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St Bernard with osteosarcoma-1st full day at home.
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10 November 2019 - 4:58 am
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Thanks. I’ll try hat. And thanks for reminding me this is the roughest stretch…

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10 November 2019 - 8:19 am
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Hmmm. That seems like pretty low dose for a giant breed dog. Wyatt was on that dosage for maintenance and we upped it. If he is stil yelping, let your vet know. It could be bumped up a bit higher I believe. I’m not a vet s check with them OK? When pain meds are dialed in, they will indeed reduce the pain to manageable levels.

Hang in there and keep us posted.

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15 November 2019 - 10:28 am
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Hi Jeb!! It’s meeeee…… THURSTON!!! “Hop” you’re feeling better!

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You have been right on Sally…this is day 18 and he is past most of the pain. Has stitches out and started chemo yesterday. I have been blessed to have been referred to a specialty hospital that has amazing specialists. Jebbie’s oncologists has discussed exciting research projects involving new drugs for osteo but I am concentrating on today. Still trying to figure out how to upload pics..thanks for all your help. Terry

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24 November 2019 - 11:57 am
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Terry is it great to hear from you! We are so glad things are going well with Jeb! YAY!

If you would like help adding images please message me, I’m happy to help. Not sure if I shared our instructions to share photos but in short here they are:

  1. Upload pics to a photo sharing site like imgur.com or your own Tripawds blog
  2. Right click and copy the Image or Image URL
  3. Return to your Tripawds Forum post and paste the image URL (or the image itself if possible) in your post. It should automatically appear.

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26 November 2019 - 9:07 am
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Hi Thurston…wow do we have a lot in common….I mean…we look kinda alike….almost same age… and I love ice cream as much as you do!! Oh yeah and there’s that minus leg thing…no biggie huh?  I’m getting around as good as before and I’m only a few weeks out of surgery. Had my first dose or that carboplatin last Friday and no side effects at all. Dad gave me some roast chicken and rice yesterday followed by some vanilla ice cream. Don’t know what that doc was talking about with tummy problems…anyway just at the beginning of things so its been great reading about your journey and how great you’re doing. Gotta go for now but keep in touch..your friend Jebediah



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30 November 2019 - 11:49 am
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Hi Jebbie!

LOVE your name and your cute photo too, you’re a real stunner sp_hearticon2

So, you’ve just started carboplatin which is great news, and no side effects!

And your Dad is so right, there are some great developments in cancer research, new ways of fighting that poopicon disease 

Wish you all the best, XL tummy rubs to you and hugs to your Dad !

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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15 January 2020 - 10:07 am
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Hi all…sad to say I had to put Jebbie down this morning, CT scan yesterday showed tumors in his longs. My heart is heavy. Thanks for all your support along the way. 

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15 January 2020 - 11:08 am
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Ohhh I’m so sorry you got your wings Jeb. That just breaks my heart, cancer can be so mean! icon_cry Please watch over our earthbound Tripawd heroes, and run free like a puppy with all our beautiful angel friends at the Bridge. We will miss you sweet boy.

Terry, I’m so sorry. Please feel free to share more about Jebbie’s life in Coping with Loss if and when you feel up to it. I can help you with photos if you’d like, just Private Message me.

Your boy was a fighter, and in his short time as a Tripawd he proved that yes, giant breed dogs can get around on three legs and have a good quality of life. His legacy will always be a part of us, I’m just so sad cancer took him too soon. We are deeply saddened, and send many condolences your way.

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15 January 2020 - 5:34 pm
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Crushed and srunned.  Absolutely  crushed and srunned to read this.  This piece of s××t disease is so brutal and cunning.

jerry said 

Your boy was a fighter, and in his short time as a Tripawd he proved that yes, giant breed dogs can get around on three legs and have a good quality of life. His legacy will always be a part of us, I’m just so sad cancer took him too soon. We are deeply saddened, and send many condolences your way.

  

Yes, Jebbie created a legacy here and that bright light of his will continue  to shine eternally here.  

PLEASE KNOW, P,LEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE KNOW, you did EVERYTHING  possible for Jebbie.    You gave him a chance at extended quality  time, even though it was waaay roo ahort bu human terms, Jebbie wa tes thst xhance snd he wouldn’t  have traded that extra pain free time full of.loving and spoiling and vanilla ice cream for anything!!

In fact, rumor has it, when he headed to The Bridge they had a welcome wagon full of ice cream, vanilla with CHOCOLATE syrup and sprinkles!!! He told everybody how grateful he was that he picked you as his hoomans snd how he had the best time evvvver woth you❤

Thank you for the privilege  of getting to know this gentle Soul with a Warrior’s heart.  He touched us all.  He is family.  You are family.   

With love

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie 

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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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17 January 2020 - 6:22 pm
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Oh dear…. im so sorry to hear that jebediah has earned his angel wings. I know there are no words to Express the void they leave in our hearts. No matter how long we have with them its just not long enough.

No dog, cat  or human should have to deal with this horrible heart breaking disease. It doesn’t lessen the pain but please know that you did all that you could and jebbie loved you soooo much for it.

Thank you for sharing jebediah’s journey with us.  He will be an inspiration for fellow tripawds.

Big hugs,

❤Bev, Moe cat, autumn angel Roane & angel dog Gypsy 

         Hugs ❤ Bev, nurse Moe cat, Autumn's Angel Roane & Angel dog Gypsy 🐾

My sweet soulmate Roane was diagnosed with osteo in June of 2019. Had a rear leg amp on July 2nd & crossed the rainbow bridge to be with her sister Gypsy on the first day of Autumn Sept 23 2019.

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