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24 August 2016
Hi Christina - I'm so sorry you're dealing with all of this with your sweet Rocco. I am very familiar with the University of Guelph Cancer Center, my muppet Bruce began treatment there for osteo beginning at the end August of 2016. I can only say very, very positive things about the care he received while a patient there, everyone from the receptionist to the support team and the doctors are incredible and very informative and caring. Bruce is now just over 13 months post amputation (left rear leg) and doing great, I have been fairly quiet here lately, but when I saw that you were going to Guelph I just wanted to chime in and let you know what a good experience we had there. In fact we were just back this past Monday (Oct 2), for our puppy Bandit - she will be 2 this month, not the cancer center, but the neurology department and again the staff went out of their way for us, unfortunately her outcome is unlikely to be as positive as Bruce's has been so far.
I'm happy to hear you're going ahead with the amputation and ending the awful pain that Rocco is currently experiencing, in a few weeks time, once he's recovered from surgery you will start to see him becoming himself again.
Best wishes to you and Rocco
Tracy & Bruce
23 July 2017
Hope the surgery does well tomorrow. I'll be thinking of you guys!
We travel over 2 1/2 hours to the oncologist. It is worth the travel to have the best. The vet will be able to prescribe something for Rocco's travel anxiety, too.
Will be waiting to hear good news tomorrow.
17 September 2017
Hi guys, thanks again so much for the responses to my post. You have no idea what a comfort it provides.
Rocco is back from the surgery. Same day discharge. Although he is still very groggy and just trying to sleep it off at the moment.
We will continue with already prescribed pain medication and he also has a fentynol patch that will be removed on Friday.
They also prescribed clavaseptin.
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25 April 2007
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22 February 2013
WELCOME HOME ROCCO!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
This first night may be really rough as he comes out of the anesthesia and as the patch kicks in. He may be quite vocal, disoriented and restless. And the next couple of days may be the same! So try and get some rest when you can. A nap here and there does wonders.
Drinking and peeing are important. Pooping may take a few days because of the meds and he may not have much of an appetite for a few days. Rest, rest, rest and short potty breaks and more rest!
STAY CONNECTED!! Let us know how we can help you navigate through this recovery period, okay?
Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!
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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