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six days after rear leg amp and getting worse--update: VERY HAPPY-GREAT DECISION
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She is indeed a lovely Rubenesque lady, isn't she?  LOVE that face looking at the ant!!! :) :) :)

 

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Hi there..I'm so sorry to hear about your baby being in pain. My Louie didn't fair well after surgery so the surgeon prescribed Gabapentin. It's an anti-seizure med that really helps with phantom pain . He was on it for about 6 weeks post op as you need to ween them off it very slowly or they can develop rebound pain that is much worse. But it really worked well for him. The tramadol was making him psycho so we took him off of that completely. I know you've received some great advice here. Keep up the good work. He is lucky to have you!!

 

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Hannah is gorgeous!  

Liberty (Libby) was diagnosed with OSA on 1-22-13.  Right front amputation on 1-31-13. No IV Chemo. Metronomic Therapy started 2-19-13 along with supplements and some home cooking. Lungs clear until 1-06-14.  She's still her happy, hoppy, bossy self.  Living the dog life to the fullest and a proud Winter Warrior. :) RIP my Libby 4-21-03 to 3-19-14



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Thank you Sally for sharing more pictures of Happy Hannah.  She is such a beauty.  She has come so far in the amount of time you have been with us.  I remember that first night.  I am so glad you don't regret your decision and gave us all the chance to help mentor you.

 

 

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05/04/2006 -  Bosch, Sassy's pal, earned his wings 03/29/19  fought cancer for 4 months.

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OH MY HANNAH you are a GORGEOUS girl!  Jill wants to come over and play!!

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

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KERMIT. Thanks for recognizing that Happy Hannah was indeed a model for Paul(?) Reuben in a previous life! Yes, he was "attracted to 'fleshy', chubby, women with 'volume':-) :-) :-) And there's nothing better than wallowing around with a chubby, fleshy hunk a' hunk a' dog:-) :-)

LIBBY yes, I of course agree...she's so pretty.-..but it takes one to know one!! That Libby becomes. more and more distinquished as the gray sprinkles her sweet muzzle
Take care

MICHELLE AND SASSY. Hey, calling Happy Hannah a beauty from the Queen of Beauty is quite the compliment! :-) Yeah, I still consider this site my lifeline and could NOT be on this journey without you guys!!

JACKSON THANKS! It's just such a war my fuzzy every time I see her picture and I love that you all see the beauty that I see:-) I do believe that we have NOT had photos of Mr. Jackson for awhile.......and you have o excuse....you know how to post:-) :-) HINT

ANDREA AND LOUIE. Thanks for taking the time to acknowledge us and I,m sooooo glad that CUTE Louie is doing well. Just to clarify, Happy Hannah did have a lot of pain and it lasted all most three weeks but ow that's all gone and she's happy as a pig covered in chocolate while laying in ice cream:-) :-)
Love to see ore pictures!! Take care!

HERE KITTY KITTY...XOME ON

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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Ha! Trying to call KITTY KITTY over to play and "it". cuts off again!!

JILL WOULD LOVE PLAYING WITH HAPPY HANNAH:-) :-) ::-) -) :-) Does Jill like playing ball??.....and does Jill mind being the ball??:-) :-) :-) :-)
They could play dress-up.. JILL as a beautiful flower and Happy Hannah as a lawn mower...no...wait...not good idea.
REALLY glad for all Hills good news and look forward to more

Take. Care, Sally and Happy Hannah

AND JERRY:-) See ow the crowd recognizes beautiful when they see it???:-) And the world can only become more "beautified" because you are willing to take time out of your day to post that. mug:-) :-) Just saying "mug" wants me to go mug. makes me want to go hug and nug and hug on her forever:-) :-) :-)
And, I do realize 'beauty is in the eyes of the beholder':-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

Thank you Evey second of everyday for everything you do to make this site a lifeline for all of us:-) with a sincere heart 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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JILL WOULD LOVE PLAYING WITH HAPPY HANNAH:-) :-) ::-) -) :-) Does Jill like playing ball??.....and does Jill mind being the ball??:-) :-) :-) :-)

HAHAHAHAHAHA!! Poor Jillybean!! laughing

 

Isn't it time for Happy Hannah's next update to be on a new thread?  The title here keeps making me expect a horrible turn, and she needs a nice, happy, healthy-beautiful-tripawd thread of her very own! superstarclapsuperstar

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Oh gosh Cris, you've done it now!! You HAVE to teach me how to make a smiley face clapping on my tablet:-) :-) clap clap!

