onrushpam Posted August 19, 2008 Share Posted August 19, 2008 Merlin (SummerWind British Flyer) came "across the pond" from the UK at 9 months of age. He's littermate to my heart-dog, Amy (at the bridge). He lived with me for awhile, because he needed a little "boot camp" training to learn some house manners. He is well-loved by friends in Atlanta, who also have two of Amy's puppies. Merlin is 11 years old. A year ago, he was diagnosed with osteo. His owners chose not to do amputation or chemo. But, he was given Metacam/Meloxicam as part of his pain management. We've since learned this medication has been shown to slow the progression of some forms of osteo. Apparently, that is what happened with our sweet MerlMo! The meloxicam has started to cause tummy upsets, so he has been changed to other meds and the osteo is progressing now. But, still, a YEAR of good life with osteo!!! That's sorta amazing... Here's a pic of Merlin, with his look-alike nephew, Colonel, about 5 years ago... Quote Pam GPA-Tallahassee/Southeastern Greyhound Adoption "Fate is unalterable only in the sense that given a cause, a certain result must follow, but no cause is inevitable in itself, and man can shape his world if he does not resign himself to ignorance." Pearl S. Buck Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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