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Alexander's Adventures

Entries from July 31st, 2010

Day 4

July 31st, 2010 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!Well, what an exhausting time! Alexander is doing exceedingly well. He tires quickly, but he is always wanting to GO! It is so hard to keep him quiet. The meds are making him pant a lot which sometimes makes me nervous, but I know it is […]

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Day 1 Post Op

July 28th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!Alexander is doing really well. He has to stay one more night, but he ate for me today. He was VERY whiny, but I think it is a mix of excitement and pain meds. The good news is that he readily got up multiple time to […]

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Surgery Day!!!!

July 27th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Well, today is THE day. We woke up, if we even slept at 6 am. We brought him to the vets for his surgery, I promised I would only give him pawsitve vibes. So we sat there talking with the tech, asking the 100 questions on my mind, telling her about his RAW diet, then […]

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Anxiety

July 25th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Well, the good news is that we visited a different vet who believes that Alexander will do well as a tripawd. He is of good weight, his joints are good, but most of all his drive for life is strong. The surgery is scheduled for Tuesday, they will take him in, do the surgery, keep […]

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Completely Frustrated!

July 21st, 2010 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

So we went to the orthopedic surgeon today to determine if Alexander would be a candidate for amputation. The doctor basically looked at him and said, “Dogs over 100 lbs do not do well with amputation in the front.” He also told us that if we anticipated what we were getting into and the work […]

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The Kindness that Humbles me….

July 18th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

On Friday, I set up an online fundraiser for Alexander. He is going to need some costly treatments and we don’t want finances to hinder us from doing the best for him. By Friday night, we had raised over $400!!! It is now Sunday night and we are already over $1000!!! The fact that a […]

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The Tough Stuff

July 18th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

On Monday July 12, 2010, I brought Alexander in to have a bump on his wrist looked at by our vet. The vet was concerned and sent us for x-rays. When the x-rays came back, they showed significant bone remodeling along with darker lytic regions. Basically, all of the signs of Osteosaroma, bone cancer. The […]

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Alexander’s Life

July 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Alexander has had a lot of adventures, he has lived in three homes with us, taken trips to Jacksonville and Alabama, and met more people than we know. We began attending Meet-up events specifically for Great Danes when Alexander was around a year old. Somehow it spiraled into us creating a new meet-up/social group for […]

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About Alexander

July 18th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Alexander is a Great Dane, born on May 12, 2006. He just turned four. We picked Alexander out because he was the quiet one in the corner. He was so sweet and lovable. He came into our home to meet Baylee, our five year old (at the time) Great Dane. Baylee immediately ran from him, […]

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