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Sadie a new Tripawd
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5 May 2021 - 12:37 pm
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Hi Steve and Sadie.  I really enjoy all of the videos and watching Sadie run and swim!!  She is doing awesome!  I need to get one of those swimming vests for Jake!  Thanks for posting all of the videos.  She is amazing smiley4

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5 May 2021 - 12:40 pm
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Sorry Tony, I mixed up your namesmiley5

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6 May 2021 - 3:24 pm
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Sadie is doing so great!! Thank you for posting all these videos of Sadie enjoying her adventures outside.  She looks so happy and active!  Looking forward to seeing more posts of Sadie adventuring.  

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6 May 2021 - 4:07 pm
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Thanks for the comment, and welcome Lily! Your future forum posts will not require moderation.

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22 May 2021 - 10:30 pm
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Sadie is showing off her Tripawd balance!

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22 May 2021 - 11:23 pm
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Sadie is a Tripawd Olympian Champion on her homemade balance beam!  Ot really is amazing  to watch her effortlessly hop along on that with excellent balance.

Thanks so much for posting this.  It's quite uplifting to see how well Sadie is doing👍

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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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Go fit girl go! WOW you are in such great shape, this is so impressive!

Tony how was she after? Was she tired at all? 

This is such a great moment, thanks for sharing smiley16

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She used walk the same log with four legs. We were walking off leash and she went after some squirrels and hopped onto a smaller log and ran on it after the squirrel. I was impressed, so when we got back to the bigger fallen tree, I told her to hop up and she was able to do it just as before with four legs!  It was at the end of the walk so she was tired from the walk, but not the log. 

Listening to your advise and working on strength and balance training really helped. Also, not over doing it and shorter more frequent walks, as you said, are better. Now her endurance is improving  and her front paw is a lot stronger. She loves the balance board and thanks for the great write up! I hope it helps other tripawds. 

She has her fourth Chemo tomorrow. 

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24 May 2021 - 11:28 am
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Aww she knew right where to go to prove herself! That's so cool, I can only imagine how happy that made both of you. That's a pretty big milestone, congrats 🙂

It's wonderful to see you being so conscientious about her activity levels. GREAT JOB!!! I'm glad you found our tips helpful We have learned so much from talking to rehab therapists over the years, and it's our goal to make sure every Tripawd out there has a chance to be as agile and fit and pain-free as Sadie! She is quite the role model, and you are too.

Good luck with chemo, let us know how it goes!!

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24 May 2021 - 1:30 pm
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Love the backstory to Sadie's love for "log walking"😎  

She is quite the role model, and you are too.

Yep...ditto.👍

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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Sadie had her fourth chemo and chest X-ray on Monday.

It was mostly good but they saw new mineralized module and they are not sure if it is cancer spread and will have to repeat X-rays next time.

Also she had elevated kidney value in her blood work and they ar not sure about that either. They need a Urine sample next time.  Since she was already sedated for the X-ray they could not get a good sample. 

She is not eating much, as usual after her Chemo. Hopefully she should be back to normal by the end of the week. 

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26 May 2021 - 9:36 am
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Hey Tony,

Ok mostly good is way better than not good! The spot on the x-rays could be anything and hopefully NOTHING (very common!), we are keeping our paws crossed. And I'll bet she was pretty glad she didn't have to pee in a container while she was all wonky! Maybe by her next visit her value will be back to normal, it happens.

Hope she feels good enough to eat and go for a little walk today. Keep us posted!

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26 May 2021 - 11:54 am
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Yep. agree.!  That spot could be anything.  We often see these "things" be nothing.  AND Sadie the log walking do clearly feels great!!!

Bummer she's not eating but, as you said, to be expected amd she'll pick her appetite  up shortly.  She does have Cerenia, right ?

My Happy Hannah only had four rounds of Carboplatin.   That was actual the plan the Onco formulatedfor her.  So if Sadie needs to stop at four of the kidneys become an issue, or if the eating problems are too rough on her, that's  certainly  an acceptable  protocol.

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By Friday she was back to eating normally!

Thee medicine they gave her is;

Ondansetron for nausea and Metronidazole for diarrhea.

I will talk to them and ask if we should continue with two more treatments or stop at 4. 

Thanks for the help and advise. 

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YAY!!  Thanks for the good news!  Made my day!!!👏

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