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Oh goodness ... poor Roxy 🙁

As if she (and you) needed anything else after major surgery ...

Of course, it is reassuring to know you’re on top of things and your vets are competent and concerned with her well being. 

How did chemo go?

Is it carboplatin she is taking? 

As for Roxy’s lack of apetite, Eurydice also stopped eating (and drinking!) and I managed to get her interested in grilled chicken breasts, lamb liver and boiled bull’s heart (super gross but she loved it) plus scrambled eggs with bacon.

I had a lot of trouble as she was adamant she didn’t want any water so eventually I got some drink from the vets (sorry I can’t remember the name but they give it to dogs after surgery) which apparently tasted like chicken. 

I would load a huge syringe (without the needle, of course) and place it at the side of her mouth and gently squeezed the liquid in. 

As this not drinking went on for weeks, I had a record of how much she was drinking and made sure I gave her a drink every 3-4 hours so she would get the amount she needed daily (the vet told me how much that was)

I surely hope you don’t have to go to any of these lengths, sweetie.

Please let us know how Roxy is doing when you can, huge hug and cuddles 😘😘🐮💫✨🌟🌹

Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4 May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30 Nov 2016. 3 courses of doxorubicin, PET scan 26 Jan 2017 showed more mets so stopped chemo. Holistic route April 2017. Lung X-ray 5 May 2017 showed several tennis ball size mets, started cortisone and diuretics. Miss Cow earned her XXL silver wings 12 June 2017, 13 months and 1 week after amputation and 6 1/2 months after lung mets, she was the goofiest dawg ever and is now happily flying from cloud to cloud woof woofing away :-) 


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Please know you are in our thoughts and in kir hearts..heart

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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