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Athena's Cancer Journey

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Athena's Cancer Journey

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New Athena Video- Just Because!

August 27th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

  I had to record Athena’s pre-dinner routine, just because it’s so darn cute. Her favorite time of day is dinner time. She would never miss a meal, and won’t let you forget that it’s time for her dinner. Usually, she will hop over to her food storage bin and stab at it a couple times […]

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Random Musings and Chest Rads.

August 20th, 2013 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

Athena is feeling good, looking good, and powering through chemo like a champ! The first week of September will be treatment #5. This means that after October (and treatment #6), there will be no more monthly vet visits. Another big update is that Athena had her first post amp chest radiographs yesterday. It was recommended by the oncologist […]

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Picture & Video Update!

June 12th, 2013 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

I am so happy to report that things have been uneventful around here, recently. (No news is good news, right?) Athena did have a high enough WBC to get chemo #2 last Friday after being delayed for a week. Another CBC this Friday and we won’t have any more appointments for 2 weeks. Watch a […]

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Our “Inspawration”

June 1st, 2013 · 8 Comments · Uncategorized

I wanted to start by saying Sally and Happy Hannah, here’s your sketch: I really hope that you approve!! I will mail it to you next week, email me your address! 🙂 I titled this post Our Inspawration, because as I drew Happy Hannah, I was thinking about how much of an inspiration she was […]

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How Do You Destress?

May 30th, 2013 · 8 Comments · Uncategorized

I got Athena’s cancer diagnosis one month before the end of Spring semester (I am a full time college student.) Her amputation happened in the middle of our last week of classes, with finals shortly after. Talk about a balancing act! I aced all of my classes, and it was a big relief to be […]

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First Chemo and One Month Ampuversary!

May 25th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

May 13th was our first trip to see the Oncologist and we were able to start her chemotherapy treatment that same day! We will be doing a regimen of Carboplatin (intravenous) every 3 weeks for a total of 4-6 treatments. Also, 1 week after each treatment, we have to go to our vet to get a […]

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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 […]

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First Days Home- Post Amputation

April 27th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

April 23, 2013- I dropped off Athena at 8 am this morning on my way to school. I was so anxious all day waiting for the phone call that surgery was over and all was well. The vet called and relayed that everything went great! We decided that the best thing to do would be […]

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Last Day as a “Quadpawd”

April 22nd, 2013 · 8 Comments · Uncategorized

Yes, tomorrow is the day that my dog becomes a tripawd. So nervous and praying that the surgery goes well. This afternoon I took her dog bed outside and we sat outside enjoying the nice weather- so she got to enjoy her last day before surgery relaxing and she even got one of her favorite […]

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Second Vet Visit. Lots to Update On.

April 16th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

April 15, 2013, Monday: Took Athena to her appointment to see the new vet late Monday afternoon. I picked up the x-rays & last blood test from my regular vet and brought them with me, also. The biggest reason I needed a second opinion was that I did not feel comfortable with the interpretation of the chest […]

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