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Rio's Battle with Osteosarcoma

Our day to day life with OSA

Rio’s 6 month post op.

Filed under: Uncategorized — nikkiweber at 5:57 am on Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!When we first got the diagnosis the Dvm said 6-9 months life expectancy. Well… We are almost at our 6 month mark! The 23rd of this month to be exact. I am so proud of my boy but so nervous at the same time, its like […]

Rio’s 3 month post-op ups and DOWNS!

Filed under: Uncategorized — nikkiweber at 5:15 am on Monday, July 14, 2014

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!It has been very hard for me to write this blog as it has been quite awhile and Rio and I have shared some very tough times. I am very proud to say that it has been almost 3 months since his surgery. So here goes […]

Rio’s confirmed Diagnosis

Filed under: Uncategorized — nikkiweber at 10:21 pm on Friday, May 9, 2014

May 5th. Rio’s histopathology of the amputated leg has came back. Not sure at first what all it meant but quickly went over it with my regular DVM when we stopped in on the 6th (12 days post-op) for his suture removal. Soooo…. (sigh) Rio was diagnosed with stage 3 (or high grade) Chondrosarcoma. Chondrosarcoma’s- […]

May 3rd 10 days post-op

Filed under: Uncategorized — nikkiweber at 6:45 pm on Saturday, May 3, 2014

Everything going pretty smooth the last few days! Slowly decreasing our pain meds (well we are about out) per our reg DVM, should be in contact with the U of M this coming week with our next step. Getting around okay. He spends a good amount of time laying down so I think he is […]

April 29th 6 days post-op Amputation

Filed under: Uncategorized — nikkiweber at 5:02 am on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April 29th- 6 days post-op. We have had our ups and downs, mostly at night. Yesterday I removed his soaker catheter and I thought he would be in more pain with me unable to inject medication but I think he feels more comfortable without the long tubing inside of his lack there of shoulder. Changed […]

April 27th- 4 days post-op Amputation

Filed under: Uncategorized — nikkiweber at 4:57 am on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  April 27th- 4 days post-op. Overall an okay day. He got up to lay on the couch in the middle of the night and let out a big yelp, I’m not sure what happened but I felt horrible and got up to try and fix his bandage a little as you can imagine being […]

April 26th- 3 days post-op Amputation

Filed under: Uncategorized — nikkiweber at 4:53 am on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  April 26th- 3 days post-op, Had a good day yesterday, he has a little uncomfortable and started whining a lot last night, we got him out and he finally pooped! He was very tired afterwords and seemed to rest comfortably throughout the night. Pain medication routine seems to be keeping him comfortable. Slept well, […]

April 24th- Day after amputation

Filed under: Uncategorized — nikkiweber at 4:49 am on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  Thursday April 24th- Got a phone call around 7:15am from the DVM saying Rio had quite a rough night, I didn’t talk to her specifiaclly but my Mom had told me the news, I felt horrible. I felt like I knew what he was going through and I just wanted him home. I called […]

April 23rd- The Big Day

Filed under: Uncategorized — nikkiweber at 4:44 am on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    April 23rd Rio’s surgery day. Brought him in at 7:30am, sobbing the whole way, checked in, took his collar off and waited in the waiting room. Everyone seemed very nice and I trusted what was going to happen. They came over shortly after with a new collar for Rio to wear and I […]

April 15th- 22nd U of Mn Oncology Visit

Filed under: Uncategorized — nikkiweber at 4:40 am on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  Tuesday April 15th- Chest films performed at reg DVM, both right and left lateral views and an attempt for a VD view, it was hard on him and being a large breed dog, we were lucky enough to get him to jump on the table willingly… Stopped after a few fights having him lay […]

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