Coming Home

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Good news everyone. Bender is coming home today after a long stay in the animal hospital.

As mentioned in my previous post, Bender experienced uncontrolled nerve pain pre/post amputation. This pain was not managed with oral medications or hydromorphone injections (injection would last two hours and should last 6 ). As a last ditch effort to break the pain cycle, Bender was placed on a 72 hour constant rate infusion of ketamine and opioids.  Bender appears to be doing much better and is no longer screaming in pain.

I hope the oral medications (Amantadine, Pregabalin and Amitriptyline) can control the pain going forward.

I will keep everyone updated on his progress.

Until I can take some post amputation pictures, here are a few more with all four legs.


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4 thoughts on “Coming Home”

  1. HUGE GRIN PLASTERED ALL OVER MY FACE!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    SOOOOO HAPPY TO HEAR BENDER IS COMING HOME!!! GREAT NEWS!! 🙂

    And then the extra bonus is seeing these ADORABLE, ADORABLE ,ADORABLE pictures of Bender!! 🙂

    The picture with the shoe…..the picture as a fashionista with his cozy coat and boots…OMD!!! That face!!! HIS IS THE CUTEST THING EVVVER!!

    Update when you can!! And be sure and stop for a cheeseburger and a Starbucks Puppicinno on the way home! 🙂

    Love and hugs

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

    1. Unfortunately, Bender experienced another bad episode. He is currently back at the vet hospital and will be supervised for a week. They removed his fentynal patch to rule out side effects. Let’s hope they figure it out. Interestingly, he hasn’t had any episodes at the hospital the last few days.

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