TRIPAWDS: Home to 11521 Members and 1339 Blogs.
HOME » NEWS » BLOGS » FORUMS » CHAT » FACEBOOK » TWITTER » RANDOM BLOG

newly diagnosed bone cancer | Page 2 | Presentation and Diagnosis

JUMP TO FORUMS

Join The Discussion

Learn about life on three legs in the forums below. Browse and search as a guest or register for free to take advantage of member benefits:

  • Instant post approval.
  • Private messages to members.
  • Subscribe to favorite topics.
  • Join the Live Chat and more!

free tripawds account tripawds member log in

K9 Immunity Plus — Hope For Dogs With Cancer

Get help with Dr. Dressler's Dog Cancer Kit

Help Your Tripawd Swim!

ruffwear float coat dog life jacket

Three legged dogs swim safer and have more fun with the K9 Float Coat from Ruffwear!




A A A

Please consider registering
Guest

Search

— Forum Scope —




— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Register Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_PrintTopic sp_TopicIcon-c
newly diagnosed bone cancer
sp_NewPost Add Reply sp_NewTopic Add Topic
Here and Now

Forum Posts: 11209
Member Since:
25 April 2007
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
Virginia
Member




Forum Posts: 15558
Member Since:
22 February 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
17
5 February 2018 - 3:45 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_NewPost sp_QuotePost

Admin saved the day!   I tried "searching" but couldn't pull up the video.

Keep letting us know as any questions pop-up.

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!

Member
Forum Posts: 33
Member Since:
18 January 2018
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
18
5 February 2018 - 4:26 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_NewPost sp_QuotePost

cvb5 said
Traction and homemade dog food were the two most important preparations I did.

I second this. I got some of those locking foam tiles (you know the ones they use in children's play areas?) instead of rugs to make channels around the house for traction . They've worked really well! I would pass on traction socks; I have a couple pairs and all they do is twist and make it worse. If your dog is a picky eater, having homemade dog food is super helpful. My girl found dry food unappealing, but never turned her nose to the homemade stuff which made me feel more at ease that her stomach would be better protected against the meds.

Like others have said, I'd have a sling around just in case. Sometimes the older dogs need a little extra help getting up until they have things figured out. I found mine really useful for the first week, and then we transitioned off using the sling completely once she got the hang of things.

Hang in there! Sending good vibes for a speedy and uneventful recovery.

Member
Forum Posts: 20
Member Since:
2 February 2018
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
19
5 February 2018 - 7:47 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_NewPost sp_QuotePost

Ahhhh very creative, this canvas bag!  thanks

I'm already feeding a homemade diet, so hopefully she continues to Cookie Monster her meals.

I really like the idea of the ideas of the locking foam tiles, think I will look those up now.

Thanks again everyone, the compassion and humanity on this site is overwhelming. big-grin

Virginia
Member




Forum Posts: 15558
Member Since:
22 February 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
20
5 February 2018 - 7:56 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory sp_NewPost sp_QuotePost

Here's a link through amazon smiles on intelocking matts. When you shop amazonsmiles, a riny proceed goes to tripawds 🙂 🙂 🙂

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!

Virginia
Member




Forum Posts: 15558
Member Since:
22 February 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
21
5 February 2018 - 8:09 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_NewPost sp_QuotePost

Hmmmm....the link I originq copied worked....excelt it too you to my own amazon smile page.   SomI took it out.  Sorry for the screw up.  Just search Amazon Smiles  interlocking foam mats

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!

Here and Now

Forum Posts: 11209
Member Since:
25 April 2007
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
Member
Forum Posts: 20
Member Since:
2 February 2018
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
23
6 February 2018 - 10:25 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_NewPost sp_QuotePost

Purchased, thanks.  

After surgery, will she likely remain in the same one general area for days/weeks?  Our bedroom is upstairs, and I am carrying her fat but up there each night now, but that will not be possible after the surgery correct?  I should also invest in an air mattress huh? 

