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Sad news for Rosie- lung mets less than 3 months since amp
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23 January 2017 - 7:24 pm
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Heartbroken!  Rosie made it through 3 chemo sessions.  Today was a re-check ex-ray.  She has 20 nodes in her lungs.  Can’t say more right now.  Heartbroken.  

Havent been on in awhile because haveing 2 dogs in chemo and working full time has left little time for internet.  

Anyone else?  Oncologist said 4-8 weeks if the new medication doesn’t work.  

Gotta go. Can’t quit crying.  Need to pull myself together before I get home.  

Thanks!

Virginia




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23 January 2017 - 7:43 pm
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You cry all you want…and scream and vet and rage!!! And then when you’re done, do it some more!! And we’ll do it with you TOGETHER!!

And then, let’s put together a plan and move forward.TOGETHER!! Okay? Because ther are indeed several options to check into for Rosie!

There’s something I HAVE to say right off the bat though! As far as the Oncologist giving you that “guess” of a timeframe…BULLS**T!!!! Absolute total BULLS**T!!!!!!

Good thing Jerry didn’t go to that same Oncologist and listen to that!!

Good Sassy didn’t go to that same Oncologist and listen to that!

Be right back…have to go do a little “hunting” for some other examples, as well as some optio s to check I to like metronomics , Palladia, etc

We’re right here by your side!!!!

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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23 January 2017 - 7:43 pm
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I’m so sorry to hear about sweet Rosie. Sending you both hugs and warm thoughts for the medication to carry you guys through! We are here for you.

~ Kat and Astro 

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23 January 2017 - 8:18 pm
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Good thing RENO didn’t listen to anyone telling him how long he was “supposed” to live with mets

http://tripawds…..lung-mets/

I’ll be baxk with more links. Just remember, NOTHING has changed in Rosie’s world!! She doesn’t care at all about any ole xrays and certainly does NOT have a timeframe stamped anywhere on her butt!! Rosie could care less about days on a calendar! They don’t mean squat to her!!

Love and hugs

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie 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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23 January 2017 - 8:45 pm
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oh damn.  I’m so sorry to read this.  20 nodules?  I know how I felt when My Sweet Ted show up with 2 medium sized ones in his lungs.  I cried, and cried, and then cried some more.  And then cried sporadically after that.  Sally is right, Rosie doesn’t know she has mets and she doesn’t have a timestamp on her butt.  But YOU know now and it totally and completely sucks.  I’m heartbroken for you and am truly hoping that the new medication works for you.  If I could give you a hug I would.

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24 January 2017 - 6:19 am
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Hi Rosie and Mom 🌹💞

You hang on in there Mom !!!

Devastating as it is to hear such news there are still weapons to be used and you gotta concentrate on that and at the same time remember Rosie is Rosie and doesn’t care about mets at all. 

Nothing has changed in her mind and in her heart.

It is us, humans, who struggle to process these kind of news but you must do your absolute best to “detach” yourself from the facts and concentrate in giving your girl nothing but happy days. 

When I was delivered the same news, it took me a couple of days to get back on my feet but eventually Eurydice showed me nothing had changed and she missed her happy Mom …

So I made myself happy for her sake.

Pursue all options with your oncologist and give Rosie all the cuddles and spoiling as always.

We are all by your side, right here, holding hands and paws with you and your girl 💗✊🏼💗✊🏼💗✊🏼💗

Sending you a huge bear hug and tons of cuddles to your girl 😘😘😘💞🐶💗

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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24 January 2017 - 7:26 am
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Good Morning and thanks for the love and support.  Rosie is such a love bug. She laid in my lap all night and we just cuddled and had a long conversation about kicking cancer in the ass with this new drug.  

Last week her neutrophils went from 2400 to 1100 and then 500.  Then after a week of antibiotics they went sky high to 15,000!  

I don’t remember the new drug but it’s coming in pill form and has been ordered through a specialty compounding pharmacy.  

Shes on rimadyl already.  

I must say she’s been more tired. Kept thinking it was her TPLO leg because I didn’t want to see it was cancer.  She breathes hard and wide awake sounds like she’s snoring.  

I will continue to fight, fight and then fight some more.  Not giving up yet!!!

Even with this devastating news I have no regrets about doing the amp.  She’s had 3 fantastic and pain free months.  And if I have anything to say about it she will have many, many more.  

Fighting on!!!!!

Mom Kellye and Rosie the Wonder Tripawd and her faithful sidekick Braden ❤🐕❤🐕❤



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24 January 2017 - 4:11 pm
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Hi Rosie’s Mom 🌹💗

Reading your post brought tears to my eyes, happy tears 💕

This is all any of us can do, fight, fight and fight some more alongside our babies 👊🏼

And make them happy just like you are doing with your sweet Rosie 💕🐶🌹

Sending you a huge hug and cuddles to your sweetie 😘😘😘❤️🐾🐶

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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I am so sorry to hear about the mets … Shelby had them too after her 3rd chemo (or we found them) but for us, it didn’t change things. We did try a new chemo to try and shrink/stop their growth. Shelby went 2 more months but then lost her battle when the cancer was in the brain. And I was worried about those mets being the problem. So my advise would be stay strong, stay positive and love and live each day to the fullest!!!!!

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

October 15, 2000 to April 8, 2014

Our 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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I am so sorry to hear about the mets … Shelby had them too after her 3rd chemo (or we found them) but for us, it didn’t change things. We did try a new chemo to try and shrink/stop their growth. Shelby went 2 more months but then lost her battle when the cancer was in the brain. And I was worried about those mets being the problem. So my advise would be stay strong, stay positive and love and live each day to the fullest!!!!!  

What new drug did you try?

I am so sorry to read about your sweet Shelby.  It’s heartbreaking. We are close to our fur babies, but going through this journey makes us even closer.  Then when mets happen it’s hard to remain positive.  

I am worried that it has spread beyond her lungs.  Her eyes are running like crazy-which is new.  She sleeps all the time.  She only perks up for food, car rides and snuggles.  

I am so torn.  When is it time?  When am I being cruel?  Just in the last week, now that I know it’s mets it seems like she is so much sicker than even a week ago.  

But maybe this drug will help.  

Oh shit-I am so confused.  

Thanks again for your support!!!

Mom Kellye and Rosie the Wonder Tripawd and her faithful sidekick Braden. 

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