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My girl Zanzi
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3 November 2018 - 2:13 am
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We are getting getting her home today. Went to see her yesterday and I walked her for like 100 meters back and forth  She urinated for the first time and she also drank water for the first time  She pooped fine too while at the clinic!

I’m so happy to see my princess recovering so well! Fingers crossed! 

Thank you every wonderful person and pup in this forum  I’ll keep you posted!! 

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3 November 2018 - 9:17 am
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YAAAAAAAAY FOR  ZANZI!!!!-   

YAAAAAAAAY FOR  PEE!!!!!

YAAAAAAAAY FOR  POOP!!!!!!

YAAAAAAAAY FOR DRINKING!!!!!

YAAAAAAAAY FOR WALKING!!!!!!!!!

ANF BEST OF SLL, YAAAAAAAAY FOR COMING HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁

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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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3 November 2018 - 11:01 am
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Hi and welcome!

So glad your Zanzi made it through surgery and is coming home today! I hope your doctor decides to send her with more pain medication, she will need it for a while. That is where most of us have to put on our boxing gloves and be fighting advocates for our furbabies. If a person had a limb amputated they would be on morphine.. it amazes me how they forget that pain management is also so important for their recovery.

I wish you well on your journey, will be looking for updates once you bring your girl home. You have a cheerleading squad here, and we will try to help you any way we can to help you get through the next couple of weeks. 

Eating, drinking, sleeping, medication, and short potty breaks should be the goal over the next couple of weeks. 

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Jackie and Huckleberry heart

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Jackie, David, Mitchell, Bo, Andy, Oscar,and the coolest feral tripawd kitty Huckleberry

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4 November 2018 - 2:39 am
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Thank you all for your kind replies!

Yesterday was tough for us as we came home and she was just fine but after taking her first Tramal (Tramadol) she became really sick with nausea, dissorientation, lack of appetite. She couldn’t even sit down for a minute and seemed very anxious.

Vet told us that these all could be side effects of Tramal and to stop taking it. This morning she is the pup we were used to! Ate well, took her antibiotics and went gor a small walk.

My only concern at this point is she has not taken any painkillers for about 19 hours now but she doesn’t seem to be in any pain.

Trying to get in touch with the vet at the moment to prescribe us some new painkillers.



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4 November 2018 - 3:22 am
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Hi Zanzi and family🐾

So glad surgery is done and dusted and your girl is peeing, pooping and drinking!

Pain killers have side effects yes, and we must look at it as a necessary evil during recovery.

The thing is if you leave her without pain killers it is going to be more difficult to adjust the dosage afterwards and it will take a while until they start fully working tackling her pain. 

This are challenging times for you both but once recovery is over it will all be behind you and you can get on with enjoying life!

Sending you a big hug and tons of ear scratches to your cutie pie😘🐮💫✨🌟🌹

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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4 November 2018 - 7:32 am
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I couldn’t agree more with Theresa’s input, keep the pain meds consistent and remember that animals are experts at hiding pain signals .

Also could you do us a favor? Zanzi has “graduated” from Diagnosis so Please start a new topic in our “Treatment and Recovery” Forum so we can follow along and help you better during this stage ok? Thanks!

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jerry said
I couldn’t agree more with Theresa’s input, keep the pain meds consistent and remember that animals are experts at hiding pain signals .
Also could you do us a favor? Zanzi has “graduated” from Diagnosis so Please start a new topic in our “Treatment and Recovery” Forum so we can follow along and help you better during this stage ok? Thanks!  

Thank you for your input! Will starts a new topic under “Treatment and recovery” with pleasure!

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