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18 October 2019 - 10:05 am
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Yes, just want to ditto everything Jackie said!

The patch is good at handling  pain, but can make the dogs a bit “dillusional”and whacky.  Aometimes the side effects are too much and the patch is removed.

Most likely  your Bet sent you home with Gabapentin,  Tramadol , Rimadyl and an antibiotic.   

Good idea to follow up with your Vet though.

We know how rough rhis part pf recovery is.  If you’re like us, you are exhausted  mentally and physically and probably  asking “What have I done to my dog?”  Yeaah, we get it.

Hang tight and stay connected.   Once the pain meds get tweaked properly, the anesthesia  and hospital meds are out of his system, he should settle down some.  This is  MAJOR surgery and recovery  doesn’t  happen overnight.   Hoomans could still be in the hospital  on a morphine drip!

Let us know how the Vet visit goes.  The Vet may sugges icing yo help with the bruising.

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18 October 2019 - 10:39 am
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Hey Lauren sorry to hear you had a ruff night. Pain medication after amputation surgery can be such a balancing act.

Your vet will be able to help you figure it out and hopefully you and Mo can get some rest this weekend. Let us know what they advise to help him relax. Oh and when you update please start a new topic in “Treatment and Recovery” now that Mo has graduated to this phase (which is great!!).

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