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What a difference a month makes!

I celebrated my one-month ampuversary on August 10th. I just know that Mommy and Daddy couldn’t be prouder of me! Weeks two to four brought dramatic changes for this Tripawd, and I am excited to share!


My hair is growing back.

Those itchy sutures and staples are gone.

Car rides don’t require a sling.

I’m not in pain! Now only taking Gabapentin 300mg and Carprofen 62.5mg with my breakfast and dinner.
My little brother is getting pushy again. He must know I feel better!

I roam the whole yard, and sometimes ask to go outside just so I can lounge in the sun!

I’ve started standing up for rides! My balance is better than ever!

I went for my first real walk in the park, and yes, I can run!Β 


Becoming a tripawd has really given me a second chance to feel young again! All that hard work and struggling my family went through has been worth it. I can’t wait to see what my future will bring!

Published by wanderlustloki

Hi! I'm Loki! My mom adopted me in January 2012, and we've been best friends ever since (Dad doesn't mind). She tells me that I was really sick with Lyme disease when we first met, and I guess that's why I always feel a little sore. In 2016, though, my right paw started to hurt really bad, and even though I thought licking it might help, I just felt worse and worse. Mom and Dad brought me to the vet four times, and finally in January 2017, one of the vet techs pushed right on the spot I'd been trying to lick... owww! Soon enough, Mom brought me back to the vet for a long nap, and when I woke up, my paw felt tingly but not as painful. The vet said I had a big tumor that was wrapped around a nerve, and that even though I'd probably feel a little weird, cancers like mine (grade 2 hemangiopericytoma) are often cured with resection. We all hoped I'd feel better soon, and despite negative met-checks, I kept licking and limping. On July 1, 2017, my paw was feeling worse than ever. When Mom sat down next to me that night, I reached out to her and held my paw up so she would understand... and she did! She started telling Dad that she noticed a lump under my carpal pad. She sounded really scared, and Dad got upset, too. On Monday, July 3rd, we all went back to the vet to see what was happening. The vet confirmed that my cancer had returned. Mom and Dad talked with him and an oncologist for awhile, and then they asked me if I wanted to get rid of the stupid foot... of course I agreed! Mom and Dad said my foot would finally stop hurting on July 10th! We all agreed that it was getting in the way, plus the oncologist said becoming a tripawd would be a 95% cure for my cancer. He even said I wouldn't need radiation or chemotherapy! Mom and Dad were really worried, but they were glad I found this community so that we wouldn't be alone. Now that I've been living the tripawd life, I can say that all the promises were true! I still get sore every so often, but I get massages and sometimes a peanut butter-covered treat that makes it all better, and really the soreness is nothin' like that stupid paw! All in all, I've been living the good life. Hopping on three, demanding wrestling and play time with Daddy, and even going out hiking. What's better than that?!

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6 Comments

  1. Congratulations Loki! You look amazing and I am so happy to read this update. The pictures are great, what a cutie! What a difference a month makes! So good to see you up and about and rocking on three!
    Woo Hoo!
    ❀️Amy & Rusty

  2. Loki! You’re Mum & Dad should be so very proud of you! You are doing so well!
    Super Stu! Is only one week ahead of you and doing incredibly well as well. Stewie will be writing his blog next week to celebrate his Top 10 Reasons For wanting To Become. A Tripawd! Feeling Young again is definitely in that Top 10 list!
    Keep us updated and keep playing hard Loki, it looks good on you!
    Sloppy kisses from StewieπŸ‘…πŸΎ
    & all the very best from his adoring pack! 🐾🐾🐾❀️

  3. YaY Loki! It’a amazing how quickly they recover. Izzy wore a t-shirt until her fur grew back (her furless brother couldn’t handle the incision, which was very visible given she was white) and I think that actually helped ME be less nervous in letting her find her way on three legs. This is a wonderful update – Go Loki!!

    Amy & my pretty pink angel, Izzy

  4. LOKI!!! LOKI!!!! HAPPY ONE MONTH PLUS AMPUVERSARY HANDSOME!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ And you are indeed, so very, very handsome!!

    And your incision looks wonderful! Cannot beIieve how fast your fur has grown back!

    This update and this DELIGHTFUL pictures of a very happy Loki is exactly why we do what we do! πŸ™‚ I love how you’ve chronicled his progress and how it really blossomed into the fourth and fifth week! Such an inspiration for anyone in the middle of recovery as they wonder if it will ever get better. Well, just ask Mr Loki…it DEFINITELY gets BETTER AND BETTER!!

    Just WONDERFUL to see how his sparkle has come back and to see how much he is enjoying his pain free life! You’re a ROCK STAR LOKI!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Hugs!

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

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