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Eurydice's PET scan 7 months after amputation
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Hi everybody๐ŸŒน๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฑ

I feel a bit guilty that I haven’t read any posts for quite a while as me and miss cow were finishing our 2 1/2 month trip to Europe so we were busy, busy bees ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

I will resume posting as of today ๐Ÿ’ปย 

At the moment I am biting my nails hard ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿฝ as I just left Eurydice at the hospital for her PET scan ๐Ÿ™ˆ

I didn’t compulsorily have to do it but now that it has been almost 7 months after amp and she finished her 6 sessions of carboplatin and has been on metronomics for over 1 month it felt like the right time to find out how her body is exactly.

Kelvin, her oncologist, said it wasn’t totally necessary but at the same time if we find something now there are more changes of treating it than if we wait another 2 or 3 months …

AAAAAARGH ๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜‘

So hard to know what to do …ย 

I was over anxious about a possible problem during scanning, there was this little voice in the back of my mind saying how about if she has a reaction and dies during the procedure?

But having asked Kelvin about the risks he is not worried as her heart is strong, they’ll do a blood test before to check if everything is ok so apparently the risk is that she could have bloat during the test but if that is the case they would operate immediately and it happens only in very rare cases anyway …ย 

I’ll know late afternoon …ย 

I must try and do something to stop wandering if and what and how abouts ………

I do hope I’ll be here later writing how marvellously well my girl is, that’s all I want !

Sending you a big hug and cuddles to your fluffies, all pawsitive waves are welcome ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜โค๏ธ

Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4ย May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30ย 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 :-)ย 

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30 November 2016 - 7:10 am
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Thinking of you and Eurydice, Teresa. We have everything crossed for you here. Big hug xxx

Meg,ย Mutt, aged around 12, adopted 31/12/2009. Suddenย explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016.ย 
Lives with Mum, Clare, watched over by Angel Pie and Angel Billie
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30 November 2016 - 7:59 am
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THANK you Clare you are a real sugar pie ๐Ÿฐ ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

I am trying to behave (as best I can) so up to this moment haven’t called the hospital to find out whether my girl is in for the scan or what …………..

Argh ……ย 

Big kiss and cuddles to your mini stars ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ

Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4ย May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30ย 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 :-)ย 

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30 November 2016 - 8:22 am
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Sending big pawsitive thoughts your way! ย  Hang in there! ย โค๏ธ๐Ÿ•โค๏ธ๐Ÿ•

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30 November 2016 - 8:43 am
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Paws crossed!

paula and nitro

Nitro 11 1/2 ย yr old Doberman; right front amp June 2014. Had 6 doses carboplatin, followed by metronomic therapy. Rocked it on 3 legs for over 3 years! My Warrior beat cancer, but couldn't beat old age. He crossed the Bridge peacefully on July 25, 2017, with dignity and on his terms. ย Follow his blog entitled "Doberman's journey"

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"Be good, mama loves you".....run free my beautiful Warrior



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30 November 2016 - 9:24 am
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Oh darn, I really don’t like waiting. Please know we are with you.ย 

My sister Nancy had her scan yesterday but we have to wait until Friday for the results. So is Nancy worrying? No. Is Eurydice worrying? No. Nancy is planning our baking for next week and Eurydice is dreaming of stuffed pink bunnies.

Lots of hugs, furry cuddles and positive thought,

Auntie Kerren and Cousins Eli and Monaย heartheartheart

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30 November 2016 - 9:33 am
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Oh I hate waiting too!!!! Sending lots of love and positive energy!!! Keep us posted!!!ย 

XOXO

alison withย Spirit Shelby in her heart (and little Jasper too)ย 

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

October 15, 2000 to April 8, 2014

Ourย 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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30 November 2016 - 9:47 am
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Your entire Tripawd Universe is sending positive energy to Miss Cow! No matter what…NO MATTER WHAT…Eurydice is feeling great!!

And goodness gracious, you HAVE been posting and sharing the most fun filled and fantastic vacation ever…and that has brought us so much joy here! That kind of support is priceless! And this is the vacation that keeps on giving! I know I still have a lot of videos to catch up on and I look forward to that!

KERREN. Please know we are here for you as your sister continues to win her battle! After all, you and Nanacy have a lot of baking to do……yum!

LOOOOOOOOVE!

