#ellethedog getting her afternoon stoop time in - it’s so good to see her awake and happy
#ellethedog resting on the stoop - still sleepy from pain medication
#ellethedog didn’t want me to end that last post on something so scary so she says hello and goodnight dear friends.
😰😷🐶 This is a very unexpected #ellethedog update for all her friends. The vet called Elle this morning to tell her that the X-rays did now show good news. The radiologists determined that her muscle atrophy is not due to arthritis or a torn ligament. The X-rays show bone deterioration and possibly a suspicious mass on her left hip pressing on the bone. The people in white coats recommend that her owners move quickly to determine if the mass is cancerous or not. There is concern that this could be osteosarcoma - bone cancer. The doctor made calls under urgent conditions to get Elle a CT scan appointment with a neurologist at Blue Pearl on Friday. Her owners panicked and spent the entire day looking for a second opinion and guidance. Elle received great guidance and support from @lisa10028 @teejers @cheewee2000 @preranar @emmiranda. Elle learned from qualified doctors who reviewed her scans that based on what they see, they don’t think a malignant cancer is the cause and that it’s more likely a neurological or orthopedic issues, but the humans must perform a CT scan still. #ellethedog would like all her friends to know that she wants to find out what’s going on so she’s excited to do the CT scan on Friday. If you know anyone who can provide expert help or guidance to her humans for navigating this situation, she will be happy to hear from you. Meanwhile she is recovering from her teeth surgery and is now wagging her tail.
The vet was surprised by the advanced gum disease in #ellethedog’s mouth. He removed 5 teeth and found rotting food in between a tooth. After $1k of dental work, Elle has a new mouth. Fresh start. She will learn how to brush her teeth everyday. She’s bleeding still and whimpering quietly in pain. Hopefully she will feel better a night of sleep.
Sleep sleep #ellethedog see you tonight
I am feeling anxious. Tomorrow, #ellethedog has to go under anesthesia for teeth cleaning and X-rays on her hind legs. The vet says she has serious gum disease and muscle atrophy in her hind leg. The X-ray will determine if she has arthritis or a tear in the crucia ligament. Supposedly hip/knee problems are normal for a mid-life dog. I chose Dr. Farmer at #heartofbrooklyn because at his practice only the doctor, not the technician, performs the dental cleaning. They insert both an ET tube & IV catheter whereas this is not standard care at less costly placed. And they use redundant monitoring - a machine will monitor her levels and a human technician also performs a check every 5 min. The technician, sarah, said, “I don’t trust computers. You still need a human to interpret the numbers, so we always have a technician monitor the dog alongside the machine results.”
Dr. Farmer says that #ellethedog can continue dancing with me! Human dog Dancing does not cause spinal injuries. Thanks dr. Farmer!
#ellethedog found a new vet in #fortgreene - hello Dr. Farmer at Heart of Brooklyn
#ellethedog has a new home with Angel the florist (at Chrysanthemum Rare Teas & Flowers)
I guess the Portlandia episode on meeting the chicken wasn’t that far from reality at all.
Wtf fuck? Did anyone else have an Instagram survey about number of cruises taken pop up in your photo feed? #instagramsurvey
#statiscalliteracy through a #heteronormative manga narrative
#ellethedog invented #doga = yoga + dogs