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21 March 2020 - 2:33 pm
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Hi Tripawd Gang – 

Just curious if anyone else is experiencing changes in care during COVID-19. We found out yesterday that Grover’s 10 month met check will be postponed as long he he is otherwise doing ok clinically because it’s not considered urgent or emergency. Intellectually I get it – we need to conserve resources and vet clinics are doing their best to stay open (which requires reducing traffic) and provide shared resources to human colleagues but my heart is sad.

Our plan was always to attempt to treat and delay progression of metastases when they occurred and I’m worried that this will decrease the efficacy of that if we find them later on down the line. 

Anyone out there in similar shoes? 

The good news is that at 9 months post amp Grover is doing really great. We had re-started rehab twice a week before all of this due to some minor forelimb stiffness but that has also been put on hold as non-urgent during this time. His 8 month recheck was still free of radiographically visible pulmonary mets. 

Hope you all are well <3 

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YAY GROVER! Nine months?! I’m so thrilled, you’ve come so far and are a genuine inspawration to us all. Wheeeee!!!!

Sorry that the mets check isn’t considered urgent, that’s gotta be tough because hey in our minds as pet parents coping with this disease, it sure is urgent. Sheesh.

As this situation turns into a “new normal” for a while and more vet clinics develop work-arounds for appointments, my hope is that more will start allowing “non-urgent” visits like this. After all, they need to keep their doors open. 

Here in CA, the rehab clinics are considered an essential business and allowed to stay open as long as the pets are escorted into the facility without their humans. I’m sorry they aren’t doing that where you are. Maybe if enough pet parents start calling for it in the next few days, the clinics will work with local lawmakers to change their status.

Give Grover a big smooch from us! We are so happy to hear the good news about how things are going. All of us need news like this now more than ever. 

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Thank you Jerry and YES you are right – I should be focusing on the fact that we have made it this far and created so many wonderful memories along the way. And, I have to remind myself that his oncologists do care and I believe that they are trying their best to take care of everyone while making decisions on what can wait and what cannot. Our cat is on chemo and she is continuing to get treated on schedule. 

Be well everyone during these challenging times – 

Jamie 

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22 March 2020 - 9:09 am
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HAPPY NINE MONTHS AMPUVERSARY  GROVER!!!!  😎  hUGE MILESTONE!!!😁   

You are such a powerful role model and inspiration to all starting this journey 😊

I know you’re  bummed about the check up, but having a good check-up just a month ago is a real pawsitive.  And the bigger pawsitive is that Grover feels great and is enjoying veing Grover!!!

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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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We are still allowed to see appointments but are supposed to limit the non-essential surgeries and visits mainly as a way to conserve masks/gowns/other medical supplies but also to limit human contact.  Every clinic can decide what that means…we are rescheduling spays and routine vaccines in favor of more urgent issues.  We have also required clients to stay in their cars while the techs bring the dogs in for exams/testing and then communicate with the owner via cell phones.  This is for everyone’s safety even though it is inconvenient. Some of the smaller clinics have closed completely.  

I would stock up on dog food and medications for at least 1 month if you are able.

Pam

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Dr. Pam thank you for sharing your experience with this situation. I love what your clinic is doing to stay safe. You are our hero!

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As a reminder, according to the CDC there is no evidence COVID-19 can be contracted from contact with our pets

Animals and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
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Coronavirus and Pets: FAQs for Owners
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In addition to the veterinarians conserving supplies the Canadian government is looking at using ventilators from vet clinics if necessary. I get some comfort knowing that veterinary suppliers, building suppliers, automobile makers are supplying equipment and/or retooling their machinery to support the worst case scenario.

Mona’s chiropractic appointment got canceled. I would be happy to drop her off in a box outside their door because she wouldn’t be fussed if I wasn’t there for her session but the clinic wasn’t keen on that idea. Maybe they’re afraid I’d never go pick her up! icon_lol

My concern is for those people whose pet is suddenly limping. All too often vets seem to assume arthritis and it could be a long time before a pet is properly diagnosed.

I’m glad everyone is doing their part in keeping everyone safe.

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To protect ourselves from the Coronavirus we’ve been advised not to touch our face. Here’s a use for your dog’s cone of shame :

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😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣       BRILLIANT!!!   Thanks Kerren😊

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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Yesssss! What an amazing tool! Who wouldda thought?

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