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And she greeted yiu when you came home?  That's HUGE this early on!! 🙂 

Sounds like she's recovering nicely.  She knows she needs rest and that's good.

Your hubby has it down pat when it comes to enticing her to eat.  If they think it's their hooman's food, they want it!!  I've actually put whatever it is I'm trying to get my dog to eat on my plate and, like your husband, act like I'm eating it!  BAM!  They'll eat it if it came off MY plate!

Yep, we're here right by your side.  We've pretty much seen it all so we know what's "normal" recovery and what needs attention. 

Some bruising is expected.  And it will probably get more xolorful in the next day or two.  A d yeah, there will be some fluid accumulation at first, but that should disappear soon.

You're doi g great!!  This is not easy and it is exhausting emotue and physically!  Slooooowly but surely, it gets better and better!

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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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Ditto everybody 🌺

Recovery doesn't last forever and before you know it your Stella will be hopping around deliriously happy 😁

And there is always somebody who's been through something specific in all stages of recovery so between all tripawdians you're totally covered 👍🏽

Big hug and cuddles 😘😘🐮💫✨🌟🌹

Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4 May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30 Nov 2016. 3 courses of doxorubicin, PET scan 26 Jan 2017 showed more mets so stopped chemo. Holistic route April 2017. Lung X-ray 5 May 2017 showed several tennis ball size mets, started cortisone and diuretics. Miss Cow earned her XXL silver wings 12 June 2017, 13 months and 1 week after amputation and 6 1/2 months after lung mets, she was the goofiest dawg ever and is now happily flying from cloud to cloud woof woofing away :-) 

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Incremental progress! This is so exciting, her appetite is retuning! Tonight she took cauliflower scraps (from dinner prep) from me, ate them, and looked for more! So exciting. Our dogs love veggies! 

Still no poop, but maybe the veggies will help with that! 

I love these little successes.

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Yes! Great news smiley have you taken any pictures lately? We would love to see her❤❤

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Yes! Great news smiley have you taken any pictures lately? We would love to see her❤❤  

I have some trouble with pictures from my phone, but just did a blog post. If you look up Stella Blue you should be able to find it!

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2 December 2017 - 8:24 pm
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Here is Stella Blue's Blog.

I love these little successes.

Absolutely!  Keep focused on each little bit of progress and soon you will be wondering what you were worried about!

She sounds like she is doing very well overall...Yay!

Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls

Tri-pug Maggie survived a 4.5 year mast cell cancer battle only to be lost to oral melanoma.

1999 to 2010

 

              Maggie's Story                  Amputation and Chemo

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Thank you, I am so glad she is doing ok. This is probably the toughest part of the journey. She looks really good smiley Keep up the good work pawrents and stay in touch!

Jackie and Huckleberryheart

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Great news, love to see progress with your gorgeous Stella 💕

Keep up the good work, girl ! 

😘🐮💫✨🌟🌹

Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4 May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30 Nov 2016. 3 courses of doxorubicin, PET scan 26 Jan 2017 showed more mets so stopped chemo. Holistic route April 2017. Lung X-ray 5 May 2017 showed several tennis ball size mets, started cortisone and diuretics. Miss Cow earned her XXL silver wings 12 June 2017, 13 months and 1 week after amputation and 6 1/2 months after lung mets, she was the goofiest dawg ever and is now happily flying from cloud to cloud woof woofing away :-) 

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We are so excited and proud of Stella! She had a good day... and tonight, for the first time since last Monday night, she ate her dinner like it was the most normal thing in the world! 

We have been coaxing her to eat even small amounts, and even then she's only managed the stinkiest of things. Tonight we scooped out dry food like normal for Loki... and she went to her bed (crate) like it was nothing, so we're have her the usual portion of dry. She Ate It All!!! Amazing how exciting this is. 

Now we just need a normal poop...

I think our goal of pain management is accomplished... she is now on the same level and meds as before the surgery, but her eyes are brighter than they have been in weeks, and her ears are active and aware. She had been carrying them at an odd angle before the surgery, I think evidence of the pain.

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That is wonderful news!! clapI am so happy for all of you. The poops will come soon,  especially with her appetite returningsmiley So glad she's comfortable, great job!

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Jackie

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I just came in from the outside chores... and Stella's shirt is wet! Seems she is licking at it when I'm not looking. I just put the soft donut collar on her. 

I think we've gotten to the itchy and pulling part of the healing process, hopefully we can keep her from fussing at the incision!

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Good catch mama! I am interested to see if the donut collar works, please let me know how you do. It was recommended to me by others here to try warm facecloths on it, that might give her some supervised comfort. heart

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SOOOO GLAD TO HEAR HOW WELL STELLA IS DOING, especially this early in recovery!! 🙂   Seeing things like eating all her dinner, bright eyes and ears that are "attentive"...GREAT NEWS!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂  

Now Stella Blu, you leave those stitchw alone!   That's a no-no sweet girl

And about thst poopicon_png....any vood poopicon_png yet?

Hugs!

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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The donut collar works pretty well, it's not nearly as bad as the cone! It's soft, so she can easily sleep with it. We had it on her overnight, but since I'm here today to supervise we're giving her a break from it for now. She can eat, drink, sleep, and lick her legs and paws with it - but can't angle her head to reach the incision. 

And, last night was her first poop! Crazy how exciting that is. 

I have to go back to work tomorrow, so we're trying to figure that out. She is used to being crated while we're gone, but that clearly won't work. Our house is pretty open, so we're thinking of creating a barrier of furniture to keep her in the area near the crates. Hopefully she can't get into too much trouble! She isn't one to jump over our go through things, so I'm guessing she'll just sleep most of the day.

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YAAAAAAAAAY FORpoopicon_png!!!   HOPPY  poopicon_png DANCE GOING ON ALL OVER TRIPAWD LAND! 🙂

I'm not sure, but Stella Blue may have set a record!  So how long has it veen since she poopicon_png??

Your barricade plan sounds good.

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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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