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Rusty’s Fanconi Syndrome Update

April 11th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!I have posted previously that Rusty had developed “Fanconi Syndrome”, which is an impairment in the function of the kidneys that causes certain compounds which should be absorbed in the bloodstream by the kidneys to be excreted in the urine instead. Fanconi’s syndrome is generally an […]

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Rusty’s Update – December 1, 2011

December 13th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!Rusty had his November monthly follow-up visit with Dr. Macy on Wednesday; Dr. Macy had decided last month to do more extensive tests on his liver this visit, as the test results have continued to decline over the past several months.  Rusty has also continued to […]

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Rusty’s Summer of 2011!

November 15th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Rusty’s summer was fairly quiet and uneventful, which was a nice change.  Our temps were moderate this year and we were able to get out and do more activities than normal.  Rusty lost interest in swimming at the end of July; Dr. Macy says that this is fairly common for dogs to lose interest as […]

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Rusty’s 14th Month Ampuversary!

March 23rd, 2011 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

            March 23, 2011 Friday the 25th marks the 14th month of Rusty’s amputation; it is hard to believe that it has been over a year since his battle with cancer began.  This update is a little more difficult for me to write as Rusty seems to be entering a […]

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Rusty’s Big Night & Update!

November 13th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

This past month has been a very quiet period for Rusty; the most significant event, other than his big night, was his nine month Ampuversary on October 25th!  He went in for his monthly checkup with Dr. Macy on November 5th; the best news was that his blood platelets have not dropped any further since […]

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Routine Update for Rusty!

October 20th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

October 19th I was waiting until after our monthly appointment with Dr. Macy before updating Rusty’s blog and then our temperatures finally dropped into a comfortable level and I got busy on some deferred projects. Also, it has been a pretty routine time period for Rusty since my last update and I did not have […]

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Rusty’s Mini-Vacation & Good News from the Vet!

September 15th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 On Wednesday, August 25th (which was Rusty’s seven month Ampuversary) we headed to the Central California Coast to celebrate Rusty’s Grandmothers’ 89th birthday.  We gave Rusty his oral Chemo treatment on Tuesday which was a day early, but we wanted him ready for the trip on Wednesday.  It is 350 miles […]

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Rusty has reached his 7th month ampuversary!

August 24th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

Tuesday, August 24th Tomorrow will be Rusty’s seven month Ampuversary and he is doing great!  He is full of life and enjoys almost every minute to its fullest!  He still has an occasional day that he is not very active nor eats until later in the day, but by evening he is usually back to […]

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Rusty Celebrated his 2nd Birthday!

August 1st, 2010 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

Saturday, July 31, 2010 As I write this, Rusty is recovering from his second year birthday party that we gave him this morning.  Twelve of his dog park friend’s parents celebrated his birthday with him; he was very appreciative to see them, as he misses them as much as their dogs.  Rusty was the perfect […]

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Rusty’s Cancer Chronicles, Some Good News!

July 7th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

Monday, July 05, 2010 June 25th was the fifth month Ampuversary (Amputation) of Rusty’s surgery.  It seems like it was only last week!  So much has happened during the past five months, for both Rusty and us.  It has been a wonderful experience for us to see how well he has adapted to the amputation […]

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