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Started Trametinib Today for Coco
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27 June 2022 - 7:46 pm
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Today we started the trial drug Trametinib. Wish her luck and hopefully no side effects and ideally a shrinking tumor in the near future. I will keep updates on her progress. Figure i would start a new thread, since her last one was getting a little long and of course a new picture from last Friday. 

Headed to the shore!

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27 June 2022 - 7:54 pm
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Hope it all goes well!

She looks so much like our Chaco—they’re graying in the same spots on their faces. Seeing your last thread gave me some hope he would be okay as a tripawd pup! 💛

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27 June 2022 - 8:40 pm
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He's gonna be great. They will amaze you. First 3 weeks are the toughest imo. Then we hsd about a week of depression and boom like a switch she was back to her tail wagging self. Dont get me wrong, she still has her share of bad days. Same as us. Best of Luck!

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27 June 2022 - 9:10 pm
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That picture is absolutely  stunning!  And make no mistake about it.....she is smiling!!!Her eyes are mao expressice.....just am beautiful  picture.

All paws crossed for smooth sailing  for sweet Coco.  And feel free to just update with pictures if you dont  have any update on the  Trametinib for awhile.  We looooove seeingnher pictures!

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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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28 June 2022 - 11:15 am
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Oh I LOVE Coco! sf-kisssf-kisssf-kiss

Thanks for starting a new topic. Makes it much easier to follow along. We are all sending Tripawd Power your way!!! Keep us posted on how the treatment is working out.

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20 July 2022 - 2:17 pm
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So we had our vet visit today and as i was sitting the lobby after the Dr called and told me all the numbers from last time which I misheard or she mispoke her liver values at her last visit was 689 double from her previous visit which At the time I was understanding it was still in the high 300's and her tumor went from 4.5 to 4.8 which she said is not really an accurate measurement to begin with, so I say that is really negligible in my eyes. Then it really dawned on me that the last 3 weeks Coco has been doing great and her energy levels have been really good and she is living her life to the fullest. I kinda found a level of comfort I think knowing I had done the right thing and have done all I can for her to live her best life. She really doesnt know or care about any numbers. Shes happy.  Will update with results when we get them back.

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When she was younger.

One of my favorites

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20 July 2022 - 2:41 pm
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Then it really dawned on me that the last 3 weeks Coco has been doing great and her energy levels have been really good and she is living her life to the fullest. I kinda found a level of comfort I think knowing I had done the right thing and have done all I can for her to live her best life. She really doesnt know or care about any numbers. Shes happy. 

  

smiley_clapsmiley_clapsmiley_clapYES! You are seeing the big picture, and it's exactly what Coco has wanted all along. She is a great teacher and you are a great student. smiley4 

Numbers schmumbers, it's all about living in the Now! Let's all roll on the floor in honor of your amazing, beautiful, inspawrational Coco! 

Thanks for sharing this beautiful moment with us. Keep us posted on the vet discussion, and whatever those #s say, the power of pawsitivity & the Tripawds Nation is surrounding you both with sp_hearticon2!

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20 July 2022 - 4:05 pm
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Can only ditto Jerry!!!

Coco is here ro help you  master the best life lesson of all:  LIVING  IN THE NOW, just like Coco is!  

To hear how well she is soing and to hear how you are relaxing into the comfort of knowing you have always done roght by her and that she is HAPPY!!!!

Coco takes the best close ups.  She is sich a beautiful  girl.  And seeing her enjoy a good back roll put a huge grin on my face😁

Keep on keeping  on!

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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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21 July 2022 - 2:14 pm
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Just a quick follow up. Her blood tests come  back today and I feel that it is great news. Her liver values dropped from 689 to 218 and she can come off the Demanarin and she said her platlets where a little clumped up, but said its normal in dogs and her blood counts were good and her stool was normal. Only negative was the slight growth in the tumor. I call this a win. Of course there is no way to tell where or how or when the cancer has spread. At this point it makes no difference. She's happy. We are continuing on with the Trametinib for another month and see how its goes. Thanks for all your support.

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21 July 2022 - 7:18 pm
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WOW! That is super duper good news! Overall, really, really good considering what's been going on.

Yes, she is happy and THAT is what matters most. A tumor is no match for the joy and presence in a dog's eyes. Go play and smooch her from all of us 🙂

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21 July 2022 - 7:43 pm
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Definitely  a WIN!!!  The bloodwork sounds great and, most of all, Coco is happy!!!!

Pretty sure this calls for another pocture of Coco!!!  Yep, more pictures!

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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25 July 2022 - 9:46 am
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Wish you could see the vig smile on my face looking at uour beautiful  Coco😊She is just so darn pretty.  AMD those beautiful  golden eyes...sweet...gentle...just love this gal!!!

Have wonderful  time AND ppst pics and videos please!!!!

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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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25 July 2022 - 10:35 am
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Now THAT is one hoppy dawg! Her eyes say it all. Thanks for sharing.

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