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Thank you, Amy and you have been very supportive, too!  It has meant a lot to me, it really has. And we're so happy that Mister Rusty is doing well!

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Diagnosis of presumed osteosarcoma of the left proximal humerus on October 29, 2016 ~ Palliative Radiation & Zoledronate treatments November 2016 thru June 2017 ~ Left foreleg amputation on June 29, 2017 ~ Homeopathy with Dr. Loops starting July 2017.

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Hi Tiffany - I'm sorry Daisy had a yelping episode but it's one and they said "small" so I'd try not to panic yet (easy for me to say, ha!).  And I am right there with you on the up and down energy, and I do think it depends on the time of day and when the pain meds were given, etc...

I hope she perks up and she'll be home soon!

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Former neglect case/shelter dog, adopted in 2009.  Read my story hereElder statesman of Richard & Tracy's pack!  

Diagnosis of presumed osteosarcoma of the left proximal humerus on October 29, 2016 ~ Palliative Radiation & Zoledronate treatments November 2016 thru June 2017 ~ Left foreleg amputation on June 29, 2017 ~ Homeopathy with Dr. Loops starting July 2017.

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Hi Tiffany, I completely understand. When Schlomo started yelping post amputation I thought I would lose my mind since that was a big part of why I opted for this decision to begin with. I am going to stick with Tracy and say it was a 'small episode' for now. Schlomo's yelping is by no means gone but it is less. I know that all yelps hurt especially when you have seen them go through these traumatic episodes. I emailed with another member on here, Tina,  and she said her Manni had nerve pain for 6 months post amputation (!!!) and that it was really hard but it got less and less over time. That is not what any of us want to hear because we want it to be over yesterday and to not have them be in pain to begin with. 

The Amantadine is helping, it's not gone and his Gaba might need to be upped and he will likely have to be on Gaba for a couple of months but he is getting better. Schlomo had his first hydrotherapy session today and his rehab Vet was wonderful. (I'm quite smitten with the actual therapist.) He also talked about how it's not only Schlomo or the dog that's traumatized, it's us too. He said Schlomo will heal with time and I or we will too. We will monitor his ACL, it's not that distinguishable because he had the MPL surgery and we will take it a day at a time again and see what works and when. We'll do cold laser for the knee, hydrotherapy and manual manipulation. I will stretch and massage him every day and I will work on transitions with him a few times a day, meaning sitting and laying all the way down. And maybe down the line he can go surfing again. Well, he can swim with me. 

You had mentioned homeopathy before. How do your Vets feel about Hypericum in the 200c dosage? 

I will update the blog in a bit but I would love a glass of wine with that, so I need to run out for a second but here is a picture in the interim...

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Much love from us to you heart

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11 July 2017 - 4:43 pm
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Go, Schlomo! I LOVE that picture.  I can't wait to get Zato to a therapy session.  

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Former neglect case/shelter dog, adopted in 2009.  Read my story hereElder statesman of Richard & Tracy's pack!  

Diagnosis of presumed osteosarcoma of the left proximal humerus on October 29, 2016 ~ Palliative Radiation & Zoledronate treatments November 2016 thru June 2017 ~ Left foreleg amputation on June 29, 2017 ~ Homeopathy with Dr. Loops starting July 2017.

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Tiffany, I can imagine that was awful to hear but I am going to hope that Daisy was just scared that something would hurt or she just turned too quickly. I really hope she is doing better and am glad they kept her to make sure.

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11 July 2017 - 5:54 pm
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Tracy, thanks for your kind words, I feel so lucky that Mister Rusty has been doing so well in his recovery. Hugs to Zato that cute bugger and Penny too.

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Mascha & Schlomster - I love this picture too, he is just getting it like a duck to water Schlomes - Good Job Buddy!! I bet you were so happy to see that Mascha and I can't wait to hear more on the blog.

I think that was a good point about the humans being traumatized by the surgery along with the dogs. Recovery is so emotional and when your baby is having trouble it is mentally and physically exhausting to care for them. 

Sounds like a good day and yes, by all means get that glass of wine!

Cheers, 

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Amy! You know we were thinking about you and Mr Rusty (aka the wolf) tooheart I love that you get all the plays on his name like Schlomster! You know we have to meet one day big-blink

Today was a good day, yes. There were yelps but it was also good. 

Hi Tracy smiley. Yes, it's only the first rehab but it really makes you feel better. You get options, things you can do and they go beyond what surgeons do. No offense, surgeons are necessary and important but they don't deal with the aftermath. So this helped me a lot! I am excited to hear how you and Zato take to it when he is less stoned!

