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1 October 2017
Jackie, David, Mitchell, Andy Oscar, and the coolest feral tripawd kitty Huckleberry
22 February 2013
Oh my goodness Monte.....big dawgs certainly do need an ample supply of drains! But that's all done ao moving on to......
YAAAAAAAAY FOR MONTE DOING SO WELL!!!!! We knew you would get past these temporary hurdles because you, my man, are a BIG DAWG WARRIOR!!😀😀
Sounds like you may have a little allergy going on. Glad you got that Benadryl injection.
Monte certainly looks like he's as content as can be in that photo...sittin' pretty sweet boy!
He'll get all his mobility issues worked it. You'll see a measurable improvement in another thirty days or so. Now that the recovery from the surgery itself is getting further into the background, he can focus in gait adjustments .
It is o good to hear from you. Thanks for the update. Keep the good news coming!
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!
22 February 2013
10 May 2018
I know it's been a few since I've been on here with an update so here are a few pictures of Mr. Monte!
He is shirtless now since the area of incision has healed and he's not licking! His elbow is healing but we are going in tomorrow for another laser treatment on the area. Monte is off all meds and allergy issue has cleared. His appetite is great but oh my gosh has he lost the weight. I'm not used to seeing his ribs or hips! Doc says hes healthier with less weight due to the fact he's an amputee
Monte will not be going through chemo. I wasn't sure about it since he had already been through so much. Then I was told that being as I had an owing (small) balance on him, he couldn't have treatment. I was a little taken at that since I paid soooo much to the hospital already. Anyway, I'm ok with him living each day as is without it! Like I had said back when he was so sick from the infection, I just wanted him home
He's standing longer, getting used to getting up and down, and somewhat used to riding in the van again (sitting instead of standing). There are times though he will yelp as if a sharp pain hits him. Has anyone had that happen to their fur baby after surgery? It's not frequent but boy you know when it hits him
Thank you all for being here and for all the encouragement!
Love and hugs,
Elizabeth and Monte
10 May 2018
Don't you mean....
He truly is a special pup, and you Elizabeth are just amazing ❤️❤️❤️
I was so worried for both of you but you looked all of this in the face and said "bring it on..." And you WON!!!!!
You give me happy tears, words cannot describe how thrilled i am for you guys.
Thank you for this repost of his picture!! I love it He is a fighter and he is my superdog hero!!
12 May 2018
21 May 2016
Oh Monte you are SOOOOOOOO beautiful, boy 💘
I totally love the markings and the regal Dane pose 👑
Elisabeth, I have to say I am truly impressed with the way you looked after your sweet pup, you went through more than most of us here but stayed focused and strong and as a result Monte is back to being his lovely self, largely thanks to you 💓
You are a wise woman and already understood the secret of life: the importance of seizing the day and be happy with your baby, sharing the little moments and building wonderful memories with him 💕
Glad to hear you decided which route to take, not pursuing chemo is a good choice, one that suits you and him.
As for the sharp pain episodes, yes, that happened to others here and if my memory is not failing me most of the times it was phantom pain connected.
It appears sometimes phantom pain can be present for long(ish) periods of time after recovery is over.
I'm sure others will be more precise and will share their experiences soon.
Sending you an avalanche of kisses 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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