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Our Roller Coaster Ride…

September 12th, 2010 · 17 Comments · Uncategorized

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It has been quite a roller coaster ride since Ginger was diagnosed with cancer in January, but now our car has returned to the station, thus ending Ginger’s Story. 

She was so good.  She was recuperating from the TPLO, and her chest x-rays were clear!  So when she started to whine on and off, for no apparent reason and had difficulty finding a comfortable position, we knew it was time to go back to the vet.  We were hoping for a tummy ache, we got a very large mass at the site of the amputation.  The doctor said ‘melon sized’.  We took her to the hospital last Friday, 9/10/10, so that we could get an ultrasound.  According to the ultrasound, it looked large, but contained – not invading the surrounding organs.  They thought they could take it out, but would not really know until they opened her up.  We went for it.  The doctor called in short order to tell us that it was indeed invasive, and huge…and the surgery now, was far more risky.  We told her to continue because, slim as it was, it was our only hope.  A couple hours later, the surgeon called again…Ginger didn’t make it through the operation.

Heaven has another new, sweet angel.  We miss her terribly.

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17 Comments so far ↓

  • anyemery

    Oh I am so sorry to read this. My heart aches for you. Please know we are all here for you, and always will be. Heaven’s newest angel will be missed. I am sending you lots of hugs, and as much comfort as I can…

  • admin

    Oh beautiful Ginger, rest in peace and run free with all the tripawd heroes at the bridge. You were very fortunate to have such giving people who did all they could for you, out of love and respect for all that you gave them, and this community.

  • Chloe's mom

    Chloe and I are so sorry to hear about Ginger… Our other dog Bonnie passed away many years ago from lymphoma and her passing was unexpected. She had 6 rounds of chemo, was deemed in remission and a couple months later, we found it had spread to her lungs. At the time she refused to eat and she mostly didn’t move around. Unfortunately we knew it was time because we didn’t want her to starve herself.

    Chloe is cancer dog #2, but luckily it was a soft tissue tumor confined to her leg, so amputation “cured” her of the cancer. We will be walking in a K9 Cancer walk in October to celebrate her recovery and in memory of Bonnie. We are also walking for many others on this site who have tripawds and other dogs alike affected with cancer. We would be honored to add Ginger’s name to the back of my shirt in order to walk in her memory too.

    Here is a link to my forum, page 7 has an updated picture of the names on the back of the shirt. Every 10 names I post a new picture. The dogs with a + next to their name means they have crossed rainbow bridge like Bonnie. Please leave a comment on my forum if you would like me to add Ginger’s name. Like I said, we would be honored to walk for her too.

    -Chloe’s mom

  • cometdog

    Oh, I am so very, very sorry about Ginger. I’m stunned. I know I don’t get to keep up with the blogs but I would have never guessed such a tragedy.
    My sincerest condolences,
    Comet’s mom

  • hugapitbull

    Ginger’s family, the words are never enough to convey how saddened I am when a hero’s journey has ended. You truly fought the battle with all you had to give.

    RIP sweet Ginger. Run Free at Rainbow Bridge.

  • maggie

    Oh I’m so sorry for you and Ginger. What a fighter she was! You certainly did all you could do for her. Hugs to you and your family.
    RIP Ginger.

    Tracy & Maggie

  • Ginger

    We are all so sorry to hear about your sweet, sweet Ginger. You may find solace in knowing that did everything possible for your beautiful girl. She is now running free on all fours.

    Please accept our sincerest condolences.

    You namesake, Ginger, Annie and Brian

  • etgayle

    we are so sorry to hear of ginger’s passing. she was a brave girl, and you guys went the distance to give her the best possible life. hopefully the sadness and pain can eventually be replaced by all the happy moments and memories you shared. love never ends.

    charon & gayle

  • Fortis'dad

    I’m so sorry to hear of Ginger’s passing. She fought a brave battle. Please except my condolences for your loss.


  • Carmen (Catie's Mom)

    Oh, I am so saddened by this. I don’t know what to say; in this time of grief any words I have would be so trivial. Just know that you and your beautiful girl are in my thoughts.

    Sending hugs.

  • credocanis

    I’m so very, very sorry. I honestly don’t know what to say. My heart is breaking for you.

    Lincoln’s Mom

  • Mackenzie's Mom

    Oh I am so sad to read about sweet Ginger. Just a month ago, it seemed you had your miracle and she was doing so well. My heart goes out to you and I am so so sorry for your loss. Heaven certainly did get another sweet golden angel. And isn’t heaven so lucky.

  • Leslie

    My condolences to you at this hard time.


  • jerry

    Ginger, our heart breaks for you and your pawrents today, we are so very, very sorry.

    You all fought like nobody’s business to beat this thing, and your courage in the face of such uncertainty will never be forgotten. While we are so sad to know you have gone on to be with the Spirit Tripawds, we hope your pawrents can be comforted knowing that your heroic legacy will live on forever here.

    Many, many hugs coming your way. Run free Ginger, watch over us and all the Tripawds OK? xoxo

  • nstephenson

    I am so sorry to hear about Ginger. I hope you find comfort in knowing that you “went for it” and did all that you could for Ginger.

    Nancy and James the poodle

  • Pat (Ruthie's Mom)

    You tried your best..I’m sorry it wasn’t enough.
    Godspeed sweet Ginger.

    Pat & Angel Ruthie

  • jdsmom

    I am sure it is small consolation to you at this moment, but please know and embrace the wonderful life you gave your beautiful Ginger. I hope your wonderful memories of her can somehow comfort you.
    You are free sweet Ginger.

    Spirit JD’s mom

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