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Wheelchair for a frontleg-tripawd (and some other questions)?
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1 October 2021 - 10:46 am
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Mast cell tumor would be the only result with a chance. The biopsy was yesterday. If I had known how bad it was going, I wouldn't have done it.

Leyla was able to stand and walk as I picked her up, but did not want to. It is still dfficult for her to breath and the tumor is much bigger than before the biopsy.

At least she wants to eat now. Otherwise I would not be able to give her the pain medicament and the antibiotics and cortisone.

This morning I thought I have let put her to sleep. It's hard to see how she suffers. She didn't bark at other dogs at the vet like she usually does. She did not even recognize me yesterday after the op. icon_cry

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1 October 2021 - 10:53 am
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I'm so sorry, I can tell you are filled with heart ache, I wish you had gotten better news. Cancer is so mean.

What did your vet say about her condition?

There's a good chance that she didn't recognize you after the op because of the sedation she received. How is she today? 

It's hard to say if it's her time to get her angel wings. Nobody ever wants to make that call, and nobody can decide that but you. It's so hard! Try to take comfort in knowing that Leyla understands she has the best human in the world who is always looking out for her quality of life and best interest. 

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The vet said, it is all normal, because she is an old dog. And the breathing difficulty is from the bandage. But they made it as loose as possible and she still sounds like a french bulldog after a ball game at 99 in the shade. 🙁

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1 October 2021 - 12:01 pm
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As hard as it is to see her miserable, I really do think part of this is shaking off the sedation and the swelling certainly  would occur  after the biopsy.

Under all this stress, you found  humor.  And humor IS good medic.  I did have to chuckle when you said the breathing  was like a French Bulldog after a ballgame  99 in the shade.

Did the Vet offer anything like Prednisone or any type of ster or an anti I inflammatory  to help with the swelling?

Try and keep in mind that right now you are seeing her recovering  from the biopsy  surgery and all that goes with it.   I k ow anytime my dogs have "light sedation " they act like drunken  sailors for at least 24 hrs.  So glad she is eating some.  That is a good sign.

Update more when you can catch your breath and as Leyla gets more stable.

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 I did have to chuckle when you said the breathing  was like a French Bulldog after a ballgame  99 in the shade.

Me too! Now that's quite a picture!

Sally is right, give it a few days to see how she bounces back from the procedure. With older dogs you always need more time for them to recuperate. But in the meantime yeah I'm also wondering if the vet recommended anything to help with the heavy breathing? 

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2 October 2021 - 7:23 am
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Maybe it is a side-effect of the pain-medicament (Novaminsulfon). Today the breathing is nearly normal now.

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2 October 2021 - 1:19 pm
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Oh that's great news! I hope you both have some great days ahead.

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So glad to know things are settling back to normal.  Leyla had a rough day at the clinic and needed some recovery  time from the sedation as well as the biopsy itself.  

Thanks for the update.  We knew she would bounce back, but it's always good to hear the good news firsthand.

Now you try and get some rest.  This has been stressful for you and a good night's sleep...and chocolate.....great stress relievers!!!

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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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