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Barret's surgery tonight
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Lancaster, PA
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12 June 2013 - 10:38 am
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Grr… David doesn’t have as flexible a schedule as I do and he commutes about an hour…  Factor all that in and the earliest we can go pick him up is 6.

Sooo I guess that means have 5.5 hours to finish any work that NEEDS finished before the weekend (taking Thurs and Friday off) and feed and walk my other kids… and 5.5 hours to wait impatiently and not be able to focus.. should be a blast laughing

I did NOT anticipate this much emotion just for him doing well and coming home early. I feel so proud, so unbelievably happy and most of all relieved! Whoa. Emotional overload. 

Barret was diagnosed with Hemangiopericytoma May 16, 2013. Front left leg/scapula/pectoral muscle was amputated on June 11, 2013 and we've never looked back. Follow our story on http://barret.t.....pawds.com/ and read my column on That Pet Blog

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12 June 2013 - 12:23 pm
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Just sent you a private message. I wanted to see how Barret ( and you) are doing. This “Tripawd” community is amazing. You have my number if you need me winker

 

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Liz, Astra ( 2 year Tripod ) Kendra, Buddy the Huskies and Scooter the Puggle big-grin

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12 June 2013 - 12:28 pm
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I can honestly tell everyone here I have NO IDEA where I’d be without this community. I can’t imagine trying to get through this without a support system.

Everyone is amazing. Hugs to all of you from me and Barretclap

Barret was diagnosed with Hemangiopericytoma May 16, 2013. Front left leg/scapula/pectoral muscle was amputated on June 11, 2013 and we've never looked back. Follow our story on http://barret.t.....pawds.com/ and read my column on That Pet Blog

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12 June 2013 - 12:32 pm
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Yes, it is. I cannot believe it is 2 years since Atra’s surgery. Noone knows the emotional overload you go through until you have experienced it yourself. I remember getting the call that Astra could go home the next day.  I sat at my desk at work and cried HAPPY tears!!! Dont you feel emotionally lighter?? clown

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12 June 2013 - 12:35 pm
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Light as a feather… counting the minutes until I get can out of here and go get him!

Barret was diagnosed with Hemangiopericytoma May 16, 2013. Front left leg/scapula/pectoral muscle was amputated on June 11, 2013 and we've never looked back. Follow our story on http://barret.t.....pawds.com/ and read my column on That Pet Blog

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12 June 2013 - 12:36 pm
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YAY!  I’m so happy to hear that Barret’s surgery was a success and that he is coming home tonight.  I hope that Barret has an uneventful recovery.

Marla and Daisy

My Two Tripawds...Biscuit and Spirit Daisy

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12 June 2013 - 1:36 pm
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Yeaaaaa for coming home!!! So happy that all is going well:) I remember going to pick Lily up and being a little nervous about seeing her, but the minute she came hopping out to me with a tail wag and her beautiful eyes looking at me, I forgot everything except how much I loved her and how resilient our babies are! You have a four day week-end to snuggle with your Barret- we are all here for you-the first days can be tricky sometimes, and I don’t know what I would have done without this community.

Hugs and Kisses to Barret!!!!

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.

Southwestern Ontario, Canada
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12 June 2013 - 3:11 pm
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yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!  I am so happy here for you!  I remember calling the vet to see how Franklin was and when they said everything went good, he was sleeping, pain free and surgery was a success.. I remember bursting out into tears cause I was so thankful it was over.

I’m crossing everything I can for you (and thanks to gravity and older age.. I can cross another thing.. lol)  I wish you a carefree, easy going, happy recovery.. just like my Frankie… 

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Christine…. with Franklin in her heart ♥

Franklin, he was the Happiest Dog on Three Legs! Diagnosed 09/26/2012 with Osteosarcoma, amputated 12/4/2012.  Had a wonderful 5 1/2 months painfree until he ran for the Bridge on 5/15/2013.  Always in my heart, and always a guardian angel of my pack...   You can follow his Tripawd Adventures, before and after, in my blog, Frank'n'Farter!

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12 June 2013 - 3:57 pm
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So happy to hear Barrett is coming home tonight!! You’ll see that wagging tail and that smile:smiley. All the best for a continued strong recovery.

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12 June 2013 - 4:34 pm
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Wonderful news! Can’t wait to hear more updates!

04/09/13- OSA Diagnosis ~ 04/23/13- Left Forelimb Amputation ~ Carboplatin Chemo (6 total)

 

July 2006-November 18, 2013

I will always love you, Athena.

 

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Lancaster, PA
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12 June 2013 - 6:42 pm
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We’re home! I started a thread for recovery here: http://tripawds…..e/#p104392

Now the fun begins, right?
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Barret was diagnosed with Hemangiopericytoma May 16, 2013. Front left leg/scapula/pectoral muscle was amputated on June 11, 2013 and we've never looked back. Follow our story on http://barret.t.....pawds.com/ and read my column on That Pet Blog

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13 June 2013 - 6:43 am
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Aww. There’s no place like home. Glad to hear you’re back together!

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