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  1. Noon Friday Jan 9 Well, I'm on way over to pick up Deb, then we're going to get Sadie! She had a good night and is eliminating and eating, and the vet said she does not have to stay until Saturday. I just whipped up a couple of slings for her, and I'm off. Keep those good wishes coming, I'll have more information for you later today, and maybe a picture too. Thanks again so much for all of your support, thoughts and prayers. They are helping!
  2. Corns can be dealt with, I strongly recommend finding someone who can hull them out for you and use Dr. Feeman's protocol. Scritches to your baby, and a nice stiff drink for you lol.
  3. Sending healing thoughts to your oh-so-beautiful boy.
  4. Willie looks fantastic for 4 days post amp! Sending lots of healing thoughts to that beautiful boy.
  5. I had to laugh when I saw your topic title lol. We've used Canadian drugs for years (yes, I inhaled) and have been quite satisfied with them. msjpk, for your abx resistant infection, my Romi had one of these, we tried everything, and nothing would wipe it out completely. He was on abx for months and months, finally I called my herbalist and talked to him, he cleared it up in a week. It has not come back, 4 years later. If you like, I can see if the tincture bottle is still kicking around, the herbs he used are listed on it. We also used Super Silver at the same time, which is an amazing product.
  6. Woo Hoo!!!! What a relief. Does she have a compression wrap? Willie had one post amputation (last Wednesday) and he had almost no bruising. Just a thought. I was so fearful of the bruising. Hope all continues to go well. Continued positive healing thoughts going her way. Polli had the compression sweater and zero bruising because of it. So haddpy to hear Sadie did well. Hope she has an uneventful recovery. I told her Mom about it, and she asked the vet about it, but he said she would not need it. I hope he's right!
  7. 6pm Thursday Just got another update from Deb, the surgery went smoothly, the vet used both stitches and staples unfortunately, but other than that it's all good. Very little bleeding, and if all continues to go well she can come home tomorrow, she'll have a fentanyl patch for pain until Monday, then Deramaxx. He did not give her a compression bandage, and said he does not expect a lot of swelling because of the type of stitches he did. Her real work will start tomorrow, but this girlie is a fighter, and I expect her to be out at playdates by spring.
  8. Sadie is now out of surgery but not yet awake. Her doctor says everything went very smoothly. As soon as I hear more I will post again. Thank you so much for all the good thoughts and prayers, I'm sure they're helping!
  9. A little girlie very close to us here at Camp Greyhound has been battling a hemangiopericytoma on her leg for the past few years. This is a type of cancerous growth that recurs. Sadie has had 3 procedures on this growth, and it's come back more aggressively each time. She now has no other options left but to have her leg amputated. On the up side, the rate of mets is low; she should not have to worry about the cancer returning after surgery. Peekaboo Sadie needs your good thoughts, she is going in tomorrow and will have some work to do when she comes home. Her sister and litter-mate Storm (FTK Cyclone) will be there to help her all the way, as will many friends, myself included. Please keep a good thought for Sadie tomorrow, and in the coming days and weeks. Here she is with my boy Romi:
  10. I believe that's a weight bearing toe, however from what everyone's saying, it sounds like no biggie. My Romi had his inner-most toe off on his back leg a few months ago, and it was just a big relief, as he had a lot of pain from it. Turned out is was squamous cell carcinoma, but unlikely to metastasize. It originally presented as if it was a corn, so I didn't pay much attention, then I thought it was a nail bed infection, then osteomyelitis, and by then I told them to take the damn thing off lol. Romi gets corns too, but they've not gotten worse since the amputation. Don't think twice about it if it's causing your dog pain, she'll be fine without the toe. Just make sure they take the whole toe to the very top, not just the first joint or 2, otherwise they can have problems. I too would like to hear how they can take off a toe but leave a toe pad?
  11. 45 pounds is 20.4 kg, not 24.5kg., so I would go with 40 drops. and no, I don't think 45 drops would be an overdose at all. Hope your pupper settles for the night.
  12. I get 2.25 mg maintenance dose, or for 20.5 kilos that would be about 40 drops. Might be easier if you had a neighbor who has a syringe from their metacam.
  13. Judy, I'm so very sorry. Renie was such a lovely girlie. What a horrible shock. Run pain free at the bridge, sweetie, with all of our bridge angels.
  14. A few months ago I noticed Romi's toe was swollen and discolored. Then the nail looked like it was loose, and then it started to have a discharge. Vet thought maybe a nail bed infection had moved in, however it turned out to be squamous cell carcinoma. We ended up having his toe off at my suggestion. The vet did not bring this up and would have kept treating for either a soft tissue injury or a nail bed infection if I'd let him. Definitely keep an eye on it.
  15. Sending healing thoughts to Mango, and her wonderful Mum.
  16. Continued prayers for Ranger. I think he's better off doped up than in pain, too. For the cuts from the ice, maybe you could wrap his legs in vet wrap, kind of like leg warmers, to protect them a bit? Just a thought.
  17. kjw

    Chinghis Is Home

    Rest in peace, beautiful boy.
  18. Sending more healing thoughts to Ranger. *Hugs*
  19. I'm so glad Ranger is home with you, his family. He sounds like he's doing just greyt!
  20. kjw

    Grandpa A/k/a Champ

    I'm so sorry you've lost Grandpa. What a wonderful boy he was. Run free at the bridge, sweet boy.
  21. My Romi had his inside toe on his rear foot taken off, the whole thing. It was the only foot without corns, but he's having no trouble at all - my own research said to take the whole toe. I'm thinking that because Mork has more weight distributed across less toes on that foot, the corn causes him more pain on that foot, and also the additional weight is causing the corn to grow more quickly.
  22. Thanks for all your hard work, Jeff.
  23. I do the same anytime I can - the air allows more healing than wrapping it. They get used to the muzzle, and in a few days it will heal up enough to take the muzzle off.
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