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Koa's osteosarcoma diagnosis and upcoming amputation

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8 weeks post amputation

July 5th, 2018 · 16 Comments · Uncategorized

Koa continues to amaze us.  He is mastering going down the stairs and he flies going up.  We purchased a stroller for Koa so that he can save his energy for the beach.  He’s been tolerating riding in it around our block.  Two weeks ago, we got Koa in our neighbor’s pool to swim in […]

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Almost 5 weeks as a Tripawd!

June 11th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Koa is now 4 weeks and 5 days into being a tripawd. We had our fourth vet visit last week Wed since his amputation. He had to be started on a daily injectible antibiotic two weeks ago due to an Enterobacter infection which he finished on Fri. He had all of his sutures removed on […]

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2 week post amputation

May 26th, 2018 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Koa’s skin opened up near his incision and was oozing on Sunday night. Took him to the vet Monday morning. He was put under general anesthesia to clean the wound out, put a drain in, and resuture part of his incision. Koa didn’t seem to be bothered by it at all. He was in good […]

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Wound check today!

May 15th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Koa’s been hopping on his own for short distances today. We are amazed at his progress! We went to the vet today for his wound check and bandage removal. His incisions look great! Sutures to come out next week Wednesday. He’s even been taking less pain medications and taking them less frequently. Now to master […]

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Post op day 2

May 12th, 2018 · 8 Comments · Uncategorized

Here’s the newest “tripawd” Koa! He’s doing well. Resting comfortably. He’s tired and probably having some post-op pain. He is home as of last night. He stayed 2 nights at the vet. He’s still trying to figure out his balance. He hops with a towel placed under him as a sling. His leg was sent […]

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