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30 June 2021 - 10:49 am
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We love your tavlet typing, Sally!

Anyone who sticks around here long enough eventually understands SallySpeak 😉

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It was Sadies 8th Birthday on Monday the 7/5 and 5 month apmuversary today 7/11.  Of course she got to go swimming on both days. 

She also went to the dog store to get some gifts for her Bday. 

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12 July 2021 - 11:39 am
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HOPPY BARKDAY-VERSARY SADIE! 

Looks like the most spectacular birthday and ampuversary celebration ever! Cheers to YOU beautiful girl, and may you have a zillion more pawties to show the world how much you rock!

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12 July 2021 - 3:22 pm
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WOW!!! NOW THAT 'S  A CELEBRATION!!!!     And Sadie looks just as happy as can be👏

Keep these celebrations  coming sweet girl!  And thanks for sharing the special day with us!!   We do adore you ya' know😘

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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20 July 2021 - 11:42 am
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Sadie went for her last (6th) chemo on Monday but unfortunately they did not do it. 

The cancer has spread. She has a growth on her rib cage and a nodule in her lung. I am very sad. icon_cry

But she still seems to be the same and we will make the best of her remaining time. 

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20 July 2021 - 2:07 pm
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icon_cryStupid cancer! Tony I'm really sad too, this sucks and I know feels like a gut punch. I'm so sorry. Cancer just plays so mean sometimes. 

You give Sadie such a great life, I know you will keep following her lead and embracing every day with all the love and enthusiasm in the world. The only way cancer "wins" is if we allow it to steal time while we are lost in our anticipatory grief. I don't see you allowing that to happen. Sadie's taught you too well! You are an expert at Being More Dog. Keep on with everything you've been doing to share her joyful love of life and you can't go wrong.

And if you feel like venting or just talking you can lean on us, we are here for you.

Now get out there and play with Sadie, she's waiting!

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20 July 2021 - 8:01 pm
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Nope, not expecting this at all. A kick in the gut to hear, but so glad Sadie did hear one single word of it.  Once you can catch your breath, it is very important  to know that this changed nothing  in Sadie's world today!

And one of the main reasons is because outwardly Sadie is living life to the fullest.    She clearly is embracing  each day with joy and happiness!   As one Vet told me one time about mh dog Bob, clinically,  based on xrays, blood workout, etc, he should not be doing nearly as well as he was outwardly. And Cole's Bob thrived and was a happy boy for another eight months or so, in spite of what he looked like "inside"!

You've been on here long enough to know dogs DO thrive and continue to live Happy, quality  lives even after mets have been found.  JERRY is a prime example. 

To some degree, Sadie is ahead of the game in that she is symptom  free and this was only discovered  because of pre work up.  Often symptoms show up first, then the 'diagnosis".

When you can clear your head a bit, you can speak with the Onco about some options like Metronomics or Palladia, as well as  nutrition and supplements. You can also recognize that you have already done more "treatment wise" than most people can, or would.

You are already mak everyday magical for Sadie.  She is gleefully going from one glorious moment  to the next.  You have made everyday the best day ever for Sadie, and you'll continue  to do so because you love and adore her....and she knows it♥️

And we cannot wait to see more videos  of how Sadie is living life to the fullest!  And even snuggling  on the couch getting tummy rubs is just as much for her as going swimming  .....well....almost😉   And be sure and take selfies with your sweet girl and show us all the ways you are continuing to spoil her.👍

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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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21 July 2021 - 5:10 am
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I'm so sorry for that news, I don't know what to say to cheer you up and feel a little less pain, but as benny55 says, Sadie is living life to the fullest.

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Hi 

Thanks for the comments. She has been doing well but last weekend her back leg was a bit stiff and she was not comfortable walking. I gave her some pain meds (CARPROFEN, GABAPENTIN) and that helped. But I am not sure if she strained her back or something or if it is do to the cancer. After some rest and the meds she was fine then I stoped the meds and it seemed to come back. I am giving them to her again. 

I might have to check with the vet if she does not get better. 

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6 August 2021 - 2:00 pm
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Hey I'm so glad you shared those Sadie pics with us, I've needed a Sadie Fix for days! She looks good! Hopefully she just needs more rest time and snuggles. Keep an eye on her mobility as you are doing, it makes sense. Let your vet in on it if she doesn't improve, but hey you have the power of the Tripawds Nation on your side so of course she will! 

Did you see we featured her in the Gear blog again? She is such a wonderful gear model. Giver her some extra scritches and smooches from us.

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7 August 2021 - 11:15 am
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That is a great Article ! I hope it helps other Tripods. Sadie loves the vest. She is so happy when I put it on her!

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7 August 2021 - 11:53 am
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Look at that pretty girl with the Happy smile.  We love our Sadie♥️

Yrs, as uou know, it takes very little to "overdo" or tweak a muscle.  The fact that she improved  with the meds and rest and then not as much without aure seems like a tweak that needs a little more healing  time.

Massage all up and down her spine, neck, shoulder  area.  Any sign of tense anywhere?    Regardless, keep the ,massages up for a few days to relax muscles and because it  feels so darn good!!!

And keep those pictures coming!

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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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Today is Sadie's Six month ampuversary! She went swimming with her Rotty friend Rocco. 

I stopped the meds and she is fine now so she must have had a strain. 

But I started giving her ElleVet. They were recommended by her local vet after her diagnosis. I have not given them to her since before the surgery. 

Do you know of them or have any opinion on them?

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