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Maggie was diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma on her left knee. She had amputation done on October 20, 2009. Four days after surgery she had a low grade fever and was off her food for two weeks! Trying times.. I am grateful and so pleased with how she is progressing now.


And along the same path we go..

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

So, today, was Maggie’s blood recheck since last Tuesday(April 25th) being at the vet for the day for IV fluids & recheck on blood levels, after running a fever that weekend of 104.3.  We put her on Prednisone, thinking if it was “atypical Addisons”, this would tell us that because Pred(or cortisone) is the treatment […]

Update on Maggie’s kidney disease progression..

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Well, funny how Maggie’s blog was supposed to be about her cancer journey and now it’s turned into a kidney disease journey…. On Saturday, she spiked a fever of 104.3.  She was shivering and remained like that for 5 hours or so but it lessened that night and by morning, her temperature was back to […]

A rollercoaster ride – I hate roller coasters!

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Well, it’s been 3 weeks since diagnosis of Maggie’ CKD or CRF, whatever you want to call it.. kidney’s are failing.  I’m fighting hard for Maggie but don’t always win with her…in the eating department…  Morning’s are the worst for eating.  I’m told because of all the toxins building up during the night.  Our last […]

Update on Maggie’s kidney disease….

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Maggie’s doing pretty well. Yesterday at the vet she had her usual laser(one more treatment then on to probably monthly maintenance or more if needed). I got a lesson yesterday on giving her subQ fluids. I flunked the first time as the fluids were coming out instead of in! Needle probably up in dermal layer […]

A different kind of battle……..

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

Well, Maggie is now fighting a different battle than cancer…she has the start of kidney disease………..:-( Earlier this winter, she got a tad picky on her Honest Kitchen foods, so I found another food that she just loved, Dr. Harvey’s premix with her usual raw meats added to it. She had been going along great […]

My day didn’t start out too good…but it’s gotten better!

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Well, it’s time for our monthly update…Maggie’s morning wasn’t too great…she fell down in the entry trying to make the 90 degree turn to the entry from the hallway. She doesn’t have really good balance when she has to turn with the amputated side on the outside of a turn now. Nothing really new….but as […]

Happy 13th Birthday Maggie!

Friday, January 11th, 2013

WOW, today is Maggie’s 13th birthday!!!!!  A nice afternoon for a long walk on our trails….Maggie did well on the trail…her first time this winter doing the longer trail…   I’m so damn proud of Maggie!  All in all, not too shabby for a 13 year old Tripawd!  You ROCK Maggie!!!  Cheers!!! Signed, Your Very […]

Christmas 2012

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

Well, it is Christmas again!  Wahoo!  I got to unwrap presents this morning!!! Then after that, we went out to “Grammie’s” house for dinner and visit also, with Aunt Gina!  She gave Haley and I a box of treats!  They aren’t all that bad either!(I am sometimes particular on dry biscuit type treats!) Then we […]

Wag It Games Weekend!

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Me, Mom and little rugrat sister, Haley, spent last weekend at Wag It Training Center for some great FUN doing Wag It Games!  There are various “games”, one of which is my all time favorite – Novice Sniff It – where you search for food in a container in both a line up of 10 containers […]

Three Years, Three Paws Up for Maggie!

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

WOW!…that is the first word that comes to my mind thinking that Maggie is 3 years post amputation for cancer. What a fighter you are Maggie! Before amputation, Maggie was my first agility dog… The Spring of 2009, she was retired from agility due to a nagging lameness issue that took 4 vets to figure […]