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CELEBRATING BRUCE'S 3 YEAR AMPUVERSARY!!!!
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31 August 2019 - 9:25 am
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Just popping in to say that Bruce (and his people and Butch) are thrilled to announce that today is Bruce’s 3rd ampuversay, (osteosarcoma) he is doing great, slowing down a wee bit due to being 9.5 years old, but still his happy, goofy self!!smiley10

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31 August 2019 - 11:31 am
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CONGRADULATIONS BRUCE! THAT IS AMAZING!😀🎈🎈🎈

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31 August 2019 - 11:31 am
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YAAAAAAAAY FOR BRUCE!!!!! HAPPY THREE YEAR AMPUVERSARY  ADORABLE!!!   LOTS AND LOTS OF ICE CREAM AND CAKE TO CELEVRATE🍨🍨🎂🎂🍰🍦🍨

Cannot   believe it’s  been three years. Bruce is such an inspiration on so many levels for anyone starting this journey😎   I’m  soooo gpad uou shared this with us today.  It gives hope to everyone!!

OMD!  That picture is too cute!!!  Such good buddies❤

Since this is such a great victory celebration,  we do get to see at least two more pictures, right??  Please!!!   We love pictures of Bruce, and his adoravle pal too!

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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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31 August 2019 - 11:37 am
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I love hearing about dogs who are living after an osteosarcoma diagnosis. We’re three months out today.

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31 August 2019 - 12:32 pm
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I’m always happy to share pictures of my fluffy muppetsmiley4

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31 August 2019 - 12:33 pm
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riotfromma – Bruce and I are wishing you all the best in fighting this nasty disease!!!!!

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31 August 2019 - 3:20 pm
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Congrats!!! 3 years is AWESOME!!!! So happy for you guys!!! <3 



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31 August 2019 - 4:38 pm
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Wow, 3 years!!! Thanks for letting us know as it gives hope to others. My cat is now 5 years cancer-free after her amputation. Every day is a bonus. Like Bruce, she is slowing down a bit but her stubbornness and determination is increasing.

Hey Bruce, enjoy your 3-year ampuversary celebration with family and 2, 3 or 4-legged friends. You are a good model for Riot to follow.

Scratches for Bruce!

Kerren and Tripawd Kitty Mona

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31 August 2019 - 7:57 pm
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Looooove, looooove, loooooove these pictures!!!  Bruce sure knows how to work the camera😎   The mug close up has me wanting to smooch that smoochable face right through rhe computer  screen!!!   He has a very nice winter coat to keep that dusting of snow off his precious self.

And Riot! HAPPY THREE MONTH ANNIVERSARY  HANDSOME!!! That’s  a great picture of your happy, smiling self!😊

Love to all 

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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WOW!!! Super duper hoppy day! Bruce you are so amazing! Three years is truly a miracle and so wonderful, so hopeful! What is your secret? You look marvelous!

Can you remind us, what treatment did you pursue for him, if any?

And you Riot, are looking SO dang cute! Hoppy ampuversary to you too!

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1 September 2019 - 1:15 pm
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3 is the magic number but 3 YEARS is spectacular!!!

I love the pic of him in the snow.

Hop on Bruce!!!

Karen

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

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Hi Jerry – Brice had 4 rounds of carboplatin chemotherapy, his first one was 3 weeks following his surgery, he was initially supposed to go every 3 weeks, but was usually closer to 4 weeks and his dosage was lowered slightly because his white cell count was really low every time. After that we did 6 months of cyclophosphamide (one pill daily), we stopped after 6 months because I was worried about him possibly developing kidney problems (he didn’t but we were told that the drug manufacturer claimed 50% of patients did at 1 year, and our vet said that his experience put that number at 90-95%) so we decided to quit while we were ahead. Bruce hasn’t had any x- rays since June of 2017, and until we feel there is a need we won’t do any. The only time he sees the vet now is for a yearly exam and to get heartworm and tick preventions. 

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Thank you for the info. Sounds like Riot’s course. We had to move to four weeks our last round, with a lower dose. Hopefully his wbc is higher than last round. I hate having to come back a week later. I’ll ask about that other med once we’re closer to finishing the infusions.

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Hi Riots mom, your pup is gorgeous!!! One thing I had heard was that a low white count was a good sign that the chemo was doing its job, I don’t know whether there is any truth to that or not, but hopefully it’s a good sign. The cancer clinic we went to was an hour and a half drive, so we started going to our local vet for bloodwork ahead of the chemo (a day before our appt) and if the white count was too low he’d be rescheduled to go to the cancer clinic 7-10 days later and have another test there before his chemo was administered. 

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