Tiffany I am keeping you and Daisy close in my thoughts. Sending light and love your way heart

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Mascha - I just read your blog and watched the swimming champ! So happy you had a good day and found someone you and Schlomes can trust, that is so important. Schlomo is such an awesome name it just begs for fun nicknames, right? Plus I might be slightly taken by your guy! How did he get his name? and yes, we should absolutely meet!

Tracy - Looks like Zato is working his way up to a day at the pool too. I just read your blog too and I am so happy that the Zato spark is still there! It may just take him a minute to adjust to the new drug cocktail but he looks great and I loved to see his happy tail. THERE he is - you know I can't stop saying that now!

Tiffany - Wishing you and Daisy a good night and pain-free day tomorrow. I will be waiting to hear your update and hoping for good news. Hopefully she can come home soon.

heart Amy & Rusty (aka the Wolf) ha!

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11 July 2017 - 10:31 pm
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Daisy may be having some "residual" nerve pain, even though the offending nerve has hopefully been fixed. If you read through Oliver's thread again, you'll see a where the pain did reappear after a couple of days of operating kn the nerve. Lisa. (Pofi) did an excellent job in her post explaining how that could happen.

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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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So we brought Daisy home last night. Yippee! She was happy to be home and it was so nice to see her moving around the house comfortably. She immediately drank water and then went out and pooped- hooray! We did have one very small yelping episode this morning but by the time we got to her she was already wagging her tail and moving around (something she never did after previous episodes). No more episodes so far today- just a couple of quick yelps but I can take those. I think our happiest moment was to see her doing her Labrador wiggle with a stuffed toy in her mouth. Haven’t seen that in weeks! So overall, things seem to be trending in the right direction. Thanks to all of you for your kind words!

Thanks Tracy, you are right. I do need to remember not to panic! I’ve realized that even the sound of some birds make me jump- their sound is sometimes so similar to her yelping. A little bit of PTSD huh?!

Mascha, LOVE that photo!!! That is fantastic to seem him swimming! Does he love it? I like how the therapist said that it’s not just the dog who’s traumatized but the owners too- our vet gave me an herbal spray specifically for trauma and said it wasn’t just therapeutic for Daisy, that I could use it too 🙂

Amy, Thanks for sending us positive thoughts! Love your photo of Rusty by the way! Just saw he recently celebrated his 2 month ampuversary?! Way to go Rusty!!!

Sally, thanks for that word of advice. I never got a chance to read through her whole post on Oliver so I will have to go back and check it out again. It’s nice to know that some residual nerve pain might be normal. You are amazing by the way for responding to so many posts! This site is beyond fortunate to have you!

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That's so wonderful!  It sounds like Daisy is headed in the right direction.  I'm so happy for her!!  And you!!  I understand about the noises - we had DogTv on and a puppy squeaked and we came running from the other room!

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Diagnosis of presumed osteosarcoma of the left proximal humerus on October 29, 2016 ~ Palliative Radiation & Zoledronate treatments November 2016 thru June 2017 ~ Left foreleg amputation on June 29, 2017 ~ Homeopathy with Dr. Loops starting July 2017.

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YAY DAISY!!! Tiffany, that is great news!!!

What kind of herbal spray? We could all use some clap

Much love, 

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Tiffany & Daisy,

I am so so happy to read your update. I was checking this post with fingers crossed and was so happy to read that Daisy is playing with her toys that is definitely a good sign. I know that had to make you smile! I had to laugh at yours and Tracy's PTSD episodes but I'm sure it is actually true you have been through so much. I second Mascha's request for the herbal spray. I think you could make a fortune just pedaling it to this website! I'm glad to know Daisy is home and thanks for cheering on my Rusty Bucket.

❤️ Amy & Rusty

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So we brought Daisy home last night. Yippee! She was happy to be home and it was so nice to see her moving around the house comfortably. She immediately drank water and then went out and pooped- hooray! We did have one very small yelping episode this morning but by the time we got to her she was already wagging her tail and moving around (something she never did after previous episodes). No more episodes so far today- just a couple of quick yelps but I can take those. I think our happiest moment was to see her doing her Labrador wiggle with a stuffed toy in her mouth. Haven’t seen that in weeks! So overall, things seem to be trending in the right direction. Thanks to all of you for your kind words!
   

That is wonderful! I'm so happy to hear this news and hope she continues to make good pawgress.

Meanwhile please consider starting a new topic about her OK? We can help you better that way and I'm getting a bit lost in your progress and Schlomo's here in this one. Daisy is a super star who needs her own topic. Thanks so much!

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