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Athena's Cancer Journey

16 Days Post Amp- Doing Great!

May 9th, 2013 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

Today is May 09, 2013- It’s 16 days post amputation surgery and just a few days ago, Athena started feeling like her old self again. I am so happy that we have finally made it through those rough beginning days and that the pain seems to be gone completely. She isn’t taking pain meds any more. I am happy to report that she is feeling good and getting around great! We had built a ramp for the two steps at the back door that go to the fenced in part of the yard for the dogs. She refused to use it! So we took it out and just carried her down and back when she had to go potty. Well, just 5 days post amp, Athena decides that she’s not waiting, she’s going up the steps herself. And the next day, she was going up and down the steps all by herself. Her diet is going great as well. Pre surgery she was 104 lbs… at the last check up on Tuesday, she was 93 lbs! Yes, I know part of that is the leg, but she looks visibly more trim and leaner. Monday is her first appointment with the Veterinary Oncologist, so I am very much looking forward to learning about the chemo options and getting the treatments started! Well, the last thing I forgot to mention is that we also got the official biopsy results back which confirms osteosarcoma. I left the vet office completely forgetting to ask for a copy of the biopsy results so that I could read the details, but I will be seeing the vet again in a week. Overall, it’s been great seeing her happy and hopping around and just feeling better. It makes the rough first few days and almost sleepless nights worth it.

Video of Athena going up the stairs!

Athena showing off her tripawd pride!

Athena showing off her tripawd pride!

Thanks for the pawesome bandana!

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5 Comments so far ↓

  • fourminipups

    Fabulous Athena! You are a real trooper and look great!

  • benny55

    Athena, your smile lights up the world. What a beautiful girl you are:-) 🙂

    Your mom has every right to be bursting with pride at your progress!! Quite a flawless recovery young lady……don’t need no stink in’ ramp!!

    Isn’t it amazing how they are able to figure things out and adjust at their own pace…..and set their own pace.

    Look forward to more great pictures—such a pretty and happygirl your eyes just sparkle with joujoy!

    Surrou ding you with support, Sally and Happy Hannah

  • jerry

    Athena look at your smiling face! This is the BEST way to kick off my weekend, I love this update!

    Your stairs video is great, you look very sure of yourself. I know it will inspire others so I put it in our Tripawds video playlist.

    Oh and that bandanna is YOU my dear! 😉 xoxo

  • benny55

    Oh goodness, I missed the video til just now!

    Another standing ovation for Athena:-) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
    Sally and Happy Hannah

  • rica55

    WOWIE! Lookin’ good Athena!!!! Keep it up!

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