Remy’s recovery

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Hi Everyone,

“It’s me Remy, the new Tripawd! I am starting to feel more like myself again. I do like to nap, a lot, but if there is food around,  I’m up and hopping over to it. Heck, I am a Lab! I go outside again in the yard by myself and have jumped up to my favorite spot on the couch. Still sporting these staple and stitches, but only a few more days mommer’s says. Speaking of mummer’s, she worries a lot. Always doting on me, giving me the yummy pill pockets. She thinks I don’t know that there are pills in there, but I am pretty smart. She stays home with me everyday! Geez, what’s a guy to do? But she loves me and I love her. It’s all good.”

Mummer’s here. Yes, I am doting on him and yet trying to let him do as much as he can. We are only 10 days post-surgery and I’ve already called a canine physical therapist to see what they suggest for keeping him strong and active. Any advice on that and a harness would be so welcome. It is his left front leg that was amputated, but Remy also has some arthritis in his back hip/legs so I do worry about it.

Did anyone change their dog’s diet after the cancer diagnosis? I’m trying to read everything but there is so much to get through. We are doing the cool laser treatments a few times each week at our Vet’s office.

So if anyone reading this can provide some advice, I would truly appreciate it.


Mommers (Lynn)



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Remy in surgery today

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Last week we found out that our beloved Remy has Osteosarcoma in his left front leg; and today he is in surgery to have his leg amputated. I have to tell you this was a whirlwind week and it wad no easy decision. Remy is an 8 year old sweet black lab that we adopted about 6 years ago. Everyone that meets him falls in love and wants to take him home. We know how very blessed we are to call him our boy. He loves to run free when we take him to the farm fields near by, and yes to roll in manure from time to time. Heck, he’s a Lab. So when we got this diagnosis we were devastated.

This morning we took him to our wonderful Vet Kristy and had to leave him. We are scared. I have been researching and reading and losing sleep but I have faith that Remy will make it through the surgery and rally in the days to come. Are choices were do nothing and keep him as pain free as possible and pray for a few months with him, or remove his leg and keep him pain free and pray for at least another year (or more) with him.  I am so grateful to find this site and to see these beautiful Tripawd dogs running and playing and enjoying their life. It gives me real hope.

My husband is having a very difficult time with all of it. I am keeping busy researching the cancer diet and how to prepare for him when he comes home. I am a dog trainer and spend a lot of time with dogs and their owners. However, nothing prepared me for this. Please keep Remy in your thoughts today if you read this.

Remy 11-12-18

This is Remy a day or so ago on some pain medicine having a nap on his bed.



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