Newton's Blog

Wednesday, May 13, 2009, ( 10 views ) - Treatment - Posted by Emily

I never thought I would have one of my friends ask me if I was going to get a limo to take Newton to Wash Park. Today, Newton got to be in a calendar photo shoot for the 2009-2010 LimbPreservation Foundation calendar. The mission of the LimbPreservation Foundation is to support the prevention and treatment of limb threatening conditions due to tumor, trauma, or infection. He got to model with a 17 year old girl who had bone cancer in her knee. Newton had a great time and was a very well behaved boy. I can't wait to see how the pictures turn out. They both did an amazing job!!

I was a little nervous that the photo shoot was taking place at Wash Park. Not only are there tons of people and dogs, there are also a lot of squirrels that love to torture dogs. Newton was a very well behaved boy. He is such an amazing boy.

Thursday, May 7, 2009, ( 10 views ) - Treatment - Posted by Emily

This week, I had to go to Las Vegas for a conference. Since my neighbors were going to be partying it up there over the weekend, I decided to fly in early. Gotta love Vegas! I'm wiped out :-)

Scott and the kids wanted to watch Newton. While I was gone, Newton had the luxury of lounging on the porch all day long. You know, that boy is really spoiled. There is a fox family (Mom and Dad and 6 little ones) living under Scott's barn. While Newton barks at the Mom and Dad, he loves watching the babies. I sure wish I was there to see it. I'm just impressed that the foxes are comfortable with him being so close.

While I was gone, Scott taught Newton a new dead. I can't wait to see it. Who says that you can't teach Newton new tricks?!?!

Thursday, April 23, 2009, ( 13 views ) - Treatment - Posted by Emily

Today, we piled in the Jeep and headed up to Fort Collins for Newton's 3 month checkup at the CSU Animal Cancer Center. The ride up there was uneventful, although it felt that it took forever.

Newton had some blood work done and then had X-Rays to check to see if the cancer has spread. Woo hoo for Newton! The X-Rays came back clear. Newton was such a well behaved boy. I still swear that they must be spraying some sort of calming agents from the vents. When Mary (one of the Oncology nurses that we work with) brought Newton out, she asked if it would be okay if she gave my contact information out to others who found themselves having to face Osteosarcoma. I told her that I would be more than willing and gave her Newton's Web site address as well. She also asked if Newton would be interested in modeling for next year's LimbPreservation Foundation calendar. This is the same calendar that Dr. Roberts had showed me just days before.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009, ( 13 views ) - Treatment - Posted by Emily

Today was Newton's annual exam. He weighed 165 lbs. Newton use to not be the biggest fan of going to the vet's office. Now he does a great job. Dr. Roberts was quite impressed by how well Newton was doing. Newton got all of his shots updated and his Heartworm medication. Even his ears, which we have always struggled with (ear infections), were looking fabulous. I'm so proud of my boy. Dr. Roberts also thought that my Jeep Wrangler with a 3 inch lift was the perfect doggie mobile :-)

Dr. Roberts showed me a calendar that Dr. Withrow from the CSU Animal Cancer Center had sent him. It features dogs that have been treated up at the CSU Animal Cancer Center and kids who have worked with the LimbPreservation Foundation. There is some exciting news to share, but I won't give it away just yet.

Friday, April 3, 2009, ( 10 views ) - Treatment - Posted by Emily

Hooray for Newton. Today marks Newton's 6 month Ampiversary. I still can't believe what a journey it has been. Newton is stronger than ever and living a tail waggin' life. What more can a mom ask for?!?! I'm so glad that I decided to to pursue the gold standard (amputation followed by chemo) treatment.

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