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So Mom is a little Slow

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My name is Suzie and I never knew Tripawds existed until I stumbled upon it a couple months ago.  I have my Rizzo who is a two and half year survivor of Mast Cell cancer.  I wish I would have known about this support group sooner as knowing you are not alone in your silly worries at times and that others have been there sure does help.


So I have been commenting on the forums and trying to help other pawrents of new amputees and figured I should start my blog page even though it won’t be from the beginning of our journey……


This was my last day at the park with four legs….right after Christmas in 2009.

Rizzo didn’t have any pain in her leg where the tumor was like bone cancer is.  So When she woke up from the vet visit with no leg she was not a happy camper and probably thought “what the hell”!  She had been feeling fine and just had a bump on her leg.  To her everything was fine.  The lymph node in her groin was aspirated and showed no mast cells so amputation was the way to get the cancer with enough margin and stop it in its tracks.  Seemed too simple.   During the amputation the vet tested several lymph nodes in her abdomen and they had mast cells already in them.  Soooo, the cancer had already began spreading.  It had just skipped that lymph node in her groin.

Chemo was the next journey after recovery…..

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7 Responses to “So Mom is a little Slow”

  1.    admin Says:

    Welcome and thank you for sharing Rizzo’s inspawrational story!

  2.    jerry Says:

    Oh Rizzo I’m so hoppy your Momma decided to start a blog. You are SO darn adorable and inspawrational, your story is too good not to share, thank you.

    Lotsa love coming your way cutie pie, we’re glad you found us.

  3.    krun15 Says:

    Hi Suzie and Rizzo,
    I’m glad you started a blog. It is amazing how similar Maggie’s and Rizzo’s mast cell cancer journey are.
    It was great to meet you at the MAF walk- hopefully we will meet again at one of the tripawd parties!

    Karen and the pugapalooza

  4.    cometdog Says:

    Welcome Rizzo and mom!
    So glad you joined us! Rizzo is a doll boy! If he doesn’t mind being called a “doll”!

    And thanks extra bunches for wanting to help others! Some of us have been here a long time and probably seem grumpy! (I won’t name names, but one rhymes with “bugapalooza” and the other rhymes with “Tackie” !!!!) Teeheehee!

    Can’t wait to hear more about Rizzo!

    Oh, and be careful with those monkeybutt-monkeydogs! They have this fearless leader (who isn’t very fearless in person, I might add) that is so annoying!

    Angel Comet’s mom

  5.    etgayle Says:

    glad you’ve started a blog – rizzo is very cute!! our gayle didn’t have pain either (sts), but also had chemo after the amp. looking forward to your next post!

    charon & spirit gayle

  6.    AngelAbbysMom Says:

    Hi Suzie and Rizzo,

    Welcome! Too bad you didn’t find us sooner!

    It’s very nice of you to start commenting and helping others.

    Looking forward to hearing more of Rizzo’s adventures.

    Jackie, angel Abby’s mom

  7.    maggie Says:

    I’m a little late and sorry I’ve missed your blog posts! You are one cute pup and you’ve been doing great since your amputation!!! I’ll keep reading the blog 🙂

    Tracy & Maggie

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