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  1. Sarah
    October 19, 2019 @ 12:16 pm

    I just took Zeke my true best friend for surgery yesterday. His experience was exactly the same as Milo’s up to the surgery. I am hopeful he is able to make a full recovery, but I will take more time with him in anyway (as long as he is pain free).

    Milo’s story while heart breaking gives me hope that no matter the result love, care, and an adapted lifestyle can extend my time with Zeke. He weighs 80 lbs, and my abilities to express his bladder before surgery were a struggle, but nothing like the struggle of living without him before his time. I am up for the challenge should it be the case.

    I’m going to keep following the site and hope to be able to share Zeke’s story and of course lots of pictures.

    Thank you for giving me the hope and smile I needed. 🙂

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    • Cristij411
      October 21, 2019 @ 10:48 am

      I am so sorry you and Zeke are going through this right now, but it makes me so happy that Milo’s story helped give you hope. I am so proud of you for your dedication to Zeke and for not giving up hope. It is so hard in the beginning, but it gets easier and it is so worth it! Thank you for reaching out, it makes me so happy! Good luck on your journey to healing, and I hope you continue to reach out because I would love to hear updates. So many dogs do recover and there is always hope. I would love to hear and share Zekes story, when you are ready, so he can help other dogs and their owners who are going through this too. Feel free to email me any time through the contact page! Zeke is very lucky to have you.

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      • Sarah
        February 22, 2020 @ 6:43 pm

        Thanks Cristij. I am doing my best, Zeke isn’t doing well. My hope is that with some pain management he can live a better life.

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  2. Joe
    October 22, 2019 @ 5:39 pm

    My good boy Blu just got of ivdd surgery. He was completely paralyzed with out feeling in his hind legs yesterday out of no where. The vet said surgery went well and the spinal cord looked really good. Now we wait to see if he can feel the pinches in his hind legs tomorrow. He’s an 8 yr old 70 pound Pitbull so I know he is strong. Say a prayer for him. We can’t let him go this early.

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    • Cristij411
      November 5, 2019 @ 7:49 am

      It is good news that surgery went well! I hope for a full and fast recovery for your boy Blu. He is so lucky to have such dedicated owners. It’s not easy, especially with a 70lb dog! I hope he is doing well. Any updates?

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    • Sarah
      February 22, 2020 @ 6:41 pm

      Joe I had the exact same experience at the same time with Zeke. He is also an 8 y/o 70-75 lb pit-mix and had back to back surgeries in mid-October. For some reason the first surgery did not remove all the material in the spine and they had to go back in the next day. I felt terrible for him.

      He regained his ability to walk just before Thanksgiving, but he has taken a turn and is not doing well at all. He has lost a lot of weight down to 60lbs he looks terrible. He has lost all the muscle mass in his hind legs and abdomen. And as if that wasn’t enough he got hit with terrible allergies and is miserable.

      My hope right now is that acupuncture will relieve some of his pain and allow him to work in hydrotherapy to rebuild some of the muscle. My heart is breaking so much for him.

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