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#106 2018-01-14 18:20:26

Robbie
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Re: The start of a long haul

Susanr it's best if you put a leash and collar and hold the leash tight with the same hand you hold your sling. As your dog gets better it will be more and more difficult to control him with the sling and either you or he  could end up injured if he takes off on you.

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#107 2018-01-14 20:49:33

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Re: The start of a long haul

I'll make sure I have a leash on her shortly.  Thank you for the reminder, Robbie.


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#108 2018-01-30 21:52:15

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Re: The start of a long haul

Hubby had his CT scan last Thurs.  Haven't heard from the doc as yet - hoping that we don't - means all clear & nothing to worry about.  Bonnie is venturing out of the kennel without support a couple of times a day as of yesterday.  When she has had enough, she returns to the open kennel for a nap.  She is not allowed outside without the sling as yet - she is sure having fun giving me a good run when outside.  I should be pretty fit by spring at this rate.  She is not yet 100% but, so close - gaining strength in her right leg rapidly and is in no pain.  B"H


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#109 2018-01-31 00:52:04

uno
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Re: The start of a long haul

Fingers crossed. This waiting is agony!

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#110 2018-01-31 11:11:17

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Re: The start of a long haul

Praying that things continue on this same path for both Hubby and Bonnie.  You are going to be fit is understatement.


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#111 2018-02-05 15:50:12

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Re: The start of a long haul

It has now been over a week with no phone call from either of the oncologists re: the CT scan.  This is good news as if there was an issue, we would have had a call for an appointment by now.  B"H  Bonnie is also on the mend.  She doesn't like to be in the kennel except to eat (so no one else can eat "her" food) and to sleep at night.  She still has a bit of a "hitch in her giddy up" but, is getting better daily.  She sure is enjoying being around the other dogs and cats & feeling like part of the family goings on again.  I still take her out with the sling - footing is dicey with our up & down weather and with the extreme cold - again - her feet get chilled fairly quickly.  Once the weather warms up again (forecast 2 weeks) she will be able to go out on her own - I will go out to keep an eye on her but, she is moving on her own really well.


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#112 2018-02-05 16:54:30

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Re: The start of a long haul

clpz clpz :yess:

Great news!


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#113 2018-02-18 16:55:13

susanr
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Re: The start of a long haul

No call from the onco's - CT must be all clear!  B"H  Bonnie is out of the kennel except at night now.  Gaining strength and keeping up with the other two dachshunds easily.  Hubby has an appt with the cardiologist early March - not sure exactly why but, the cardiologist was involved prior to stem cell therapy and this appt is probably a follow-up to that.  Second maintenance chemo scheduled for beginning of April with onco visit the week prior - usual procedure.  Seems to be going well so far.  Hubby is gaining strength weekly - still pushing himself at times - at least he is resting & napping when needed.  B"H


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#114 2018-02-18 21:37:42

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Re: The start of a long haul

Very encouraging to hear. clpz


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#115 2018-02-19 06:51:35

uno
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Re: The start of a long haul

Thankful to hear it's all good news. I bet you both are so ready for a spring and a lifting of bleakness in every way.:hatch:

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#116 2018-02-19 12:05:55

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Re: The start of a long haul

Very good news.  I would imagine if things were not good on the scan, they would have notified you long before now.   This spring should offer you all a new beginning of sorts.  Advice would be to make sure you all walk and not run just yet.  Get the strength needed first.


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