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Roxy - 54 months out
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Scottsburg, IN
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14 September 2014 - 11:10 am
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Hello everyone:

I just wanted to stop by and give an update on Roxy.  I’m sure there aren’t too many people around here that remember us, it’s been a while since we’ve posted anything, so I’ll give a quick review on her case.  My Roxy girl was diagnosed with Grade III MCT in December of 2009.  It took me a long time to make a decision on amputation, she ended up having her front, left leg amputated on March 2, 2010.  We chose not to do chemo, but instead went the holistic approach with Dr. Loops.  We’ve had our ups and downs through the years, plenty of scares and lots of arthritis issues, but over all she’s done very well these last four-and-a-half years. 

Roxy had been cancer free until June of this year, then she had a MCT tumor pop up on her remaining front leg.  Because of her age (we think a little over ten years) and her arthritis, we opted not to put her through another surgery.  Instead I contacted Dr. Loops to update him on her status and he changed her remedies up.  His last words on the phone were “Let’s see if we can’t stop this thing from growing or maybe shrink it.”  Well, below you see the evidence of what he was able to do for my girl. 

The picture on the left was taken July 15th, the other on August 24th.  In July the tumor was about as big around as my thumb nail and at least a quarter inch thick, maybe thicker.  Now it’s just a patch of hairless skin.  I’m just in awe.  I realize very well that not all patients get these results and once again I have been very blessed with the treatments on my girl.  Who knows when it will rear it’s ugly head again, but for now I’ll take this.   

We’re still battling arthritis.  She’s on 10mg of prednisone every other day; 50mg of tramadol twice a day, joint supplements, Adequan injections, and Dr. Loops has added something to her remedy as well.  All this and she still aches.  We’re doing our best though, and she’s a very happy girl.  I couldn’t ask for more. 

 

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14 September 2014 - 12:15 pm
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Great to hear from you Leslie! I think about Roxy from time to time, especially when new members join who are battling MCTs. Roxy’s is an amazing cancer warrior!

Her arthritis regimen sounds like what Quad pug Tani is on, she is Maggie’s ‘little’ sister, now 14!  Tani also has cutaneous MCTs and we have had some luck with a herbal we get from our holistic vet called Blood’s Palace.  And we have taken a couple MCTs off Tani with a punch and a couple sutures which worked really well for awhile, but when multiple tumors came back later we stopped doing that.

I’ve heard lots of good things about Dr. Loops, I’m so glad his treatments are working for Roxy.

 

Karen 

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

1999 to 2010

 

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16 September 2014 - 8:20 am
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That is amazing what you and Roxy have been able to do going a holistic route to battle cancer.  Never count out holistic medicine in battling disease.

And 54 months post amputation is AWESOME!!  Congrats Roxy on that amazing milestone!

 

Sahana and her Angel Leland

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November 17, 2009 - June 30, 2014

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

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16 September 2014 - 8:57 am
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YAAAAAAAAAY! ROXY, YOU ARE QUITE THE LITTLE MIRACLE DOG AROUND HERE!!!!!

Soooooo good to hear about victories around here!!!

Okay, this is a great picture for obvious reasons…..but how about some more pictures of Roxy!!! And the crowd roars….”MORE, MORE, MORE!!!!”

Extra treats for Roxy!!!! Keep on keeping on!!

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Sally and Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle

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 September 2014 - 9:49 am
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Oh my DOG it’s SO GREAT to hear from you and know that Roxy is still ROCKIN! Holy toledo, what an amazing, beautiful and inspawrational story, thank you for sharing it, so many new people here need to know that these kiinds of miracles are pawsible!

OK now your story just HAS to be featured in the Nutrition blog because of all the great work Dr. Loops has done for Roxy. Tell us more about her diet and any other special supplements she’s getting! And of course photos, photos and more photos! 

YAAY ROXY!

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16 September 2014 - 10:51 am
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Thanks guys.  I really hope Roxy’s story can help some people out when considering treatments.  When I first saw an article about Dr. Loops on this site I thought it sounded crazy.  Then I messaged Maggie’s mom and she reassured me that it was on the up and up.  Which I just saw our cattle dog Maggie in the banner above which means she has passed, right? I so hate hearing that.  But after her reassurance I decided to give it a try and I’m so glad I did.  I just had no idea things like that were possible. 

Karen, I think about Tani all the time too.  She especially popped in my mind when Roxy’s new tumor came along.  I’m thrilled to hear she’s still keeping on!  How’s Obie?  That’s her brother’s name, right? 

Renee, I still love seeing that design!  We have shirts and water bottles, and even a blanket with that design.  That little white blanket we ordered from you guys is my favorite blanket ever.  It’s small and light, but so incredibly warm.  It’s my “gotta have” blanket when things are getting cold outside.  :)   I’m afraid her nutrition information is less than exciting.  Roxy eats regular ole Purina One for Large Breed and gets just a little can food added to it every night.  I can send you more details on her supplements when I’m home and can look at everything.  I can add more pics then too!  This is weird, but it warms my heart that there are people out there that still remember my baby girl.  big-blink

Leslie

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Keep doing what you’re doing …it’s working! Purina..you get a round of appreciation…that doesn’t happen too often, huh???

I think a whole lot of love is helping her too!!

Yeah, unfortunately banners mean they’ve transitioned. Maggie got an unbelievable amount of quality time right up to her crossing! Tracy did a stellar job of caring for her sweet girl!

Would love to see pictures of all your “Roxy gear”…..the blankie sounds extra luscious!!

Hugs!

Sally and my “Banner Girl” Happy Hannah!!!

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 September 2014 - 5:23 pm
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Yes, Obie is Tani’s brother.  He is now a little over 8 years old and has been part of our little pack for 4 years.  I have given up to a point on trying to socialize him and get him to play with other dogs, it just seems to add to whatever trauma he experienced at the hands of his first owner.  He does really well around older, larger dogs, he does great at our Tripawd meetups.  I was doing a little casual agility with him but as it turns out his knees are not great so we stopped that.  He ended up having knee surgery on one knee about 1.5 years ago (MUCH longer rehab than an amp!) and I’m working hard trying to prevent his other knee from going out.

How about the rest of your pack?

 

Karen

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

1999 to 2010

 

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17 September 2014 - 1:06 pm
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Okay Karen and Sally, I decided to add the pictures and give an update on Roxy’s brothers and sisters on her blog so it wouldn’t take up so much space here.  Hope you like it!

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