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Entries from March 21st, 2018

Final Chemo . . . the Next Steps

March 21st, 2018 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!Casey received his fifth and what was likely his final Carboplatin treatment on Monday.  Now, we move on to the osteosarcoma vaccine.  Maybe. I spoke with The Oncology Service yesterday and was quoted $460 for an initial exam with X-rays plus $1,200 for each of three […]

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Being a Dog

March 19th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!Our pack is four dogs plus Ann and me.  Jake is an English Spaniel/Setter rescue who will be 15 in May and is in hospice due to lumbosacral stenosis which is slowly paralyzing his hind quarters.  At times, he forgets and thinks he’s still a puppy.  […]

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New Vaccine Studies

March 8th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

I’ve mentioned previously that Casey is on the short list to participate in the extended field trial for Aratana’s live listeria vaccine.  This study requires prior completion of amputation and carboplatin chemotherapy, and no pulmonary metastasis.  Unfortunately, participating in this trial will be quite expensive, so I’ve been researching alternatives. I’ve learned that UF (Florida) […]

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His Puppy is Back

March 1st, 2018 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

It struck me yesterday that the puppy in Casey is back.  We’ve all seen that puppy, even in our older dogs, when the mood strikes them.  They’ve got that great big smile, the energy level ticks up a notch, and that tail’s a waggin’.  Shucks, Jake can barely walk some days with his lumbosacral stenosis, […]

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