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  1. OMG!!!! Mister Gino, Flizzie does that to me all the time!!! Miss Kathy I hope you haved fun at that GIG even with a hurty eyeball! Let's see... Oh! We haved our Dubbel Meat Subway Sammich today!! And there's still haff left for tamarrow!! And I got my notice I passed my blood testing and am getting signed up to be a blud donor! I gess they will call me when they need me! That's all from here for today my Friendlies!! Kibble kisses and Buddy Bisket dreams!! NITEY NITE!! Andipants
  2. Andi was just approved to join the ranks of the blood donor cohort at our local emergency hospital. I have to admit, I don't know all that much about their blood itself. I didn't know they had 43 blood types or what that even means! The clinic said she was a Universal Negative blood type (DEA negative 1,5,7 Positive 4) but again, I don't really know what that means. I'll research myself, and ask at the clinic, but I thought I'd put this out there for the GT hive mind, too! Thanks a bunch!!!
  3. Here is a link to the most recent Osteo Thread. Just be aware that this was started in 2016, and some of the medical information and links to other pages and forums may be out of date or non functional. It should still give you some guidance in the questions you asked above. Osteo Thread #9 Someone will need to be home with the dog for at least two weeks post amp, if you go that route, or until his stitches are taken out. Those first two weeks are the hardest and you will second guess yourself constantly. After they start to heal up and learn how to get around and manage on their own they would probably be ok to be left (though I would be absolutely freaking out!). Each dog is different, and you'd have to evaluate your own dogs recovery and ability to be by themself. Both of us were retired when our dog had his surgery, so there wasn't any question for us about him being home without people. There is literally no way of knowing how long your dog will have, whether you amputate or not. In general, amputation followed by chemo gives the longest survival time and palliative care only the shortest, but that's certainly not a given and there's no way to judge how his quality of life will unfold either way. The one thing - the only thing - that's certain, is that the end is coming. If you choose palliative care the biggest thing to remember is that you don't have to worry about long term side effects, or being conservative with dosing, because your one and only goal is for him to be as pain free as possible for as long as possible. Osteo is hideously painful, and Greyhounds are very stoic, so if your dog is limping, whining, restless, panting or exhibiting other signs of pain, it's probably pretty bad. When deciding about surgery it's important to understand how your dog reacts in a clinical setting. He will spend A LOT of time in a clinic or hospital, and a dog who freaks out at the vet may not be a good candidate. Front leg amps do seem to have a bit of a harder time learning how to get around post surgery. Greyhounds carry most of their weight in their front half, so they need to learn how to navigate completely differently. Many helper harnesses also don't work as well on front leg amps as most of them use the front legs to anchor to the body. Choosing a time to end the pain and send him on his journey across the Bridge is a personal and individual decision only you can make. You know him best, and will most likely know when he's telling you he's had enough. Better a day too early than a day too late. I'm so sorry you're joining this club with so many of us. {{{hugs}}}
  4. Hello my Friendlies! We are going back to summer time today and tamarrow with no cloudings and clear bloo skies and temps near 90lebendee!! Then it's gonna be rainings for three days. This is normill Fall weather here I gess!!! Momma was looking at the list of all our Angels that we done Memorial Collections for the other day and it's a lot of houndies over the years. Lost of good reemembories. We are a good groop of peeples and houndies!! Fru Fik & Fin!!! Not much going on today. We better get our Birthday sammich tho!! Wishings for a Fortunate Friedday for all my Friendlies!! BYE-EEE!!! Andipants
  5. Oy. I'm sure starting chemo sooner helps - the sooner the better - but, man, I would not have wanted to add that on top of everything else we were dealing with right then. Dude had two more debridement surgeries within the first three weeks post-amp, and a raging infection. The chemo would have been too much for his system!
