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22 June 2018 - 9:20 am
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Molly had a quiet night and is still eating well.  A bit of a struggle to get her to drink.  She’s still losing a little fluid but seems comfortable.  She gets bery tired when she walks and even managed to climb onto the sofa.

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22 June 2018 - 9:27 am
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You can try low sodium chicken broth or bone broth, maybe even a few ice cubes if she likes ice. She will also get fluids from wet food. 

Oh goodness Molly… no up on the couch yet, rest rest rest for now good girl!! Quick potty breaks, food, meds, sleep… 

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22 June 2018 - 4:13 pm
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Hi Molly and Mom 🌺🐾

Sally’s trick of the century is water with a bit of ice cream in it … 

I had the same problem, Eurydice stopped drinking altogether and being so big meant she needed to drink 1 1/2l minimum per day.

In her case, no amount of wet food would suffice. 

Eventually, I had to resort to buying some special drink at the vet which apparently tasted like chicken and give to her with a gigantic syringe through the corner of her vast lip.

I do not think you’d need to get this far, in fact I don’t remember any other hound here being so difficult with drinking. 

But if needs must (again, I doubt it) I’ll look for the name of this drink and you can get it or something similar at the vet. 

Your Molly seems to be eager to get back to her routine which is just wonderful!

But I agree, no jumping yet!

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Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4 May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30 Nov 2016. 3 courses of doxorubicin, PET scan 26 Jan 2017 showed more mets so stopped chemo. Holistic route April 2017. Lung X-ray 5 May 2017 showed several tennis ball size mets, started cortisone and diuretics. Miss Cow earned her XXL silver wings 12 June 2017, 13 months and 1 week after amputation and 6 1/2 months after lung mets, she was the goofiest dawg ever and is now happily flying from cloud to cloud woof woofing away :-) 

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25 June 2018 - 1:37 pm
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Thanks again for all your support and advice.   It really helps.  Molly update.   She seems fine in herself but there is some mucous from the drain she has inserted.  There is no smell to it however the vet was a little concerned when she went for a check up today.  He has put her on a double dose of antibiotics.  Molly has always loved the Vet and she went into the consulting room wagging her tail and over the moon to see him!

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25 June 2018 - 2:10 pm
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Does the vet think she is getting infected? Good to stay on top of these things as they can get ugly quickly. Is she drinking better for you now? Eating ok?

It is so sweet that she gets excited to see her doctor smiley  So many have to be dragged in lol. 

I dread taking Huck in, we will be lucky if we come out with all of our limbs, lol oh-myoh-my

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25 June 2018 - 3:16 pm
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Well done for keeping such great care of Molly and taking her to the vet, always better safe than sorry ☺️

Hugs and cuddles 😘🐮💫✨🌟🌹 

Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4 May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30 Nov 2016. 3 courses of doxorubicin, PET scan 26 Jan 2017 showed more mets so stopped chemo. Holistic route April 2017. Lung X-ray 5 May 2017 showed several tennis ball size mets, started cortisone and diuretics. Miss Cow earned her XXL silver wings 12 June 2017, 13 months and 1 week after amputation and 6 1/2 months after lung mets, she was the goofiest dawg ever and is now happily flying from cloud to cloud woof woofing away :-) 

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26 June 2018 - 2:54 am
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Molly was a little reluctant to eat this morning but she did eat a little with her antibiotics.  It is very hot here (yes it does get hot sometimes in the UK!)  She is drinking when I am forceful with her.  No foul smell from the mucous that is coming out of the drain.  Fingers crossed that the antibiotics will nip any infection in the bud.  We are keeping a close eye on her.

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26 June 2018 - 3:56 am
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I have no doubt you are watching her closely. When it is hot, if I pour a bowl of cold water and float ice cubes on it Mitch seems to like that a whole lot. Food wise, if you need to scramble up some eggs or get a rotisserie chicken go for it and keep her eating. Baked sweet potato seems to be a hit here, lol. They can take a bit of a dip several days post op when the anesthesia and all the other good hospital drugs are finally out of their system so whatever you can get her to eat and drink will be very helpful. 

Glad there is no odor coming from the drain, is the fluid clearing up color wise at all?

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26 June 2018 - 6:44 pm
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Hi I hope all is going well with your dog molly. My dog had a forelimb amputation just one month ago and he is doing awesome, pain free, and loving life. He still has some radiation and chemo ahead of him so I hope all of that goes well but it does get better! I had many nights without much sleep the first week to keep him on a good pain med schedule but he hasn’t been on pain meds at all in probably 10 days — and that’s after months of pain meds before we discovered he had cancer. Hang in there! This website is really useful!

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11 July 2018 - 6:35 am
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Hi All,

I thought I should update you all on Molly.   She had her stitches out just over a week ago, the minor infection has cleared up, she started to her chemo last Saturday  and I have started reducing theher pain meds.   Very little side effects from the chemo, maybe a bit sleepy but it’s still very hot here.  She was trying to be the old Molly this morning searching out tennis balls on the tennis courts and actually getting her head stuck in a locked gate!  All she wanted to do at the park was play with the ball and I found it hard work trying to restrain her.  She walked further today without tiring.   So all good at the moment. 

Uet again thank you all for your support and advice during those few difficult days and weeks.  You have all been wonderful.  Xx

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11 July 2018 - 7:37 am
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YAAAAAAAAAAY  FOR MOLLY!!! 😀😀😀  Such good news!!

I  love the visual  of her trying  to get the tennis ball.  So cute!! One or two short tosses will do her so much good……and we want video!!

Made my day!  Thanks for the great updateclap

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11 July 2018 - 8:23 am
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That is just the best news! I’m so happy to hear that she is thriving and happy!!

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Hi there, Molly and Molly’s Mum,

Just catching up and pleased to hear that Molly is doing so well. Sounds like she’s getting in the Wimbledon mood…

It’s so good when you see that spark return.

All best to you both,

Meg, Clare and Angel Pie xxx

Meg, Mutt, aged around 9, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
Lives with Mum, Clare, watched over by Angel Pie and Angel Billie
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