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Eurydice's elbow friction and protection
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23 August 2016 - 9:22 pm
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The elbow issue has been discussed here many times before because it does come up so often in front amps.

Here is a list of forum topics discussing elbow hygromas.

Here are a couple of blog posts on treating elbow hygromas.

Here are plans for homemade elbow pad.

I must say that the pad made for Eurydice looks amazing!

Karen

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

1999 to 2010

 

              Maggie's Story                  Amputation and Chemo



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Eurydice, I must say that sleeping that way doesn’t look very comfortable to me. But now it looks like you have a great solution. And, bonus it makes you look like an athlete.

This looks like a good option for the Tripawd Toolkit.

Kerren and Tripawd Kitty Mona 

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Sounds like your friend has a budding business venture here!  Otis does that a lot too.  I couldn’t figure out if it was to prop up his chin (he is a big chin rester), to maintain balance or just how he landed when he plopped down.  Fortunately, no callouses or skin issues.

Otis - 106 pound lab/Dane mix, lost his right front leg to osteosarcoma on Febuary 9, 2016.  Four rounds of carboplatin completed in April, 2016.  Lung mets August 25, 2016.  Said goodbye too soon on September 4, 2016.   Lost his adopted sister, Tess, suddenly on October 9, 2016. likely due to hemangiosarcoma.  

Wherever they are, they are together.

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26 August 2016 - 11:48 am
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BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Harmony became a Tripawd on 10/21/14 (MCT). She left us way too soon on 11/1/14.

"We miss you so much; our love, our heart, our Harmony."

- Pam, Ron and Melody, Meesha, Doublestuff and Mariah Carey



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28 August 2016 - 5:50 pm
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Oh man, my patchy has the opposite problem, he has developed a thick callous if you will on his elbow, but I bet that would help him as well. Would love to find something like that for him. Love your giant girl! – Summer & Patchy smiley

Hey there Summer and Patchy heart

Sorry I haven’t sent you the lady’s contact details yet, I am getting Eurydice’s booties from her next Wednesday and just want to double check she is happy doing these elbow protections without the dogs being present for measurements plus sending items in the post.

As far as Eurydice’s elbow protection is concerned I am thrilled with the results.

The affected area is healing very quickly, I take it with me at all times (another strange item to be found inside a lady’s handbaglaughing) and use it every time she has to lie down in hard surfaces which is pretty much everywhere apart from parks and her own bed. 

It is so easy to place and so comfortable for her that wearing it when lying down is welcomed by my sugar pie.

Big hug and cuddles to gorgeous Patchyheart

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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28 August 2016 - 5:56 pm
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What a great concept your friend has created for Eurydice and her Sam! Any support system that anyone can offer to help improve the quality of our tripawds is appreciated by everyone!!

Hey there Sallyheart

Yes, this lady is an angel, I am so glad the physio mentioned her to me.

I saw her for my girl’s booties and then realised she had a solution for her elbow too!

As I mentioned in my post to Summer and Patchy the protection works beautifully, I am really pleased.

Thank you so much for your kind words, big kiss flying your way and cuddles to your sweeties heart

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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28 August 2016 - 6:02 pm
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Clyde uses his remaining “arm” in exactly the same way! And he’s developed one of those elbow callouses. Doesn’t seem to bother him yet but its getting larger and I think he needs some protection. Wish there was something like that available here. And Eurydice is so beautiful, I just love seeing pictures of her.

Hey Clyde and familyheart

Thank you so much for your lovely words.

If this lady is able to do the elbow protection and send it by mail I will pass her details to you (and Patchy’s Mom) by PM. 

Sending you a big hug and cuddles to your cutie heart

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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28 August 2016 - 6:12 pm
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Hi Karenheart

Thank you so much for the links, I never realised this was such a common problem.

I see a lot of people tried the homemade elbow pad in the past, the one Eurydice has looks like one step ahead and really comfy.

I am thrilled to be able to share my experiences with other pawrents, we are all in the same boat so anything that improves our babies lives is worth sharing.

Sending you a big hug and cuddles to your sweet puggiesheart

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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28 August 2016 - 6:17 pm
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Eurydice, I must say that sleeping that way doesn’t look very comfortable to me. But now it looks like you have a great solution. And, bonus it makes you look like an athlete.

Hey Kerren and kitties heart

I am also amazed she does that twist and manages to sleep like that, maybe she was a contortionist in a previous life clown

Sending you lots of hugs and more hugs to Mona and Ely heart

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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28 August 2016 - 6:22 pm
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Otis does that a lot too. I couldn’t figure out if it was to prop up his chin (he is a big chin rester), to maintain balance or just how he landed when he plopped down. 

Hey Otis, Tess and Christineheart

My theory is Eurydice uses her arm as a pillow but actually you’ve got three valid points there winker

Really glad Otis doesn’t have any issues with his elbow, much better not to have to use a protection!

Sending you a big hug and cuddles to your cutie pies heart

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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28 August 2016 - 6:29 pm
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Hey Noreneheart

Thank you for your post, she is quite a cool girl, always ready to be photographed way-cool as so many others here.

Nothing like our babies to fill our days with joy and make us laugh.

Sending you a big hug and cuddles to your packheart

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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28 August 2016 - 10:42 pm
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Eurydice’s elbow pad looks amazing. Such a simple and effective solution (and such a beautiful dog!)

I know how frustrating elbow problems can be and how difficult this area is to protect. Meg had a wound on the point of her elbow, the result of a chronic infection, which wouldn’t heal. She wore DogLeggs, which I ordered through my vet from here http://www.dogleggs.com. They are thickly padded and stayed on well, as well as helping to keep her dressing in place. This was before she lost her leg, so she had a covering on each elbow and a strap that went over her back to keep them on. Keeping coverings on an elbow is a problem in an active dog, as I’m sure you know only too well. They do make protectors specifically for Tripawds http://www.dogl…..g-amputee/, so if Mona’s friend isn’t able to help then these may be worth a try.

All best,

Meg and Clare

Meg, Mutt, aged around 12, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
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