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25 April 2007
I will be happy to put in a review.
Brownie’s appt went well. No arthritis. Sore muscles as being a tripawd he is using muscles he has never used before. Also, even though his incision has healed on the outside he still may have soreness on the inside. He received his ozone treatment along with laser treatment for pain and will repeat next weekend. He got the injection and I will give it to him on Wednesday. Thank you Sally for suggesting that. He is also back on Remadyl and tramadol at night. He also lost another 2 lbs. Besides being nervous and pooping everywhere do to nerves he was a very good boy!
22 February 2013
No worries. You’ll get there Nancy! It doesn’t seem that long ago that Sally was in your exact shoes as well. Now look at her, the Techie Queen!
HaHa! For the record, Techie Qeen AND Techie Assistant to our Admn. Guy! You have noooo idea how many times I’ve had to explain techie terms and how to use a tavlet. to him
And Nancy, Rene is so spot on. First of all it took me months to figure out how t. o take pics on a tavlet, much less email them to her. And she was ALWAYS so gracious about it. Then it took me furever yo figure out how to post them myself!!! I PROMISE you, if I can figure it out, ANYBODY can!!
Another set of great pictures pf Mr Adorable❤
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!
This will really make you laugh. What’s a tavlet?
Hey Sally care to explain?
My quick one is: Sally has a unique patent on a mobile tablet, one with a keyboard that only the smartest of techies knows how to operate!
Well I guess Brownie is feeling better. He brought me his rope to play tug for the first time since amputation. I believe this will be a good exercise for balance and strength.
Maybe it has something to do with the sprawl bed!
Yay for more normal activity!
I think tug is a great exercise for Tripawds, it works on balance and core strength. And you can start with an easy game, just getting some weight shift and slowly increase the difficulty to make it more challenging. And it’s a game!
Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls
HE MAKES ME LAUGH EVERY DAY!
So this morning Brownie decided he didn’t want to eat his breakfast with his brother and sister. So as he used to do (before a tripawd) he grabbed his bowl in his mouth and began to hop out of the kitchen. I stood there amazed as I see him dropping food everywhere. When he got to his destination he only had half of his bowl of foods left. Even though he made such a mess I had to laugh and tell him what a smart boy he was.
So I cleaned up the mess and brought him a little more food.
Off to the vet for more ozone treatment. This is exhausting. But after today he gets a brake for a couple of weeks. Next weekend I am taking all three of them to Bastrop for the weekend, our little family road trip. I rented a cabin in the woods. Wish me luck. This will be the first time I take all three. Oh boy!
By the time i load the car with 3 dogs, brownie’s stroller, food, dog beds, there is not going to be any room left for my stuff. LOL
You have GOT to get Brownie’s food bowl stunt on video, that is so much fun to imagine!! What a cutie, he’s sure an independent dawg.
I hope the treatment is helpful. We would love to hear more about ozone therapy, it’s not something many people here have tried but I know lots of great rehabilitation clinics that offer it for both people and pets. Lucky pup!
A road trip to Bastrop sounds lovely! That’s such a nice part of Texas. Be sure to stop at Bucky’s for a souvenier! You’ve gotta share lots of photos with us, I know you’ll have fun.
P.S. We always joke that our RV is really Wyatt’s big doghouse on wheels, his things take up almost as much space as ours!
So this is how Brownie’s Hollostic Vet explained it. Cancer cells can not survive with oxygen. So they draw blood from the neck (she promised it was not painful) and they put the blood in a chamber with oxygen. After about 3o minutes they inject the blood into another part of the body. She said they want to confine the cancer into one area and prevent it from spreading. Brownie has had 3 treatments with no side effects. At first he is tired but I think it’s due to the long ride across town and the stress of the vet. He has been the most comfortable at this vet. It may be because it’s all women. Each ozone treatment is 175 and you have one time a week. Then you go to twice a month. Then once a month.
Do you remember when Lance Armstrong the bicyclist was caught cheating? He was having ozone therapy. But it actually saved his life because when he was having the treatments he had cancer and didn’t know it. The vet told me that, I need to research it. Now I’m not saying this is going to save Brownie’s life, but it may prolong it and I do think it makes him feel better, younger.
Brownie also has laser therapy. Being an Old man he has a lot of sore mussels and being a tripawd, I am sure it doesn’t help. The vet is shocked him being a 12 year old lab and he has no signs of arhritus.
I do have a video of Brownie carrying off his food when he had four legs. I will try to get another one. Remind me to tell you when he locked my out of our apartment….
What an awesome pup! I love that he takes his bowl to eat in private.
When Elly and I go on our Nose Work road trips the truck is packed with her stuff. Food, blankets, Nose Work gear and even her own road box which doubles as stairs so she can get up on the bed. There is hardly room for my stuff, and she is one, 15 pound dog!
Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls