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A A A
7 May 2012
Boz has been going well since the op and had his stiches out on Monday. We have been going to the park this week which he is really enjoying. It is amazing how well he is moving, better fast than slow it’s hard to keep up!
He has taken the last lot of the pain meds this morning so hopefully he is a little more 'with it' after today.
Our main problem is him crying when he wakes during the night to get up or in the morning getting up. It has only been since getting the stiches out on Monday. I'm not sure if he forgets he has lost his leg and remembers when he gets up, or if its pain, or the pain meds, or phantom pain, or just being sore and stiff? It breaks my heart to hear him crying out. Has anyone else had this problem?
Emily & Bozie
29 October 2010
That crying out could be phantom pain. I know how horrible that is to hear. We only had that happen twice with Abby, but I know others on here had issues with that and found that gabapentin helped.
Sounds like he is doing well otherwise. Yes, tripawds do move quicker than quadpawds! They hop along at a good rate and it can definitely be hard to keep up!
Hope the crying out problem gets under control!
Jackie, Angel Abby's mom
14 August 2009
Parks are great!
We hear that phantom pain is scary business! I vote that it is pain. Dog usually only cry in pain or for *sometimes* for attention. But screaming would indicate pain. I don't think dogs have the same thought process like humans about losing limbs. I think they just assume the pain is gone and if that means losing a leg, so be it.
Like AAbby's mom said - ask your vet about gabapentin.
She departed us unexpectedly January 23, 2011 at the age of 12 1/2.
She was born with a deformed front leg and a tripawd all of her life.
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