Friday, April 23, 2010

Vet Stem: 24 hours Post Injection

You all know, STINKY was away at his gurrrrlfriend's house since Monday because of my Vet-Stem procedure. Well I had the last of that procedure - the injection, done Thursday around noon time. By the end of the afternoon on Thursday, STINKY was home already.

Hellooooo, what happened to Sunshade needs to rest so the stem cells will work??? Or Sunshade can't be bothered so her belly tuck stitches wont' rip?? All that was out the window by Thursday afternoon because mum said she "missed him" and she wanted to "see" how he does with me. Why would she miss him anyway when she's got me?

And what's to see? Him annoying me?? (FYI, Mum's "hey hey hey" in the video was NOT because she was worried that I was gonna get mad at STINKY, she was worried about me hurting my tummy stitches and also the stem cells that were just injected into me 24 hours ago.)

So I can't play, I can't go out in the yard, and I have to stay INSIDE and put up with STINKY's annoyance!!!

Might as well just put me BACK in the x-pen,

While, he, the hyper one gets the comfy bed and free roam of the house! HMMMPH!

(mum: I have no idea why, but Sunshade has been going into the x-pen on her own and staying in there ever since Jaffa came home. Maybe she thinks she can get away from him in there??)

So tell me mum, WHAT CAN I DOOOOO THEN?????

Mum then whipped out some paper from her purse and told me to read it,

I was like YEAH YEAH OKAY SURE.....

The paper basically told me to sleep for 4 weeks, so I started.

It didn't say anything about running in my dreams I don't think? I mean, as long as I don't do what
this dog did while running in his sleep, I think I'm pretty safe.

I woke up, and I had a new plan. Maybe if "I" instigate and make STINKY all hyper, then maybe mum will send him to his gurrrrlfriend's house again?

(mum: It had only been a day since the stem cells were injected into Sunshade when those videos were taken. I would love to say that the stem cells were working already at 24 hours post injection. However, what you saw in the videos above were things that Sunshade was able to do regularly prior to the Vet Stem procedure. She just had quite a bit of pent up energy from not being able to go on walks that she directed the energy towards playing with Jaffa.

Most of the dogs who have this procedure done are in pretty dire conditions where they can't even walk or are constantly limping heavily, etc. Sunshade however wasn't one of those desperate cases. She had a couple of bad episodes, but her quality of life had been pretty good the majority of the time prior to the procedure. I chose to have the procedure done now because:

  1. Hopefully she won't ever have to live through those couple of bad episodes again
  2. Hopefully, preventing her from ever having to be in so much pain that it becomes a dire or desperate situation
  3. Since Vet-Stem can now culture stem cells (meaning you only need to harvest the fat once) for the life time of the dog, it made more sense to me to have Sunshade go under anesthesia now than maybe 2 years from now.)

For anyone who is interested to learn more about this cutting edge procedure, here are some videos:

Vet-Stem News Release

Hunter the Golden Retriever & Stem Cell Therapy

Success Story (watch the before and after)

They are now testing using adult stem cells to treat spinal injuries, heart, liver and kidney disease in dogs. Perhaps in a couple of those years, this procedure could be used to help dogs with organ/spinal diseases. Isn't it exciting??


Simba and Jazzi said...

So great to hear from you again! Could do with help on coping with my Stinky, its been a year and its soooooo annoying!

Simba x

Duke said...

Wow! The vet stem therapy is just amazing! It's going to help so many doggies in the future! We are so happy that it has helped you, Sunshade. BTW, we can't see any of your videos - only the newsy ones.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Duke said...

We just love your instigating video, Sunshade, and the fact that you're headbutting Jaffa and trying to get him into trouble! You remind me of someone I know well - ME! haha

Love ya lots,

Teddy said...

Miss Sunshade, you need to be super careful to make sure those stem cells get in the right places and do their healing. It's really important to your mom, so try to rest and be careful. You can let Stinky do what he wants, but once you're better, you'll let him know who the boss is!!

Keep resting.


kissa-bull said...

sunshade we are furry happish to shee that you are able to tolerate mr stinky. if he annoys you too much do what we do and toot on his pillow
tee hee hee

pibble wiggles
the pittie pack

Dexter said...

We are so glad you told us about the procedure. Jaffa looks super happy to see you, but he is being most respectful. He really is a good boy.

I like hearing your big dale voice.


Asta said...

Miss Sunshade,

I am so vewy happy to see you up and about. That pwoceedoowe is pawsome! Youw Mommi is the clevewest to do this now, she is so cutting's mawvelous!
I know you will be wunning awound happily when those weeks of west awe up, in the meantime, I would be happy to have youw bwuvvew Stinky at my house..i love him (as i know you do too)
smoochie healing kisses

Lorenza said...

Hi, Sunshade!
I guess it is better to stay calm for the next 4 weeks!
I know it is not easy with Jaffa trying to play with you but please take it easy, ok?
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh dear Sweet Sunshade...we've read about this procedure and how it ROCKS!!! It was in our paper a while ago...Mumsie was wishin' they'd do it for people..maybe they do now...but it would save a lot of surgeries...

We have our paws crossed that this works totally fabbers on ya girl!!

Kisses to Stinky...he is soooooooooo HOT!!

Love and kisses,,,Laciecakes