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26 August 2008 - 4:56 pm
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Great to hear that Matey is doing better.  I’m so glad the baby food is working….sometimes that’s all we could get Myrtle to eat.  Day 20 after surgery was our turnaround & she hasn’t looked back! 

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Matey Girl my mom and I wanted to check in and see how you are doing? I am doing awesome.

Titan and Heidi

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5 September 2008 - 2:49 am
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Hi Titan,

Good to hear from you!

We are doing much better, good appetite, our old self again. Matey is having a little trouble walking, kind of wobbly, and gets sore easily. we have backed off to 1 tramadol every other day, and are on 1 carpofen a day. We do have the Ruffwear Harness, which really helps, but we arent getting around like  we used to.

I have her going to acupuncture once every 2 weeks, and a shot of adequan(sp?) once a week, which will hopefully help.

We are off antibiotics, and stitches are out and fur growing back! We had our first bath since the beginning of August, and smell nice now!

Well, hopefully she gets less sore and can get around easier soon, but we will have to see.  At least she is eating, so I can start supplements again…

You sound great, all good?

Matey and family 

Matey Girl

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5 September 2008 - 10:46 pm
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Mate, I’m SO glad to hear that you are eating again and getting back into the routine. I know how tiring getting around can be so soon after surgery, but hang in there OK? You have to build up your leg muscles, and once you do, getting around should be easier.

Keep us posted on your acupuncture, maybe start a new thread about it here in the Forums. I know many of us want to hear if it helps you.

Your friend,


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