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Friday, January 20th, 2017...12:55 am

It’s been a long time!

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Its been….quiet a while since my last blog about Rams. We’ve been in all sorts of chaos, 2016 was a very busy year.
Maggie healed up really well after her surgery then went back to Mum when she came back overseas (I don’t think she misses me) Then I took holidays, then we had to move house, then Christmas and then new years. And before you know it we are almost at the end of January 2017!

                                                               

In February it will be Rambo’s 12 month anniversary of becoming a tripod and it feels like it flew by.

He’s been doing very well physically. He gets around really well and i’m very happy with his progress.
Mentally, it’s been very draining. You forget how much stress can take a toll on you and what it can do. I’ve been dealing with digestion issues, hormonal imbalances and fatigue. Rambo has been dealing with his anxiety and digestion issues. And unfortunately it’s not an overnight fix.

Before his amputation we were managing his anxiety and severe panic attacks, and was showing some great improvement. After surgery once the drugs wore off his anxiety did pick up again and at times I couldn’t calm him down as quickly as I could before.

It took a good 6-8 months to get him back to his healthy self again and another 8-9 months to get his anxiety in order, with him only having panic attacks 2-3 months apart.

And only just recently has his digestion played up again.

A recent blood test showed that everything is normal and that he is healthy, so I’ve sent some his hair off to have him tested for any allergies/intolerance that may be a/or one of the causes.

Although it’s taken 12 months to really manage everything, no doubt it will take another 12 months to get back on top.

Here’s to 2017 being a smoother, brighter, healthier year!

 

 

Mel xo



6 Comments

  • Happy ampuversary. I wish you a healthy, happy year with lots of play and less anxiety. Soak in all the loving Rambo.

    Kerren and Tripawd Kitty Mona

  •   otisandtess
    January 20th, 2017 at 8:09 am    Reply

    Wow! You’ve been dealing with alot, but so glad that Rams and Maggie are both doing well!

  •   cheesecat
    January 20th, 2017 at 3:27 pm    Reply

    Stress is hard on everyone, be they human or canine! Hope things are on their way to settling down for you all 🙂

  • I just love any pocture of you Mr Rams! And you are sooo cute modeling your Christmas outfit!! 🙂 But that photo of you looking straight jnto the camera while guarding your toy with yiur paw….ADORABLE!!! 🙂 Rams has the best smoochable mug!! Love this boy!

    Glad yoh posted because I realized I had misssed some of your previius posts, so I got tomplay catch up.

    You a d Rams have certainly had your share of challenges, but it sounds like you both are “healing”.

    Rams is so very lucky to have such a compassionate and caring human by his side. You have really helped him know what it feels like to be loved snd to feel secure.

    Keep on keepin’ on sweet handsome boy! And give a kiss to Maggie and your Grandma when you see them…and your Mom too!

    Hugs!

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  • It sure was a hectic year for you all in 2016. Lets hope you all get to settle down now in your new place. Rambo never ceases to amaze me how he continues to take on all the new challenges that come his way.

    take care and see you, Rams and Jay soon.

    Mum and Maggie xxxx

  • Wow what a year! I do hope this year is much better and healthier for you both. No doubt Rambo and you make a great team who can help each other heal and feel better.

    Thanks for the update, it’s good to hear from you!

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