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There Can Be Hope
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3 May 2019 - 6:01 pm
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I almost feel guilty to say that my lovely labradoodle Luna went in for her 18 month checkup today and she is free of any signs of lung Mets or cancer progression.  But I am absolutely thrilled and wanted to share hope and good news with others.

I haven’t posted before, but have used the Tripawds site and all of your stories since she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in early December 2018.  She had her front left leg amputated a few days later and she was only 3 years old.  We were lucky in that it was found very early but the prognosis was so bad, with or without chemo, that my primary vet and I decided to forego chemo and let nature take its course.  Although she was expected to pass by June 2018,here we are almost a year later and doing fine.

i still panic any time she seems off, or coughs, or has a stomach problem but so far so good.  There were many times I had very little hope and was so sad for Luna, for me, for all of her family and fans.  But there is hope. Today was proof. 

We send our love and good karma to all of you!

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3 May 2019 - 6:39 pm
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Nancy this is WONDERFUL NEWS! YAY LUNA!!! Thank you for sharing, please don't ever feel guilty about sharing good news OK? We need this kind of hope around here, all the time.

Add us to Luna's fan club, we are totally in love with her story.

We would love to see photos of your Tripawd warrior princess. Here are instructions for adding images to the forums, please let me know if you would like help. We can't wait!

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3 May 2019 - 9:15 pm
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Thank you j sooo much for sharing this SPECTACULAR  GREAT NEWS about your SPECTACULAR  LUNA!!!   It is sooo important  to hear about victories  like rhis!  

We always say statistics  don't  mean much around here and Luna is exactly why we say that!  And then add the question  of whether to do chemo or not, and Luna has shown us that it's more or less a crap shoot!  

We are so appreciative  to you for sharing this with us.  Hope is the most therapeutic  treatment we can ever give our dogs and cats.    Luna puts a face (-or mug) on hope😎


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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4 May 2019 - 6:57 am
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And your story is why we all fight so hard to give them a chance, YAY for Luna! I am so glad that she has done well, and way to go for catching it so early in progress. I love hearing the stories about the warriors that go through the process and win... and win is indeed what you have done.

Thank you so much for sharing your story, I would also love to see pictures!

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Jackie, Bo, Andy, Oscar, Phoebe, and the coolest feral tripawd kitty Huckleberry

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5 May 2019 - 8:12 pm
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Hi Nancy. This is also Nancy. 

That is wonderful news! If I may ask was there any special diet or supplements for Luna. I know every dog is different, but I am always interested in what others do..


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!

Brownie Bubba Bell

04/01/2007 - 03/05/2020

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