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29 July 2012 - 7:39 pm
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Well we have had a pretty good weekend …apart from Ellies little brother being sick …well thats all under control and much better he has alergy problems and too add to that our foster boy is HW + which we are treating. Been more like Medicine man never mind dad lol.

 

Managed a small walk today about 40 yards up the road and back, been icing and massagging I think she really enjoys that … well she sighs and closes her eyes during it and a ssoon as I stop she looks at me as if to say “go on another 10 mins laughing

 

Well over and out its bedtime in Bama !!! I will be back later in the week. Hope everyone and their babies had a great weekend.

 

Btw I have been in contact with Comets mom Ge’lena, and she has been able to give me some great advice and a run down of how things went after Comets surgery. BTW to a mod …Ge’lena is having problems getting on ..not sure if anyone is aware.

 

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29 July 2012 - 8:46 pm
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Glad to hear the weekend treated you both well. Did you see this post about massaging your Tripawd? Ellie will looooove this: 

Relax, and Learn How to Massage Your Tripawd, Part 1

Relax, and Learn How to Massage Your Tripawd, Part 2

 BTW to a mod …Ge’lena is having problems getting on ..not sure if anyone is aware.

Yes, very much so. We have provided contact information and our tel # but still haven’t heard from her about this issue. 


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25 August 2012 - 9:28 am
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Hey Ellie & Dad, how are you? What’s going on? Drop us a line and let us know how things are going, we are thinking of you.

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Well first of all sorry took few days to get back, last week was rough here … fortunately we dodged the hurricane and just got the tropical storm.

 

BIG NEWS!!!!!!!

 

Ellie had her first surgery today. She will be staying with the vet until Thursday morning. Dr Myers said everything went

great and her vitals were all very good during and after the op. This i think was the longest day up till 4-30 when he called to tell me it was over and she was doing as good as could be expected. I felt so elated.

 

I will be getting pics Thursday and I will post to let you all see, and we will chronicle this as good as possible so anyone else facing this can use as a reference. Of course , I hope everyone will chime in and help me make sure ELlie is running around next year after full recuperation.

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4 September 2012 - 11:10 pm
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Great news! When I saw your post, I thought “I’ve been wondering about them!” I’m pleased to see Elllie is getting what she needs and that surgery today turned out well. It’s nice that she’s going to be looked after for a few days, because this is a big deal (which you know already)! You’ll have some peace of mind with her being cared for more than an overnight. I don’t envy you the recovery, but I think you’ll do great and so will Ellie.

Thanks for the update and post more soon!

Shari

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5 September 2012 - 8:18 am
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Hooray for successful surgery!

Hope her recovery goes well!
Jackie, Angel Abby’s mom

Abby: Aug 1, 2009 – Jan 10, 2012. Our beautiful rescue pup lived LARGE with osteosarcoma for 15 months – half her way-too-short life. I think our "halflistic" approach (mixing traditional meds + supplements) helped her thrive. (PM me for details. I'm happy to help.) She had lung mets for over a year. They took her from us in the end, but they cannot take her spirit! She will live forever in our hearts. She loved the beach and giving kisses and going to In-N-Out for a Flying Dutchman. Tripawds blog, and a more detailed blog here. Please also check out my novel, What the Dog Ate. Now also in paperback! Purchase it at Amazon via Tripawds and help support Tripawds!

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5 September 2012 - 7:48 pm
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Noticing this thread a little late, but way to go Ellie’s Dad!  Super Dad by the sound of it. clap  Thanks for the chronicling too.  Paws crossed over here that we won’t ever need the wisdom and knowledge you’re gaining with Ellie right now (even in the, oh, 20 or so years more I plan on Gerry stickin’ around, haha), but I appreciate your efforts nevertheless!

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5 September 2012 - 8:02 pm
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Oh my dog I forgot you were in that area, I’m so glad you’re OK.

Well this is terrific news on all counts, and I’m really glad the surgery was successful! Thanks for letting us know. We’re cheering you on and here to help however we can.

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5 September 2012 - 8:53 pm
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Yeh for good news!  Glad the surgery went well and you avoided any mishaps in the storm.

Wishing you well for the recovery.

 

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Magnum: 30th May 2002 to 5th May 2012. Lost her back left leg to osteosarcoma on 5th Sep 2011. Lung mets found on 20th Mar 2012 but it was bone mets in the hip that ended her brave battle. Magnum's motto - "Dream as if you'll live for ever, live as if you'll die today" (James Dean). Loyal, loving, courageous and spirited to the end. My beloved heart dog, see her memoirs from Rainbow Bridge ...... http://princess.....pawds.com/

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6 September 2012 - 10:55 am
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Well Ellie is home. She looks fantastic considering … I know its going to be a long road but all should be good.

 

Someone silly (ME ..cough cough) took his digital camera to work yesterday and forgot to bring it home so I will

start taking pics tonight.

 

BTW I got the hugest kiss from Ellie when she saw me it was like … ok what now then she saw me it was like

DAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! get me outa here. 

 

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6 September 2012 - 12:31 pm
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Oh, sweet baby! I hope her recovery goes well!

Jackie

Abby: Aug 1, 2009 – Jan 10, 2012. Our beautiful rescue pup lived LARGE with osteosarcoma for 15 months – half her way-too-short life. I think our "halflistic" approach (mixing traditional meds + supplements) helped her thrive. (PM me for details. I'm happy to help.) She had lung mets for over a year. They took her from us in the end, but they cannot take her spirit! She will live forever in our hearts. She loved the beach and giving kisses and going to In-N-Out for a Flying Dutchman. Tripawds blog, and a more detailed blog here. Please also check out my novel, What the Dog Ate. Now also in paperback! Purchase it at Amazon via Tripawds and help support Tripawds!

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6 September 2012 - 3:38 pm
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OH yay! Nothing like a familiar place to rest, take it easy and have a quiet, calm recovery. Can’t wait to see the pics!

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As I mentioned in my hello post Ellie has been back home for 10 days. So far so good, the TTA surgery has a long road to recovery in any dog.

 

So far she really has done very well, she came home to us on the morning of Thursday the 6th September and we managed to schedule time of to ensure that someone was home for the first week between Barbara and I.  I had taken Friday off so I was on the first night watch …. I had her settled and i decided i would sit up and keep an eye on her as long as i could .. so watching a movie and a few beers to relax I started to hear some wimpers , she was obviously upset and in pain … she just wouldnt settle again so this is what Barbara woke up to when she got up for work at 4-30am

 

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Yip daddy climbed in and we fell asleep together …its just under 4×4 in there and i am 5 9 so …ouch still got a cramp lol. Anyway she was happy and slept like a log.

 

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Suprised by the lack of bruising … this was on Friday the 7th …surgery was on the 4th. Improved by now in fact the clear cover you see has almost pealed off ..we were told that was ok. Wednesday next week is planned for the stitches to be removed.

 

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Dreaming of playing with her three brothers again. Well I will keep you up to date and will get some more pics after the

stitches are removed.

 

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16 September 2012 - 7:45 am
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Awwwwww. Cute!

That’s great news her recovery is moving right along. I’m curious, how are your trips to take her potty? Is she standing on her own or are you using a sling? And how do you keep her calm with the other dogs around? Just wonderin’.

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16 September 2012 - 8:42 am
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Not sure how I missed Ellie’s update, but somehow I did! Glad to hear your girl is doing well!  She’s got a ways to go recovery-wise, but all in all, she looks great!!  Can’t wait to see more pics of your beautiful girl!  

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