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Almost 2 weeks since Bozie's amputation
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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

Boz, - Wolfhound x Greyhound - 8.5 yr old male - Diagnosed with Osteosarcoma 2nd of May 2012 after a limp for 4 weeks - Amputated front left leg the next day – No Chemo at this stage – Early days but going well so far

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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

Abby: Aug 1, 2009 – Jan 10, 2012. Our beautiful rescue pup lived LARGE with osteosarcoma for 15 months – half her way-too-short life. I think our "halflistic" approach (mixing traditional meds + supplements) helped her thrive. (PM me for details. I'm happy to help.) She had lung mets for over a year. They took her from us in the end, but they cannot take her spirit! She will live forever in our hearts. She loved the beach and giving kisses and going to In-N-Out for a Flying Dutchman. Tripawds blog, and a more detailed blog here. Please also check out my novel, What the Dog Ate. Now also in paperback! Purchase it at Amazon via Tripawds and help support Tripawds!

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15 May 2012 - 10:18 pm
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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.

Good luck!

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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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