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13 July 2017 - 10:32 am
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Just checking in on the 3 Musketeers here this morning!

Hope everyone is having a pain-free day,

heart Amy & Rusty

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13 July 2017 - 1:42 pm
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Hi Amy,

We've started cutting back on Zato's Tramadol, so he only got 1/2 a tablet last night, and he had a really good night and was VERY perky and happy this morning :):):)  

Thank you for asking!  How's Rusty?

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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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13 July 2017 - 4:25 pm
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Tracy - That's great! I'm sure a less stoned Zato IS more happy and alert. It's wild how differently drugs can effect different systems, huh? I'm so happy for your family I know you've been waiting and hoping this little love bug would just get better. Better and better every day bud, keep it up!

Thanks for checking on Rusty, he had PT today and we got some new exercises to work his little doggie butt muscles. The PT has really helped his balance and stamina so I hope you can try some with Zato soon, he'll be a whiz bang at it I'm sure.

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Thanks, Amy!  He's really beginning to perk up and seems to be much more comfortable.  I want to get him to PT soon and start taking some drives and having some adventures 🙂

Tracy & Zatoichiheart

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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Hey All!

We upped Schlomo's Gabapentin yesterday and that does help. He is in a better mood with more wagging tail action than before (though he is generally happy). We are waiting for his acupuncturist right now and that should help too. 

He is definitely not into his cat friend anymore. Maybe that changes once he feels better? We also got a bike trailer and a cart to do some park trips more frequently if it gets too far for him. I'll post some pictures.

How is Daisy doing? 

Much love to you all heart

Mascha & Schlomo (D'Artagnan - who is who laughing)

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14 July 2017 - 11:11 am
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Wagging tails are the best thing in the world!! 🙂

Glad you're seeing improvements! YAY!! Let us know how the acupuncture goes, okay?

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Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie!

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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14 July 2017 - 12:34 pm
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Mascha & Schlomes,

D'Artagnan is a perfect choice! It suits him. Tracy and Tiffany you'll have to choose musketeer names! I'm just so happy that he is feeling better and wagging that long black tail. I hope that acupuncture goes well, I have never done it myself and wonder what it feels like? 

Yes! You know I'm going to want to see pics of the bike trailer and the cart! Tripawd on the GO!

Hug that boy for me!

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Yes Sally, wagging tails indeed are the best! There's been a lot of that this week and it is a relief. Acupuncture went great, he really loves it and he even likes the Vet. I think it being home is key for him. I keep wanting to take a picture but then he's spooned with me usually, the Vet and I start talking and then I just want to keep him relaxed. But I will try next time. I promise!

Amybig-grin, so Howlin' Wolf and D'Artagnan should meet. Just sayin... I did acupuncture for the first time last year myself and it's really wonderful. There is a community acupuncture place by my house, it's a good resource. Some needles you don't feel at all, some you feel a lot depending on tension. There are times where you can feel pressure 'draining' out of the acupuncture spot. It's pretty cool (for lack of better word).

Today for instance there were two spots on Schlomo where the needles couldn't be removed when it was done. Dr said that means the muscles are still working and you need to give them a little more time. He let me see what that feels like too which was interesting. A couple of minutes more and they could be removed easily. They shouldn't eat 2 hours prior and after acupuncture so that all the blood can go to healing and not digestion. When he's finished he's really energized for about 20 minutes and then passes out for a good 2-6 hours. When he wakes up from that and especially the morning after he is ready to go. 

The Vet just went to Colorado and brought me some CBD treat samples. Curious to see if they work any better than the oil he's getting. I shall report. 

We also got his Farabloc Blanket today and the cat (Kater) immediately adopted it. Now it's on Schlomo and he's soundly sleeping. We are also going to start re-introducing some of his herbal treatments back into his diet, one at a time as the Herbalist says. 

So another good day. Slow and easy (Sally). Definitely improving. 

Kater on "his" new blanket:

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Schlomo upon application: 

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I hope all of you are getting better heart

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14 July 2017 - 4:26 pm
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So glad Schlomo is doing better!  Love the pictures!

Tracy & Zatoichiheart

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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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14 July 2017 - 10:35 pm
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This are the minds of updates we all like to hear around here!! YAY FOR SCHLOMO!! 🙂

He does, indeed, look so very, very relaxed!...as does Kator!

It was really fascinating learning exactly hiw the needles were working, how the muscles were working and what happened when they relaxed.

CND treats! Enjoy Schlomo 🙂

Really like all the "alternative" treatments yiu are incorporating!

Thanks for keeping us posted and letting us peek in on everything you are doing for Schlomo as we go along! Quite helpful to anyone on this journey!

Tha ks for the precious photos...MORE...MORE!!! We must have more!! 🙂

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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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The acupuncture sounds so interesting especially the idea that the needles are released. It sounds like it does work for Schlomes I love that he's fired up and then just passes out, great release. Love the pictures! Kater says "thanks for the new blanket, hey wait, why are you giving it to him?" Because look at how sweet he is under his new blanket, he is just out like a light. So precious 

Very interesting stuff Mascha thanks for explaining the process. I'm so happy you all had a good day. (Well Kater got cheated out of a blanket but other than that....)

Sweet dreams 

❤️Amy & Rusty 

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Hi All! Sorry for not posting in a few days! I had to travel out of state to retrieve my oldest daughter and never had a chance to post. And then things were a bit crazy when we returned home. I was SO glad to read everyone’s positive posts! Tracy, that’s great news that Zato is starting to wean off the tramadol and returning to his perky self! Keep us updated on how PT goes for him! Mascha, love the photos of Shlomo under his new blanket. So sweet! And glad to hear the acupuncture is working well for him. Daisy had a treatment 2 weeks ago when she was still having those episodes and it was the one time her breathing was relaxed and she was sleeping soundly. I am hoping to start treatments with her again soon. My oldest daughter and I have both used acupuncture and have had great results. You are right that it depends on the placement of the needle as to how much you feel. I am definitely more sensitive in some spots than others. And did I read correctly that the vet comes to your home?! That’s fabulous!

Daisy continues to improve every day! Still the occasional yelp but she is up and moving around more and lots more tail wagging! We even got a greeting at the door when my daughter and I returned home! So hard to think of where she was at 2 weeks ago and so happy to see how far she’s come! Per Jerry’s request, I will try to post on her updates in a new forum but of course will continue to check in here as well.smiley

Hoping for continued improvement for everyone!

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I forgot to include the name of the spray we have used! It's called "Trauma Relief- Flower Essence" by Flora Paws Holistic Pet Care. We were advised to use spray in food or water or rub into her fur. Not sure how much it helps but it's a good excuse for a little doggy massagebig-grin

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Hi Tiffany,

I'm SO SO SO happy to hear this update on sweet Daisy!  Will look for you in the other forum.  I think we all could use a shot of the Trauma Relief after the last couple of weeks!

Tracy & Zatoichiheart

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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That's great news Tiffany! Glad that life is back to normal and your girl is getting around so well. clap

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