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Third chemo tx and chest X-rays…check!

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!Today was Elgin’s third chemo treatment, and he also got his lungs X-rayed again to see if any mets have grown there.  The results were good – all clear! As his treatments continue, he’s really endeared himself to some of the staff at UC Davis.  I […]

Swollen leg – side effect?

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!Hello all, Now a question for all you recovering tripawds… Elgin was doing extremely well, and still is very perky, very hungry, and moving around fantastically.  However, yesterday afternoon we noticed is right leg (the one through which the chemo was administered) was noticeably swollen.  Starting […]

Second Chemo tx and Elgin’s ongoing progress

Friday, October 5th, 2012

As you can see, Elgin is taking it easy after his second round of chemo. He continues to astound us and the neighborhood.  He is now pulling me around the block on our browndog walks.  He is so robust, that I have to look for physical signs that he’s wearing himself out… he blushes pink […]

Elgin’s going 100mph

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

       One week post-chemo, stitches out… Elgin handled his first chemo treatment very well.  He was a little lethargic and had little to no appetite for a day, but otherwise he was fine.  He continues to heal and make his way back to how he was before the amputation (or before the cancer caused him […]

First chemo treatment and stitches out!

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Hello all, Well, after two weeks of babysitting 24/7, sleeping on the couch to make sure he didn’t lick open his sutures, get stuck behind a chair or couch, occasionally hand-feeding him, and generally overanalyzing every sneeze, blink, twitch, or cough, we finally hit a milestone:  the stitches are out and he had his first […]

Daily drivel

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

HI all, Elgin is doing well.  I continue to ice his incision a couple of times a day, and while I’m down there, I pick at his grody scabs from the razor burn, which covered almost all of his left bun.  They come off easily and I find that he’s easier to look at when […]

Elgin’s progress

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

 Sept 5, 2012 Elgin is progressing nicely.  His razor burn is looking much better, and he’s getting around quite well!  I still sleep on the couch to make sure he doesn’t climb up there in the night, and also because I’m worried he’ll fall over or get stuck behind a chair or something.  I will […]

Elgin’s progress – day two – he poo-ed!

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

First, let me be clear, I won’t be blogging every time he blinks or farts or twitches a muscle.  BUT, this is important. ELGIN POO-ED. When we brought him home yesterday we let him check out the house and yard and worried later that we’d let him overexert himself. We’d walked him around, holding him […]

Elgin’s home!

Friday, August 31st, 2012

We picked up Elgin this afternoon.  It was sure nice to see him again, and it was obvious he wanted outta there!  They loved him there, said he was a great patient, and that he did amazingly well with the surgery, anesthesia, and his willingness to get up and move around after surgery, especially since […]

Elgin’s surgery went very well…

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

We left the house this morning at 6am to get to UC Davis for his pre-surgery appointment.  Elgin was quite hungy and begged for my toast.  I took a picture and will post it below.  He has an odd way of begging. We met with the surgeon and she very thoroughly went over how the […]