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Mojo's post forelimb amputation update
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11 April 2021 - 7:58 pm
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YAY!!!!   

Hahaha……the paper plate may have made her think she was getting scraps from your dinner plate!  Whatever works!  Good job!!   Hopef she’ll welcome breakfast tomorrow  with gusto!

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12 April 2021 - 10:36 am
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That’s wonderful! Did it work today?

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She took her supplements without issue this morning and ate about half her breakfast…basically just the kibble smooshed into the wet. I also started on the Canine Rehab program today. The only exercise she has trouble with is the sit to stand. Basically she sits and then immediately lays down. On the first try at it though she was so excited with the “special” dry kibble I decided to use as a treat that she sat and tried to give me her paw before she ended up on the ground since there wasn’t another front leg to support her. I’ll do the 2nd set of exercises after work and then the last set around dinner time.

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12 April 2021 - 2:49 pm
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Wow that’s terrific she is on track with the supplements and food, good signs she’s on the mend. Her excitement and willingness to give a paw with just the special kibble is another good indicator she’s staying strong and healing. 

Let us know how the program works for you two. Go slow and steady, try not to overwork her and she will get her strength back before you know it! Nice job smiley_clap

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12 April 2021 - 3:46 pm
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Glad things are moving  in the right direction👏

Awww, so sweet that she wanted  to give you her paw but couldn’t  quite handle the one paw shake♥️. Yeah, sloooow and easy on the introduction  to her Rehab,  You two make such a ggod team😎

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12 April 2021 - 7:17 pm
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For dinner, she finished her breakfast dry kibble with some added wet and then I gave her a lil bit more. Last week we moved her bowls from the living room back to their normal spot and added the additional runner for extra sure-footedness.

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Sweet Mojo is looking good.👍    Her appetite  is clearly coming . back.  I think she likes eating in her normal spot standing on her pretty little rug.  Looks like she’s  starting to jave some of her fur starting to fill in already.

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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That is spectacular!  Thanks for sharing her progress.smiley16

Yes love the traction , the raised bowls, and that she’s eating more of her regular food. She’s definitely on the way!

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Took her supplements like a champ this morning and ate more of the moistened dry kibble that was included with her breakfast….maybe I just managed to get more kibble mushed into the wet. Maybe 1/4 or less of “dry” left on her plate.  I dunno but I’ll take it.

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YAY! Even the supplements without any issues? AMAZING!

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This morning she left maybe 6-10 kibbles on plate but tonight she licked the plate clean. We go back tomorrow for her post chemo #1 bloodwork. Her leg wound has practically closed completely back up (just open in the front a little bit) so she might get those staples out tomorrow as well. If not tomorrow then I’m sure she’ll get them out on 4/29 when we go back for chemo #2.

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14 April 2021 - 8:45 pm
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Each day she’s gotten better and better. That sparkle is back!

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14 April 2021 - 9:04 pm
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So glad to hear her wound is looking good AND that her appetite  has returned.  Hope the bloodwork works out so she can go for chemo #2.   If she does have a too kmow blood count, no worries.  That happens  quite often.

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Good news: CBC came back looking good

Bad news: staples weren’t ready to come out yet….I’m guessing they’ll come out at her next visit

Vet tech said that she went all the way from the back examine area to the lobby to the side of the building where I was parked without taking a break. Then I proceeded to spend at least 15min trying to get her into the car but she was having no part of it. She would just either stand at the doorway looking in or just lay down…even tried luring her in with some “treat” kibble. Guessing she was just pretty exhausted from the trek. By the 20min mark I called back into SouthPaws and asked if a tech was available to come out and help me. He came out and she got right in with his assistance, smh.

90% breakfast eaten, 100% dinner eaten

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Awww well glad you got her into the car! That was a BIG day for her. How are things today?

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