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We Did It!! Libby Celebrates ONE Year Ampuversary!!
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Fort Wayne, IN
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1 February 2014 - 2:53 pm
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We've come a long way baby!  I can't believe, a little over a year ago we were crushed with the diagnosis of osteosarcoma.  After a week long discussion we made the decision to amputate.  A sort of peace came over us once we made the decision but also a lot of fear of what the future held.  As I have said before, we had goals after her amputation...get her to her next birthday which was 3 months post amp and get her through another season of swimming.  Missions accomplished.  Did we dare to dream she could actually make it to the 1 year mark?  We sure did and here we are!  She continues to amaze us with her capabilities.  She plays like a pup (with a little more resting in between) and has taught us all to Be More Dog :)  A lot of people have said it before me, but I have to say it again, we never would have come this far without Tripawds and it's very special community.  

The beginning of this journey...

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Her pawesome summer of swimming...

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Still rockin' the Tripawd life...

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Liberty (Libby) was diagnosed with OSA on 1-22-13.  Right front amputation on 1-31-13. No IV Chemo. Metronomic Therapy started 2-19-13 along with supplements and some home cooking. Lungs clear until 1-06-14.  She's still her happy, hoppy, bossy self.  Living the dog life to the fullest and a proud Winter Warrior. :) RIP my Libby 4-21-03 to 3-19-14

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1 February 2014 - 3:02 pm
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Oh Libby....you are such a beautiful girl!

Happy, happy first ampuversary!

Swimming, playing in snow....and being more dog....we can all learn a lot from you!

 

Linda and Tucker clap

 

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1 February 2014 - 3:17 pm
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What a happy day, Libby !!! Great news like this is reason for celebration !! Happy, Hoppy, ampuversary, and may you have many, many more, sweet girl !!

Bonnie & Polly claplaughingclapsmileysuperstarclap

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1 February 2014 - 3:32 pm
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Thank you so much...we are just bursting with pride and happiness!  

Liberty (Libby) was diagnosed with OSA on 1-22-13.  Right front amputation on 1-31-13. No IV Chemo. Metronomic Therapy started 2-19-13 along with supplements and some home cooking. Lungs clear until 1-06-14.  She's still her happy, hoppy, bossy self.  Living the dog life to the fullest and a proud Winter Warrior. :) RIP my Libby 4-21-03 to 3-19-14

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1 February 2014 - 4:26 pm
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Hoppy, hoppy ampuversary, Libby! You deserve a great big celebration. Can anyone say CAKE?

Kathi and Murphy

Murphy is a five year old Lab/Chessie cross. He was hit by a car on 10/29/12 and became a Tripawd on 11/24/12. On 2/5/13, he had a total hip replacement on his remaining back leg. He has absolutely no idea that he has only three legs!

UPDATE: Murphy lived his life to the fullest, right up until an aggressive bone lesion took him across the Rainbow Bridge on April 9, 2015 and he gained his membership in the April Angels. Run free, my love. You deserve it!

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1 February 2014 - 4:38 pm
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What a great day!!! Happy Happy!!!

 

Alison and Shelby 

Shelby Lynne; Jack Russell/Shiba Inu mix. Proud member of the April Angels of 2014.

October 15, 2000 to April 8, 2014

Our story: Broke rear leg in June 2013 - non-conclusive results for cancer so leg was plated and pinned. Enlarged spleen in September 2013 and had it removed and was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma and started chemotherapy. Became a Tripawd January 8th, 2014 and definitive Hemangiosarcoma diagnosis. Three major surgeries in 7 months and Shelby took them all like a champ only to lose her battle to cancer in her brain. We had 8 amazing extra months together and no regrets. #shelbystrong #loveofmylife

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1 February 2014 - 4:44 pm
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Yay, Libby! Happy Ampuversary beautiful girl! You keep loving life and and showing everyone what a star you are!

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Carol

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1 February 2014 - 5:19 pm
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One Year?!?!?!  Amazing!!!!!  Libby, you are one awesome girl!  An inspiration to many!  Love the photos!!  Remind your Mom that steak is usually served as a celebratory One Year Ampuversary Dinner!!   laughing

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1 February 2014 - 5:21 pm
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Happy, happy one year ampuversary to beautiful Libbyclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclap

Keep kicking cancer's butt sweet girl!

