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Casey the Pirate

Entries from January 29th, 2018

BIG News

January 29th, 2018 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!It’s looking like Casey will be included in the osteosarcoma vaccine extended field trial expected to start in late April.  He needs to complete his Carboplatin chemo and be free of lungs mets, so our fingers are crossed that everything continues as it has.  Next X-rays […]

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Pain?

January 27th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!Soon after his diagnosis, Casey started shedding.  Now, Goldens shed, but this was ridiculous.  We were covered in fur.  Not clumps, but individual hairs.  The vet explained that this was stress shedding due to the combination of his pain and the cancer, and Casey was in […]

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Merry Christmas, Part 2

January 27th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Casey was pretty zonked, and made it through that first night without issue.  He slept in Jake’s bed, penned into a corner, and I slept next to him on the couch.  The vet was right, and Gabapentin is powerful stuff.  Now, we had to learn how to deal with a TriPaw.  How do we maneuver […]

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Merry Christmas

January 27th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

We planned on travelling to Chicago to spend Christmas with our son and his wife.  Well, we can’t leave two dogs in hospice with a dog sitter, so Ann and Steve went to Chicago and I stayed home with the dogs.  They would return late, the night before surgery.  I started researching hospitals.  Prices were […]

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Now What?

January 27th, 2018 · No Comments · Uncategorized

The vet told us ” A few weeks, maybe two months”.  We were aghast.  Casey was still running and romping and eating and wagging and how can this be?  “This is a very aggressive cancer and extremely painful.  He will likely suffer a pathological fracture and you’ll need to amputate or say good bye then […]

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