Hi! Thanks for checking out my blog and reading my story. My name is Nova Zieske, and I am a 6-year-old fawn Great Dane from Linden, MI. I was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in October 2008 just before Halloween. Thankfully my Mom knew what needed to be done right away (an amputation), so I was able to get the awful pain of bone cancer behind me quickly, and to get on with the awesome life of being a Tripawd.
I officially became a Tripawd on November 11, 2008 and had a quick and relatively problem-free recovery. I went through 4 rounds of chemo (carboplatin) with minimal side effects. To date all my chest x-rays say there are no visible signs of cancer. Does that rock or what?
But don’t think the whole process was just a breeze for me. I was given the added challenge of being permanently blinded by Glaucoma in both eyes on April 23, 2009. I am living proof that Tripawds can do anything! I may not get around as fast as I did before I was blind, but I am doing great, thanks to my “seeing eye” wagging tail.
Tripawds can do ANYTHING! I am pretty much a couch potato dog, but in April 2009 I went on a Jerry-style road trip with my Mom and brother to visit family in the Blue Ridge Mountains. I hiked to the top of Grandfather Mountain AND Mt. Mitchell, the tallest peak East of the Mississippi. Whooooohooooo!!!
I live in Michigan with my humans Mom (Sue), Dad (Paul), brothers Alex, Ben and Skyler, and my older Great Dane sister Emmy.
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