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It is Chiropractic/acupunture day... wish us luck!
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Greater Western Washington area
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16 January 2012 - 6:38 pm
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I see him Wednesday, so I will ask him then 🙂  I will still pm you info though, you have the "gift of gab"!

 

Elizabeth and Sammy

Diagnosed with osteosarcoma in the right front leg 8/23/10,

leg fractured 8/27/10,

leg amputated 8/30/10

http://sammyand.....pawds.com/

 

I couldn't begin to say how special Sammy is to us.  Living and laughing with and loving this wonderful boy is priceless.

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16 January 2012 - 6:50 pm
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So glad that Sammy's feeling better!


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17 January 2012 - 8:15 am
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I am so glad that his appointment went well!  This is probably the doctor that I talked to at length when I researched artemisinin for Tazzie.  What is his name?  It would be great to get him on the radio show because he has done a ton of research on this topic.  I am not sure if the artemisinin helped Tazzie but it didn't hurt.  I bought it online and if I remember right the cost was about $50 per month but she was almost twice Sammy's size so it might be cheaper.  He also might have some herbal meds to try although right now I think it is most important to use the money for his acupuncture treatment.

Pam

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17 January 2012 - 1:32 pm
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Thought of you today Sammy, here's a great post by Dr. Karen Becker about veterinary chiropractic care:

"The New Way to Relieve Your Pet's Pain (Whatever its Cause)"

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18 January 2012 - 10:26 am
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So it is a really snowy day today in the PNW, I have tried to call the clinic but they are not open.  I will get the name of the doctor and ask about the radio show if they show up today.  I am hoping for an earlier appointment, I don't want to be out driving when it goes from snowy to icy.  But, I am fighting for Sammy, so it will be at all costs.

 

Here is a pic of Sammy this morning, hangin' in the snow 🙂

Jerry, thanks for posting that video, it was very informative and makes me feel a little better about what I call "woo woo" medicine.  I guess it is the real deal.  I hope he starts feeling better soon… crying  I filled the prescription for gabapentin, it seems to make him sleepy.  Or maybe he is just sleepy anyway?  He is doing exactly what he was told, sleep it off, don't move unless you have to.  I love my little squishy face boy.

 

Pam, what is that medicine?  What does it do?  Is it for pain? 

 

Elizabeth and Sammy

Diagnosed with osteosarcoma in the right front leg 8/23/10,

leg fractured 8/27/10,

leg amputated 8/30/10

http://sammyand.....pawds.com/

 

I couldn't begin to say how special Sammy is to us.  Living and laughing with and loving this wonderful boy is priceless.

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18 January 2012 - 10:54 am
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Well, the doctor just called me and told me he really wants to do Sammy's treatment today, but he isn't sure if he can make it in.  He will call me as the afternoon progresses and let me know if it is a go.

I did tell him about the radio talk show and he said that is fine, call him at the clinic and schedule a time and he will make it happen, so yay!

 

Wish us the best, it is a cold cold COLD snowy day.

Diagnosed with osteosarcoma in the right front leg 8/23/10,

leg fractured 8/27/10,

leg amputated 8/30/10

http://sammyand.....pawds.com/

 

I couldn't begin to say how special Sammy is to us.  Living and laughing with and loving this wonderful boy is priceless.

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18 January 2012 - 11:10 am
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Elizabeth,

Zeus came home from his amp. surgery with gabapentin and tramadol.  I THINK the gabapentin is a type of nerve-block/pain medicine.  I know it is used to when dogs have phantom pain , so it must have some effect on the nerve.  It did make Zeus very sleepy.

We are in PA and have had a very mild winter so far.  If you wouldn't mind, please keep that white stuff over your way!! wink

Still thinking of and praying for you guys!

Lisa

Zeus was a Husky mix diagnosed with Osteosarcoma at age 11.  A visible lung met and suspicious spot on his liver meant a poor prognosis-six weeks was our vet's best guess. We decided to fight for our boy and his right front leg was amputated on 12/1/11. We did six rounds of chemo, changed his diet and spoiled him completely rotten. We were blessed with 10 great months after diagnosis. Against the odds, the lung met remained a single met and grew very little over those months. A wonderful furbaby with the most gentle spirit, he fought with a strength that we never imagined he possessed. We have no regrets...
http://zeuspod......pawds.com/

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18 January 2012 - 12:17 pm
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Wow, that was an awesome video! I look forward to seeing how Sammy does with acupuncture/chiropractic care!  Makes me want to look into some of these things for Chloe as preventative medicine.

-Nicole and Chloe

Chloe became a rear amp tripawd on 7-29-10. Another tumor was removed on front leg 2-20-14. Found 3rd tumor on neck 2-2015, but she's still kicking cancer's butt at age 14. Chloe's blog

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18 January 2012 - 2:11 pm
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Oh!  That's super terrific the adjustment and needles helped Sammy!

Her Retired AvatarComet - 1999 to 2011

She departed us unexpectedly  January 23, 2011 at the age of 12 1/2.

She was born with a deformed front leg and a tripawd all of her life.

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