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Casey the Pirate

Casey's Tale

Casey the Pirate


January 27th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

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Soon after his diagnosis, Casey started shedding.  Now, Goldens shed, but this was ridiculous.  We were covered in fur.  Not clumps, but individual hairs.  The vet explained that this was stress shedding due to the combination of his pain and the cancer, and Casey was in distress.  It was amazing how his condition had deteriorated in the week from his diagnosis, even with tramadol and Rimadyl.  You could see it in his eyes, and the way he would hold his sore foot out to us asking if we could make it better.   Little did he know what was coming.

After amputation, there was discomfort from the surgery and the incision, and it was awkward getting around, but Casey was doing okay.  He only yelped or whimpered when we picked him up or moved him the wrong way, and that seldom happened.  We used the topknot on his T-shirt to support him, and that bore the weight just behind his incision and in front of his plumbing.  We’re two days past surgery, and figuring things out.  I sat with Casey and explained that we’d made the big hurt go away, and while that hurt was just going to get worse, this new hurt was going to get better.

The next day, we realized Casey had stopped shedding.

Here’s Casey the Pirate, A-Day +2.

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2 Comments so far ↓

  • benny55

    Oh Casey!! You jist melt my heart!! 🙂 You are the most adorable Pirate evvvver!! 🙂

    Interesting about the shedding. Don’t have any insight on that, but looks like you have it figured out!

    We’re all cheering for Casey…..xute, adorable Casey!

    Hugs to all
    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  • benny55

    PS. I live in Powhatan, which is about an hour plus away from Charlottesville.

    My brother lives in. Gordonsville and is a Golden Retriever lover. Who isn’t, right?

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