Bigger, Faster, Stronger

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Hi everyone,

It has been a long hard road but I am overjoyed to report that Bender is doing really well. The pain has subsided and he has been comfortable for the last two weeks.

He is currently taking one tablet of Amitriptyline and 3 tablets of Pregabalin per day.  We plan to slowly titrate these medications down over the next week.

The incision has fully healed and stitches were removed yesterday.

Bender’s weight and strength have been increasing day by day (he lost 10 pounds while at the hospital).  He can get around with no help and has no problem with small sets of stairs.

I can’t thank the University of Guelph Animal Hospital enough for saving our boy’s life. They went above and beyond to ensure he was pain free and able to live a happy life.

Additionally, thanks everyone for your support throughout this nightmare.

I will continue to provide updates on his progress.

 


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4 thoughts on “Bigger, Faster, Stronger”

  1. OMD!!!! THIS MAKES ME SOOOOO HAPPU!!! AND THEN SEEING THESE ADORABLE PICTURES OF ONE OF THE CUTEST PUPS IN THE WORLD….MADE MY DAY!!! 🙂 🙂

    Just so you’ll know what an inspiring ROCK STAR BENDER is, there’s another Bulldog in the forum facing amputation. Gonna hop over right now and give her this link!! THANKNYOU BENDER!! 🙂

    Keep these great updates AND great pictures coming!

    Lots of hugs!

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

  2. Oh my! He is such a handsome, regal fella! He is over the hump and moving on to bigger, better things, but still enjoying his quality sleep time it would appear. 🙂 Listen to Bender’s cues through the med weaning process. No need to rush, especially as he gets increasingly more active! Stay positive and just keep loving that cute guy! ❤

    Hugs and puppy kisses,
    Brittnie and Loki

  3. YAAAAHOOOO! Oh wow I’m just now seeing this and am THRILLED that life is good for Mr. B.!

    Kudos to you for hanging in there and not giving up. This is wonderful.

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