  6. Wow!! No posties for 4 hours!! That's all from here for today my Friendlies!! Kibble kisses and Buddy Bisket dreams!! NITEY NITE!! Andipants
  7. Miss Halise We are having Birthday Subways tamarrow!!! And that street working is all done. The worker doods came and picked up all their signings! Later Gaters!! Andipants
  8. Hello my Friendlies!! Mostly clouding this morning but it's sposed to be mostly sunning late on. Have a nice trip Miss Ducky!! Glad you're feeling more betterer Miss Kathy. Miss Ivy I know you and Miss Cherry are way to nice to take advantage of your Momma's disabled state, but *I* would be taking advantage of my Momma's disabled state!!! Mister Nate, is there anything more betterer than laying in a nice sunshining patch???? Mister Gino you are gonna be a couch houndie yet!! Mister Merc, we sawed on our news last nite about a bad accident where a car rammed into a bus, and the bus nokked over power poles, and peeples was hurted and everything - and the city was, like, a hour north of the NYC!!!! We were wunnering if that was anywhere's near where you live??? Miss Nutmeg, my Momma does that lots - spends HOURS chopping up stuff that's she's alreddy prooned so it can go in the big bin to get tooken away!!! BORING!!!! She's started cleaning out the garden beds now too, so there's even more boring activity going on!! Play with ME Momma!!!! Miss Wiki, we glad your Momma gotted rid of her mindgrain!! And the news about those batties!! Our batties here have been hot pretty hard too. Well, we do not know if we are gonna get our Birthday Subway today or not. Daddy just gotted back from his morning walking and he said there's nobody working on the street today. But we don't know if they are done, or just gonna start later. So I gess we are gonna wait and see. I hope we get it today!!! Wishings for a Theatrical Thirdsday for all my Friendlies!! BYE-EEE!!! Andipants
  9. Miss Daphne, those street fixers worked haff a day in the morningtime yesserday, but all day from 8 ay em to 5 pee em today. They are sposed to be working that much tamarrow too! Boy that stuff is STINKY!!!!! Miss Kathy Tamarrow (or maybe Thirdsday, depending in who you ask) is my sister Lilly's 10nf Birthday! Momma says she just can't believe it and the time has gone by so fast! It also makes her Miss my bruther Whiskey more. I tried to be extra funny and snuggly today, so she will be happy and order the Subway sammich selebrashun luntsch!!! That's all from here for today my Friendlies!! Kibble kisses and Buddy Bisket dreams!! NITEY NITE!! Andipants
  10. Hello my Friendlies!! It's mostly clouding here rite now, tho we mite have sunnings later on. It's almost the solstiss on the Eest coast inna few minits!! Miss Kathy I bet your eyeball is probly kinda hurty still. The big road working on the street next over has already started and there's lots of beeping and grindy noises and a horrible smelling outside already. Momma says she is already bored with street workings!! Lots of peeples on that street moved there cars onto *our* street overnite - essept we can't get out eether!!! So everybody is stukk!!! Momma says I gotta update everybody on my leggie - it's all betterer!! Tho Momma still has me onna leesh. She "says" it's just because she knows me but I think she just doesn't want me to play too hard. Wishings for a wacky Windsday for all my Friendlies!! BYE-EEE!!! Andipants
  11. Miss Kathy!!! We hope your hurty eyeball feels more betterer soon!!! Miss FancyToo I bet you guys are having so much funnings with your Daddy home!! We were trapped on our street today cause "they" are paving the street that leads to our street! And there's only that one way in or out! Gonna be like that tamarrow too, and maybe Thirdsday! That's all from here for today my Friendlies!! Kibble kisses and Buddy Bisket dreams!! NITEY NITE!! Andipants
  12. Hello my Friendlies!! Gonna be a nice early Falling day, a day early!!! Nice and sunning, but not hawt, and all the smokings gotted putted out by the rainings!! Uh-Oh!! Miss Kathy got poked in the eyeball!!!!! Hope you feel more betterer by this affernoon!! Hahahahahaha!!!!! Miss Lizabeth!! Momma said she readed it the same, too!!! Miss Vanessa, don't get the plague!!!! Mister Charlie, Momma says that Trazadone is a "fast-acting antidepressant that works by creating more seratonin in the brain." And can be used eether as a fast acting drug OR a long term drug. One of our Angels - Cash - used to take it every day and it helped her lots. And all of us here now have used it for various things. But Momma says that she was surprised your vet started with that Prozac stuff, cause there's a dedicated