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Captain is home!
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9 November 2017 - 7:34 pm
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Captain is home and doing ok in his first full day as a tripawd. He’s uncomfortable and whining in his crate, but definitely happy to be home. They sent us home with a bandage, which can come off tomorrow, a drain, a full bottle of meds, and a cone of shame (which he totally freaked out about and we couldn’t get on him). And, for anyone who is interested, he wears a size 3T in shorts. LOL

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9 November 2017 - 8:24 pm
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WELCOME HOME CAPTAIN!!!  YAY FOR CAPTAIN  :-):-):-)No place like home!

My Happy Hannah did a lot of whining and was very restless and uncomfortable for the first several night. She came home with Gabapentin, Tramadol, Rimadyl and an antibiotic. It took some trial and error before I got the doses figured out to keep her pain managed without making her whacko!

Curious what pain meds they sent Captain home with.  It is MAJOR SURGRRY and it hurts!   Keeping ahead of the pain is important.

Can’t wait to see pictures of Captain in his shorts!!   I was very lucky with Happy Hannah in that she never made any effort to mess with her incision and never had to wear the cone or shorts!

Stay connected and let us know how things are going and if you have any questio s.  TRY and get some rest when you can!  Recovery doesn’t last furever!

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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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9 November 2017 - 11:18 pm
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I’m happy to hear Captain is home. Sally gave you great pointers and I agree to keep ahead of the pain. I didn’t do too well with that with my cat. I was told to give the pain meds 3-4 times a day. I went with 3 and by the time she was due for her next dose she was getting squirrely. I should have given them 4 times a day.

I look forward to seeing photos of Captain in shorts. Unless he chooses to join the Naked Club, founded by Happy Hannah who invited Tripawd Kitty Mona to join. They wore nothing during recovery, no shorts, onesie, t-shirt, or cone. The only requirement to join is that the cat or dog never lick or chew on their stitches or staples. I would clean the area with a damp wash cloth to get rid of the dried on stuff and Mona was happy with that.

I hope the recover goes smooth.

Kerren and Tripawd Kitty Mona

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10 November 2017 - 6:31 am
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After a rough night, he’s doing really well this morning. My husband ended up sleeping on the couch near his crate because he was whining and upset all night, and he flipped out when he saw the cone. After some Tramadol and breakfast, we went for a mini walk. We just went to the edge of the yard to go potty and came back in, where he tried to play with the cat. I think, once the initial pain subsides, our biggest issue is going to be keeping him calm. Anyone have good crate-friendly toys suggestions? He has his Mr. Squeakums (his squeaky squirrel) and a kong already. 

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10 November 2017 - 6:40 am
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Side note: I can’t seem to post pics from my phone. What am I missing?

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10 November 2017 - 10:33 am
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Hmmm…try this link for pictures.   If you are in a tavlet, things can be a bit tricky

adding images

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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10 November 2017 - 11:56 am
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Welcome! They gave you the e-collar for a reason. Put it on, and keep it on, or you may be sorry. You will find many more comfortable cone of shame alternatives in the Tripawds Gear blog .

Here are detailed instructions for adding photos to forum posts . If you don’t already share photos online somewhere, you can start a free Tripawds blog any time and upload them there. Need further help? Post in the Tech Support forum and we’ll be happy to help!

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20 November 2017 - 1:11 am
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Hi Captain and Family

i hope that captains recovery is going well? How has it been gong with the calm factor? Hoping that things are hopping along as they should be…

All the very best from Super Stu and his Pack 

On July 10/17 I became a Super Tripawd! You can find out more about my Pawrents Allensong but first Check out my 🎗 journey Super Stu Remember...“live in the moment!“  

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