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Trouble feeling Great!
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9 August 2010 - 8:43 pm
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I responded on   facebook…but a weight loss like that and that second wind taking her into the yard and enjoying life, well that darn well deserves more attagirls!!!!!

You go Trouble….now you can give ole Duke a run for his money!!!

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9 August 2010 - 8:48 pm
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Alright, Trouble!

Way to go, girl!

Hmmm, I should try that diet too!

 

   

Kona turned 9yrs on April 16, 2010.
Kona was diagnosed Memorial Weekend 2010 with osteosarcoma.
Right rear leg amputated on June 4th. First chemo June 18th 2010
Second chemo July 9th, 2010      Third and final (yea !!!) chemo July 30th, 2010
ONE TOUGH GIRL this Australian Cattledog !

***Kona's journey/fight ended late in the evening of December 22, 2010***

                               We Love you so much Kona….always   

  Bella 9yrs, albino lab/aussie shep/pit?(abandoned in mts as a puppy) deaf & blind (from birth) in one eye limited vision in other.(laid back, ok lazy 73 lbs)

Cotton, 5yrs, albino hound/terrier of somesort/???(abandoned in mts as a puppy) deaf & blind in one eye(from birth), excellent vision in seeing eye. (ball addict…destroyer of Kong balls…yes,etc), high energy 55lbs knots of muscle)

Kona Kai's pup brother and sister as well as her buddy and playmate cat, Shaymous 12yrs (like Seamus), miss her terribly.

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9 August 2010 - 9:05 pm
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Sweeeeeeet! Trouble, you are losing weight while on Prednisone ? That is simply amazing!!!

It's wonderful to hear that you're doing so well. Keep it up, superstar!

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9 August 2010 - 9:46 pm
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Comet, they had me wait 3 days – I had given her 50 mg two days before I picked up the prednisone , and had been giving the low dose Rimdayl for about a week.  They had me wait one more day, so 3 days total.  I have to go in on Friday to have her weighed and I was going to ask when I can resume the Rimadyl.  I'll let you know.

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10 August 2010 - 5:48 am
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Good for you Trouble!!!!  Congrats on the weight loss and getting around better with the help of a little Pred!  Here's to hoping it continues!

Tracy, Maggie's Mom

Maggie was amputated for soft tissue sarcoma 10-20-09

Maggie lost her battle with kidney disease on 8-24-13

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10 August 2010 - 9:37 am
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Interesting. I’ve heard 3 days and then I’ve heard a week. Thanks for bringing this up Comet, and for looking into it Shanna. I’d love to find out which one it is.

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10 August 2010 - 2:09 pm
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Thanks Shanna!  I'm doing 75mg of Rimadyl daily.   Oh, and how much did Troub take of prednisone ?  (I'm not self-medicating yet…but I might.)

Oh and did you get a Rimadyl coupon?  I got two because my husband signed up for the coupon also. There are no restictions on whether you can use the two together!  I love taking advantage of the big pharmas!

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She was born with a deformed front leg and a tripawd all of her life.

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10 August 2010 - 2:14 pm
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When will the Trouble Diet be posted?  Ajax is in great shape, his humans need some work …

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13 August 2010 - 2:43 pm
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It is official.  Trouble is down to her post chemo weight.  She went from 68.8 to 56.7 pounds and is now ready for a maintnenace program. She had a great checkup.  Heart strong, no lymph node enlargement, and down to her weight goal.  Dr F is really pleased.

I just noticed I didn't reply to the last couple of posts here.  Sorry, guys I'm a bit sleep deprived and it makes me pretty goofy 😉  Trouble was on 20 mg prednisone in graduating doses – twice a day for three days, once a day for three days, then every other day until gone (about 2 weeks).  She gets her last one tomorrow.

And the prednisone to Rimadyl change over – 7 days to allow for the prednisone to be out of the body.  He did tell me if I had to give it to her go ahead, but the preferrence is to wait.  If she needs something during that period, I will try to make do with tramadol.

Shanna & Spirit Trouble ~ Trouble gained her wings 3/16/2011, a 27 1/2 month cancer survivor, tail wagging. RIP sweetheart, you are my heart and soul.  Run free at Rainbow Bridge.
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13 August 2010 - 3:29 pm
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Trouble is awesome!!!

Way to get in fighting trim girl  superstarsuperstarsuperstarsuperstarsuperstarsuperstarsuperstarsuperstarsuperstarsuperstarsuperstarsuperstar   (a star for each pound)

 

I am using you as the inspiration for my diet, but I WILL NOT eat green beans!!!

 

Karen and the pugapalooza

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