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15 July 2017 - 7:51 pm
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Mona is home! We were able to find someone to pick her up today, and I'm so happy she is home. She drank a ton of water, peed, ate all of her dinner, and is now sleeping. She was so excited when she realized she was home that all she wanted to run and jump around! Of course I'm glad she is finally feeling happy, but I've been trying to prevent her from jumping or even walking if possible. She was prescribed Rimadyl (25mg every 12 hours for 3 days), Tramadol (25mg every 12 hours for 10 days), and Cefalexina (300mg every 12 hours for 10 days). They also gave me "VeteriBac Antiseptic Cleansing Solution" that I need to spray onto gauze and wipe on the area twice a day. Hopefully she has a smooth recovery, and she will be getting plenty of rest the next few weeks and endless amounts of love!

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15 July 2017 - 8:18 pm
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I'm so glad she's home and doing well!  The pain medicine can make her dopey, but she'll be resting anyway, so that's ok!

We hope she has a smooth recovery.  We'd love to see some pictures of Mona.

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

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16 July 2017 - 12:23 pm
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Mona is doing great!! She slept great through the night, has been taking all of her meds, and is eating and drinking like a champ! She has even pooped twice! Hopefully this time the pictures upload correctly; please let me know if you guys can see them!

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The first two photos were taken before her surgery, and the bottom two were taken yesterday. As you can see in the last picture, Mona was very comfortable going to bed last night! laughing

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16 July 2017 - 1:11 pm
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OH Miss Mona is definitely happy to be home!  Yes do curtail her activity so she doesn't have the crash in a day or two with sore overworked muscles 😉.  You're doing a great job so give yourself a huge pat on the back!  Mona is adorable give her hugs and kisses from us too!  She's doing really well!  Glad she's back home where she belongs!  You go Mona!

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Oh gosh, she's SWEET! What an expression! I'm delighted she is doing so well. She's a proper treasure.

Much love to you both,

Meg, Clare and Elsie Pie xxx

Meg, Mutt, aged around 9, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
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What a DOLL! Oh my gosh I love that face. How pawesome she's home and doing so well. What a resilient girl! Keep up the great work maw, good job 🙂

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16 July 2017 - 9:23 pm
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Okay....I'm seeing that darn photofubucket update yiur account.... but clearly, based on the comme ts above, you all are seeing pictures...????

Her avatar picture is adorable thiugh! I can see thst!!

Stay connected and update when yiu can.

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17 July 2017 - 8:00 am
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Oh no! Here are some pictures of Mona that I uploaded through Snapfish instead of Photobucket. Hopefully you can see them! Mona is doing great and seems to be happy and recovering just fine so far. We took her bandages off yesterday and actually bought her a doggy shirt! I think she is too small to wear one of our shirts without tripping over it. I (surprisingly) successfully sewed one of the arms of the shirt closed, so the area can stay protected from any dirt or dust around our home. So far so good!! smiley

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17 July 2017 - 10:54 pm
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Now I can see that little bu dle of cuteness named Mona!! 🙂 She is absolutely adorable!

And pink is her color! 🙂 Good job in the tee shirt!

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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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18 July 2017 - 7:15 am
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So Mona had her surgery last Thursday and has been home since Saturday. She's doing really well, but this is the first day that my boyfriend and I both have to go to work. Luckily he can come home during his lunch break to visit her, but I'm still anxious about leaving her home alone. She hasn't had any problems while we've been here, and the T-shirt has really helped prevent her from wanting to scratch her incision. I think we have noticed some of the phantom pains that I have read about on these forums. Every once in a while, Mona will let out a yelp and look where her leg used to be. It has only happened a few times, but it definitely scared us when it happened. Other than that, I am hoping she will be alright staying home by herself today. We're going to close all of the bedroom and bathroom doors in our apartment, so she doesn't try walking and jumping around too much. Anyone have any tips about having to leave her home alone? I hate to do it, but my work schedule is not very flexible, and my boyfriend has a few meetings that he cannot miss today. Thanks!

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I also wanted to see how long any of you folks recommend she should rest for. My sister and some friends planned a trip to come visit before we knew about Mona's cancer. We were hoping to be able to take her along for some of the activities, so she wouldn't have to stay home. They'll be arriving this Sunday and will be staying for two weeks. I'm going to ask the vet as well, but I'm not sure if you guys had any tips on how long you waited before taking your dog on walks and out on little adventures. Thanks!

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Try not to worry. Most times the new Tripawd just sleeps all day, which is good because that's how they heal. Yep, keep her confined to a small area in your home and make sure she can't jump on furniture. She'll be OK.

As for taking her somewhere. It's pretty soon to go and do things, but what kind of activities are you planning?

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18 July 2017 - 9:03 pm
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She did great on her first day home alone! My boyfriend checked on her during his lunch break and said that it seemed as though she was sleeping all day. Also, right now we are considering just be walking around in our city's little downtown area and going out to eat. She used to love going to the beach, but we definitely want to wait on that. We were planning on trying to go somewhere with her in about 10 days because she seems to be doing great, but that is also when she will be finishing up with her meds. Not sure if we should wait longer while she adjusts from being off of them.

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You'll probably nust have tomplaynit by ear. Every dog's recovery is different. Little dogs "generally" have an easier recovery period, not always though. And many dogs are on pain meds, even if at a tapered dose for two to three weeks. So make sure your Vet gives you enough for several more days so you can get through any week ends if necessary.

Mona seems small enough she can be carried, or even put in a doggy stroller, so she wouldn't have to do too much walking in the City. Is it a long walk from parking to the eating areas? She shouldn't be walking very much at ten day mark, so not sure how much you're talking about.

Really glad to hear she's doing so well! Mo a is quite the little ROCK STAR! 🙂
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Hello and a belated welcome to you and Mona!  I've been away from the site for a few weeks for a summer job.

When my pug Maggie had a rear amp for mast cell cancer our vet told us only short, leashed potty breaks for the first two weeks after surgery.  She was on pain meds for 14 days although we were tapering the last couple of days.

I second the stroller idea! I've had at least one stroller since Maggie's amp in 2006.  I used it almost daily with Maggie- she could walk fine but not as far as quad pug Tani. It came in handy when Tani's arthritis got bad and she couldn't walk too far.  Also useful when my pug boy Obie was recovering from his knee surgeries.  And now that I have another small Tripawd I use it when we go on long walks so Elly can always come along.

It sounds like Mona is doing very well with her recovery, and what a face!  I love your avatar!

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

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