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Koa's osteosarcoma diagnosis and upcoming amputation

Wound check today!

May 15th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

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Koa’s been hopping on his own for short distances today. We are amazed at his progress! We went to the vet today for his wound check and bandage removal. His incisions look great! Sutures to come out next week Wednesday. He’s even been taking less pain medications and taking them less frequently. Now to master the stairs…#teamkoastrong#teamkoastrong


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Post op day 2

May 12th, 2018 · 8 Comments · Uncategorized

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Here’s the newest “tripawd” Koa! He’s doing well. Resting comfortably. He’s tired and probably having some post-op pain. He is home as of last night. He stayed 2 nights at the vet. He’s still trying to figure out his balance. He hops with a towel placed under him as a sling. His leg was sent off for biopsy and we should have results in a week or so to see if he needs to do chemo. 🙏🏼❤🐶❤🤞🏻#teamkoastrong

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2 more days of being a 4 legged dog

May 7th, 2018 · 14 Comments · Uncategorized

What an emotional roller coaster we have been through the last 3 months with our dog, Koa, and his bone cancer diagnosis…He is an 10.5 year old active, social lab husky mix who enjoys hiking, swimming, and hanging out with his dog friends. He was diagnosed w/ osteosarcoma 3 months ago after having a limp that didn’t go away after 2 weeks. We had decided to give Koa the best life for his remaining days and chose not to amputate and just treat with pain medications.

On Thursday, we had a hospice doctor come to see if there was anything else we can do to make Koa comfortable since he’s been really having a difficult time walking. She made us rethink amputation since the tumor pain is the only thing affecting him. He’s still in good spirits, eating, peeing and pooping. If you remove the leg, there won’t be anymore pain. The cancer will still be in his body but no more leg pain and difficulty with walking.  On Friday, I took Koa to the vet for X-rays and labs. No obvious metastasis to the lungs on the X-rays. Liver tests were a little elevated but nothing to0 concerning.

So we’re a go for surgery on Wednesday. Please pray for Koa! It is much needed and greatly appreciated!!! 🙏🏼❤🐶 #teamkoastrong

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May 7th, 2018 · No Comments · Uncategorized

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