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Archive for May, 2013

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

The Pig Dog hits the three-month mark

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 forget to celebrate the milestones, but we don’t babypants […]

Friday, May 24th, 2013

The Kindness of Strangers

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 for pain relief and mobility sessions (although she was four-legged). […]

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, […]