veterinary rx for separation anxiety called Clomicalm that was created for SA, and most vets begin there before moving to off-label human meds. If the Prozac isn't working after you finish the trial (and increasing the dosages), and if your vet doesn't want to go to Trazadone, that's what she would suggest. Yesserday was tree trimming day on the next street over - lots of chaining saws and big huge gigantic chippers all. day. long! It was SO LOUD!!!!!! Plus also, we are gonna be trapped in our house for two days by the county paving the street that goes to our house starting tamarrow!!!! I bet that's gonna be loud too!! Wishings for a Quiet Toozday for all my Friendlies!! BYE-EEE!!! Andipants
  13. Lookit how pretty Miss Kathy is!!!! And Mister Jim, too, of course!! Mam hadda nice birthday!! That's all from here for today my Friendlies!! Kibble kisses and Buddy Bisket dreams!! NITEY NITE!! Andipants
  14. Hello my Friendlies!! It's sooper dooper fogging out this morning since the ground is so wet from all the rainings!!!! On Satidday we gotted more than one inch of it here - that's the most rainings in one day sintse JANUARY 12th!!!! But today is gonna be mostly sunnings affer the fog burns off. Miss Kathy got to sleep in!!! Momma is jeluss!! Oh NO! Miss Loosy up her whole dinner!!! We hope you feel more betterer today!! Hey Miss Laila!!! That sounds like a awesome day you guys hadded at that pikanik!! We got one of those beddings from Costco last week!!! Essept Momma putted it upstairs for Lilly so me and Flizzie don't get to lay on it at all!!! Uh-Oh! Antie Jennie didn't get her pakkige!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAM!!!!! Mister Charlie, Momma says sometimes you gotta try two or even three different classes of anti anxiety meds to get the one that works on that individual dog for his individual brain chemistry. FWIW she's never had much luck with that Prozac stuff with any of her greyhoundies. Sometimes Alprazolam has worked, but mostly we use Trazadone here. My leggie is doing OK. I am walking onnit ok - on leash, of course - and even sleeping with it all curled up, like normill. But it is still kinda swolled a little right around my wrist area. And that one strip of sooper stikky tape is still hanging on!!! Wishings for a Miraculuss Munderday for all my Friendlies!! BYE-EEE!!! Andipants
  15. Yes, she needs to be seen by a vet for a complete evaluation. Normal blue dog eyes do pop up in greyhounds, now and again. It's a recessive trait linked to certain coat colors, and can be perfectly normal. But a cloudy eye of whatever color needs to be seen by a professional asap.
  16. Honestly, it could be a lot of things, that may or may not have anything to do with past exposure. What it sounds like you have to me is a dog who is highly anxious in his "normal" state, and he had an episode of fear response to ... whatever it was that scared him. In the greyhound world, we sometimes call those dogs "spooks." It's not a learned behavior, but the result of genetics and brain chemistry that isn't right. You can see evidence of this in his leash reactivity with other dogs. He also may not respond readily to his name, be unable to calm himself after he goes over his anxiety threshold, refuses to take even very high value treats in stressful situations, engage in repetitive actions like pacing or licking, withdraws from household activity to spend time by himself. If this sounds like your dog, I would urge you to do a search in Training and Behavior for the numerous threads on "spooks," and "anxiety." We deal with this fairly frequently and there's a lot of information you can read through. Even if not everything applies to your dog, there will be lots of tips and tricks and advice to help you help him. Good luck!
  17. Miss Kathy were glad you hadda good wedding vizitashun!! It sounds nice! Well, as nice as a party without houndies ever is!!! Momma spended a lot of the affernoon and most of the evening making stinky stuff with vinegar. She calls it "relish" but I call it yukky!!! She'll probly make me postie picher of it sometime. She's all proud of herownseff cause she used up a whole gigantic mixing bowl of cucummers! That's all from here for today my Friendlies!! Kibble kisses and Buddy Bisket dreams!! NITEY NITE!! Andipants
  18. Momma tooked off my bannage today cause I am walking lots more betterer! Essept for one strip of sticky tape that's cotted up in my fluffy leg furs and hurted to pull off. I'll work on that overnite and get it!! The swellings is almost all gone, and, like I saided, I am walking ok. Momma says I still gotta be on the leash tho. Later Gaters!! Andipants
