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Bittys story
24 May 2012
7:12 pm
Bittys mom
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My baby girl was 1year old when we found out that she had a birth defect that afected her back left leg well. 2years of med. Therapy my vet decided to amp the leg it will be her 3week ampuversary on friday

24 May 2012
3:51 pm
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Welcome, your future forum posts will not require moderation. How is Bitty doing?

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24 May 2012
10:14 pm
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Hi Bitty and family! Thanks for joining us here. Hoppy Ampuversary!

So tell us more about you, like what kind of dawg are you and all that. We love pictures too, don't forget to share them!

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24 May 2012
10:18 pm
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Welcome Bitty!

Happy 3 week Ampuversary! We need to see some pics and hear more about her!

Her Retired AvatarComet - 1999 to 2011
She departed us unexpectedly  January 23, 2011 at the age of 12 1/2.
She was born with a deformed front leg and a tripawd all of her life.
24 May 2012
10:46 pm
krun15
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Welcome Bitty and pack,
So, tell us more about Bitty- what kind of pup? How big? From your post it looks like she is about 3 years old.
How is she doing since surgery- 3 weeks out I hope she is doing pretty well.

Happy 3 weeks too!!

Karen and the pugapalooza

25 May 2012
12:50 pm
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Welcome!  Really looking forward to hearing your story (and seeing pics!) xoxo Sue

25 May 2012
6:00 pm
San Diego, CA
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Welcome Bitty and pack!

Happy 3 week ampuversary. Three is a great number around here!
Jackie, Angel Abby's mom

Abby: Aug 1, 2009 – Jan 10, 2012. Our beautiful rescue pup lived LARGE with osteosarcoma for 15 months – half her way-too-short life. I think our "halflistic" approach (mixing traditional meds + supplements) helped her thrive. (PM me for details. I'm happy to help.) She had lung mets for over a year. They took her from us in the end, but they cannot take her spirit! She will live forever in our hearts. She loved the beach and giving kisses and going to In-N-Out for a Flying Dutchman. Tripawds blog, and a more detailed blog here. Please also check out my novel, What the Dog Ate. Now also in paperback! Purchase it at Amazon via Tripawds and help support Tripawds!
25 May 2012
7:44 pm
Bittys mom
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Hi my name is Bitty. I'm a Chinese crested & Mini poodle. One summer afternoon my mommy was driving down the street and saw puppys for sale so she stopped to look. In a small cage she saw two big lab puppys when she looked closer there I was under the other pups. She picked me up and the next thing I new I was in the car going to her house. Mom say's. That when I was 2years old I hert my left back leg. I remember herrting it I just don't no how old I was.my mommy had to give me shots And nasty meds. Mom sayI have a birth defect(luxating patella)

25 May 2012
7:50 pm
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geesh bitty, sounds like you are a very tiny pup!!!  lucky for you your mom looked in the bottom of that cage and snatched you up.  sorry you had to lose your leg, but we all found that three legs were really enough, the other was a spare.  hope you will post some pictures, we'd love to see your beautiful face!!

 

charon & spirit gayle

Life is good, so very, very good!!! Gayle enjoyed each and every moment of each and every wonderful day (naps included).  She left this world December 12, 2011 – off on a new adventure. Love Never Ends http://etgayle
25 May 2012
8:00 pm
Bittys mom
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We are having pain when she moves she just barly moves and screens in pain. Is there anything I can do to ease the pain? Its just been sents they took out the stitches.

25 May 2012
8:12 pm
Rock Hill, SC
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Strangely enough, Zeus seemed more painful after the stitches came out, too.  It could be a pain or sensation thing, or maybe phantom pain?  We had a lot of luck with ice packs to help ease the discomfort.

Zeus was a Husky mix diagnosed with Osteosarcoma at age 11.  A visible lung met and suspicious spot on his liver meant a poor prognosis-six weeks was our vet's best guess. We decided to fight for our boy and his right front leg was amputated on 12/1/11. We did six rounds of chemo, changed his diet and spoiled him completely rotten. We were blessed with 10 great months after diagnosis. Against the odds, the lung met remained a single met and grew very little over those months. A wonderful furbaby with the most gentle spirit, he fought with a strength that we never imagined he possessed. We have no regrets... http://zeuspod......pawds.com/
25 May 2012
8:20 pm
knoxville, tn
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we agree with zeus' recommendation of ice.  you can use a bag of frozen peas too, just put it over the incision area for 10 minutes or so at a time.  maybe bitty tried to move too quickly, and is pulling on the healed incision.  hope the pain stops soon – nothing worse than a pup that's in pain!!

 

charon & spirit gayle

Life is good, so very, very good!!! Gayle enjoyed each and every moment of each and every wonderful day (naps included).  She left this world December 12, 2011 – off on a new adventure. Love Never Ends http://etgayle
25 May 2012
8:27 pm
Bittys mom
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My mommy don't no how to put pics on her kindle.

25 May 2012
8:30 pm
Bittys mom
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Thx for the info. I will try it. Bittys mom Arrow

25 May 2012
8:50 pm
San Diego, CA
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Sorry you are not feeling great Bitty. Hope the ice helps. (10 min at a time only!) If that doesn't seem to help, you might want to call the vet and ask about getting some Gabapentin. We didn't need it with Abby, but I know a lot of other folks on here said it helped a lot with phantom pain.

Feel better soon!
Jackie, Angel Abby's mom

Abby: Aug 1, 2009 – Jan 10, 2012. Our beautiful rescue pup lived LARGE with osteosarcoma for 15 months – half her way-too-short life. I think our "halflistic" approach (mixing traditional meds + supplements) helped her thrive. (PM me for details. I'm happy to help.) She had lung mets for over a year. They took her from us in the end, but they cannot take her spirit! She will live forever in our hearts. She loved the beach and giving kisses and going to In-N-Out for a Flying Dutchman. Tripawds blog, and a more detailed blog here. Please also check out my novel, What the Dog Ate. Now also in paperback! Purchase it at Amazon via Tripawds and help support Tripawds!
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