Virginia
Member




Forum Posts: 15558
Member Since:
22 February 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
24
6 February 2018 - 11:48 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_NewPost sp_QuotePost

Many of us who have stairs slept downstairs on blankets, sofa, mattress (or, in my case, sharing a lot of Happy Hannah's Big Barker Bed , as well as mattress on floor).:-)

Yeah, stairs will be off limits for quite awhile.  Although one sweet dog here named Pofi, mastered stairs fairly quickly.    Most though, take longer and/or need harness help.  

Every dog and every recovery is different.  She'll probably be avle ro have "free ra ge" of the dirst floor after the first two weeks, if not a little before.  It's not something you can really predict or compare ro other recoveries.  Just follow her lead as recovery progresses at HER pace.   Just play it by ear once a good full recovery has taken place.

Hugs

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!

Member
Forum Posts: 20
Member Since:
2 February 2018
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
25
7 February 2018 - 8:40 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_NewPost sp_QuotePost

Sounds good, thank you.

Member
Forum Posts: 20
Member Since:
2 February 2018
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
26
7 February 2018 - 8:16 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_NewPost sp_QuotePost

Surgery tomorrow 😣😭

Member
Forum Posts: 33
Member Since:
18 January 2018
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
27
7 February 2018 - 10:05 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_NewPost sp_QuotePost

No tears! Do not mourn the loss of her leg -- she will not. Tomorrow your baby will be freed from the dreadful pain of the cancer. She is a warrior who is going to rock it on 3 legs, and will make you more proud of her every day. Keeping a strong and encouraging energy will help her to bounce back and feel confident.

Breathe, and try to get some rest. We're all here for you and sending hugs and good vibes your way. I'm looking forward to hearing about how Escher's surgery goes tomorrow. Keep us posted! heart

Canada
Member
Forum Posts: 950
Member Since:
7 July 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
28
8 February 2018 - 9:46 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_NewPost sp_QuotePost

Hi Escher and Mum, 

just to let you know that we have you in our thoughts today and hope that the surgery goes well!

All the very best 

Petra, Stewie and his Pride heart

On July 10/17 I became a Super Tripawd! You can find out more about my Pawrents Allensong but first Check out my journey Super Stu Remember...“live in the moment!“  

Member
Forum Posts: 20
Member Since:
2 February 2018
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
29
8 February 2018 - 11:52 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_NewPost sp_QuotePost

Thanks so much.  It's very comforting to know.  I'm trying to take deep breathes but breathing is hard when your stomach is in knots.  I can't take advantage of the "eat chocolate" advise either because I don't like it.  I do like vodka though, but that could get dangerous fast.  🙂

Thanks everyone for you kind thoughts, words and good vibes.

Canada
Member
Forum Posts: 950
Member Since:
7 July 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
30
8 February 2018 - 1:42 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory sp_NewPost sp_QuotePost

Aaaack attacks are very strenuous! I have said it before and I will say it again.... an old Brit saying during WWII “Keep Calm & Carry On!” Im not a chocolate girl in times of stress, in general food is not an option... the vodka... Hehehehe tempting but..... 😉

Keep breathing and as Jim told me when I was freaking out about not hearing about Stewie, call your surgeon/vet if you have any concerns! They will  be there for you!!!

Please let us know how you are all doing when Escher gets out of surgery!

Petra, Stewie and his Pride 

On July 10/17 I became a Super Tripawd! You can find out more about my Pawrents Allensong but first Check out my journey Super Stu Remember...“live in the moment!“  

Forum Timezone: America/Denver

Most Users Ever Online: 597

Currently Online: paws120, tlahaye, katherineandtoby, mira702n, tobysgrandma
70 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Devices Used: Desktop (67), Phone (8)

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 988

Members: 11557

Moderators: 2

Admins: 3

Forum Stats:

Groups: 4

Forums: 23

Topics: 14516

Posts: 204161

Administrators: admin, jerry, jim

Moderators: betaman, krun15

Tripawds Blogs is brought to you by Tripawds.
HOME » NEWS » BLOGS » FORUMS » CHAT » FACEBOOK » TWITTER » RANDOM BLOG