  19. Miss Wiki is not only a she's a great artiste!!!!
  20. Hello my Friendlies!! What a horrible, no good, very bad, yukky, horrid, day yesserday!!! Not only was it pooring down rainings, but I slipped in the muddings and sprained my frunt leggie, had to go to the v-e-t and wait around forEVER!, and get hexrayings, and now I gots a stoopid BANNAGE again!!!! My leggie already feels more betterer, and Momma says she mite take the bannage off today cause it's already getting loose with the swellings going down. I still gotta be walked onna leesh tho. Sheesharoni. Miss Halise We hope you can have a good visiting with your Daddy and siblings. Mister Merc you are going to the dumping again??? Doesn't the big trukk come to your house and take the garbige away every week?? Mister Nate, what kinda fun do you wanna have?? Have a nice trip and fun at the wedding Miss Kathy and Mister Jim!! Miss Ducky Momma sleeped in yesserday too, tho it didn't do her any good sintse she hadda spend a lot of it at the v-e-t with me. And - she says - she didn't sleep good last nite cause she was worrying about ME! Momma did have time to fix slopping joes yesserday so we hadded good joose on our brekkie this morning!!! The stoopid bannage doesn't affect my appetite any!!! Wishings for a sensashunal Sunnyday for all my Friendlies!! BYE-EEE!!! Andipants
  21. Andi is obviously upset by everything that happened today!! 20210918_184122 by Chris Harper, on Flickr We'll say goodnight then, and pleasant dreams to all our Friendlies!! NITEY NITE!! Miss Chris and Andipants
  22. Adding to the gloom and doom of today... Andi badly sprained her right front leg this morning. Not sure how, except it was pretty slippery with all the rain we got last night, and she's just not a careful dog! Spent a couple hours at the vet, waiting for them to work her in for an xray to make sure she didn't break her toe. By the time I got her there her "wrist" was about twice the normal size! No break anywhere, fortunately. They put a support wrapping on it for a few days, leash walking only, nsaids and codeine and ice, and we hope the swelling goes down and it's not something torn. As our good friend Joe T Reporter used to say - SHEESHARONI!!!!
  23. Hello my Friendlies!! IT'S RAININGS!!!!! All nite long we had rainings coming down from the skies!!!! This is the most rainings we've had, sintse, like, last March!!!! Have fun doing all your doings today Miss Ivy!!! *I* think it sounds like fun!!! Miss Ducky, we're glad that your founded something to work for the feets in your house. Momma says she wunners if you could make, like, DIY chlorhex wipes outta a roll of paper towelings, like you can for cleaning??? Mam we're sorry about Pap having brooze trubbles. One of Momma's friendlies is on those thinners cause she hadded a stroke and she gets a broozing if somebody looks at her hard!! She hadda bad one affer her first stroke and hadda wear a masheen that keeped sukking the bluds outta the brooze so it wouldn't get infected and would heal up properly. Have fun playing with those pandamoniums Miss Jerilyn!!! Miss Wiki, be nice in your crating!! Glad you got your car back Mister Nate!! Mister Merc, I like when Momma is in readings mode cause of the same thing!! She sits in one spot for a long time and I don't hafta jump up all the to follow her around. We are gonna have Slopping Joes today for luntsch so that means we will have hambergler joose for our brekkie tamarrow!! Wishings for a Sensayshunal Satidday for all my Friendlies!! BYE-EEE!!! Andipants Oh wait!! I forgotted to postie these!! I think I mitta postied a picher of the salsa Momma maded before. She maded 8 haff pints of this stuff. She says we gotta open one and try it now that it's hadda chance to sit and melding together. 20210831_224341 by Chris Harper, on Flickr Then this week she maded pickklings - one batch dill (8 haff pints, on the rite) and one batch sweet bread n butter (7 haff pints, on the left). 20210916_133631 by Chris Harper, on Flickr
  24. Antie Jennie, yes Momma just finished reading those books! She agrees with you about them being kinda slow to get going, and once it does get going everything takes a very long time to happen!! But she did end up liking them overall. That's all from here for today my Friendlies!! Kibble kisses and Buddy Bisket dreams!! NITEY NITE!! Andipants
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