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Brave Dog Quinta

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Brave Dog Quinta

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How we fight cancer.

July 31st, 2013 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!The amuputation of Quinta’s front left leg was the immediate result of a biopsy that confirmed the presence of histiocytic sarcoma, an aggressive cancer with a grave prognosis. We have since learned that the tumor has metastasized to Quinta’s lymph nodes. Here in Japan, possible chemotherapy […]

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Quinta has acupuncture.

July 28th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!Even before the surgery, Quinta had been receiving acupuncture treatment from a vet who is trained in Eastern medicine. She comes to our house and spends about an hour with the treatment, which has helped enormously with Quinta’s legs. Today was the first treatment post-operation. Our […]

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Quinta receives a present.

July 27th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Here in Japan, it is common custom to send a friend or relative a present when he or she goes home after a period of hospitalization. The gift is intended to covey both a “get well” message as well as a message of support and encouragement. Today, Quinta received such a present — a box […]

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Quinta has a visitor.

July 26th, 2013 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

Quinta’s fever went down and he is able to sleep better. Last night his temperature was 39.4 degrees C., but this morning it was down to 38.6 degrees. The hospital instructed me to take Quinta’s temperature three times a day and to notify them if it goes above 39.5 degrees. This morning, Quinta was even […]

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Quinta longs for cherry blossoms.

July 25th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Last night, the first night home for Quinta, he did not sleep very well. Several times during the night, Quita woke up panting. Worried that he was feeling too hot, I turned on the air conditioner and he went back to sleep. This morning, we tried to follow our usual routine as much as possible. […]

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Quinta comes home.

July 24th, 2013 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

The animal hospital called this morning to say that Quinta can come home. Sadly, the otherwise happy news came with some bad news: the tests on Quinta’s lymph glands (removed during surgery) revealed that the cancer has metastasized. While chemotherapy (lomustine) is an option, Quinta already has anemia and low white blood cell count, which […]

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Quinta is recovering (4).

July 23rd, 2013 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Tuesday — we thought Quinta would be able to come home today, but the site of his surgery wound is still a bit swollen and he continues to be anemic, although he is eating well. The doctor wants to keep Quinta in the animal hospital for a couple more days, so we now hope to […]

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Quinta is recovering (3).

July 21st, 2013 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Sunday in Japan (big election day here). After casting my vote, I went to the animal hospital to visit Quinta. When I came into the room, he smiled and wagged his tail. He did not get up, but when I took out today’s snack (sliced apples), he immediately stood up and hopped over for his […]

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Quinta is recovering (2).

July 20th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Quinta seems to be doing much better today (Saturday). He is no longer in a crate with the other animals and is getting VIP treatment by being allowed to roam around in a small air-conditioned room all for himself. He is still on pain medication but a lot less groggy than he was yesterday. He […]

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Quinta is recovering.

July 20th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

A heartfelt thanks to everyone who sent Quinta and me much love and words of support and encouragement. Although we are far away, they were duly received and helped us get through the surgery on Thursday. Quinta is a strong and resilient boy. He is still recovering in the hospital, but getting stronger by the […]

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