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Livermore, CA




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28 April 2014 - 1:29 pm
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I forgot to say before--B9! B9! B9!

 

Karen

Tri-pug Maggie survived a 4.5 year mast cell cancer battle only to be lost to oral melanoma.

1999 to 2010

 

              Maggie's Story                  Amputation and Chemo

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28 April 2014 - 6:57 pm
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thinking of you!!!!!!!

Virginia
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28 April 2014 - 8:36 pm
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Fingers and paws crossed for nothing more than an official $300 massage for Jill. Hang in there, Erica, and remember Happy Hannah's message... BMC! (easy for me to say, right?) 

Big hugs to you both!

Deb and Angel Lexie* Diagnosed at age 13. Tried radiation first; wish we had amputated upon diagnosis (even with lung mets). Joined Club Tripawd April 2014 & Lexie loved life on 3 legs! Advice: Start physical therapy as soon as your vet clears it, especially hydrotherapy if available :-) See Lexie pics here.  

New York, NY
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28 April 2014 - 9:00 pm
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Hi Everyone-

No update yet, but just wanted to say thank you for all the additional well wishes, it is helping.  I'm of course obsessing and have no convinced myself the lump has gotten bigger and going through all these what ifs in my head (what if the aspirate didnt hit the lump and we missed something, etc.), because everyone knows I'm crazy....but I'm doing much better this time around than I did after the last lump.  I KNOW that's because last time I didn't have this community to help me through this.  So thank you....

xoxo,

Erica & Jilly

Here's Jill in her needle aspirate posed....Oh I wish I was an animal, shes so relaxed...

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Jill is a 9-year-old tuxedo kitty. She was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in June 2012 on her toe in her right hind leg. Her leg was amputated on 12/12/12 and she completed four rounds of chemo (2 of Carbo, 2 of Doxy) in April 2013. "Like" Jill's facebook page: https://www.fac.....tty?ref=hl Proud member of the WINTER WARRIORS!!!! Her blog can be read at http://jillsjou.....ipawds.com. xoxo

On The Road


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28 April 2014 - 9:07 pm
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Oh my gosh talk about chillin' out! She's so pawfect!

Paws tails & fingers still crossed for you both. Lotsa love being sent out that way!

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene
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Virginia







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28 April 2014 - 9:38 pm
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"Been really having trouble sleeping lately.....one look at this picture and I can't stop yawning!! Night-night everyone!

ZZZZZZZZ.....

Salt and Happy Hannah

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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29 April 2014 - 1:00 pm
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ITS GOOD NEWS!!!!!!!!

Must be where the new weight is from, because the cells are fat.  No abnormal cells were found in the sample.  Of course the Pathologist and Dr Tan emphasized that the lump is very small so the needle couldve missed something so we have to keep an eye on it, which you know I will ;)

Thank you again so much everyone.  I can't tell you how much I needed all your support and felt it the last couple of days!!!  Here's the whole report:

 

Cytologic findings are consistent with aspiration of cytologically
unremarkable subcutaneous fat or possibly, a lipoma. It is difficult
to distinguish these two entities based on cytologic appearance alone,
since lipomas are benign connective tissue tumors composed of
histologically normal adipocytes. No inflammatory cells or features of
malignancy are evident in this sample. Alternatively, it is possible
that the sample reflects aspiration of adipose tissue overlying or
contiguous with the targeted lesion, and therefore the sample may not
be entirely representative, especially if the previous sarcoma was
removed from the same location. Repeat aspiration and/or biopsy for
histopathologic evaluation may be advisable for further
characterization, especially if the cytologic findings do not
correlate with your clinical impression or if the mass increases in
size, changes in shape or character, or impedes normal function.

Jill is a 9-year-old tuxedo kitty. She was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in June 2012 on her toe in her right hind leg. Her leg was amputated on 12/12/12 and she completed four rounds of chemo (2 of Carbo, 2 of Doxy) in April 2013. "Like" Jill's facebook page: https://www.fac.....tty?ref=hl Proud member of the WINTER WARRIORS!!!! Her blog can be read at http://jillsjou.....ipawds.com. xoxo

Virginia







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29 April 2014 - 1:12 pm
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YAAAAAAAAAAY FOR FAT CATS!!!! YAHOOOOOOOOOO!! YAAAAAAAY! WE LOOOOOOOOOOVE FAT AROUND HERE!!!!

