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Don’t you mean….

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He truly is a special pup, and you Elizabeth are just amazing ❤️❤️❤️

I was so worried for both of you but you looked all of this poopicon_pngpoopicon_png in the face and said “bring it on…” And you WON!!!!!

You give me happy tears, words cannot describe how thrilled i am for you guys.

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Oh my goodness Monte…..big dawgs certainly do need an ample supply of drains!  But that’s  all done ao moving on to……

YAAAAAAAAY FOR  MONTE DOING SO WELL!!!!!   We knew you would  get past these temporary  hurdles  because you, my man, are a BIG DAWG WARRIOR!!😀😀

Sounds like you may have a little allergy  going  on.  Glad you got that Benadryl  injection. 

Monte certainly  looks like he’s  as content as can be in that photo…sittin’ pretty sweet boy!

He’ll get all his mobility issues worked it.  You’ll see a measurable improvement  in another thirty days or so.  Now that the recovery  from the surgery itself is getting further into the background, he can focus in gait adjustments .  

It is o good to hear from you.   Thanks for the update.  Keep the good news coming!

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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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JACKIE!!!!  YOU ARE DA’ BOMB!!!   PERFECT!!!!!   😂😂😂   

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19 July 2018 - 7:50 pm
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Hello everyone!

I know it’s been a few since I’ve been on here with an update so here are a few pictures of Mr. Monte!

He is shirtless now since the area of incision has healed and he’s not licking!  His elbow is healing but we are going in tomorrow for another laser treatment on the area.  Monte is off all meds and allergy issue has cleared.  His appetite is great but oh my gosh has he lost the weight.  I’m not used to seeing his ribs or hips!  Doc says hes healthier with less weight due to the fact he’s an amputeeheart

Monte will not be going through chemo.  I wasn’t sure about it since he had already been through so much.  Then I was told that being as I had an owing (small) balance on him, he couldn’t have treatment.  I was a little taken at that since I paid soooo much to the hospital already.  Anyway, I’m ok with him living each day as is without it!  Like I had said back when he was so sick from the infection, I just wanted him homeheart

He’s standing longer, getting used to getting up and down, and somewhat used to riding in the van again (sitting instead of standing).  There are times though he will yelp as if a sharp pain hits him.  Has anyone had that happen to their fur baby after surgery?  It’s not frequent but boy you know when it hits himsad

Thank you all for being here and for all the encouragement!

Love and hugs,

Elizabeth and Monte

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19 July 2018 - 7:53 pm
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Don’t you mean….

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He truly is a special pup, and you Elizabeth are just amazing ❤️❤️❤️

I was so worried for both of you but you looked all of this poopicon_pngpoopicon_png in the face and said “bring it on…” And you WON!!!!!

You give me happy tears, words cannot describe how thrilled i am for you guys.

🤗🤗🤗❤️❤️🎂❤️❤️🤗🤗🤗  

Thank you for this repost of his picture!! I love it heartheartHe is a fighter and he is my superdog hero!!

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19 July 2018 - 10:14 pm
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I remember a previous dog would yelp,,, maybe once a day,, etc  when running,, it was a pinched nerve,,, surgery disaster… so…  if its once a day and its the neck,, I say be careful..

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Oh Monte you are SOOOOOOOO beautiful, boy 💘 

I totally love the markings and the regal Dane pose 👑

Elisabeth, I have to say I am truly impressed with the way you looked after your sweet pup, you went through more than most of us here but stayed focused and strong and as a result Monte is back to being his lovely self, largely thanks to you 💓

You are a wise woman and already understood the secret of life: the importance of seizing the day and be happy with your baby, sharing the little moments and building wonderful memories with him 💕

Glad to hear you decided which route to take, not pursuing chemo is a good choice, one that suits you and him.

As for the sharp pain episodes, yes, that happened to others here and if my memory is not failing me most of the times it was phantom pain connected.

It appears sometimes phantom pain can be present for long(ish) periods of time after recovery is over.

I’m sure others will be more precise and will share their experiences soon. 

Sending you an avalanche of kisses 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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I swear I had a post here… must have lost it way-confused Monte looks wonderful! Oh, and he looks so happy… I am so happy for you heart

After everything you have been through with him just seeing him do so well is just amazing. I was really worried that you may not make it to this point with all of the horrible infection problems that he developed after surgery. And like Teresa (and others) have said so many times, so many do really well without going the chemo route. Oh boy, he just looks so wonderful.. I keep scrolling up to see that handsome face of his  😁

I agree about it possibly being some phantom pain , it sure sounds like that may be possible. You may want to call his vet and see about managing it with some Gabapentin. There are a few in here that have had to take it intermittently over a longer time, and him being such a big boy it would not surprise me at all. 

