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    Just wanted to give an update on Ralph and his cancer.
    Visted the vet last Saturday and he had put on .8 kg in three weeks.
    His tracheostomy is clean and functioning well. He has no bad sounds in the chest/lungs so seem to be all clear. His heart is strong.
    Still on antibiotics and anti-inflammatories.
    Ralph seems to have 2 bad days a week where he sneezes a bit of blood and blood clots. Most of the blood is mucusie blood. On these two days we know he must have a bit of a headache so he is given tramadol for the pain. If he upsets himself by getting over anxious, he is then given valium.
    He is generally happy and being typical staffy, his appetite is good, though not as keen on dog food, prefers his roast organic chickens (meat and skin only of course), his lamb koftas (no onion), homemade rissoles, toast on occassion, gummy bears when he can con us, seedless green grapes and now banana (only 1/2). He isn't allowed any hard dog foods as these may cause scrapping at the back of the throat and after having a thrachestomy, this could be a major problem.
    He has amazed us as we were originally told after his ops in Sydney that we might have two weeks! That was back on 19th January this year.
    He wanders off to bed with me at night and sleeps through till about 5 - 5.30 when I usually get up. A couple of times he has stayed in bed till 6.30.
    Anyway, thought I would use this opportunity to update as a few people have been asking of late.

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    That's great news Bohemiannic..
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    I'm glad to hear he is going so well!

    From Batty, Bobby, Hubby and I!

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    Thank you!

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    Aww Boh, I have no doubt that he's keen to hang around for as long as possible because of the love and attention that you and hubby are giving him....and I don't blame him one little bit...never underestimate the power of love....and I say that from personal experience!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreysAreGreat View Post
    Aww Boh, I have no doubt that he's keen to hang around for as long as possible because of the love and attention that you and hubby are giving him....and I don't blame him one little bit...never underestimate the power of love....and I say that from personal experience!
    Well he is our little boy our furkid! Both hubby and I have such a strong bond with Ralph. I have never underestimated the power of love and it is what keeps us all going!

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    aww BOH... thank you for updating us with good news about gorgeous Ralphy boy....

    I too believe in the healing power of love, i am praying that time is generous for Ralphy boy..

    Sending him & you big hugs..



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohemiannic View Post
    Just wanted to give an update on Ralph and his cancer.
    Visted the vet last Saturday and he had put on .8 kg in three weeks.
    His tracheostomy is clean and functioning well. He has no bad sounds in the chest/lungs so seem to be all clear. His heart is strong.
    Still on antibiotics and anti-inflammatories.
    Ralph seems to have 2 bad days a week where he sneezes a bit of blood and blood clots. Most of the blood is mucusie blood. On these two days we know he must have a bit of a headache so he is given tramadol for the pain. If he upsets himself by getting over anxious, he is then given valium.
    He is generally happy and being typical staffy, his appetite is good, though not as keen on dog food, prefers his roast organic chickens (meat and skin only of course), his lamb koftas (no onion), homemade rissoles, toast on occassion, gummy bears when he can con us, seedless green grapes and now banana (only 1/2). He isn't allowed any hard dog foods as these may cause scrapping at the back of the throat and after having a thrachestomy, this could be a major problem.
    He has amazed us as we were originally told after his ops in Sydney that we might have two weeks! That was back on 19th January this year.
    He wanders off to bed with me at night and sleeps through till about 5 - 5.30 when I usually get up. A couple of times he has stayed in bed till 6.30.
    Anyway, thought I would use this opportunity to update as a few people have been asking of late.
    I am happy he has some really good days Boh

    As for the seedless green grapes...my understanding is that all grapes are toxic to dogs and can cause renal failure and renal tubular necrosis?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    I am happy he has some really good days Boh

    As for the seedless green grapes...my understanding is that all grapes are toxic to dogs and can cause renal failure and renal tubular necrosis?!?
    Thanks for that Dorte, they will now be off the list for him.

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    thank you for the update! he sounds like hes doing really well, thats so great to hear .
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