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Koa's osteosarcoma diagnosis and upcoming amputation

8 weeks post amputation

July 5th, 2018 · 16 Comments · Uncategorized

Koa continues to amaze us.  He is mastering going down the stairs and he flies going up.  We purchased a stroller for Koa so that he can save his energy for the beach.  He’s been tolerating riding in it around our block.  Two weeks ago, we got Koa in our neighbor’s pool to swim in preparation for getting him to the beach.  On June 24th, Koa returned to the beach for the first time since April.  He was a happy boy!  #teamkoastrong

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  • dawn3g

    I can’t see your links 🙁 But I LOVE the Koa pics! We’re taking Fallon back to the beach in September, wanted to get her used to a wagon. A neighbor has one we can borrow to test it out. But I LOVE Koa’s stroller! Go Koa!! #KickCancersButt!!

    • Lisa Clearman

      I changed the privacy on the Facebook post. Hopefully you’ll be able to see it now?

      • dawn3g

        I still get this message:
        Sorry, this content isn’t available right now
        The link you followed may have expired, or the page may only be visible to an audience you’re not in

        • laclear16

          OK…I’ll see if I can download the videos to the blog. Thanks!

          • dawn3g

            OMG, Koa is AMAZING!! So happy! He looks so good!!
            Thank you so much for going through the trouble of finding a way to share these–my night is made!!
            We’re taking Fallon back to the beach in September. She has never been a swimmer, but used to be a serious wader. I hope she has half the fun Koa did!! We’ll be in the Finger Lakes later this month and plan to let her try out Seneca Lake.
            Go Team Koa!!!

  • dougo1

    Koa is a ROCK STAR !!

    We had the same leg amputated. Wishing you many more wonderful days ahead!!

  • paws120

    Oh Koa, what a happy dog! He looks just pawsome!

  • jerry

    We’re doling out gold stars to pawesome Tripawd pawrents and you guys definitely get three! It’s wonderful to see you making little changes to your routine so that Koa can enjoy life as always. The stroller is a big investment but so helpful for a Tripawd, thank you for giving him a chance at staying with the pack and having fun with everypawdy. YAAAY!

  • laclear16

    Does anyone know how I can get the video to work? I upgraded to supporter status III and still can’t get it to work.

  • benny55

    I got to see the videos and they are SPECTACULAR!!! ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTED TO SEE WHAT A HAPPY. BOY KOA IS!!!

    I have a tavlet and when I hit the link, it dais “downloading”. I then went to “My Files”, hit download and BAM there they were!!

    The pure joy he shows when takingnthat roll in the sand just lit up my world!! This whole post lights up my world!!

    And it takes a huge amountmof effort for him to swim in those waves on three. Quite amazing to watch! I bet he sleeps really well after his beach adventures! So glad you are all having such a magical time!

    ,ove all these pictures, but that one of him lounging around on his “porch hammock” is a real treasure!

    I just love this dog!❤

    Made my day! Thanks for sharing the joy!

    Extra hugs and a scoop of ice cream for Koa!

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

    • laclear16

      Thank you! Pictures just don’t do him justice. Glad you were able to see how happy he is!

  • ellober2

    Love it! I have a stroller for my Buster too! He likes it and likes getting where we’re going in it. Very sweet looking dog you have there!

  • laclear16

    I found that if I used Chrome vs Safari on my MacBook Pro, I was able to view the video.

  • Nina Hettema

    Aloha Koa and pawrents,
    Had to write and say, I can see you are in the Islands, I think maybe the North Shore? Koa – a strong warrior; he is so beautiful and brave. A very special animal. Can only imagine how much that magical sea water is helping him to heal. Imua, Koa! Go forward!! Sending you all prayers and best wishes-
    Me ke aloha pumehana – Keahi

    • laclear16

      Aloha! Yes, we’re on the NS near Waimea Bay. We have a friend that lives in Mokuleia so it’s a short walk to the beach for Koa. Hoping to get him in the water again this weekend. We’re lucky to have a neighbor with a pool and they let him come over to swim. Koa is definitely a strong warrior!

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