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Archive for May, 2013

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

The Pig Dog hits the three-month mark

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!Ah, yesterday made 12 weeks to the day Sam-bern-a-dino got his OSA diagnosis…and today is our three-month anniversary of our amputation. In many respects, things are pretty much back to normal–sure, we still stress about some things, but in general, Sampson is just Sampson. We don’t […]

Friday, May 24th, 2013

The Kindness of Strangers

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support! We have been doing PT for eight weeks now at the Animal Emergency and Referral Center; last week, we also started acupuncture there. Most of the time, the client before ours was a big, fluffy, senior Malamute lady named Gizmo, who, like Sampson, was in […]

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Some things we can choose, others we cannot.

We don’t have a choice about dying. It happens to everyone and everything. We DO, however, have a choice to make about living and how we focus our energies between now and then–whenever “then” might be. This entry was part of a forum post, and an earlier blog post, but I’ve made it a separate […]

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

We have achieved two months!

Ah, the moments and days seem long, but the weeks and months are so, so short. Yesterday marked Sam’s two-month post-op mark, and I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone. Every once in awhile yesterday, I caught myself thinking “two months gone already. God, the odds say we probably don’t even have that […]

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Hopefully our food frenzy (or lack of) is resolved for a while

Most recent update re: food and meds: Still losing weight…but bloodwork appears normal and appetite is out-standing. So much so, I’ve even been able to start sneaking the K9 Immunity + back into his food. Don’t tell him. We reduced the pred to 10 mg/daily. Still on tramadol. Vet thinks that despite relatively normalish bloodwork, […]