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Maddie

The story of my Irish Setter, Madeline

Maddie

Update on Maddie

December 5th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

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At our favorite off leash dog area- The Michael Douglas Family Preserve in Santa Barbara!

Maddie & Lillie (our Gordon Setter) shortly before surgery at our favorite off leash dog area- The Michael Douglas Family Preserve in Santa Barbara!

Maddie - 1 week after surgery with her t-shirt

Maddie - 1 week after surgery with her t-shirt

Maddie has recovered very nicely from her surgery. We are 16 days post surgery with no complications! Plus we got the good news that her cancer is not Osteosarcoma…sorry but I just can’t remember what the name of it is…?! But it is good news and it has not spread as her lymph nodes are clear. We are still going to consult with the oncologist to see if she needs additional treatment. I think her recovery went so well partly due to the fact that I work from home (sort of) and she is always with me. She also wears a t-shirt to keep her away from her incision. This has worked really well and her incision looks great.
We went for our first real walk at one of our favorite off leash areas and Maddie did great. Much slower and less stamina but she got along fine and it was great to see her buddy Lillie slow her pace a bit for Maddie.  They each worry about the other and Lillie has wondered about Maddie and yesterday she was so great. She is a serious runner, but she ran out briefly and then came back to check on Maddie. She never went to far and I was amazed how far Maddie could go before tiring. She stopped occaisionally but never refused to go! It was a great day.  I think Maddie has recovered so well, because she is an athletic dog that had been running off leash 4 or 5 days a week, prior to her cancer. She is a bit out of shape but I expect she will be able to go the distance in a few months.
Thanks for all the nice comments!
Maddie on one her first walks with my son

Maddie on one her first walks with my son

Maddie running at the preserve

Maddie running at the preserve

 

Just so Lillie doesn't feel left out...here is a picture of Lillie dressed up for xmas. I don't really dress my dogs but Lillie went with me to ring the bell and collect money for the Salvation Army..people can't resist her!

Just so Lillie doesn't feel left out...here is a picture of Lillie dressed up for xmas. I don't really dress my dogs but Lillie went with me to ring the bell and collect money for the Salvation Army..people can't resist her!


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  • jakesmom

    Happy 16 day ampuversary! Glad to hear that Maddie is doing so well… and great news about the pathology results!!!

    Love the pictures of Maddie and Lillie!!!

    Angel Jake’s Mom

  • Opie

    Wow. Good looking pups! Yay Maddie!

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