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Archive for October, 2009


Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!Friday night my husband and I were sitting on the couch watching Private Practice (on DVR) when Toto started breathing weird.  Immediately I think that the cancer has spread to his lungs, causing him to have a hard time breathing.  “Turn on the lights!” I say […]

1 Month

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!Happy 1 month ampuversary, Toto!  You did it!! It has been one month since Toto’s amputation and he is doing great.  He is running, playing, jumping, cuddling, and eating like crazy.  He is a happy dog.  This is everything I wanted! Below are some much better pictures […]

Lost Dog

Monday, October 19th, 2009

So I just got out of the shower today and I happened to glance out the window and I see a dog walking down the sidewalk.  As far as I could tell she was alone, so I ran to get some clothes on and see what was going on.  When I got outside I saw […]

Ruff Wear Pics

Friday, October 16th, 2009

I was so excited that Toto is finally able to wear his Ruff Wear harness now that he has his stitches out.  So, I wanted to take some pics to post.  Right now I am really jealous of everyone who has a ton of awesome pics posted of their dog posing for the camera!  Things […]

A Million Dollars

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Toto’s staples are out!  I am so excited!  I tell him this everyday…  but he looks like a million dollars!  It feels like we have now closed the door on the amputation.  No more bandages.  No more bleeding.  No more infection.  No more annoying staples.  No more antiobiotics.  No more pain pills.  No more driving […]

I’m Ok

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Many people have (accurately) described this journey as a rollercoaster.  I have definitely been on the rollercoaster.  I have felt the ups and downs of diagnosis and amputation and infection and recovery and worse diagnosis and doctors and oncologists…  I am sure you all can understand where I am coming from. But today I feel […]

What Cancer Cannot Do

Friday, October 9th, 2009

I am sure many of you have heard this poem before, but it is a great one, and it brings me comfort at this time… Cancer is so limited… It cannot cripple Love. It cannot shatter Hope. It cannot corrode Faith. It cannot destroy Peace. It cannot kill Friendship. It cannot suppress Memories. It cannot […]

To Chemo, or Not To Chemo

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

I saw the oncologist and he said that we should do x-rays and an abdominal ultrasound to see if the cancer has spread.  If not, we should start chemo right away. This throws me off because I was really leaning against chemo.   The problem is that there is soooo little research on hemangiosarcoma.  The research […]

More Pictures

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

We were out in the yard yesterday, enjoying the last few sunny days before things get cold around here.  Here are some pics of Toto sporting his new Fido Fleece…     “Going so soon? I wouldn’t hear of it. Why my little party’s just beginning.”

He’s Back!

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Since Toto is a little terrier, I was hoping he would live for 15 years (at least!).  When we thought he had osteosarcoma and had his leg amputated, we hoped it would give him a couple of good months.  When we decided to do a clinical trial (including chemo) we hoped it would give him […]