 

Joan and Lily

Our beautiful Lily was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in her front leg on 12/14/11 at age 8 and had amp on 12/16/11. She completed 5 rounds of carbo. She was so brave and kicked cancer's butt daily! She lived life fully for 4 years, 3 months, and 15 days after her amp. My angel is a warrior princess. I miss her so much.

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1 February 2014 - 5:49 pm
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Yay!!! clap Fantastic news!! Love, love, love the swimming pics. My Marley is a recent front amp. She loves swimming and seeing that pic gives me so much hope. Congrats!

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1 February 2014 - 6:18 pm
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Thank you!!  Libby's "steak" was a frozen treat made of blueberries, bananas, peanut butter and yogurt.  Yum!  Libby wants Marley to know she will do just fine in the water!  Her life vest is a big help :)

Liberty (Libby) was diagnosed with OSA on 1-22-13.  Right front amputation on 1-31-13. No IV Chemo. Metronomic Therapy started 2-19-13 along with supplements and some home cooking. Lungs clear until 1-06-14.  She's still her happy, hoppy, bossy self.  Living the dog life to the fullest and a proud Winter Warrior. :) RIP my Libby 4-21-03 to 3-19-14



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1 February 2014 - 7:27 pm
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Yay Libby.  Congrats lady.  You have come a long way.  Hoppy Ampuversary.  I am very proud of you & your family.  Keep hopping.  Way to kick that ugly "C" butt.  love the great pictures.

 

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Michelle & Angel Sassy

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Sassy is a proud member of the Winter Warriors. Live long, & strong Winter Warriors.
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07/26/2006 - Sassy earned her wings 08/20/2013

05/04/2006 -  Bosch, Sassy's pal, earned his wings 03/29/19  fought cancer for 4 months.

"You aren't doing it TO her, you are doing it FOR her. Give her a chance at life."

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1 February 2014 - 8:30 pm
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This just makes me so so soooooo happy!!!! What a great day!!!!!! Libby you are such an inspiration and hero to so many! We are so proud of you and so proud to be on this ride with you and your family. It hasn't been easy for sure but you did it!

We love you and can't wait to continue the celebrations month after month after month for years to come!

Xoxo,
Erica and Jill

Jill is a 9-year-old tuxedo kitty. She was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in June 2012 on her toe in her right hind leg. Her leg was amputated on 12/12/12 and she completed four rounds of chemo (2 of Carbo, 2 of Doxy) in April 2013. "Like" Jill's facebook page: https://www.fac.....tty?ref=hl Proud member of the WINTER WARRIORS!!!! Her blog can be read at http://jillsjou.....ipawds.com. xoxo

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Ah!  I woke up with a jolt this morning - we forgot to get on here on Lib's 1 year!  AHHHH!  Two days late!!!

My, my, my, Miss Libby.  You are a sight for sore eyes.  We love you dearly and are SO SO SO thrilled you're here, celebrating, and bringing all of us hope, love, light, and smiles.  Congrats, pretty girl, on your big day!  Rock on, Hop on, Miss Winter Warrior!

We love you and your momma!

~ Katy & Jackson

ps: That snow looks mighty nice on you.  Enjoy!

ACL tear in right hind leg 12/5/12 and scheduled ACL repair surgery 12/21/12. Pre-op xrays revealed osteosarcoma. Amputation 12/28/12.  Chemo (carboplatin) started Jan 10, 2013 and ended on April 5, for a total of 5 doses. He handled carbo like a champ!  No side effects.  We started metronomic therapy at his third chemo and have been also doing some holistic treatments.  He's a lively, playful 10 year old huskie-boarder collie and a very proud member of the Winter Warriors!  Our love. Our funny little guy!

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2 February 2014 - 8:25 am
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How exciting!! Hoppy Ampuversary Libby! A great reason to celebrate the whole week!

Luanne

Spirit Shooter was a Miniature Australian Shepherd who was diagnosed with a MCT and had a LF amp 1/28/13 at 13-1/2 years old. 

Shooter crossed the Bridge on 8/28/13, his 7 month ampuversary and two weeks from his 14th birthday.

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