Caring for a Three Legged Dog or Cat
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1 October 2017
Todd and Scooter!! Yay!
I am glad surgery went well and he’s resting. I know you must be exhausted too.
Keep in touch and get rest!
Jackie and Huck ❤️
Jackie, David, Bo, Andy, Oscar, Angel Mitchell, and the coolest feral tripawd kitty Huckleberry
22 February 2013
YAY FOR SCOOTER! SURGERY IS DONE AND SCOOTER IS HOME😁
Really glad he’s zonked out. You may still have some rough hours ahead as he shakes off the anesthesia and starts coming arpund more.
The incision may bruise some and have a little swelling over the next few days. If bruising or swelling gets more extreme, just keep your Vet in the loop.
If I read the pain meds correctly, there Iis no Gabapentin and Tramadol. He rrally needs stronger pain meds than just the Deramax. This is major surgery and it hurts! He srill has some hospital pain meds in him, but tjey will start wearing off pretty quickly. So ask your Vet about those two meds and see if you can get him on a schedule. Heck, just going from two balls ro one has to hurt!!! OUCH!!!
Try and get some rest yourself! Getting to this point is exhausting!!
Give that special boy a bit smooch for us!!
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!
3 December 2018
YAY FOR SCOOTER! SURGERY IS DONE AND SCOOTER IS HOme
If I read the pain meds correctly, there Iis no Gabapentin and Tramadol. He rrally needs stronger pain meds than just the Deramax. This is major surgery and it hurts!
vet gave me a number i can reach her at ill be asking in the morning about his meds thank you
25 April 2007
Great news about Scooter! That’s pawesome!
Yes do ask your vet about additional pain medications, that is not nearly enough for an amputation surgery (it would be like a medical doctor giving a human patient an ibuprophen after lopping off their leg!).
When you’re able please start a new topic in Treatment and Recovery now that Scooter has graduated from the Presentation phase! We would love to hear how you are dealing with the stairs.
Good job Dad!