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Kahluas journey

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Kahluas journey

A strong little girl, with an anxious mom

January 19th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

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My name is Kahlua. On Dec 18 th my dad noticed a lump in my hind leg while cleaning snow and salt off my paws. I normally get little bumps and lumps but this was different. The next day my parents took me to the vet, ugh and she seemed concerned so she took a sample from it with a small needle.

I didnt feel a thing and just ate the yummy liver treat my mom was feeding me. Fast forward til today after other tests confirmed a soft tissue sarcoma resulting in my leg having to be amputated next week! It came in a weird spot that cannot be removed with any success or prevent it from reappearing. My parents are so happy that the cancer never spread in my body but they sure are scared of what’s coming next. My parents are so great. After getting support online my mom has prepared the house and done all she can to help me try and adapt easier after my surgery. Luckily I’m not in any pain and am just happy I’m getting extra treats. Thanks to what my moms reading I think that will be stopping after my surgery so I don’t get fat. I also don’t like taking pills so I hope I can get my pain meds in a liquid form?? Anyways getting ready for some long hikes this weekend I sure hope the rain stops for them❤️

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5 Comments so far ↓

  • dawn3g

    Kahlua, you’ve got such an awesome Mom and Dad! Learning all they can beforehand will just make things easier. I can tell you lots and lots about being an anxious Mom, that’s for sure–but it gets better fast!! Our Fallon had her amputation 100 days ago (can’t believe it) and she–and we–are doing awesome, so I know you will too!!! The worst time for us was making the decision to amputate, and you’re past that! I can’t recommend the Tripawds e-books more highly, they seem to cover so many bases that helped us be proactive and really added to our knowledge–and therefore reduced our anxiety. I think it was only 20 bucks for each, it was well worth it for us. And visit the Tripawds forums…I wish we got in the habit of going there in the early stages of this, but there is so much support there, and it’s a quick way to get questions or concerns answered.

    We’ll be thinking of you–keep us posted about how things are going!!

    Dawn and Fallon
    (and Paul and Maggie)

    • kahlua

      Tes making the decision was very difficult. 100 days for you hope it went by quickly, a tripawd makes us all that more special Thanks I go in on Tuesday next week and will keep you posted. Thanks for the advice. This website has definitely helped and I will look into those books.

  • admin

    Welcome! Check out the Tripawds Nutrition blog for lots of helpful tips for how to give pills to dogs. Or…is Kahlua a cat? Find much more feedback from others in the discussion forums, and start here for help finding the many helpful Tripawds resources and assistance programs.

    • kahlua

      Thank you I will check that out. I really don’t want to have a problem with her pain meds! Kahlua is a lovely 8 1/2 year old dog

  • benny55

    Kahlua! Here’s a tipe0 for you on how to keep those treats and yummy food coming for awhile! Yes, you will have to take pills to help manage your owwee after surgery. Keep spitti g them out until your hoomans wrap them in chicken and yummy cheese and stuff like that!!

    STAY CONNECTED and let us know how we can help. Recovery is no picnic for a couple of weeks but that vum leg will be gone!! Once your sparkle comes back you will be living life to the fullest and gettw so spoiled it will blow your mind!!

    Update us when you can! We are here for you!

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

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