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26 August 2019 - 5:25 pm
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WHEW! Oh good that is super duper news. I love that the vet is willing to try other methods of managing her pain. Go Ellie!

Now’s a good time to start looking for a veterinary rehab therapist. Remember, the Tripawds Foundation will pay for your first rehab visit with her. It will do Ellie a huge world of good to get her in to see someone. When a pup has such severe episodes, a therapist can come up with a strategy to prevent future ones. They typically see new Tripawds about two weeks after surgery and many are booked solid, so remember to call when you come up for air OK? 🙂

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26 August 2019 - 6:19 pm
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Thamks for the update!  Paws crossed that the Gaba/Tram combo continues to handle the episodes.  They should become less and less frequent and then disappear!  Bravo to you for being such a good advocate  for this ADORAVLE CUTIE PATOOTIE!!😎

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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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26 August 2019 - 9:35 pm
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I’m sorry has been having those scary episodes, good job working with the vet to try something else.

Paws crossed that the meds help and keep Ellie comfortable. 

Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls

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

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              Maggie's Story                  Amputation and Chemo

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27 August 2019 - 7:18 pm
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Thank you, Jerry, for that info! I had no idea about the foundation helping with rehab or that it was started so early in this process. I appreciate you sending that! Also, thank you Sally and Karen for the kind words and support. I can’t say thank you enough to all of you guys for helping us through all of this. sp_hearticon2 I really don’t know where we would be without the encouragement, support and resources. 

As for Ellie, the screaming episodes are improving. She had 5 episodes of screaming on Sunday, 4 yesterday (of these, two were much shorter in duration, like 5-10 seconds), and so far only 2 short ones today. So yay!! We are dosing her tramadol and gabapentin every 4 to 5 hours. She is still panting a lot today, but she does have temporary breaks in this. I’m hoping the panting will continue to decrease as we get her severe pain episodes under control (and as she gets further along in the recovery process). She is still hesitating to get up and not able to find a comfortable way to lay. As for the positive things I’m seeing, she is eating, tolerating meds, and pottying well. We also got really good news today!! The histopathology reports came back with a clear margin (1.2 cm was the narrowest margin, which is not hitting the exact mark, but I am just so grateful they got margins) and the lymph nodes were clear!!! The vet says the surgery should be curative of her cancer, so we are very thankful today!!! sp_hearticon2smiley4sp_hearticon2

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27 August 2019 - 8:29 pm
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The vet says the surgery should be curative of her cancer

That is great news!  I’m so happy for you and Ellie!

And I’m glad to hear she is slowly improving.  Improving fast would be better but improving is the best thing smiley4

Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls

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

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27 August 2019 - 9:11 pm
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And Ellie’s Fan Club is cheering loudly, “YAY FOR ELLIE!’ 😁😀 

 Yes, any improvement  during recovery is a huge victory!!   The pain episodes  becoming less frequent and shorter duration…yeah, HUGE VICTORY!!!😎   While paning can be a sign of pain, the meds can alao make them pan.  Ellie will will get  etter snd Betty with her mobility.  No worries.  It’s  still very early, plus she has a pret4ty good dose of meds in her system on a steady basis (and that’s  a good thing right now).  Eating, poopjng… great news!

On top,of all this, Ellie got a SPECTACULAR  report from the Vet!!!   We love good news around here!!😎

And we love a good reason to celebrate with a scoop of oce cream!!!  Ice cream for Elloe!!🍨🍧🍦

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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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