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20 August 2018 - 4:28 pm
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Thanks for the great update! Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Please keep us posted.

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20 August 2018 - 5:11 pm
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MADE MY DAY!!!!!  SO GLAD SURGERY IS OVER AND HORACE IS ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY!!!

Get some good rest tonight.  Horace is high as a kite and probably  thinks he’s  at home anyway, eating more cream and cake!😎

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MADE MY DAY!!!!!  SO GLAD SURGERY IS OVER AND HORACE IS ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY!!!

Get some good rest tonight.  Horace is high as a kite and probably  thinks he’s  at home anyway, eating more cream and cake!😎

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Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!  

Amid all the worry and anxiety this made me smile last night. thank you!

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NEW UPDATE: Horace did well overnight and has been out to potty this morning. There was some leaking at the incision when they lifted him up but the Vet said it was normal and nothing to worry about. They will call me again this afternoon. 

ps. Our other pooch (Penny) is wondering where Horace is and kept looking at his leash last night – normally Miss independent, she was very attached to us last night, poor girl. And my 4year old took the news in her stride – she asked if Horace was going to be a miracle dog now 😉 

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Pawesome update! YAY Horace!

I love what your child said, that is completely adorable. A miracle dog indeed!

We hope today goes well. Keep us posted.

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Horace is home! The vet was pleased with his progress today and he hopped out to greet me – I couldn’t believe he was already up and walking. He has been zonked out since we got home, except for a couple of tries to go out – the first we only made it to the door, the second time we got outside but he didn’t wee, i think the trip out was exhausting and i had to carry him back inside. He has eaten a little and had some water and his meds and we’ll just lay here together for the rest of the evening. I keep going between thinking that he is going to do just fine and then being horrified at what i’ve done and can’t believe my big boy is missing a leg.

When can i start putting some ice on it?

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That is wonderful! clapHorace is amazing! YAY!

He definitely sounds like he’s seeing pink elephants. Hopefully tomorrow he won’t be as woozy. Meanwhile, keep remembering that you are doing this for him, not to him. He will be so happy when he’s healed up and recovery is over.

Here is a blog post about using heat and ice therapy:

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21 August 2018 - 8:22 pm
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MIRACLE  DAWG HORACE IS HOME!!!😁😁😁  AMD HE’S ALREADY MOBILE, EATING SOME, DRINKING???

WOW!! MIRACLE DAWG INDEED!!😎😎

And zonked out is good for now!  Resr, rest and more rest.

Will look forward to next update.  Now YOU can eat ice cream as your reward for hanging tough!

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21 August 2018 - 9:46 pm
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Hi Jo & Horace! We are 8 days post amp (front right)with our 10yo Golden and I had all your same thoughts and feelings! Stay positive for your sweet fur baby and talk him through it! You are in the right place, all these wonderful people definitely know how to lift you up and say all the right things to let you know you are not alone!  You are doing great!  Keep us updatedsmiley

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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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Wonderful news !!!

Horace is home and he is eating and drinking 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

He needs tons of rest now, you have to be patient and let him readjust to this new normal.

That will happen, promise!

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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When does the bleeding stop???  I took him back to the vet today because it wont stop bleeding – sometimes it’s literally just pouring out. Of course while we were there it wasn’t bleeding at all and so they weren’t concerned. I still can’t help worrying though. He is doing so great in every other way – still eating and drinking and can manage the short hop outside for a wee. (still no poop yet). He has started licking his stitches which is definitely making the bleeding worse – I got an inflatable collar today but Houdini can still reach! We may have to get a cone of shame . Should the wound still be very raw at this stage? Sorry for all the questions, I don’t know how I would cope if I didn’t have all of you!

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So glad Horace’s surgery went well. Oscar just had his stitches out today. He had an infiltrative lipoma on rear leg which is why I had his leg amputated. It is always a tough decision but there is light at the end of the tunnel (you might have to look hard to find it but it’s there). It’s sometimes a tough road but this group is awesome so use them- I have. Sometimes it feels like one step forward two steps back but right now my Oscar is sitting on the couch next to me. This is a HUGE step. You will have these steps too. Celebrate them!

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So glad Horace’s surgery went well. Oscar just had his stitches out today. He had an infiltrative lipoma on rear leg which is why I had his leg amputated. It is always a tough decision but there is light at the end of the tunnel (you might have to look hard to find it but it’s there). It’s sometimes a tough road but this group is awesome so use them- I have. Sometimes it feels like one step forward two steps back but right now my Oscar is sitting on the couch next to me. This is a HUGE step. You will have these steps too. Celebrate them!  

Happy to hear Oscar is doing well! Horace now has a rear leg missing buddy! Hope his recovery continues to go well!

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I had a donut collar for Oscar but still needed the cone because he could reach it. Others tried boxer shorts to help cover the wound. I tried as well but didn’t have to much success, just laid the boxer shorts over his stiches at night to keep him from licking but it might be worth a try.

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