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5 February 2009 - 4:00 pm
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Hi all:

This past Monday, Tika had her 3rd round of chemo and the dreaded Xrays.  She came back lungs clear, excellent blood levels and an A++ from the doctor.  I can't tell you how happy we were. On the 40 minute drive back we kept singing and celebrating and Tika was just hanging out so proud of herself.

After the final chemo on Feb 23rd, we'll check her blood levels again and start her on Metronomic Protocol.  The doc already has us starting with the Pirioxicam.  However, our little brat has decided that she wants to revert to her fussy old cat-like self about eating, so we've held off until she gets over herself. (Piroxicam needs to be taken with food, and our girl has a sensitive stomach for meds as it is). In the past, once she's realized that her token resistance will not result in roasted prime rib landing in her bowl, she gets back to eating normally. (She already has a better diet than we do as it is).

I consider every little victory Tika has to be a victory for all of her tri-pawd pack!  Cheers and happy thoughts to everybody!

–Kim and Tri-Mala-Pawd Tika Laughing

Kim and Spirit Tika

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Great News Tika!!   So happy to hear your X-rays are clear!  News like this gives keeps us all pawsitive,  thanks for sharing!

Hugs to Tika!!

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YAY TIKA!!!!!!! Way to go girl! Cool

Kim Im so happy for you!! You are right, it is a victory for all of us. Max's 3rd round and xrays will be on Feb 26 and Im hoping for good news also! Give Tika huge hugs from us and a big kiss!!

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Rah! Rah! Rah! Three Tripawd Cheers for Tika!
That’s awesome news. Now go give the girl some prime rib! 🙂

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Great news, Tiki.  Keep up the good work & keep mom proud.

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Yay, Tika!  That is so wonderful!  Nova got that same good news a few weeks ago so we know the roller coaster you must have been on.  We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Go Tripawds!

Sue and Nova

Dane Mom Sue at and Mom to Beautiful Great Dane Queen Nova, a Blind Tripawd, who kicked cancer's butt from 11/08-03/13. The Queen is Spirit Nova now, but her legacy lives on here at Tripawds!

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