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15 month amazing news

well today we went in to have our labs rechecked and chest xrays.. And yaaayy!! God graced us with clean xrays!! the best news I could get. Neka is 15 month post amputation and about 16 months since suspect OSA. I did chicken out of the metronomic oral pill due to her reaction to the palladia. The Vet is amazed when I told him I had not started the meds, and though, Im sure he did not want to say it, he didn’t think shed make it. He said she has already exceeded expectations.

So to give a review July of 2014 she had a CT scan and found small lung mets only mm in size, so to monitor if growth occurs we do xray rechecks and so far, so good.. Im ecstatic!!

So that lump on her leg I mentioned in a prior post, that I was obsessed with,  has trippled in size since Jan…uug.. which is what I was afraid of. The oncologist is  also now concerned, I told him, remember back in Jan when I said I felt like it was growing, he took measurements and said it was the same from Nov and to just keep an eye on it.  (of course I had to rub it in a bit).. You see, my job consists of palpating and poking at things all day for 15yrs.. not to be conceited but, touch and palpation is my specialty and I obnoxiously poke at So now because it grew so fast hes concerned it could be tumorous..uug.. and the area its in could be difficult to get clean margins. but since the rest of her is so healthy we are going through with the surgery on Monday.. so a prayer, its just a bizarre benign mass. But as always with surgery, I get all freaked out. plus geez.. something so simple is so damn costly to remove.

my friend thinks I should start a “fundme” account, because I have dissolved all funds on her. Not to mention I will prob be needing to get her a wheelchair to help her conserve her joints because of her added remaining limbs of orthopedic issues, she can only stand and walk so far before needing to lay down right away. Its so much!!.. I wouldn’t change doing any of  it for the world.  But its very strange for me to “ask” for $$. Uug ..I don’t like that feeling..

Well heres a pic of Neka today, a clean xray update…


Today 4-1-15 my xrays are still clear!!

Today 4-1-15 my xrays are still clear!!

~ by neka03 on April 1, 2015 .

9 Responses to “15 month amazing news”

  1.   Codie Rae Says:

    Woohoo! Lets here it for B9 masses (maybe your vet will listen to you next time) and clean lungs! And Neka looks fantastic! What a beauty 🙂 Thanks for the pawsitive update!

    Codie Rae

  2.   maximutt Says:

    Great update Neka!! You are totally AWESOME!!!! I’ll be thinking about you on Monday and wishing you a speedy recovery! I know you can handle it, because you are a strong tripawd princess warrior girl!!!

  3.   benny55 Says:


    You are an exquisite dog! Just majestically beautiful!!

    What an incredibly inspirational story going on! Neka is making her own rules!

    And there is nothing yucky about reaching out for help for Neka! It’s not like she can go get a job to help bring in extra income!!

    Please keep up posted and know the whole community is cheering for you…really loudly!!!

    Sending hugs and love!

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle too!

  4.   Daniela & Johnnie Says:

    Happy ampuversary, Neka ! your mom is an incredible caretaker. Good luck on Monday and keep us posted. And don’t be shy to reach out for help.

    hugs from Brazil, from Daniela & Johnnie

  5.   mumtorose Says:

    What a gorgeous looking dog! She looks so noble. So inspiring that she has mde it through 15 months post amputation. You must look after her seo well.

    Wishing you both the best for Monday xxxx

    Alison and Rose

    •   neka03 Says:

      mumtorse.. thank you.
      I try.. man do I try. But I give alot to her fight and graces of God. Im only the pawn.. Lol
      She is my heart and soul..

  6.   jerry Says:

    FIFTEEN FANTABULOUS FREEKING MONTHS! Neka you really, really made our week with this news, thank you for sharing your joy with the community. Isn’t it great when you get the chance to defy expectations and skew those statistics?!

    Like Sally said, if people want to help you with her bills that’s totally fine and understandable if you need to do that. Vet bills are crazy when you’re dealing with this disease. While our policies don’t allow direct personal fundraising within the Tripawds Community (, you can start a facebook page and I’m sure get lots of support that way, so if you need to do it that’s always a resource and we all get it.

    Keep us posted on how the surgery goes, we’ll be thinking of you both!

    •   neka03 Says:

      thanks jerry.
      I guess its hard to think of a fund type of account, when unfortunately the people that I know could never imagine spending the kind of $$ I have on my girl.. well I should say it sits on my would do it again 10fold.. but I feel outside of our circle its hard for others to grasp it.
      Ill figure it out.
      Thanks for your support. and Id never post anything on here.

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