Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Today was Maxxamillion's last follow-up for his surgery. He got a clean bill of health as far as the surgery goes. We will monitor him for chances of a reoccurrence of the tumor. He will still be in recooperation for a while longer so his right leg could regain more strength. The picture above is in the back yard after we got back from his Vet appointment today. Maxxamillion has been I survivor since he was an 8 week old puppy. At the age of four a Vet told us he would not survive to be eight. He will be eleven on October 23, God willing. Making the decision to have the surgery was a very hard but well researched decision for us. We could not stand the fact that he was very uncomfortable with the tumor and that it was hampering his ability to climb stairs and getting in and out of the family car (really his). We are very fortunate to have a great Vet in doctor Michael, who has taken care of Maxxamillion for over five years now. Maxxamillion is a family member and putting him down was never an option for us. We will be posting more on the decisions we faced through the whole surgery ordeal.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Maxxamillion is feeling much better and is very close to feeling normal. We're so happy that he can go up and down the stairs without hesitation. Also, for the first time since his surgery, he did his favorite flip upside down on his back barking with joy - which he had always done at least once a day when he'd go outside. As you can see the in the picture, we made Maxx his favorite home made oatmeal dog biscuits, which he enjoys very much.

Monday, September 04, 2006

We want to thank Dr. Fredyniak (Maxxamillion's vet) and his staff at Mayfair Animal Hospital in Chicago. We appreciate his great work, love of animals, and dedication to Maxx's care over the past eight years. Maxx's wound continues to improve with daily applications of Betadine compresses and the help of two types of antibiotics. We feel relief at how well he's been recovering from his surgery.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

I'm so happy to report that Maxx is improving more and more every day. He is moving around the house to his favorite spots with more ease than he's done in a long time and going up and down the stairs more smoothly than before the surgery. His wounds are healing nicely with the help of antibiotics. I'm so happy to see him barking at the birds when he's in the back yard.