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My lil yorkie was hit by a car on Monday am, its Tuesday and I am a mess
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I am new here and in my brief review I know most of these dogs have cancer which lead to their amputations.  On early Monday morning at around 2 am, my year and half year old yorkie Lucky ran out of my house onto a busy new york city street, he was hit and knocked over in less than a minute.  My bf and I scooped him up and jumped in the first cab to the 24 hr. clinic.  After taking several hours to stabilize him they did surgery on him at eight am.  Later on Monday I received a call from the surgeon, not enough blood flow to his right hind leg so it had to be amputated. He is now in the icu.  I saw him Monday night at around 8:30 pm, his breathing was labored and he was completely out of it but he did make tiny whimpers.  I spoke to the vet this morning and she said they will further sedate him this morning to further investigate his wounds since his blood sugar level is too low and put in a feeding tube because he has no interest in eating.  She said his blood pressure is okay.   I can't take this anxiety and feeling of helplessness and guilt because he was hit by a car.  I am at work-the vet asked that I visit briefly at night-and am desperate for my phone to ring and have the vet tell me he is on his way to recovery and absolutely petrified whenever my phone does ring afraid to hear different news. Has anyone else experienced this? This limbo after surgery....Did their dog recover? 

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Hello and welcome, your future posts will not have to wait for approval.

I moved your post here to 'Beyond Cancer' which is the best place to start when not dealing with cancer.

I'm very sorry to hear about your Lucky's accident- that must have been so scary to witness!

Anytime a pup has surgery it is scary, and when the amputation is due to an accident there can be more wrong than the broken leg. What other injuries is Lucky dealing with?

It's hard not to feel guilty, but you didn't do anything intentional to cause the accident, right?  As hard as it is you need to put that behind you now and focus on getting Lucky though recovery.  He is going to need a strong pack leader to let him know that everything will be fine.

My current Tripawd is a little pug mix who lost her right back leg after getting hit by a car at 7 months old.  I adopted Elly when she was 10 months old so she was healed from her surgery.  Elly is 2.5 years old now and can pretty much do anything a 4 legged dog her size can do. I did go through recovery with my first Tripawd Maggie.  It was a long few weeks with her, no medical complications, just a stubborn pug who hated change.

Hopefully the vets will get Lucky stable and he will be able to come home soon.  Keep us posted.

Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls

Tri-pug Maggie survived a 4.5 year mast cell cancer battle only to be lost to oral melanoma.

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Hello,

Really sorry to hear about this accident, I can only imagine how scared and stressed you are right now. My little one wasn't injured in a car accident, and only her leg was hurt (no other injuries), but I just want to give you some hope on the amputation front. My girl's a 9 month JRT x Yorkie / Chi, she had her amputation 1.5 weeks ago and recovered so quickly - she just had her first off lead (2 minute) walk today!

Amputation can seem like a big scary thing, but her recovery has been so fast and smooth and she's the happiest we've seen her in 3 months, since she had her accident (large dog sprinting across a field and running into her, she broke 4 bones in one leg).

I hope you can take comfort in visiting your little boy tonight. Little dogs really thrive as tripawds from what I've read and been told. I know when I was so anxious about everything I forgot all the vet said, so if it would be helpful for you to take a notebook that way you can write down things s/he tells you, and you can research it all at home. Try be kind to yourself; these accidents happen (I've beaten myself up so many times about Toller's accident) but it's nobody's fault; try take some time for yourself too.

Sending positive vibes to you and your baby.

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31 May 2017 - 8:15 am
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For now, I just want to send love and support and healing energy to your sweet pup.

Update when you can and know that we are all here for you.

((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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Sally usually recommends chocolate for stress relief - I've followed her advice too often and find myself about 20 pounds heavier since my dog lost her front leg. 😉

Hoping the vet's have some good news for you soon ... keep us posted if you can!

Amy & Izzy 

Momma to the world's most beautiful American Bulldog, Izzy!! Lost her front leg to OSA 9/18/15. Diagnosed w MCT in June 2016. Celebrated her 1 year ampuversary with knee surgery on 9/18/16! MCT recurrence in Dec 2016. Happy & hungry til nearly 14, earning her wings on 7/31/17.

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Thank you all for your compassion.  I saw Lucky on Tuesday night and he was alert and even scooted toward me.  Then on Wednesday morning the vet told me that she was tweaking his pain medication and reducing it a bit.  When I saw him on Wednesday night he was shattered.  His eyes were coated with tears and he just laid there moaning.  I told the vet they had to do something for his pain because he looks worse now then he did just 24 hrs ago.  The vet agreed and is upping the dosage and adding a new medication.  You have no idea how relieved I am to even be able to update you all on his progress I thought I might have been saying goodbye but turns out my lil one is big trooper!  From the bottom of my heart thanks for being a place of understanding and kindness.  

And inky that is a great idea-jotting down what the vet tells me, I think i'm concentrating on what the vet is saying but as soon as I hang up I realize i was just thinking about Lucky and focusing on one thing after he has said like ten.

I'm hoping today will be smoother day for Lucky when I see him tonight.

Thank you.

Talia

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Talia,

So glad your vet is in tune and willing to "play" with the meds until they are juuuust right. Inky is right - take notes! - and when Lucky comes home, you may want a little note pad to track his medication doses and even meals & potty routine. Izzy had three pain medications at first and someone here wisely recommended that I stagger them so she woud never be coming down from all at the same time. You'll find that it's better to give the next dose 15 minutes (30?!) ahead of "schedule" to keep ahead of the pain but truly, the first few days are the roughest and it does sound like Lucky is staying on with the vet through that period. 

Izzy came home the day of her surgery so my impressions of recovery are likely colored by that - hopefully your vet will have all the "kinks" worked out on managing pain and it will be relatively smooth sailing.

Let us know how this evening's visit goes!!

xoxo,

Amy (& Izzy, too)

Momma to the world's most beautiful American Bulldog, Izzy!! Lost her front leg to OSA 9/18/15. Diagnosed w MCT in June 2016. Celebrated her 1 year ampuversary with knee surgery on 9/18/16! MCT recurrence in Dec 2016. Happy & hungry til nearly 14, earning her wings on 7/31/17.

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You have noooo idea how relieved we all are to get your update!!! 🙂 🙂 Once you're family here, we all worry right along withnyiu. And today we can cheer with you because Lucky is getting better!!! 🙂

You've votten great advice from everyone! As you can see, this is a great place for support and information!!

We'll look forward to yiur next update!

Hugs!

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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Talia, how is Lucky doing today? I hope the medication adjustment worked.

Good for you for speaking up and advocating to get the dosage right! clap See, you are stronger than you ever realized! You are most definitely not a mess, you are MIGHTY! 🙂

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