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Happy 4 YEAR Ampuversary Charley!!! I am so proud of my Bone Cancer Warrior!!!
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28 October 2014 - 5:19 pm
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I wanted to share some exciting news with everyone, especially all of the newbies that feel like there is no hope with osteosarcoma.

Today is Charley’s 4 YEAR Ampuversary!  I can’t believe that it has been almost a year (11/8/13) since his metastatic OS tumor was removed.  Charley is thriving and doing great!

I stayed up late last night to finish his special blog post for his special day.  There are a bunch of pictures from Charley’s surprise beach vacation!  Click the link below to go to his blog:

CHARLEY’S SPECIAL BLOG POST

 

Love, hugs, and chocolate Labby kisses,

Ellen and Charley xoxo

 

 

Charley's Blog:  CHOCOLATE KISSES


DOB: 3-29-08, male chocolate lab  
Dx: OSA L proximal humerus 10-19-10

Amputation: L front leg & scapula 10-28-10

Chemo: 5 rounds of Carboplatin

Video (12 weeks post amp):Tripaw Charley Playing

♥♥♥ Lots of supplements and love!!! ♥♥♥

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28 October 2014 - 5:50 pm
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Wow, handsome Charley boy, you are definitely one of my heroes here in this fantastic community !! There is NOTHING I love more, than to hear and amazing pup such as yourself, kicking the crap out of the “very ugly c” ……..and 4 years is so awesome, it brings me to tears, but happy tears.

Ellen, the pictures posted on Charley’s blog are absolutely beautiful, Charley is one very lucky pup to have you and your family for his human family….and I also can without a doubt feel the ultimate love you have for him……so joyful.

Happy 4 years, Charley, and may you have many, many more happy everythings ahead……. !!

Bonnie & Angel Polly

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28 October 2014 - 6:39 pm
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Dear Ellen and Charley,

Happy, Happy 4 year Ampuversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!clapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclap 

Lily and I are so very, very happy for you!! laughingIt is so important for people to know that there is hope-Charley is a tripawd hero!! Keep kicking cancer’s butt, Charleysuperstar Lily will be celebrating 3 years on 12/16/14-we are beyond grateful.
Lily is sending lots of yummy wishes to Charley for celebratory goodieslaughing Please give him lots of scratchies from us.

Sending hugs,
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.

Virginia




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28 October 2014 - 6:51 pm
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JOAN AND LILY….THERE YOU GO AGAIN….TAKING THE WORDS RIGHT OUT OF MY MOUTH!!!!!!

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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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28 October 2014 - 7:32 pm
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Yay Charley.  I am so Happy to see your kicking butt the way you are.  I always love reading about you and how good you are doing.  I love all the pictures.  Next month we get to celebrate again too.  Keep kicking that ugly “C” in the Arse.

 

Hugs & love

Michelle & Angel Sassy

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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.

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29 October 2014 - 8:31 am
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When I saw Charley’s big news I just started bawling, and in a good way! Oh boy I am just SO happy for all of you, so happy for every single person who will find the hope they need when they are dealing with this disease. Charley and Family, you are a HUGE INSPAWRATION! Thank you for sharing your joyful celebration with us, everyone here is doing the hoppy dance!!!

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29 October 2014 - 1:40 pm
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CONGRATS!!!!!

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29 October 2014 - 4:30 pm
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Wow wow wow!!!! I LOVE this! Happy Ampuversary Charlie!! You are an inspiration to everyone here!!!!!

Mom to Tripawd Angels Jake (2001-2014) and Rosco (2012-2015) and Tripawd Tanner. “Whatever happens tomorrow, we had today; and I'll always remember it”  

      

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Thank you to everyone!!!  I’m so happy that Charley can give the gift of hope to others!  I remember that day 4 years ago when we got the dreaded news….I was devastated that my 2-1/2 year old baby boy was not going to make it to his 3rd birthday.  It felt like I was living in a nightmare.  Charley was not given much hope but I didn’t believe that.  I knew we had to try to fight this beast! 

One year ago, we were living the nightmare again.  At Charley’s 3 year post amputation onco visit, the onco found the metastatic OS tumor under his amp scar and the surgeon thought his entire abdomen was full of cancer (she felt hardened tissue deep which was actually scarring from his amputation).  They wouldn’t do surgery until we did a CT-scan to confirm he was met free (I think to prove surgery would be useless since they thought he was full of cancer), but again Charley proved everyone wrong.  The results showed no other mets in any of his organs!

I am so thankful for the precious time and miracles that we have been given with Charley, but cancer is always in the back of my mind.  Charley’s next met check is in 2 weeks on 11/13/14.  I am nervous and anxious every time we see the onco and they take Charley back for x-rays, knowing that we can receive devastating news anytime….so, everyday I try to “Be More Dog ” and live in the moment and be “present” with Charley and everyone I come in contact with.  After all, there are no guarantees of tomorrow for any of us!

 

Love, hugs, and chocolate Labby kisses,

Ellen and Charley xoxo

Charley's Blog:  CHOCOLATE KISSES


DOB: 3-29-08, male chocolate lab  
Dx: OSA L proximal humerus 10-19-10

Amputation: L front leg & scapula 10-28-10

Chemo: 5 rounds of Carboplatin

Video (12 weeks post amp):Tripaw Charley Playing

♥♥♥ Lots of supplements and love!!! ♥♥♥

Virginia




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Always cheering you on sweet Charley…ALWAYS!!!!! You are a gift to us all Charley, past, present and future.superstar

We love you!

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle 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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Congratulations on this benchmark, Charley !  These dates have to be very celebrated.  

As Sally said, you are a gift of hope for all of us that are in this battle together with our pups.  

Good luck with your x-rays.  I know it is always a tense moment.

Daniela ( & Johnnie )

Our awesome Golden Boy was diagnosed for OSA in April 2014 in the proximal humerus, front-leg amp on 05/20/2014. Finished chemo (Carbo6) on 07/10/2014. Ongoing treatment: acupuncture + K-9 Immunity Plus ( 3chews) and home-cooked no-grain diet.   Stopped Apocaps because of liver issues.   Liver issues: controlling altered enzymes with SAM-e and Milk Thistle.  October 17:  started having seizures.  Taking fenobarbital for seizures.  April 18: started prednisone.

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