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Post-Amputation 3 months in she seems to be slowing down quickly
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29 August 2023 - 10:41 pm
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Wooohoo! Well who wouldda thought that a UTI would be a good thing right?!

Really happy that she's now on the mend. Thanks for letting us know.

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30 August 2023 - 6:04 am
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Actually, I'm not sure she's out of the woods just yet given Aidan's update and Dr. Pam's input in this other thread. How's she doing Aidan? - has the vet discovered anything more? (Feel free to update in either thread.) sp_hearticon2

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31 August 2023 - 3:53 pm
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I would definitely recommend adequin.  It worked miracles for my heeler who had multiple health issues including arthritis, hip dysplasia, and a herniated disk.  

Also, Caneva. It was recommended by a pain and rehab vet for my Saint Bernard who had amputation two months ago.  It seems to work well. 

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Natalie_2 said
Actually, I'm not sure she's out of the woods just yet given Aidan's update and Dr. Pam's input in this other thread. How's she doing Aidan? - has the vet discovered anything more? (Feel free to update in either thread.) sp_hearticon2

  

Ohhh thank you for that thread, I missed it. Yeah I'm curious to find out how she's doing today.

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Update for everyone: Daisy is not having many accidents inside the house anymore, very few. She is able to pee and poop on her own. The problem is she still cannot use that back leg and we are scared she will not be able to use it. The doctor gave us until next week to see if she can move around on her 3 paws. 

 

Mind you she feels the paw, I can tickle it, pinch it, tap it and there's a little jerk movement that comes from it. But she will not put weight on it as of now and it is rather limp.

 

If anyone has any suggestions to this it would be great.

 

She is going through a lot but she looks way better compared to a few weeks ago, just need her to get that mobility back as this is not a good qualify of life for her. 

 

Thank you for all your warm wishes once again!

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1 September 2023 - 3:42 pm
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We are giving her a kind of mushroom for the joint pains and to prevent the cancer from coming back. Our vet also made us aware of a new shot that has been doing wonders for dogs with arthritis that she could take once a month.

 

We were given a miracle with the results as we believed it was the cancer coming back, but right now it is about getting that back leg moving before we can get to the other stuff. 

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Wheeew! This is great news. It really does sound like she has truly turned a corner now. Soooo glad she's peeing and pooping. smiley_clappoopicon  And yes - so good it's not the cancer!

As far as the leg - a good rehab specialist might be a particularly helpful at the moment and Tripawds can help pay for your first consulation if needed. Also, @jerry or the Tripawds helpline can help you find a certified rehab specialist in your area.

I've taken my dog for rehab and it's hard to overstate how helpful a certified rehab specialist is for getting a dog up and moving well - especially in a challenging situation like Daisy's. 🌼 (Sweet name. :))

Cheering for you, the fam, and Daisy! 🥳

Natalie & Juno (aka June)

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1 September 2023 - 8:49 pm
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Aww Daisy! She is trying so hard to bounce back! Thank you for letting us know how she's doing.

The doctor gave us until next week to see if she can move around on her 3 paws. 

And what then? Do they have a plan to investigate further?

Did your vet recommend a referral to a neurologist? I'm thinking Dr. Pam's thoughts about it being a neuro issue is a good avenue to investigate. You could of course start with a rehab therapist, who might be able to pinpoint the issue, or refer you to a neuro doc. 

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Aww Daisy! She is trying so hard to bounce back! Thank you for letting us know how she's doing.

The doctor gave us until next week to see if she can move around on her 3 paws. 

And what then? Do they have a plan to investigate further?

Did your vet recommend a referral to a neurologist? I'm thinking Dr. Pam's thoughts about it being a neuro issue is a good avenue to investigate. You could of course start with a rehab therapist, who might be able to pinpoint the issue, or refer you to a neuro doc. 

  

The vet at this point said euthanasia would be something we would have to have on our minds. She did not recommend a neurologist, there is really not one anywhere near where we are. 

The leg is completely limp but the vet believed that she had the power to use it. It is limp and I do feel there would be some small movements, but the most I get out of her is by tickling her paw there are little spasms in her paw and near her hip. We are hoping it comes around, it is just difficult as she was given a miracle by having something we can fix without putting her through another painful trial.  

 

I will bring up the idea of a rehab therapist, anything to get that leg back!

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Natalie_2 said
Wheeew! This is great news. It really does sound like she has truly turned a corner now. Soooo glad she's peeing and pooping. smiley_clappoopicon  And yes - so good it's not the cancer!

As far as the leg - a good rehab specialist might be a particularly helpful at the moment and Tripawds can help pay for your first consulation if needed. Also, @jerry or the Tripawds helpline can help you find a certified rehab specialist in your area.

I've taken my dog for rehab and it's hard to overstate how helpful a certified rehab specialist is for getting a dog up and moving well - especially in a challenging situation like Daisy's. 🌼 (Sweet name. :))

Cheering for you, the fam, and Daisy! 🥳

  

I will definitely bring up the idea of a rehab specialist, if there is anything we can do for a firm answer we will do it!

 

Thank you for your kind words!

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