Brownies Mom wrote:Good to hear that Trouble is feeling good! Today, that's all that really matters. It's hard not to think about the future, but Trouble doesn't know about the other dogs and the one year mark, so take heart that even though it worries you, it doesn't affect or influence her one bit. Aren't dogs wonderful?
CinderDee wrote:I just hope she doesn't start acting like a bratty spoiled puppy like someone we know and love. *coughKate*
hugapitbull wrote:Today we celebrate Trouble's 18 month ampuversary – what a ride! It is a journey we didn't want to embark upon, but one we learned to navigate as each new obstacle was thrown into the path. For the most part, Trouble has been the leader – she is allowed to try just about anything she thinks she can handle (with the exception of jumping – we restrict her jumping as much as possible).
The day she was diagnosed, we never dreamed we would see 18 months. Trouble was sent home from her diagnosing vet with a death sentence. The vet didn't believe she was a candidate for amputation because she was overweight. She sent me home with a large bottle of Tramadol and instructions to love her and keep her happy – she has 2 – 3 months.
She had her second opinion evaluation the next day. We were encouraged to do the amputation – the only way to stop the pain. We trusted this wonderful man and he has lead us down the path for the last 18 months.
Along with Dr F's guidance, we have the support of the wonderful PBT family to give us courage, hope, and understanding. We are truly blessed.
Trouble is starting to struggle with arthritis and we will work through that in the coming weeks.
Trouble is our courage, our strength, our friend. That she can offer others hope from this horrible disease brings joy to our hearts.
Happy Ampuversary, our beautiful friend.
madremissy wrote:Trouble is a true symbol for strength and courage. Congrats to all of you for keeping the faith.
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