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Overdue Update

March 30th, 2010 · 12 Comments · Uncategorized

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Ginger playing Tug o War with her leash.

Ginger and her cardboard tube.

Well, figure it is about time for an update on Ginger – I can’t believe it has been over 2 weeks since we posted!  Ginger has healed very well.  Her fur is growing, her scar looks amazing, and we are very happy with how all of that turned out.  She has finally finished all of the antibiotics! Yeah!

We have also gotten the pathology report from the vet.  Ginger has been diagnosed with Osteosarcoma.  The vet said that we caught it early and she is hopeful that Ginger can beat the odds.  We are now scheduled for our first oncology appointment next Monday.  Turns out that the practice we are going to has an ongoing cancer research project specifically for Golden Retrievers.  Lucky for us, it is close to home as well!

Ginger is doing terrifically.  She is back to herself.  She is interested in running around, and chewing on the cardboard tubes and pieces of wood she finds, chasing her frisbee – which she never brings back – and barking at the dog in the yard behind our fence!  She has very few down moments, where she “just doesn’t want to” get up, or go out, or meet someone at the door.  We’ve done some walks in the neighborhood, and she does great.

So, why wouldn’t Monday’s appointment be just as good???  The power of positive thinking… 🙂

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12 Comments so far ↓

  • GerrysMom

    Yay for research! And congratulations to ALL for surving those first two weeks.

  • Opie

    Even better is PAWsitive thinking. You go Ginger! You are beautiful. Opie

  • maximutt

    Ginger, you’re a good looking girl. Keep playing tug-o-war, and good luck with your first chemo appointment. You’re awesome!

  • cometdog

    Lookin good, Ginger! You ARE gonna beat the odds – I just know it!

  • jerry

    Hey Ginger, you look mahvelous!

    Lots of us beat the odds. I lived 23 months past diagnosis with OS and was only given 4 (I didn’t do chemo). YOU CAN DO IT TOO!

    Hey where’s the clinic and what’s their name? We’d love to know more about it in the Discussion Forums if you have time inbetween all of the cardboard tube attacks (fun!).

  • Emilysmom

    Yes! So glad to hear that Ginger is doing so well.
    Debra & Angel Emily

  • Sophie's mom (Tana)

    Way to go Ginger !! Glad to hear you are catching up on the neighbourhood gossip with the dog next door – and putting those cardboard tubes in their place. A Golden’s work is never done ! 🙂

    You’ll do great – a pawsitive outlook really does make such a difference.

    Tana and Sophie

  • maggie

    You look GREAT Ginger! Happy, hoppy girl! 🙂 Sounds like it went well for you…that the two weeks of hell weren’t so bad? Good news ! Good luck on Monday with your oncology appointment..

    Tracy, Maggie’s Mom

  • Carmen (Catie's Mom)

    Well done, Ginger! I was wondering how you were doing.

    Catie wants to know where you got that great cardboard tube! (Riley’s more into sticks himself.)

    Best of luck on Monday!

  • Peyton's Path

    Ginger you look fantastic! Keep feeling good! Make sure you still get spoiled even if you do feel good 🙂 !Monday will go smooth and only good news! We are sending you good vibes!!!

    Dillon and Rhys

  • Kami (Mackenzie's Mom)

    I’m a little late in wishing you well for your Monday’s appt. But just wanted to say that I hope everything went well. That’s great that your part of a Golden Retriever study. You’ll have to keep us posted since many of us are golden tripawd pawrents and it’s probably a great study to follow. So happy for you that Ginger is doing so well. She looks pretty powerful with that cardboard tube in her mouth. So adorable! Keeping our paws crossed for Ginger!
    Kami (Mackenzie’s Mom)

  • anyemery

    I’m also late in sending well wishes – we both hope that all went well with your appt last Monday. We’re thrilled Ginger is doing so well – keep up the good work on those cardboard tubes, Ginger!
    Holly and Holly’s mom

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