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28 March 2015
I’ve been lurking here since late summer but I haven’t yet introduced ourselves: Bill, Denise (me) and Eloise, who became a tripawd on Sep 18 of last year. Her story….
I’m going to try to share a link to a little google album I made. Hope it works!
Denise, Bill and Ellie
Active 10+ Pyr mix suddenly came up lame with ACL tear in left rear leg. Scheduled for a TPLO but final pre-op x-rays indicated a small suspicious area, possibly OSA, which could have caused the ACL tear. Surgeon opened the knee for TPLO but found soft bone. Biopsy came back positive for OSA. Became a Tripawd 9/18/14. Carbo6 with Cerenia and Fluids. Pain free and living in the moment. Crossed the Bridge on 7/12/15 after probable spread of cancer to her cervical spine. A whole lifetime of memories squeezed into 10 months. Here's her story: Eloise
Hi Denise, Bill, and Ellie
Welcome to Tripawds, and so sorry you are dealing with the “ugly c” in sweet Ellie, but you have definitely found the best online community in the world. We are all so thankful for this wonderful place, where we can share our stories and journey together.
Ellie surely looks like one beautiful girl from her avatar pic! And the best news is, she got rid of her bum leg, got through chemo like a champ, and her days are great…. you are right, what more can you ask at this point?! The best news is, she IS doing well after all this, and hoping she keeps kicking cancer to the sewer. My own sweet angel Polly lost her front leg to another awful cancer, hemangiosarcoma, and I ultimately lost her to it a year ago, February 16. But she fought it tough, and lived more than double the life expectancy, so I will always consider my girl a success story.
Thank you for sharing your story of Ellie with us, and keep us all updated on her progress……and try to post some pics of her when you get a chance…..we all love pics around here!
I am going to check out Ellie’s album now……!!
Bonnie, Angel Polly, and new crew
18 October 2009
Thanks for coming over and sharing Ellie’s story. Tramadol did the same thing to my little pug Maggie- I gave her a dose once and she didn’t sleep for 12 hours, and for a pug that’s like 3 days!
It doesn’t always go well right after surgery, Maggie took awhile to come around too. I think it is really important for people to see that not all dogs bounce right back- but they do get there.
And I could get to your album just fine.
Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls