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You Learn Something New Each Day

January 31, 2010

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!Here’s a tip that might help some people as they go through this process with their new TriPawd… If you read some of the earlier status reports that I’ve put up, you’ll note that I mention that Nikki is restless a lot. For the first couple […]


A Lazy Saturday

January 30, 2010

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!We are now at surgery day + 11, and things seem to be settling into a regular routine. Nikki is very much getting back into her old habits. One of the things she loves to do is take the caps off an empty plastic bottle, she’ll […]


A Trip to the ER

January 28, 2010

Don’t panic, it’s OK! Today was one of those truly epic days for Nikki. It started out just fine (by the way, Nikki has been sleeping perfectly soundly the last few nights, and by extension so have I… Makes for a much better outlook for the day if you ask me) with the normal morning […]


Pathology Update!

January 27, 2010

Just got off the phone with Dr. Pyne. The pathology report on Nikki’s leg came back today, and they have identified the tumor as a mid-grade Osteoblastic Osteosarcoma. Because the tumor is mid-grade, and because we caught it very early, we’re all very hopeful that the worst is behind us. Dr. Pyne is going to […]


The Holistic Approach

January 27, 2010

Nikki just continues to improve post surgery. She’s getting around just fine, and is starting to act like the old Nikki in just about every way. I had to take off early this morning and head into the office for a series of meetings, then race back home in time to get Nikki to her […]


One Week Later…

January 26, 2010

Today is Tuesday, exactly 1 week ago at about this time Mary and I were heading to Banfield to pick Nikki up after her surgery. If you would have told me (and now that I think about, a lot of you did) then that I would be describing Nikki’s progress like I have been, I […]


First Post-Surgery Visit to the Doctor

January 25, 2010

Today is Monday, 6 days post surgery for Nikki. She just continues to amaze everyone with her recovery. We took her to see Dr. Pyne this afternoon, and even the folks at Banfield were pleasantly surprised at how well Nikki was doing. She didn’t even want/need my help to walk from the Tahoe into the […]


Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!

January 24, 2010

Well, it was another fairly uneventful night with Nikki and the others. We took them upstairs and Nikki laid down on her bed and watched while the rest of us went through our nightly rituals. I played with Sasha and Buddy and the laser (they just love chasing that thing) and then we all settled […]


A Mixed Day

January 23, 2010

I said that I’d capture some video and upload it this evening, so that is mainly what this post is for. I thought though, that since I was here anyway, I’d go ahead and update on Nikki’s progress. Nikki had one of those mixed days. She was up and about a fair amount, and I […]


Saturday Morning

January 23, 2010

Last night was another good night. Nikki was a bit restless when we first went up the stairs, but she did settle down pretty quickly. She had been pretty mobile on her own throughout the day and evening, so I know she was tired. She woke up around 0330 and whined for a little while, […]