Keep n chu kingup Jill!!! Fat is the new healthy!!!!!

Sooooooo happpy !clap

Sally and Happy Hannah

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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29 April 2014 - 1:24 pm
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And a sigh of relief is heard throughout the tripawd nation!

Hurrah for fat lumps.....

A celebration is definitely called for :)

Hugs

Linda and Tucker





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29 April 2014 - 1:28 pm
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Yay Jill.  Our Chemo buddy.  Makes me want to cry tears of joy but instead for Sally 😉  I am going to post this.  Yes this is the wonderful Jill by Taylor who did Sassy's. 

 

Hugs to our buddies Jill & Erica

love

Michelle & Angel Sassy

 

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Sassy is a proud member of the Winter Warriors. Live long, & strong Winter Warriors.
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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.

"You aren't doing it TO her, you are doing it FOR her. Give her a chance at life."

Virginia







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29 April 2014 - 1:48 pm
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Oh yeah Michelle!! Oh yeah!!! I forgot you did that for Jill with "Sassy's artist"! So beautiful, as are you! This is a great day for celebrating the victories!! And what a PURRFECT piece of art to make us all smile!Thank you Michelle!

And one great piece of art deserves another..........here we go

And Happy Hannah knows fat "up close and personal"....and she wasn't worried for one second! http://s1351.ph.....3.jpg.html

LOVE!

Salt and Happy Hannah

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!

New Haven, CT
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29 April 2014 - 1:52 pm
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AWESOME NEWS!  I was hoping they'd laugh at you and I think they are!  Little bits 'o fat make us fear cancer!  WAHOOOOO!!!!!!

 ~ Katy & Jackson

ACL tear in right hind leg 12/5/12 and scheduled ACL repair surgery 12/21/12. Pre-op xrays revealed osteosarcoma. Amputation 12/28/12.  Chemo (carboplatin) started Jan 10, 2013 and ended on April 5, for a total of 5 doses. He handled carbo like a champ!  No side effects.  We started metronomic therapy at his third chemo and have been also doing some holistic treatments.  He's a lively, playful 10 year old huskie-boarder collie and a very proud member of the Winter Warriors!  Our love. Our funny little guy!

Orrtanna Pa.
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29 April 2014 - 1:56 pm
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Yippie!! I bet you are sooooo relieved. Fat lump we'll take it. Sally awesome picturesmiley

TY GUY, Best Black Lab ever! Diagnosed  and had amp in January, 2014. Kicked MRSA's butt. Earned his angel wings on April 16, 2014. Run Free my boy and don't forget a shoe. Ty is a proud member of the " April Angels". Ty sent us Daryl, a Tripawd rescue in Sept. of 2016. Daryl is 5 +or -. We are also Pawrents to Chandler, a Border Collie mix who is 15 and 1/2, Lucy, a Corgi who is 7, 2 minis, 2 horses, and a feisty cat named Zoe. Zoe had a non skeletal Osteosarcoma removed in July 2015. No Chemo, she was at least 16. She is going strong although she is now completely blind. She is now close to 20 and her hobbies are eating and sleeping in front of her personal heater. 

Idaho
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29 April 2014 - 3:14 pm
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WHEW!!!!!  Unremarkable is one of the prettiest words in the English language.

Kathi and Murphy

Murphy is a five year old Lab/Chessie cross. He was hit by a car on 10/29/12 and became a Tripawd on 11/24/12. On 2/5/13, he had a total hip replacement on his remaining back leg. He has absolutely no idea that he has only three legs!

UPDATE: Murphy lived his life to the fullest, right up until an aggressive bone lesion took him across the Rainbow Bridge on April 9, 2015 and he gained his membership in the April Angels. Run free, my love. You deserve it!

On The Road


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29 April 2014 - 3:31 pm
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WHOOOOOOHOOOO! Here's to big fat kitties!!! This is FABULOUS!!!!!

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene
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