“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.
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.
This is Remy a day or so ago on some pain medicine having a nap on his bed.
Add an excerpt to your posts to provide a summary for readers in many blog themes!
Read this for important information!
Welcome to Tripawds. Please read on for important tips. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging. Don’t miss our helpful WordPress tutorial videos if you need help getting started with your new Tripawds blog.
Tripawds Blogs shall NOT be used for commercial OR fundraising purposes.
The free Tripawds Blogs platform shall not be used by an commercial entity. Any blog created by a veterinary clinic, product manufacturer or any other commercial endeavor will be deleted and all users removed without warning. Please contact Tripawds regarding guest article submission opportunities.
Direct appeals for financial assistance to help cover care expenses will be deleted without notice. Everypawdy in the Tripawds community faces their own share of high expenses related to surgery, recovery and care. Veterinary financial aid resources can be found in the Tripawds News blog. Please see the Tripawds Fundraising Appeals Policy for more information. Thank you for your understanding.
Do not reply to this post!
Please publish a new post (or edit this one) to share your story. The Tripawds community is only notified of new blog posts in the Recent Posts widgets found throughout the News blog and discussion forum pages. Members will not be notified of any comments made on this default first post. You can also choose to edit or delete your sample page.
Please be sure to publish at least one blog post to let us know you that you may use your blog. NOTE: Failure to do so may result in your site being deleted. If you upload photos to your Media Library, but fail to publish a post, we’ll never know they are there and they may be gone forever!
Another way to ensure your site does not get deleted, is to upgrade it with a Tripawds Supporter subscription.
By default your site will be indexed so Tripawds members will be notified of your update in the Recent Posts lists throughout this community. If you change your Privacy settings to discourage search engines, your posts will not be indexed!
To limit the amount of spam you receive, any first comment a reader makes on your blog will require moderation. Be sure to “Spam” any inappropriate comments, and approve those from your readers so their future comments appear immediately. You can change your comment options from the Settings -> Discussion tab in your dashboard.
Thank you for sharing your story, and happy blogging!