Hugs to both of you and much love, so very nice to get such a phenomenal update!

Jackie and Huckleberry heartheart

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Greetings to all,

Thank you for compliments on Monte’s picturesclap

Thank you for the thoughts about phantom pain .  I have been thinking that is what he’s experiencing.  It’s not everyday and I didn’t know they could take Gabapentin intermittently.  I will check on that!  He was on it for a while.

Monte weighed in at 147.6 this past Friday when he went for his laser treatment!  It sounds so weird to say!  However, he looks great and moves around better with less weight to carry.  His elbow is improving.  Wish I would have known that laser treatments would help healing time.  I would have started that right after he came home.  Anyway, once the elbow sore closes, Monte can start back with hydrotherapy and other exercises for muscle strengthening!

Everyday is a blessing to have him with meheart We are continuing on the journey making memories!

Love and hugs,

Elizabeth and Monte

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Hey Elisabeth and Monte 🌸🐾

Good to year from you two!

So gorgeous Monte lost some weight, those are good news, always better to have our Tripawds on the “skinny” side of the scale than the other way around, especially if they are huge like our Danes are 🦍 far less stress on their  joints!

Hydrotherapy is really good, Angel Eurydice did it for a while and it was hilarious seeing her with her gigantic life vest on the pool, it was as if a cow had just came in to have a swim 🐄🏊🏻‍♀️😂

Make sure Monte will have enough people to help him in the pool, Eurydice started with two but they begged for reinforcements so she ended up with three helping her out. 

For muscle strengthening, I took Eurydice (building exercise gradually and according to what she could do) to either a beach with huge sand dunes or to paths in the forest where she would have to go up hills and then back down.

These were terrific exercises for her back legs muscles, she was in top form until the very end of her journey thanks to this kind of regular exercise. 

There are many videos of her going up and down hills and sand dunes in her travels threads, if you want to take a look. 

Keep up the good work and keep spoiling that beautiful boy, sending you clouds of kisses 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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Monte looks GREAT! He looks hoppy and strong and content. Good job!

Chemo or not, one never knows the future so live each day to the fullest and you cannot go wrong. Monte will repay you with a thousand slobbery kisses! 

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MONTE IS ONE GOOD LOOKING SUPER DUDE!!!!!     QUITE NOBLE! 

Monte is showing  the world  big dogs know how to rock on  three legs just fine!😎

Sooooo happy to get this SPECTACULAR  update!!!!😁😁😁

Now give that skinny boy just one riny scoop of ice cream as a reward!  Organic and sugar free of course!

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Hello to all,

Just a short update on Monte and the yelping.  Seems since I last posted he hasn’t had any episodes so no meds for now!

Thank you for the pool comments on Eurydice!  Monte would actually be doing hydrotherapy on a large treadmill that fills with water.  (Those are more commonly used here)  I have a few videos of when he started and the size of the tumor caused him to trot like a horse!  Well, those days are memories and we are looking forward to making new ones as a tripawd Daneheart

His other boo boos like the elbow sore and feet sores (from where he laid on the left side at hospital) are almost gonebig-grin One more laser treatment on the elbow should about close it up.  Very thankful those treatments are helping the inside to outside process of healing.  

Monte’s fur is still coming in.  I think it will be lighter than the rest of himsmiley which is ok with me!  

Thank you everyone for being here as a support groupexclamation

Love and hugs,

Elizabeth and Monteheart

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YAAAAAAAAY!!!  THIS IS THE KIND OF UPDATE WE LOOOOOOOVE!!!!   Monte will be an inspiring example of how to stay the course and overcome a rough recovery!!!  Monte didn’t give up, nor did you!   Absolutely  thrilled  to read this!!     

Picture…..we must have another picture of that handsome  boy! 

Hugs!!!!

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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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(((Elizabeth and Monte)))

That is just the best news!! I think we all worry so much about the big guys and gals recovery in such a huge surgery because it just seems to be a bit tougher with their size. Monte, on the other hand, scared the crap out of me 😮 and I’ve seen big pups come through but i was truly worried for the both of you. 

I’m so happy that the both of you got through this and are here now thriving and happy. 

He looks WONDERFUL!  Please send more pictures when you can ❤️

Lots of hugs and love,

Jackie and Huck ❤️❤️

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