quickly.  It’s just what we do!

Just soooo thrilled to get this update!!!    You KNOW it requires another video/picture, right???   😎

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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So happy to hear Ronnie will be on the mend.  Tell that boy to take it easy! 

Send more videos so I can get my smile for the day!

My Beautiful Beloved Brownie was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma on February 26, 2019.  With all odds against him he lived an additional one year and eight days with amputation, love, and prayer.  I was honored to be his mom, and I have never been so proud!  He will live forever in my Heart!

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16 April 2020 - 4:03 pm
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Oh this is GREAT news, thank you for letting us know. We are always relieved when it’s just a strain or something like that. WHEW! How cool that the physio centre isn’t to far from you.

And thanks for the kind words about the community. We get it here, we understand that our pets are family and deserve to have the best quality of life that we can afford to provide. I’m so happy that your pet insurance is so comprehensive. It’s a whirlwind to navigate the companies when choosing a policy but when you get one that works, the help it provides is priceless. We are on a mission to let every pet parent know about the value of keeping insurance on pets, it really pays off over time. Pet care isn’t getting any cheaper and we need all the help we can get to provide it.

We can’t wait to see Ronnie in the water treadmill!

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