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Entries from April 13th, 2013

Remembering Jabba-bear

April 13th, 2013 · 6 Comments · memories, osteosarcoma

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!It has been one week since Jabba-bear crossed the Rainbow Bridge. We are slowly adjusting to life without him. Beyonce deeply misses her companion. Now, she can be found curled up in a tight ball on Jabba-bear’s side of the couch, her head pressed gently against […]

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An angel gets his wings

April 9th, 2013 · 11 Comments · euthanasia, metastatic lung cancer, osteosarcoma

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!On Saturday, April 6th, Jabba-bear passed away peacefully at Oldtown Veterinary Hospital in the loving presence of his mom and dad. Friday morning, we gave Jabba-bear a few doses of ¬†Tramadol in hopes of alleviating some of his pain. It seemed to help quiet his labored […]

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A fight well-fought

April 5th, 2013 · 8 Comments · metastatic lung cancer, osteosarcoma

It is with a heavy heart that we share this news: Jabba’s condition has taken a rapid turn for the worse.¬† Yesterday morning (April 4th), while lying in bed, petting Jabba-bear, his mom noticed a lump inside his upper right lip. We took him the vet in the afternoon, preparing ourselves to hear bad news, […]

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Beyonce loves Jabba

April 5th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Simply put. Beyonce adores Jabba-bear. Animals have amazing intuition. Over the past few weeks, Beyonce has grown closer and closer to Jabba-bear (both physically and emotionally). Several times we have seen her affectionately licking the incision site from his lobectomy. In our opinion, this action could serve one of two functions: ¬†(1) she is trying […]

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A sunny day at Reynolda Gardens

April 5th, 2013 · 3 Comments · lobectomy, metastatic lung cancer, osteosarcoma, recovery

On Friday March 15th, Jabba-bear went for a short drive across town to Reynolda Gardens, where he frolicked freely in the fields. Jabba briefly explored the trails surrounding the Reynolda house, but he was more interested in meeting new friends (Reynolda Village is a popular dog-walking attraction). We laid down in the grass for a […]

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Jabba starts metronomic therapy….again…

April 4th, 2013 · 4 Comments · lobectomy, metastatic lung cancer, metronomic chemotherapy, osteosarcoma, recovery

Three weeks after Jabba’s lobectomy to remove a large portion of his metastatic osteosarcoma, he was given a “bill of good health”, at least a temporary one. At this point, we decided to put Jabba back on metronomic therapy (i.e., frequent, low doses of chemotherapy) since he had tolerated it well for such a long […]

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Jabba’s trip to Pilot Mountain

April 1st, 2013 · 2 Comments · lobectomy, metastatic lung cancer, osteosarcoma, recovery

When Jabba-bear was diagnosed with metastatic osteosarcoma, we vowed to do everything we could to ensure that whatever time we had left with him was well-spent. Unfortunately, doctors orders prevented us from doing anything really fun with Jabba for at least two weeks after his surgery (although we bent the rules a bit and took […]

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