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13 July 2019 - 8:56 pm
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A great day indeed!  Roane, you are showing  your Mom exactly what it means make to Be More Dog and flow effortlessly  from one blissful  moment to the next😎  Ahhhh…I can smell the scent of the leave pile sll rhe way through  the computer…..nice.

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16 July 2019 - 9:01 am
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2 weeks out from surgery! We had a trip to the vet today to have roanes stitches removed. Dr, kendra said her incision looks great & we got to visit with our favorite tech anna and have a belly scratch 😊

Its definitely a relief to know they think shes doing well. My only irritation with the visit is that they cant seem to leave the pessimism out of it. I get it its cancer, there is no magic fix and they dont want to promise anything. But do we really need to keep going over the 4-6 month time frame like its set in stone? I refuse to walk around under that black cloud! Shes happy and living life, when things change we will deal with it as best we can. Thanks for letting me vent, for some reason this just set my teeth on edge.

Hope everyone is having a great day,

❤Bev, Roane & nurse Moe

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16 July 2019 - 1:12 pm
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Prognosis, shmognosis. Vets always present worst case scenario. They gave Jerry 4 to 6 months, and he loved life on three legs for nearly two years, with ni IV chemo.

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Yep, ditto Admin Guy Prognosis schmognosis (he has his own language sometimes😂🤣)

Nope, Jerry didn’t  listen.  Nor did Pug Maggie who was “told” three to six months…..who crossed over four years later!!   Murphy didn’t  listen to stupid statistics… he also asked four years later from a different C.  Nitro didn’t  losten… he passed two years later from old age.

Looooove your attitude!!! Just tell them if you have another visit you are in a NO PESSIMISM  ZONE and you appreciate it if they would join you!!  Thank you very mich, but no black clouds are hovering  over Roane!!!  

YAAAAY FOR STITCH REMOVAL!!!!!!!  I know it must feel good to get those things out!!!

Ice cream and cake for everyone!!!!!🍦🍨🍰

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16 July 2019 - 5:08 pm
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Thank you both for that ❤ i agree we are officially in an anti pessimism zone and Roane has an anti black cloud bubble! 

I much prefer the way our surgeon put it. He didnt discuss time he just said every dogs prognoses is different because every dogs quality of life is different. 

I believe roane was trying to show mom that today. She hopped out of the backseat of the suv and motored in to see vet tech anna like nothing had changed 😊 we also had the pleasure of meeting the mom of a tripawed golden retriever in the waiting room. Yup roane was happy to be fussed over and visit.

We will definitely be celebrating our 2 weeks with ice cream tonight! 

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❤Bev, Roane & nurse Moe

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16 July 2019 - 6:55 pm
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I much prefer the way our surgeon put it. He didnt discuss time he just said every dogs prognoses is different because every dogs quality of life is different. 

I believe roane was trying to show mom that today. She hopped out of the backseat of the suv and motored in to see vet tech anna like nothing had changed

  

EXACTLY!!!!!  WISE WORDS FROM YOUR BET!!!😎   And obviously  Roane’s unstoppable attitude is giving  you her paw pf approval to get on with gettin’ on!

Of course, Roane has an extra advantage in  Nurse Moe and in you!!😊

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17 July 2019 - 9:22 am
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Roane has become the perfect Tripawds ambassador! Wonderful! smiley_clap

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17 July 2019 - 11:44 pm
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Actually Maggie was given 6 to 9 months, but she did live almost 4 years.  She had mast cell cancer with spread identified after amputation.

I know he’s been mentioned- Cemil the Anatolian.  He lost a front leg to OSA, didn’t do chemo, and lived something like 9 YEARS!

You guys are on the absolute right track…what I learned from Maggie’s journey is that you stay positive and optimistic until there is a real reason not to be…and stats don’t count as a real reason! 

Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls

Tri-pug Maggie survived a 4.5 year mast cell cancer battle only to be lost to oral melanoma.

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18 July 2019 - 6:32 am
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this one really made me smile.smiley4I let Roane out the back this morning and went in to get a cup of coffee. when I came back she was in her happy spot above the garden, talking to the neighbor dogs next door! She’s constantly showing me that nothing has changed for her and she’s happy.sp_hearticon2

Karen you are absolutely right, were going to stay positive till there’s a reason not to be! If theres one thing I learned from Roane’s sister Gypsy it’s that the numbers don’t mean anything. She made everyone of her 17 years count & I’m pretty sure that gypsy is still here keeping an eye on us allsp_hearticon2

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18 July 2019 - 9:38 am
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BEAUTIFUL  PICTURE….BEAUTIFUL  UPDATE…..BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF ROANE BEING ROANE❤❤

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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18 July 2019 - 11:06 am
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That’s what I call getting back to life. Hooray Roane! You make us all smile knowing that you are back to your old self 🙂

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So when we had Roanes stitches out last week the vet recommended stopping gabapentin and carprofen. I tapered her down to a half dose anyway since it was making her wobbly and dopey. We did a quarter dose for a couple days after the stitches came out. But when i stopped the gabapentin altogether she started whinning, obsessively licking and wandering around like she was uncomfortable. She also has a spasm in her hip toward the tail end of the incision. Im thinking maybe phantom pain ? I called our vet this morning but they havent gotten back to me. I started the gabapentin again until they do and she seem fine now. Anyone have any experiences like this?

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Was the licking geared towards her incision?  And the quivering  seems to be at that same area?  Sometimes   rogue stitches/staples  have been left kn and cause havoc until discovered and removed. It happens…definitely!

Twitching/quivering in the stump area this early could just be the muscles/nerves adjusting and not necessarily  phantom  limb.  However, whatever it is, if a dose of Gaba for a bit longer is helping,  it’s  not unusual  for pain meds ar a lower dose be  given for several weeks after the surgery.   

I would ask the Vet about a rogue staple though.  Phantom pain. is USUALLY  , not always, something  that comes in quickly with some yelps and trying to get up and move away from the pain.  It USUALLY  lasts less than a minute, if that. 

Until rhe Vet gets back to you, you can try gentle  massaging  around the incision and around the stump area.

Let us know what the Bet says.  It may just means she needs a  low dose of Gaba for a bit longer

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Thank you for the reassurance sally. ❤

Oddly shes licking the other side of the incision. (The side away from the twitch) The vet finally got back to me. She feels that it may just be to early to stop the meds. She also echoed what you said about the twitch being nerves healing. We’re back to a half dose of meds no reason to be uncomfortable. I so appriciate a vet that doesnt shy away from pain managment!

❤ Bev, Roane & nurse Moe

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22 July 2019 - 4:47 pm
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I love your vet, Bev! That’s good news. Pain medication is such a balancing act. Looks like Roane is on her own timeline and when the time is right to take it away you’ll know. Good job being her advocate! smiley_clap

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