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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

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!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 […]

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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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Jabba’s lobectomy

March 10th, 2013 · 9 Comments · lobectomy, metastatic lung cancer, metronomic chemotherapy, osteosarcoma

On Monday, February 18th,  Jabba-bear was admitted to Carolina Veterinary Specialists (CVS)  upon referral from his primary veterinarian (Oldtown Veterinary Hospital).  By that point, Jabba’s condition was critical. It was clear that  if we didn’t act fast, he would die…soon. That day, the doctors at CVS  performed an ultrasound of his abdomen, to try and […]

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Recap. Advice appreciated.

March 6th, 2013 · 6 Comments · metastatic lung cancer, osteosarcoma

Just a quick recap of the previous post since its LONG! -Jabba’s x-ray was clear nearly two years after amputation (January 4th, 2013). During this entire period he was on metronomic cyclophosphamide, and for most of the second year he was on Palladia (70mg). He had come off of Palladia for financial reasons in November […]

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It’s a cough…It’s pneumonia…It’s metastatic osteosarcoma

March 6th, 2013 · 7 Comments · metastatic lung cancer, osteosarcoma

Here is the update that we have so wanted to avoid writing. . . As mentioned in a previous post, Jabba had an X-ray shortly before his 2 year ampuversary (Jan 4th) showing that against all odds, his lungs were still clear – save for a small nodule that had not changed size or appearance […]

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