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DCM is dilated cardiomyopathy

Ah, thanks for the explanation. Another vet term I can geek out on 😉  Big hearted Monte, what a love.

Here's to poopicon_png! WOOHOOO!!!

Yeah it's not unusual for a new Tripawd to spend two nights in the hospital. Just think how long we humans would be stuck in one if we had a leg removed? Your reunion will be even sweeter now.

It's been interesting to see how many places, vet offices included, don't know the tripawd site exist.  

That's why the Tripawds Outreach Brochures exist. Feel free to request Tripawds Brochures for the vet clinics, we're happy to send them at no charge.

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Wow, a bm already!  Monty is a star! Maggie didn't go until day 6 or 7 post op.

As you can see we celebrate EVERY victory around here big-grin

Glad to hear surgery is done and he is doing well.  GO TEAM MONTY!

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Tri-pug Maggie survived a 4.5 year mast cell cancer battle only to be lost to oral melanoma.

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Hey sweetie 🌸

Cannot believe Monte has had a 💩 already!

Eurydice took 5 or 6 days and, of course, she had to go in the middle of the night when there was a huge storm going on ⛈🌧⛈🌧

Needless to say, we both got back soaked 💦💦💦...

I found some pictures (taken 6 days after surgery) I added some with my adored baby lying down as well so you can see how comfortable she felt wearing the soft harness.

Sending you the biggest bear hug ever recorded🐻💓, I cannot tell you how happy I am Monte's surgery is over and he is feeling so well and making so much progress already 😘🐮💫✨🌟🌹

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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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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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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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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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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YAAAAAY FOR poopicon_pngpoopicon_png   HOPPY  poopicon_png  DANCE GOING ON IN TRIPAWD LAND!!

And standing already too!!  EXCELLENT!!😁😁   

Thanks for taking the time to update!  We are all cheering for Monte!

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Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too 

PS....Looooved seeing Mis Cow styling her shirt!😚😙

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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Hello to all,

Please see Monte's new attire, yellow for bone cancer, as I was able to visit him tonight in ICU for 30 minutes!heartheart

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He has a little razor burn on his leg but IV has to come out before any type of cream/ ointment can be put on.  There is also an IV in his back leg so he's not quite sure how he needs to walk when he stands up.  Kind of like he's in a little pain everywhere.  He managed getting up to drink the raw goat milk I brought with me!  He loves itheart

Thank you for the t-shirt pictures!  Eurydice has been a sweet angel staying with Monteheart

Thank you all again for your support and encouragement!!

Elizabeth and Monte

(is there a way of using more emojis than what's showing below the smileys?!)

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Awwww wow! He looks really good Elizabeth!! He is probably feeling that strange thing in his leg and does not know what to make of it, lol. I have to imagine with the meds that he is on he probably does not even know the razor burn is there at this point. Raw goat milk.... I never would have thought of that, that is a great idea. I have heard that it is very nutritious too.

Yes, you are limited to 5 emoji's per post if you use these little guys below this post, but if you are on your cell you can use however many you would like on your cell. If you are on a PC I found a great place to copy and paste gobs of different emoji's. 

Facebook emoji symbols

I looked through tons of copy and paste emojis, this one if you click on the one you want, go to the top and click the "copy" box, then come here, right click and hit paste, there are all of the emojis that you would see on your cell phone. 🤓 🧚‍♀🧚‍♀🎉🎊🎈

Maybe others have found better ones, but these seem the easiest to use. Hope this helps.

Thank you so much for sharing pictures, it just does my heart so much good to actually see you guys, the visual is so much stronger than words.  I LOVE the yellow, and it suits him beautifully heart

I agree with you, Eurydice is a beautiful angel and I have no doubt she watched over your big boy way-cool

Take care, please give Monte a big smooch for me next time you see him!

Big hugs,

Jackie and Huckleberry heart

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Elisabeth 🌷 those are such lovely pictures and, yes, yellow suits Monte to perfection (I love the little bones pattern)

It is so good to see you and your boy, I have a feeling he will be one of the ones having fantastically smooth recoveries 👌🏽

I raise a toast to that 🥂🍾 and Angel Eurydice is having a little celebratory steak 🥩 up there in the sky 🌟

Hugs and XXL 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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Monte is on his way! He looks fantastic! Hope he gets to come home soon. We're all cheering you on!

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Hello to all,

Thank you all so much for being here!

Day two update:

I received a call from the Dr at 8:05 this morning with not the greatest prognoses I was hoping for.  Monte didn't want to get up or move during the night nor did he want to eat.  His left front leg was swollen due to laying on it and not wanting to move and his incision was still oozing.  So we set up my visitation time for 11:30.  In the meantime I prayed and knew Eurydice would stay close to Monte!

I showed up, more food in hand and plenty of raw goat milk.  I also took the harness.  Instead of visiting with him in ICU, they brought him into a room.  This worked out well because we weren't in the way of anybody and I was able to spend more time with him!  He's still not comfortable standing on three legs.  I'm saying he still has sea legs...trying to stand up and his feet just slide out wherever.  So we sit on the floor, he begins to drink his milk and shows no interest in anything else.  No problem.  Then all of a sudden he throws up.  I didn't panic because I've gotten used to things not settling with his stomach.  A sigh of relief though because the bandage pieces I thought he'd swallowed Tuesday were part of what came up.  The Dr. though was concerned because that could be a whole other issue and surgery and complications.  We finally agreed to go with an x-ray.  The x-ray was ok.  That being said they wanted to keep him for  another 24 hour observation.  I was ok with that.  I noticed he seemed a little more alert when he came back from x-ray.  I would too if my stomach was feeling better!  (we were able to listen to a little bit of music from my phone and he seemed to like that :))

We will see how tonight's visit goes.  Please keep us in your prayers heart

Elizabeth and Monte

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Oh my, I hate to say this but I am so glad he threw up and the x-rays look good. You don't need to be dealing with an obstruction right now. Fingers crossed anything/everything else has passed through and he continues to brighten up. Keep bringing that goat's milk, it's amazing how much he loves it!

He is a big boy, getting up comfortably may take a little bit. I have to wonder if maybe repositioning him every couple of hours might help his circulation and help bring that swelling down. I am not a doctor, it's just a thought. You don't have to flip him over, just help him readjust a little and maybe give his legs a little massage.

Sorry for the late post, it has been a long couple of days over here. 

Sending the biggest of hugs and helping energy... Eurydice and my Rosie girl are cheering you on! ❤️

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Monte ate pieces of his bandage??  OMD!!  Guess he was hungry after all, silly boy!!

For whatecer it's  worth, it is NOT surprising  at all that Monte is not mobile yet.  Large dogs and front leggers do need several days, or even longer, to get those "sea legs" holding steady.

And the floors at a Vet are sooooo slippery, no wonder poor thing was splay legged.  Monte needs nonslip flooring  for traction .  

And the swelling in the remaining  leg happens some too.  Jackie's suggestion to massage it is good.   Monte is in good hands and is be monitored very well.

His appetite  will pick up and he will get his mobility figured out.   He is still loopy from drugs roo.

Get some rest and update tomorrow when you can.

Eurydice is wwtching over Monte while you sleep.💕

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