At first. thought it was a smiling face chewing and puking and he just has spit all over his face....then I pulled out my magnifying glasses......oh yeah..... I would be using that guy a lot!:-) :-) :-)

As far as changing the thread..I actually agree and it even gives me a little "ugh" when I see it my own self and I know I'm gonna' type good stuff!! Probably the #1 goofy reason right now
Is the goof "I don't want to jinx it" thing. I even hesitate to post good news because I don't want to "jinx" it. I even want to add Happy Hannah's name on the avatar box..takes off the 55 and add it to Benny....but, there again, the stupid jinx thing again!! Stupid I k ow!

I think k it was Dakota dawg or princess Magnum (spirit) who didn't make a change on something for the same reason

Now, o e reason I think it's good is probably a who.e lot of people who are facing the amputation decision go to that site......see it can be a rough start.....see all the great I formative support....and see how wonderfully well everything is conti using to turn out:-) :-) :-) :-) clap, clap, clap:-)

She goes for her fourth chemo next week and maybe I'll make the change with that post. Guess I can say to continue to follow Happy Hannah's bountiful life at. Blah blah..
Would not want to EVER be disconnected from my Tripawd family and o one could find us!! Now that's scarey!

Thanks Chris and Ir's good to see you back In that great fun form of yours!

Gratefully, Sally and Happy Hannah

The other thing I was so seeing if I could do....keep that "thread" a d ADD to it as soon as she gets her fourth chemo u dear her belt next week. Something like...AND REALLY GLAD I MADE THE RIGHT DECISION.....something along those lines

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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AND JERRY:-) See ow the crowd recognizes beautiful when they see it??

Absolutely! We love seeing Hanna's pretty face here.

I agree with Dharma, time for a new thread next week! It's great to see how someone's pup can go from a ruff start to standing tall on 3 legs, all in one place, but yes, let's see a hoppy thread title! I like the one you are thinking of.

Sally and Happy Hannah, you are so fun! We can't begin to tell you how glad we are that you're here, your spunk is contagious in a good way!

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Thanks for your very kind words......it felt like I just got a big hug...and it was something I needed today:-) Thank you.

Sending a hug back to ya'. 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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I'm a bit late but so glad I didn't miss those gorgeous pics.  Hannah is BEAUTIFUL with such a gorgeous stoic expression.

 

Karen and Spirit Magnum

Magnum: 30th May 2002 to 5th May 2012. Lost her back left leg to osteosarcoma on 5th Sep 2011. Lung mets found on 20th Mar 2012 but it was bone mets in the hip that ended her brave battle. Magnum's motto - "Dream as if you'll live for ever, live as if you'll die today" (James Dean). Loyal, loving, courageous and spirited to the end. My beloved heart dog, see her memoirs from Rainbow Bridge ...... http://princess.....pawds.com/

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Thanks KAREN and the always with usSPIRIT MAGNUM!

Yeah, I like that "stoic" observation........sheer beauty and stoicism.... what an empowering force:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

Thanks! 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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Okay' first of all YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY HAPPY HANNAH JSUT COMPLETED HER FOURTH CHEMO two days ago and GRADUATED FROM CHECMO SCHOOL:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) clap...clap...lap...clap....clap:-) :-)

I did not do xrays this time...just blood work which was great!! Onco. said most do sxrays ahead of fourth because if there is a problem they don't spend the.money on a another fourth

Well, I said (with all the tripawd community courage I could muster), "She's doing absolutely great (knocking loudly on wood the whole time) and if she did have an "issue" I would probably continue with other options and not just STOP anyway!". She said okay and we could do stays two or three weeks from now as a suggestion.... I think she has had two sets done anyway since surgery and they are great!

He said she knew it was like waiting for the other shoe to drop when dealing with bone cancer (lots of positive attitude, huh?) and I said (again with tripawd community courage).....Happy Hannah doesn't wear shoes and I go barefoot!".:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) clap!.....clap!.....clap! I was beaming my own self at that one!!:-) :-)

I'll start reviewing other posts to see if I want to pursue another chemo for her as a fifth or what....we can do all that later.....right. ow we're celebrating:-) :-)

And, of course, I've begged Jerry to post two more picturesPLEASE:-) :-) THE CROWD IS ROARING LOUDLY FOR. ORE PLEASE:-) :-) :-) :-)

CELEBRATING OVER HERE......EVERYONE ,ICK YOUR SHOES OFF AMD LET'S GO BAREFOOTN'......

Always celebrating for all past, present and future tripawds and a special love to Spirit Frank n' Farter

So much love to each of you.....we couldn't do it without you:-) :-)

Don't need no stink I' shoes:-) :-) 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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Oh happy day! I can't think of a better way to celebrate the weekend!

Happy Hannah, you graduated! It's time for a new topic, so pawty on and we'll see you there. Congrats!!!!

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