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Rio's Battle with Osteosarcoma

Our day to day life with OSA

April 29th 6 days post-op Amputation

Filed under: Uncategorized — nikkiweber at 5:02 am on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!April 29th- 6 days post-op. We have had our ups and downs, mostly at night. Yesterday I removed his soaker catheter and I thought he would be in more pain with me unable to inject medication but I think he feels more comfortable without the long […]

April 27th- 4 days post-op Amputation

Filed under: Uncategorized — nikkiweber at 4:57 am on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!  April 27th- 4 days post-op. Overall an okay day. He got up to lay on the couch in the middle of the night and let out a big yelp, I’m not sure what happened but I felt horrible and got up to try and fix […]

April 26th- 3 days post-op Amputation

Filed under: Uncategorized — nikkiweber at 4:53 am on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  April 26th- 3 days post-op, Had a good day yesterday, he has a little uncomfortable and started whining a lot last night, we got him out and he finally pooped! He was very tired afterwords and seemed to rest comfortably throughout the night. Pain medication routine seems to be keeping him comfortable. Slept well, […]

April 24th- Day after amputation

Filed under: Uncategorized — nikkiweber at 4:49 am on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  Thursday April 24th- Got a phone call around 7:15am from the DVM saying Rio had quite a rough night, I didn’t talk to her specifiaclly but my Mom had told me the news, I felt horrible. I felt like I knew what he was going through and I just wanted him home. I called […]

April 23rd- The Big Day

Filed under: Uncategorized — nikkiweber at 4:44 am on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    April 23rd Rio’s surgery day. Brought him in at 7:30am, sobbing the whole way, checked in, took his collar off and waited in the waiting room. Everyone seemed very nice and I trusted what was going to happen. They came over shortly after with a new collar for Rio to wear and I […]

April 15th- 22nd U of Mn Oncology Visit

Filed under: Uncategorized — nikkiweber at 4:40 am on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  Tuesday April 15th- Chest films performed at reg DVM, both right and left lateral views and an attempt for a VD view, it was hard on him and being a large breed dog, we were lucky enough to get him to jump on the table willingly… Stopped after a few fights having him lay […]

Diagnosed April 7th 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — nikkiweber at 4:33 am on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

SO first off let me report that I am a certified veterinary technician now working full time as a bar manager in St. Paul MN. I brought my 6 1/2 year old Dane Rio to the Vet I used to work at along with my 1 year old cat for a regular check up and […]