Big Scare

A puppy picture of Addie I recently scanned in

As mentioned, Addie has been doing wonderfully!  So much so we just stare at her with a big smile on our faces as we can’t believe she is running and jumping around like she is 5 again! But apparently that running and jumping can get her into trouble.

A couple of nights ago, the dogs wanted to go outside.  It was dark, so Rob went out with them.  Well, behind our house, we have 2 retaining walls.  The first one drops down about 4′ or so to the 2nd wall. Then another 4′ down to the side of the mountain.  We have been concerned about Addie getting too close to the retaining wall for a while as her balance isn’t what it used to be.  Well a couple of nights ago, she got excited about something down the hill, was too close to the edge of the wall and fell off.  Rob’s heart about stopped as he ran to the edge.  Of course he was thinking he would find her with a bone sticking out or ??.  When he got there (and it is only about 15 feet away from where he was standing), she was already getting up.  He jumped down, assessed that she seemed OK – at least externally there were no bones protruding, and placed her on the upper wall.  She then proceeded to go potty and come back in the house.

When I saw her, she was limping but after doing an assessment, it seemed nothing was broken.  She limped when she went to bed later that night.  But the next morning, she was up running around again!

They say cats have 9 lives… Addie has all those cats beat.   She must be on life #32 by now!

4 thoughts on “Big Scare

  1. Help! Molley is officially dx with hemangiosarcoma. Have been researching and asking around. Lots of negativity toward neoplasene. We have someone who is selling tablets nearby- is liquid better? I hear it is way more expensive as well. Cannot find $$ anywhere online. The tablet vet pretty much guarantees 6 months of living. At this point, I odn’t see why not to give it a try. We are meeting with a local holistic vet asap and am anxious to see what she uses as the impression by my vets is that it isn’t neoplasene. Definitely going forward with the “cancer diet” though. All we have is hope at this point so any advise is always welcome. HOPE to make it to Christmas. PRAY it will be even longer. Thanks for your blog, again!

    • Courtney –

      Please feel free to email me directly:
      SO SORRY to hear about the diagnosis of hemangiosarcoma. I know how devastating that is…

      To help you with what I know: I have never heard of tablets. I subscribe to many yahoo groups and still have not heard of it. I have only heard of oral, salve, or injectable. In checking the neoplasene website: I see a mention of tablets, but no elaboration. Maybe it will be OK? But anyone that says they can “guarantee” you time frame I would be concerned about. But I truly believe in neoplasene so if they have a tablet, maybe it would be better than oral which some dogs have issues with taking.

      As far as cost – I can only speak to the oral. We purchase a bottle for $150. We are able to give Addie 2.2cc – 2 times/day for 6 weeks on one bottle. If you have a smaller dog, then it will last longer. It just depends on your dose.

      We are wishing you the best this Thanksgiving. Feel free to email directly if you have more questions or just need someone to stress with 🙂

  2. I can NOT thank you enough for your blog, it has been the first bright spot in the last 4 days since my 10yr old French Bulldog Fern was diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma on Monday following and emergency splenectomy on Thanksgiving day. We are devestated. She is light of my life; I will go the ends of the earth for her. I have already called both my vet and a holistic vet (no calls back yet) to see what their thoughts are; but I can’t imagine that this can’t be an option for us. THANK YOU and please give Addie a scratch from us! Kristi & Jeremiah Avery – Fern and Ruthie!

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