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7 May 2022 - 1:30 pm
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Ah! Good move to do the Gaba every 8 hours, I'm so glad it helped.

The stairs should be totally fine. Smart of you to be there for her though, I would too. And that's awesome your indoor stairs are carpeted. Yeah I agree it's a blessing you didn't remodel inside 🙂

Glad she's having a chill day. Hope you are too. Enjoy the pawgress!

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7 May 2022 - 7:56 pm
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Yep, good job of tweaking the Gaba a bit.  And with the patch fading out it makes sense the pain med needed to be adjusted. 

Glad she's settling down better.  You're  doing a really good job of caring  for her and taking note of her behavior, etc.

Hope everyone gets a good night's sleep👍

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

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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8 May 2022 - 5:38 pm
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Thank you all for the kind words.  Sadie had a rough day today.  As per the vets orders I removed the Fentanyl patch.  I'm not sure if the pain increased or if she was having some kind of withdraw symptoms but she was not her "usual" self and didn't want to eat, was much more lethargic than she has been.  Seemed depressed or something.  She did eat a little tonight and seems to be a little better.  Fingers crossed!!

I have never been on such an emotional rollercoaster!!  Thank you for listening!!

Virginia




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8 May 2022 - 10:04 pm
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Yes, this early recovery is definitely an emotional roller coaster full of apps and downs. You should be able to get off The Unwanted ride in a few more days and Beyond steady ground. Most likely what you are describing is the hatch no longer being on, all of the Strong Hospital meds thoroughly out of her system, and readjusting to the new Gabapentin dose. If I'm reading this right, it doesn't necessarily sound like she's in pain per se, but just more like she's having a down day. Let's just see what tomorrow brings and we'll take it from there. In the meantime, continue to keep her activity level low and continue to stay upbeat and positive around her. 

We'll look for your updates.  And give her sny yummy foods she'll eat.

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

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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9 May 2022 - 11:49 am
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Aww I'm sorry yesterday was tough. How is she this morning? Is the Gabapentin every 8 hours helping?

I agree with Sally, it was likely just being tired and feeling meh from the hard work of recuperation. Her appetite being there at the end of the day is a really good sign that this is a standard recovery rollercoaster and she's on track.

Keep us posted.

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