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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Hey everybody ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

The worry cup is MINE ๐Ÿ† only mine (at least for today)ย 

I was grey with worry but it turns out my girl is totally cancer free for the moment ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽŠ

CANCER FREE ๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’จ

Not even ONE nasty little stupid cancer cell ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ’ฉnada, ziltz ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ

Kelvinย was over the moon with the results (blood test better than his as well just as it happened with the onco in Portugal๐Ÿ˜†) he says Eurydice is a model patient ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ’•

So the plan is to keep metro going for 6-9 months and then have another scan and take it from there but so far so good!ย 

She is in marvellous form and great mood ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜

Thank you all so, so, so, so much for the tsunami of pawsitive energy today ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ it did the trick ๐Ÿ˜‰

You are my angels, I feel incredibly close to each one of you, never had brothers or sisters so now I have loads ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฏ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฏ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฏ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฏ

Kerren, I am sending Nancy all the positive energy I can master, please let her know I am thinking about her and I am really impressed with the way she is dealing with her condition, an attitude like hers grants loads of extra quality time for sure ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผโค๏ธ

LOVE YOU ALL ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

Semding you a gigantic avalanche of kisses and a zillion hugs and cuddles to all your fluffies ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฑ

Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4ย May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30ย 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 :-)ย 

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30 November 2016 - 11:44 am
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HOOOORRRAAAAAAYYYY!!! Best. News. EVER!

Keep on fighting Eurydice, keep on rockin. You are the light of our lives here in the Tripawds Universe and we’re cheering you on!!!

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I am SO thrilled to hear this. I’m actually teaching tonight, but have set them an exercise and snuck out of class just to see if there was any news… HOORAY! Now I shall go back in grinning…

much love

Clare xxx

Meg,ย Mutt, aged around 12, adopted 31/12/2009. Suddenย explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016.ย 
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Phew, what a relief! I hope the vet was impressed with her muscle tone.

Sally and Teresa, thanks for the positive thoughts for Nancy. She’s very positive and I have to keep checking myself.

So cheers to positive thinking, living in the moment and finding joy in all the little things life has to offer.ย clap

Special hugs for Missy Cow,

Kerren and Tripawd Kitty Mona

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Tears of JO!!!!!!!! All welled up over here!!!! GRRRRRRRRREAT NEWS!!!!clapclap

EURYDICE IS A TRUE ROCK STAR AND SHINING BEACON OF HOPE FOR EVERYONE EVERYWHERE!!!!”

SOOOOOOOOOOO HAPPPPPPPPPPPYYYYYYYYY!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

So what shall her celebration meal be?????? We’ll be waiting for pictures and video!!!!! Merry Myrtle and Frankie and I shall have an extra scoopmof ice cream to celebrate’this wonderful news!!!way-cool

Tons of love!!

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

PS KERREN! We are here for you, whether it’s an animal being or a human being challenge! So whenever you start getting to close to that ever present edge, you log on and we’ll pull you back faster than you can say CHOCOLATE!! heart

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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Oh wow… such great news!!! So happy to learn this!!! Another world tour I think! ๐Ÿ™‚ย heartheartheart

Would love to see you travel to the states! XOXO

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

October 15, 2000 to April 8, 2014

Ourย 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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Hi everybody ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

Sorry to give the cup back ย ๐Ÿ† to somebody else …

Kelvin called me back after we left the hospital to say after a more detailed look into the PET scan they found three little masses that would not have been detectable in X-raysย 

This means cancer is back despite all our best efforts and the latest technology and treatment.

I have no words.

I have been here at Tripawds long enough to have witnessed what can happen when you are facing this ugly, awful monster.ย 

I, like all of you loving, wonderful pawrents, hoped for the best and I even hoped for a miracle but sadly this was not to happen for us.

We are starting a different chemo now, metronomics doesn’t work for us anymore and after the five maximum doses of this other product we are left with less powerful medicine to contain cancer.ย 

I truly am heartbroken ๐Ÿ’”

And this has nothing to do with being pessimistic or negative, it is just facing ugly reality in a near future.ย 

Fear not, we are heading to Portugal for Christmas with the family and friends and then on to the South of France for more family and friends and, of course, we are meeting auntie Sandrine and auntie Isabelle before heading back to our third chemo session in the UK.

Health allowing.

Me and Eurydice are cuddling in bed now, she definitely is the best blanket everโ˜บ๏ธ

I so adore her ๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’˜

Hugs and cuddles going your way ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿพ

Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4ย May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30ย 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 :-)ย 

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