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15 May 2020 - 7:35 am
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Haha Karen!  Arktik looks fabulous!  Jake last fall got quilled and now he’ll run to the porcupine  and back away smiley4  I’m so glad everything is going so well!

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15 May 2020 - 11:28 am
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Karen I loved your post hahaha

I am amazed how Jake as learned from his ‘mistake’ with the porcupine the first time. Many don’t learn from that mistake and go for them again. Arktik only got quilled once, but I am pretty sure having the chance it would try this again hahaha

Today, we are having a quiet day following chemo. We will go for a little walk later.

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16 May 2020 - 8:54 am
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Today Arktik is much more awake then yesterday and feeling great. It seems that Arktik always has a day a bit off after chemo but bounces back afterward. 2 more treatments to go.

Our oncologist talked to us about a new drug that has apparently had a bit of success although this is definitely not guaranteed, that just became available with them. Maybe it is more known is the States than here in Canada. But as it was not too expensive we have decided to give it a try. Only time will tell. It called Auranofin, and it is given in pills.

Now here is what we have been up to after our morning walk. 

Here’s a couple of video showing a bit of Arktik’s life when he is inside. Other than sleeping on the couch, he likes to play with his toys and talking!

The best balls are the one that are destroyed…

The Husky howl ..beware of the noise 😉

 

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16 May 2020 - 9:01 am
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Karen – Warning turn volume down.

I am absolutely in love with Arktik. He is vocal just like Brownie was. And he is just beautiful and so Happy!  And so strong! It is easy to see the love you have for him, and he you!

If I didn’t live in the hot state of Texas I would look into rescuing a Husky,  but I know they prefer the colder weather.

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 May 2020 - 9:41 am
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Hi Patricia.  That is the cutest video ever!  I have never seen a dog howl like Arktik!  He is such a cutiesmiley4

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16 May 2020 - 11:59 am
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Hi Patricia!  That video of Arktik howling had me rolling!  What a singer!  I’m so glad to hear that he bounced back from chemo – he is a strong boy! sp_hearticon2 I’m so glad that you brought up Auranofin.  Oakley’s dad, Paul, had mentioned it and then started a new topic called “Auranofin Treatment Thoughts?”  Would you mind posting there with any information you have about Auranofin – dosage, when to start (during or after chemo?), cost, side effects, etc?  I asked Griffin’s oncologist about it and she doesn’t have any experience with it, although she is willing to give a prescription if I want.  I know Auranofin (aka Ridaura – not sure which is generic) is way more expensive in the US than Canada, and I already looked into ordering online from Canada if I decide to go forward.  I’d love to give Griffin’s oncologist more information if your vet is recommending it.  Thanks!  ~ Stacy

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16 May 2020 - 8:08 pm
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OMD!!!  Artik jas a lot to say and is not afraid to say it!!  I do believe he was giving  you some back talk for taking his ball away in that first video right when he was getting ready to tear it to shreds!  Soooo funny!  Great video…voth of them!  Thanks !

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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19 May 2020 - 7:58 pm
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Thanks all for your wonderful comments on Arktik 🙂 I will be sure to let him you liked his voice (he is usually very happy to make it loud). 

Stacy, thank you for the link for the auranofin treatment. I will make sure to add any information I have on it. 

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22 May 2020 - 12:09 am
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Hi Patricia,

Arktik has a beautiful husky voice! 😆 He obviously has strong opinions. It’s great to see him doing so well. Has his fur filled in already?

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22 May 2020 - 10:13 am
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I love reading about Arktik. What a handsome (and loud!) fella. It is inspiring for me to see how Arktik is doing, especially seeing a front leg amputee figuring it out.

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24 May 2020 - 5:40 pm
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We have been enjoying the amazing weather the past few days. Yesterday Arktik had a great day playing with his friend at the lake but I can tell he is a little bit tired today. Other than that all is good, tomorrow it’s blood work time following the second round of chemo.

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25 May 2020 - 6:05 am
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Hi Patricia!  I’m so glad Arktik is doing well.  I, too, notice a bit of a decrease in Jake’s stamina.  It’s like I want him to have fun but I don’t want him to overdue.  A bit of a balancing act.  But you and I are both lucky that our dogs seem happy!  Enjoy the day.smiley9

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Today is blood work day following our second round of chemo. Here’s Arktik’s opinion about going for another blood work 😉 He is hanging out with his buddy Chaluppa. 

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We are back now for the vet. Blood work is great. All good news 🙂 

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Whoo hoo, Arktik!  I never doubted that you would have great blood test results.  Now go have some fun and tell Chaluppa that Griffin sends his regards! sp_hearticon2

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25 May 2020 - 5:11 pm
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Hahaha!!   Artik is NOT holding  back on how he feels avout bloodwork.  But my oh my, he is soooo cute when he expresses  his opinion!  AMD his lofty pal is adorable.

YAY for good work up report!  Perhaps a drive thru cheeseburger  on the way home from the next visit will ,ale him appreciate  being poked….then, maybe not!!😉

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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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