Good days continue for Jessee

Greetings to whoever is out there!  The time is passing so very quickly.  Hard to imagine that Jessee became a tripawd almost ten months ago.  Jessee continues to do really well.  We are stating her on Adequan for her arthritis discomfort and we switched from Gabapaten to Amatadine for minor pain (arthritis).  She absolutely adores laying on her front porch with a beef cheek between her paws, overseeing anything on the street beyond.  Numerous visitors stop by to say hello to the big diva.  We’ve had a strange situation up her in the Pacific Northwest.  Our oncologist left the practice that had treated Jessee and there are no other oncologists within hours of us.  Additionally most vets in Seattle are not accepting new patients so it leaves a  huge hole for pet owners.  At nine years old we’ve made the decision to keep Jessee happy and comfortable and maintain the best life for her.  Our local vet is amazing.  She is the one who diagnosed Jessee last December and got us on our path to becoming a tripawd and pain free.  But in reality, Jessee is nine and she has arthritis in her right rear leg and possibly an old injury of some sort.  Being a tripawd is taking a toll on her also.  Jessee is very alert and engaged, has a crazy appetitie and is and loving life.  She still runs after birds and jumps up on the bed.  But, because of the vet situation and Jessees age we are just going to live in the moment with her and enjoy each terrific day we have.  She has given us so many more than we thought possible last December.

2 thoughts on “Good days continue for Jessee”

  1. Jessee! It’s been so long. I was hoping no news was good news and YAY that it really is! Maintaining your mobility and looking so gorgeous just made my day. You are such a glowing example of the pawsibilities for a giant breed Tripawd.

    That’s odd about your oncologist! I had no idea. Would you PM me to let me know which practice now doesn’t have one on-board? That’s cray cray that there aren’t any oncos near you, it’s not like you’re in the sticks of the PNW.

    You’ve got the spirit! Keep her hoppy, pain-free, and enjoying every moment together as she approaches her BIG AMPUVERSARY! We are going to have a wild pawty around here when that happens!

    P.S. If the Amantadine seems to stop working, you may want to ask your vet about using it in combo with the Gabapentin. Our Wyatt had Gaba in the day, and Gaba and 100mg Amantadine at night and that really did the trick for him for a good long while.

  2. I must confess, I read fairly quickly at diest wo I could hirey up and scroll down to see pics of stunning Jesse! Such a beauty!!! And the size of that foot…….BIG!!!!
    Then went back and re-read everything with more focus. Love, love, love the path forward you are taking woth Jesse. And I’m sure she’s thrilled with it too! Soaking up the loving and spoiling , owning her couch, enjoying chew bones and having visits from her Fam Club……PERFECT!!!
    This update shows the devotion and love you jave for Jesse and your commitment to ALWAYS but her well being first. Everything was so well said.
    Thanks so much for check in AND for the pictures!!!
    Hugs
    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

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