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My heart lives at Rainbow Bridge
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Trouble had a spa day yesterday - bath and nail trim.  She was doing so good, mobility was good AND she's lost 5 pounds!  Yea!  I was so excited.  Got her home - took her out of the car and she just crumpled on the ground.  Just not enough strength in her back end to go any further.  We rested in the grass, in the spot where I unloaded her for a long while - 30 minutes or more and with my help she was finally (after several tries) able to get on her feet and into the house.  I immediately gave her a Rimadyl.  She laid in the kitchen all evening, with me by her side.  At bed time she started trying to move about, but just couldn't get enough strength to get on her feet, so I put her on a blanket and pulled her into the bedroom. I thought she would sleep on the floor, but nothing doing.  After a failed attempt to get up and on the bed, I picked her up and put her on the bed.  She slept peacefully all night.

She was moving about a little so I've been up with her since 3:30.  Gave her another Rimadyl and thought maybe she would try to get up a little later.  When I took Duke out she tried unsuccessfully to get up.  We came back in and I tried to see if she would get up with assistance.  Wasn't happening, so I moved her back to the blanket on the floor. 

I'm hoping, like last time, by this afternoon when I get home she will be able to get herself up and go out.  She is very alert and doesn't seem to be in pain, just not enough strength in her back end to get up and about.

We need good thoughts, doggie prayers, and some crossed paws and fingers. 

Shanna & Spirit Trouble ~ Trouble gained her wings 3/16/2011, a 27 1/2 month cancer survivor, tail wagging. RIP sweetheart, you are my heart and soul.  Run free at Rainbow Bridge.
The November Five - Spirits Max, Cherry, Tika, Trouble & Nova. 11/2008 - 3/2013 An era ends as Queen Nova crossed the Bridge.

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9 July 2010 - 4:27 am
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I'll bet she was on her feet for quite a while during her spa day yesterday. There's the bath, the blowdry and the brushing etc. and she's standing that whole time. She's probably just tired out. I know Rocky was pooped after his bath / brushout the other day and didn't get off of the floor until the next day.

I don't know how active Trouble normally is, but to stand still for any length of time seems to be difficult, at least it is for Rocky. His back legs will get weak and shake.

We are sending good thoughts Trouble's way, and hope she feels stronger today.

Michelle

 

 

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9 July 2010 - 5:05 am
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Thoughts and prayers are with you and Trouble today!

Charlie & VQ

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9 July 2010 - 5:26 am
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We love you Trouble!  Hang in there!!!

Gerry has been a tripawd since 12/16/2009.

He was a shelter dog with a mysterious past and an irrepairable knee injury.

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9 July 2010 - 5:37 am
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Best thoughts  for Trouble's  strenght to come back on her back end.  Take a good rest today Trouble then please make mummy a surprise when she comes back home this afternoon and be your old self again!!  We love you

 

 

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9 July 2010 - 6:03 am
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UPDATE -

Before I left for work, she got up and ate her breakfast, rested about 15 minutes and then went out to potty.  When I left she was still resting in the kitchen.  Bob called while I was driving to let me know she had gotten up on her own and hopped back to the bedroom to join he and Duke.

I think we're good to go.

Thank you all for the responses.  It is so nice to come here and have you guys for support.

Shanna & Spirit Trouble ~ Trouble gained her wings 3/16/2011, a 27 1/2 month cancer survivor, tail wagging. RIP sweetheart, you are my heart and soul.  Run free at Rainbow Bridge.
The November Five - Spirits Max, Cherry, Tika, Trouble & Nova. 11/2008 - 3/2013 An era ends as Queen Nova crossed the Bridge.

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rockyandme said:

I know Rocky was pooped after his bath / brushout the other day and didn't get off of the floor until the next day.

I don't know how active Trouble normally is, but to stand still for any length of time seems to be difficult, at least it is for Rocky. His back legs will get weak and shake.


 
You have NO idea how encouraged I was to read this. Thank you so much for posting!

 

Oh, and you can tell I was a bit goofy when I posted....not thinking right now this topic has a thing to do with Healthy Eating (except she did lose 5 pounds)

Shanna & Spirit Trouble ~ Trouble gained her wings 3/16/2011, a 27 1/2 month cancer survivor, tail wagging. RIP sweetheart, you are my heart and soul.  Run free at Rainbow Bridge.
The November Five - Spirits Max, Cherry, Tika, Trouble & Nova. 11/2008 - 3/2013 An era ends as Queen Nova crossed the Bridge.

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9 July 2010 - 6:15 am
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YAY!!  So glad to read this update!!!

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So glad to hear that Trouble is doing much better now...that must have been very scary for you.  Does sound similar to Rocky's experience.     Congratuations on the 5 lbs!! That's pawesome!  laugh

Kami (Mackenzie's mom)

My sweet golden Mackenzie.  She became my angel on Dec 29, 2010 at the age of 8 1/2  although she was always my angel from the time we brought her home.  She was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in Sept 2009 and officially became a tripawd (front leg) on Nov 5, 2009.  She will be forever in my heart and now she's running free with all of our other tripawd heroes.  I love you Mackenzie!

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 Oh Trouble, you really scared all of us, so so so happy to read you are doing better now.  Congrats on the 5 lbs, you are PAWSOME!

 

 Jo Ann & Tasha 

Tasha 8 years old, First cancer diagnosis 6/26/09, Last cancer diagnosis 9/26/09, Amputation 10/01/09, Loving our girl moment by moment.

Tasha lost her battle and became my Angel on May 4 2011. Forever in my heart….

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We  had a scare about a month ago, it must have taken Gus 5 minutes to walk from the barn to the house, usually a 30 second hop, then he had a hard time with the steps, and that has never been a problem, but I found out he was wandering the fields WAY more than I thought he was, took him almost 4 days to look normal( as we know it now) again, so hopefully Trouble will rebound a little more each day, Paws up for you guys, Gus and Dan 

My buddy Gus had a left front amputation on April 7, 2010 and lived a great life until July 26,2010

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9 July 2010 - 8:45 am
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Shanna & Trouble,

You both will be in our thoughts and prayers that you just used too much energy at the spa. I know that I enjoyed going down and visiting Jenifer. She would not schedule anyone else for these days just to make sure that we had plenty of time to play. So, just rest and keep all of us posted. Remember that those of us on the West Coast get a later start and I do have to wait until Dad starts up the computer in the morning.

Pawsitive West Coast Thoughts,

Spirit Cherry

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Glad to hear Trouble is doing better getting on her feet.  When Ruthie had a spa day, I stopped the blow dry just to limit the time she had to stand.  Hope Trouble continues to get stronger.

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Oh Shanna, what a scare. I'm betting too it was a lot of standing for her. Getting the royal treatment is exhausting!

I'm so glad you updated, thanks. If you get a chance to talk to Bob this afternoon let us know OK? And yeah, I'm so bummed that your time zone is ahead of us, I wish we could've been there sooner when you first posted.

Hugs to you all and extra ones for Trouble.

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shanna, glad to hear trouble is 'turning it all around'.  sounds like the spa day is just too much to handle... on the happy note of loosing five pounds -- YOWWZZAAA!!!  i think i'm gonna try the 'trouble green bean diet' for sure!! 

 

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