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2 December 2019 - 8:46 am
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Barrett was 200lbs with right shoulder osteosarcoma. Amputation was not feasible and he had 2-4 months to live. I managed to keep him alive for almost 17 months. I created a website with my treatment if others were in the same position of no good options.

https://www.bar…..gacy.com 

The Rainbow Bridge



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2 December 2019 - 9:47 am
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Hello Barrett and family,

Thank you for sharing Barrett’s treatment story with us. He was quite a handsome doggie and so fortunate to have such devoted humans looking after him.

You put such love and devotion into the website, it shines through brightly. We always appreciate it when people take the time to share their experiences while fighting cancer. There are no right or wrong choices when dealing with this disease, just the ones that work for you and your pet. I’m so glad you got to spend such a long period of quality time with him after the diagnosis. 

My condolences for your loss of that sweet boy. I hope that this helps your hearts begin to heal.

((((hugs))))

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Just wanted to also add how sorry we are that Barrett had to head to The Rainbow Bridge .  WOW!  A year and a half plus…incredible victory!  No, never enough time, but certainly considered  a reason to celebrate  around here.

Wasn’t  able to see the link you posted…..said “site couldn’t be reached”.   Will try again later.

We would love to see pictures of your handso boy.

Hugs 

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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That is quite impressive, from 2-4 months to 17 months, Barrett was a real fighter and I’m sure having a loving, supportive family also had a massive impact on his resilience!

I also could not open your link … could you check it and resend it? 

It is so important to share experiences and the fact you performed such a miracle given the “prognosis” … I would love to learn from you, find out which treatments you used, how you dealt with this horrid disease, especially given the size and weight of your baby boy. 

May you find peace in your heart and comfort from knowing Barret is surrounded by our Angels, they are all having THE pawty in the clouds, no pain, just fun and happiness!

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Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4 May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30 Nov 2016. 3 courses of doxorubicin, PET scan 26 Jan 2017 showed more mets so stopped chemo. Holistic route April 2017. Lung X-ray 5 May 2017 showed several tennis ball size mets, started cortisone and diuretics. Miss Cow earned her XXL silver wings 12 June 2017, 13 months and 1 week after amputation and 6 1/2 months after lung mets, she was the goofiest dawg ever and is now happily flying from cloud to cloud woof woofing away :-) 



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Here is the correct link to access Barret’s story: https://www.bar…..egacy.com/

It’s great to see an alternative treatment to extend Barret’s life. As you clearly state you don’t know why or even if the treatment worked but it worked in giving you more time with Barrett so it was a success! 

Thanks for sharing your story,

Kerren and Tripawd Kitty Mona

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Thanks for the link Kerren.  Didn’t  get to see the full “reatment” plan other than the mention of the Budwig diet.

But I did get to see a picture of  one of the most handsome, smoochable, snuggly, ge tle gos ts EVVVVVER!!!!   OMD!!! I fell in love instantly!  Such a great dog who clearly  was loved every single day t of his earth life💖💖💖

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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Hi Sally,

Here is the tab with the treatment regime for the sarcoma and cysts plus pain meds: https://www.bar…..-treatment

And yes, that is a smoochable face! Well, to be honest, in order to keep dry, I’d focus on the top of the head. icon_lol

Hugs from Kerren and Snuggable, Kissable Mona 

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