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Elsie's First Acupuncture Session
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So it’s 6.30 on a Saturday morning and we’re just leaving for Elsie’s first appointment with the rehab vet. It’s a three hour drive each way, which is ridiculous frankly, but I really trust this woman with Meg, and after all we’ve been through, I would drive to the ends of the earth to see someone I trust. 

Today it’s a double appointment. First Meg and then Elsie. An hour and a half in total (and a hefty bill for Momma). I am intrigued to see how Elsie Pie responds to the acupuncture (both having the needles put in and the effect of them). Meg took it very much in her stride, and the first few sessions made her really chilled. We shall see with Miss Pie… 🐖 For some reason the thought of it makes me smile. 😁 Also, although the rehab vet is excellent, it must be said she’s not the warmest cup of tea. She is very no nonsense (I remember her expression when Meg ‘helped herself’ to a seat our first session) and Elsie comes with quite a bit of nonsense, I fear🤑

I’ve been up for an hour, the car is loaded, now I just need to coax the girls out of (my) bed. They’re looking at me like I’m a fool. ‘At this time?! It’s cold out there!’ Will update later, hopefully with pics or, if Megs not too chilled from her acupuncture, perhaps she’ll update her blog…. 🖨

Meg, Mutt, aged around 13, 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. 
Lives with Mum, Clare, watched over by Angel Pie and Angel Billie
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29 October 2016 - 3:53 am
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Three hours?  Two dogs in the car?  You are a real trooper!

Otis - 106 pound lab/Dane mix, lost his right front leg to osteosarcoma on Febuary 9, 2016.  Four rounds of carboplatin completed in April, 2016.  Lung mets August 25, 2016.  Said goodbye too soon on September 4, 2016.   Lost his adopted sister, Tess, suddenly on October 9, 2016. likely due to hemangiosarcoma.  

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29 October 2016 - 8:45 am
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And we’re back…

It’s the end of the schools’ half term holiday here, so the traffic was rather heavy, on top of which, my car has developed a problem where the low oil alarm goes off despite the oil not being low. It starts as a sort of beep, but becomes increasingly shrill and insistent the longer you ignore it, and the only way to stop it is to turn the engine off and on again. That can buy you anything from ten seconds to ten minutes of peace before it goes off again. It hasn’t done it for a while, but it started today within yards of leaving home and there was really nothing for it but to grit our collective teeth and carry on. My car is old, considerably older than either of the girls, in fact it is very nearly as old as the two of them combined. It’s done me well, but of late (perhaps with all the extra driving I’ve had to do this last year for Meg) it’s been becoming increasingly ‘characterful’. Not a hope in hell of replacing it, as I’m still paying for Meg’s leg, and will be for years, and once I’ve finished paying for the leg, I’ll start paying for the cost of removing it. It’s a good job I’ve got a sense of humour, is all I can say about that.

Anyway, the rehab vet was in an uncharacteristically cheerful mood today and seemed delighted with Elsie, who was in turn delighted with the prospect of chicken so all went well. Plus, Meg is getting a little ‘too thin’!!!! and ‘must certainly lose no more’. Elsie is not thin enough, but I was expecting that, and we are addressing the issue. 

So here are some pics from their session. I did suggest to Meg that she might like to blog about it, but she grandly informs me she’s ‘far too tired’. She slept the whole way back, for heaven’s sake…

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Meg, Mutt, aged around 13, 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. 
Lives with Mum, Clare, watched over by Angel Pie and Angel Billie
My life as a MEG-A-STAR 


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29 October 2016 - 10:50 am
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OOOOMMMMDDDD! Those pictures!!! As always with these two…CUTEST EVER!! 🙂

I’m sorry it was such an ordeal getting to and fro to the appointment. I also have really old cars with all sorts of “senioritis issues”. One is now completely broken down in driveway with way to many issues to fix and the other is basically in hospice!

As usual though, your delightful sense of human always makes of laugh!

And Meg, didnyou hear the news? You need to chunk up a bit!! That means ICE CREAM and great junk food galore! 🙂

Thanks for sharing the adventures of Meg and Elsie with us! So much fun!

Lots of love!

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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29 October 2016 - 11:21 am
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Awww these are lucky pups to have you for a mom! What great care they get. And I’ll tell ya, it’s rare that we hear about a dog being too thin! Lucky Meg gets more sausages I guess?

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29 October 2016 - 11:34 am
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OMG.. the laser therapy! I am just recovering from shin splints and know those glasses quite well from my own treatments!!!

And oh how Jasper wishes the vet would tell her she’s too thin… never in Los Angeles! LOL 

Glad it was a success…can’t wait to hear more if Princess Meg feels up to her blog! 

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Our story: Broke rear leg in June 2013 - non-conclusive results for cancer so leg was plated and pinned. Enlarged spleen in September 2013 and had it removed and was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma and started chemotherapy. Became a Tripawd January 8th, 2014 and definitive Hemangiosarcoma diagnosis. Three major surgeries in 7 months and Shelby took them all like a champ only to lose her battle to cancer in her brain. We had 8 amazing extra months together and no regrets. #shelbystrong #loveofmylife

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29 October 2016 - 11:46 am
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I wonder if she is losing weight due to increased activity now?

Otis - 106 pound lab/Dane mix, lost his right front leg to osteosarcoma on Febuary 9, 2016.  Four rounds of carboplatin completed in April, 2016.  Lung mets August 25, 2016.  Said goodbye too soon on September 4, 2016.   Lost his adopted sister, Tess, suddenly on October 9, 2016. likely due to hemangiosarcoma.  

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Very likely, I would think, Christine. She is certainly SUPER active. It’s a bit chicken and egg. She’s skinny so she’s active and she’s active so she’s skinny. Time for some cream buns I think….

Meg, Mutt, aged around 13, 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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I want some of Meg’s energy so I can have that problem! Does it come in a bottle?

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Clare you sure make me laugh 😂😂😂

I so loved your description of the rehab vet not being the warmest cup of tea 💨☕️❄️😂

Great news for Miss Meg, all is permitted now 🌭🍔🍗🍖🍟🧀🍕🍳 🍧🍨but you gotta take Elsie Pie out of the house whilst Meg has her feast 🐽

How I wish somebody would tell me I’m too thin 💃🏽 (dream on girl, dream on💭)

Your girls sure have a devoted Mom and I am so glad acupuncture works for them !

Keep up the good work 🐸

Sending you and your girls lots of kisses and hugs 💕💕💕😘🐾🐶🐶

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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