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17 September 2017 - 8:41 pm
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Hey there Guinness!

Not very many dogs will take themselves off to the bathtub and as a retired dog-groomer, i find that absalutely hilarious! I love it! 🛀🐕

How lovely for all of you for figuring out the business 💩 end of things!clap

All of these little things that most people take for granted, we are celebrating... crazy world isn't it?! 😂 It really is a beautiful thing to walk in the paws of a dog... I mean, when Stewie finishes his business, he always seems to be so happy! I should try using that attitude myself... picture it... your in a public washroom and when your finished, you shake off and hop around a few times, with a big grin on your face...!clown Do you think we would get a strange look? The possibility of security being called, is pretty high I think!laughing

As the ladies have suggested, talking to your vet about the possible phantom pain, is a really good idea. Stewie was on Gabapentin as soon as we knew he was going to have his surgery, so about 5 days prior and he remained on the regular dose of Gabapentin for at least a week after his surgery and that is when I started to ween him off slowly. 

How wonderful that you have such an incredible fur-baby sitter! Guinness is a very lucky boy! He definitely needs lots of good treats for being an exceptionally good boy!

good luck on the blood count, positive thoughts and lots of hugs being sent your way Guiness!big-blink

Sloppy kisses from Stewie👅🐾
& all the very best from his adoring pack,
Petra, Paul, & his feline siblings, Mr. Spike, Chester Molester & Miss Lily 🐾🐾🐾❤️.
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Spitfire Spike, Chester McFiend & Prissy Missy Lily 😻😽😻 and hugs from Petra & Paul ❤️❤️

                    Check out Stewies journey at  http://stewie20.....pawds.com/

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18 September 2017 - 1:50 pm
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Yes, phantom leg pain is common. Click any highlighted phantom pain link or search the blogs for more information and lots of helpful tips!

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He had his sutures removed today, his red blood count is going back up, and he is moving around like a champ!  He will stay on Gabapetin and Rymidol for pain management and I think the phantom leg pain has subsided. 

We are working on not peeing on his back foot - guess I'll invest in baby wipes.  😀 

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22 September 2017 - 11:13 pm
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WAY TO ROCK THIS RECOVERY GUINNESS!!!  STITCHES ARE OUT AND BLOOD WORK IS GOOD! 🙂

Uodates like this make us so happy!!   He'll figue out how to not splatter his pee on his foot...... but keep the baby wipes handy just in case!

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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!

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Yay Guiness! We are so very proud of you! Stitches out and your blood work improving! Great news! clap

Keep rockin' it dude, were cheering you on big time! Please keep us updated Mum!

Sloppy kisses from Stewie👅🐾
& all the very best from his adoring pack,
Petra, Paul, & his feline siblings, Mr. Spike, Chester Molester & Miss Lily 🐾🐾🐾❤️.
http://stewie20.....pawds.com/

Sloppy Kisses from Tripawds Hero Super Stewie 👅 ❤️... Head bops and chin scratches From

Spitfire Spike, Chester McFiend & Prissy Missy Lily 😻😽😻 and hugs from Petra & Paul ❤️❤️

                    Check out Stewies journey at  http://stewie20.....pawds.com/

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Guinness is doing well!  He is moving around just fine - he gets tired more easily but just lays in the grass to sun himself.  His blood count is up, he is eating great, and all healed.  Thanks for your support the first few weeks!

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SUCH GOOD NEWS!!!   MAKES US ALL SO HAPPY TO HEAR HOW WELL GUINNESS IS DOING!! 🙂

Guinness clearly enjoys being pain free and soaking up the sun rays as he "communes with nature"!  

Yeah, being a brand new tripawd this early on does can be tiring...but PAINLESS!   GUINNESS IS PAIN FREE! 🙂

Thanks for the update!  Give that sweet boy a big smooch for us!

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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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4 October 2017 - 6:57 pm
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Yay Guinness!! Read your story & love that he's doing so great!! Its amazing how well they adjust to life on 3 legs once the initial recovery is over isn't it?!  Thanks for the update! Its always nice to hear heart

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Fantastic News Guiness!clap Way to rock the healing process buddy! Woo Hoo!laughing

Can’t wait to see pictures of your handsome new self! Try not to over do it over the next few weeks. It’s like Jerry’s Pack told me... if they sit down to rest, they’ve already gone too far. Even at 3 months post amp, Stewie can still suffer from long days on the road. I actually just started another forum asking about an odd behaviour that Stewie does when he’s exhausted and in possible pain. It’s something I am going to be asking my vet about... but anyhow I digress...  

Take good care Guinness, well look forward to being updated on your further progress. It’s all up hill from here Pal!

Sloppy kisses from Stewie👅 🐕 🐾
& all the very best from his adoring pack,
Petra, Paul, & his 🐈 siblings, Mr. Spike, Chester Molester & Miss Lily 🐾🐾 🐾
http://stewie20.....pawds.com/

Sloppy Kisses from Tripawds Hero Super Stewie 👅 ❤️... Head bops and chin scratches From

Spitfire Spike, Chester McFiend & Prissy Missy Lily 😻😽😻 and hugs from Petra & Paul ❤️❤️

                    Check out Stewies journey at  http://stewie20.....pawds.com/

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I will post pics soon.  I forget that he his barely one month post operation, so have to remember he is still adjusting. Tonight when I got home he was excited and moving around a lot. Then when he came inside from doing his business, he was dragging his back end a bit. I think he may have overdone it and possibly tweaked a muscle.  He is ok now, and I gave him a Tramadol for the night. His Carprofin and Gaba everyday help too. Maybe Stewie needs some extra rest time.  You are right - when they rest, they need it!

Has anyone done acupuncture for a tripawd?  I wonder if that will help. Guinness is 10.5 and already had arthritis pre surgery so I'm wondering if it would help. I give him massages at the end of the day and he loves them!

He is out like a light now.  🙂

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Has anyone done acupuncture for a tripawd?

Oh you bet! Most people report really great results. Here's a blog post and interview about it:

All About Acupuncture for Tripawd Cats, Dogs, Rabbits and Other Pets

and other posts about acupuncture and holistic care:

http://download.....cupuncture

Glad to hear Guinness is doing so well. And yes, one month out is not a long time, it does take time to get stronger. We didn't let our Jerry do things like go to the beach until at least 2.5 months past surgery day. It would really benefit you both if you could get in to see a canine rehab therapist, so you can learn how to make sure Guinness is getting the right kinds of exercise. The Tripawds Foundation will even pay for your first rehab visit

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Thank you for keeping us posted. Hurray for all the progress. Guinness is a fighter!

I'll be watching out for this phantom leg thing. I recently had ACL reconstruction and the intensity of my nerves firing trying to connect has gotten less every day. The first few weeks made me stop what a was doing to silently suffer the shocks. I'm 10 weeks post op and my"electrocutions" now happen once a day or once every other day. I imagine this pain will be in the future for Rufus but now I'm aware and can watch for it and ask for meds. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. 

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