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He certainly is still goi g to tire easily for a while.  Just all the "effort" of getting excited to get I. The car and go to theppark can be tiring.

Another thing that comes to mind.  Is it possible that the movement of getting out of the car is causing a sgrain on his legs, his shoulder, perhaps his neck or his back?  If you massage up and down ( kw that he's out kf the car :-)all over him and see if he shows any tense areas?

I agree, he may just be so tired, so content and comfortable that he just wants a good snooze!  A quiet uninterrupted nap!  Of course, he coukd be saying, "'I want to go back to the park!"

The stitche are all out, right?  No stitch left in that could cause him an owee!

Except for you needing to run arrands, I'd  just let him nap until he decides to make an effort to go pee.

And again, he still needs to be taking it slowly.  Some good sit down time during the walk.

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I am not sure if it is the pain cause he gets up in the car and turns around. He still has his harness on and i can help him get out of the car. It is now 7:30 am and he is still there. He spent the whole night there. I was up every two to three hours checking on him. He was sleeping sound. If he were in pain he wouldn't be able to be sleeping that sound, would he?

He has to go pee I am sure. It has been 18 hours we have been back from the park!!! UGH!!

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Awww I'll bet it was so great to see him get out and have fun! How's he doing now? Has he been outside yet?

No, I'm doubtful it's because he's stubborn. Anytime a dog is that exhausted, they've done too much. It does sound like the visits take too much out of him, as well healed as he appeared on the outside. Surgery day wasn't that long ago and as much as he may have been excited to go, his body didn't catch up with his brain until it was too late. I would wait a while to do those visits, just to make sure he's up to it.

Hope that he was able to go out and get back in the house by now. Keep us posted.

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Well, Po got finally got out of the car at 8am. He went out, peed, drank, ate. I am still worried about this behavior 🙁 i guess time will tell. No park for Po today 🙁 Now he is in and out of the house, waiting for bacon... 

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Hi, I bet Po was so happy to go to the park.   I did that with my Rosie the Wonder Tripawd and got a stern talking to with the best of intentions- to give it a bit more time.   

When her stitches came out so did her sparkle.  She wouldn't eat, had to have sub q fluids and I thought she would never forgive me.  She did.  I promise.  

They know how much we love them, and you did the best thing you could for Po.  Once healed, no more pain!  

I haven't been on this site in almost a year, but will try and find some good pics of Ms. Rosebud being a happy and hoppy tripawd.  

Hang in there Mama.   

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thanks for the encouragement 🙂 yes maybe the park is too much but I think this is also something else. Maybe he is trying to tell me something. Today we went for his first chemo post-op. The vet said how remarkable Po was doing. But now he is in the car and refuses to get out. I know he can stand up no problem. I am hoping he will not spend the night in the car again. 🙁

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rnbsmama, yes please share pics of your pup 🙂 not sure if it is you but on my facebook feed i saw a pup who looks like Rosie. 

what are sub q fluids? sorry i am new to all these terms.

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Would love to know what Po finds so comforting about the car! 🙂

Has anything changed inside the house that he finds scary or unusual?  Any new scents, or noises, or rearranging of furniture?   Is it possible at all that he associates something that causes him some sort of pain from in the house?

Sub-Q fluids are when a dog needs fluids and they are given under the skin.    Sometimes you are able to give the fluids at home on your own (once you learn how from the Vet). 

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No nothing has changed in my house. He did like to take naps in the car before he got amputated. I did make the back seat more comfy for him cause we have been driving so much for his appointments (4 hours round trip each time).

Oh wow!! sub q fluids sounds pretty scary. I hope i don't have to experience this. 

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HAHA!  Believe it or not, Sub-Q fluid is actually very easy to do and it's not painful at all for the dog.  But no worries, should Po need them for some reasons the Vet can do that quickly and easily.

Knowing that Po enjoyed naos in the car before the amp, it makes sense that he enjoys it even more now since you've made it even more comfortable!! 🙂   He's worn out by going to the park, or the Vet (especially eight hiu4rs in the car!), and he finds it nice and cozy to just keep chillin' in the car!   It's like kids....once they get in a car after a day of play or whatever, they fall asleep to the hum of the motor fairly quickly.

Sou ds like Po is doing well overall, and that's great news!

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Otis also loves the car, and when he had four paws we would leave the car door open while it was in the backyard because he loved to take naps in the backseat. We get it Po-- when you find a comfortable spot, you better keep it!

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Hello Guys, 

It has been almost 4 weeks sine Po's surgery and all the sudden he is starting to yelp. It is random but it is worrying me. Today he yelped 5 times throughout the day.

anyone experienced this?

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Sudden outbursts like you describe are common symptoms of phantom pain . Click any phantom pain link for more information and helpful treatment tips!

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What is he doing when this happens?  Is he getting up from a laying down positio ??   Trying to lay down from a standing position?

What's his activity level been like prior to this?

Doing okay otherwise?

After you read up on phantom pain you'll see what that "looks like".  May need Gabapentin if it appears to be thst.  Vet can advise.  If not that, have Vet check him out for pulled muscle (neck, shoulder, back, pinched nerve, etc)

Let us know how things are going.

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Hello Guys, 

It has been almost 4 weeks sine Po's surgery and all the sudden he is starting to yelp. It is random but it is worrying me. Today he yelped 5 times throughout the day.

anyone experienced this?

Thanks  

Otis has done this 3 times (last week), they were more like chirps than yelps. I think it was phantom pain . He is still on anti inflammatory + one gabapentin a day, and these noises happened in the first few days after he switched from 2 gabapentin a day to 1. They haven't happened since...but for Otis he was lying down when they happened. It's a little disconcerting for sure, but hopefully they will taper off for Po.

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