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11 October 2016 - 2:42 pm
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She does look regal! I can just picture her waving to the crowds from a horse-drawn carriage.

I'm so glad she's feeling better.

Meg and Clare (and Elsie Pie) xxx

Meg, Mutt, aged around 8, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
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26 October 2016 - 9:12 pm
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Soooo sorry it took me an eternity to get these posted but here are some pics of the super bug infection she had. The first pic is the infected area as it was starting to get bad which was about one week after surgery. There was a constant flow of fluid drainage at that point. The next pic shows the worst/biggest it ever got, it was taken on 9/23. The last set of three pictures shows the progression of healing from 9/23 to 9/26. Once she started on the Chloramphenicol on 9/23 it started clearing up pretty rapidly. 

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26 October 2016 - 9:44 pm
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OWWWWEEE! Poor Izzy!

So how is she overall now? Has her sparkle come back? Are they still treating the MRSA?

Having to deal with the amputation AND the MRSA too..WOW! She's quite the fighter!!

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OH lordy! You are both super tough ladies, that looks sooooo painful and difficult to manage. You done good Maw! SO glad she's all better.

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benny55 said
So how is she overall now? Has her sparkle come back? Are they still treating the MRSA?

She's doing very well now. She's all healed up and finished with treatment. The sparkle is definitely back ;).  I'm so relieved all of that is over. She's pretty weak and sore some days but we got a support harness for the times that she needs help. She has a wheelchair arriving tomorrow which I'm super excited for! She wants to run and play, she just physically can't manage it as much as she wants.. So hopefully the wheels get her moving and happy again! 

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30 October 2016 - 9:17 pm
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Pictures! We have ro have pictures of this feisty Izzi! So glad to hear she has such a great attitude 🙂 Her sparkle is DEFINITELY coming back...and it still gets better!

Celebrate every victory wkth us!we cheering for her! 🙂

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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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Ditto the pictures request! She sounds great and you have coped so well with a really challenging situation. So pleased she's got her sparkle back. 

Meg and Clare (and Elsie Pie) xxx

Meg, Mutt, aged around 8, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
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Here are some pics of the sweet girl! We got lucky and the weather stayed warm through October so she was able to do plenty of swimming (her favorite pastime) We also had a pet photography session a couple weeks ago and got some really nice pictures of her and the other dogs. 

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She looks so happy in her pool!  I'm glad she is doing so well!

Otis - 106 pound lab/Dane mix, lost his right front leg to osteosarcoma on Febuary 9, 2016.  Four rounds of carboplatin completed in April, 2016.  Lung mets August 25, 2016.  Said goodbye too soon on September 4, 2016.   Lost his adopted sister, Tess, suddenly on October 9, 2016. likely due to hemangiosarcoma.  

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12 November 2016 - 10:42 pm
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The CUTENESS ALERT...you forgot the CUTENESS ALERT!! OMD!! These pictures are great!! 🙂 Izzi has THE HAPPIEST AND BIGGEST SMILE EVVVVER!! 🙂

She cleare adores her "swimming pool"! I love that shese helping to collect some "firewood" for you too! ,CUTE! CUTE! CUTE!!!
And we are all smiling right back! Such a grrrrrreat pictorial update! 🙂

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PS. Can't wait to see more photos!

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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She is GOOOOOOORGEOUS! And she looks just so, so happy! Thanks for posting big-grin

Meg, Mutt, aged around 8, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
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14 November 2016 - 1:23 pm
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Izzi you are a BABE!!!  When do you start your modeling career???  Paw 5 Angel Bandit

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Thanks for all the nice photo compliments! Does anyone have advice for protection of her stump? I am not finding anything online that looks helpful. Seems like everything is geared toward front leg amputees or dogs who have no use of the hind end at all. I may not be searching for the right thing or looking in the right places so if anyone could point me in any helpful direction I'd greatly appreciate it. Izzi can get around on her own but sometimes she doesn't want to... so she just scoots around instead. Sometimes it's because she's tired, sometimes she's just lazy lol! Her stump is always red and irritated because she drags it along her rug pathways. I bought some xxl panty hose sock type things which I think might be helpful in the case of a dog with a prosthetic limb but for a stump alone it doesn't work because it doesn't stay on. It slides off after about 30 seconds. I'm leaning toward making my own creation with some human shorts and just sewing one side closed and adding some padding. That's basically what I did for recovery and used a poise pad for absorbing the fluids and it worked okay but I need to test a few more prototypes I think. Any other advice or thoughts are welcome. thanks in advance friends!!! 

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izzi2007 said
Does anyone have advice for protection of her stump?
...she just scoots around instead...

The best thing you can do to protect the stump of rear-leggers is build up strength in the remaining leg to prevent the residual limb from hitting/dragging on the ground. Amputee dogs do not scoot because they are lazy. They will scoot because the limb cannot support their weight.

Please consider consulting with a certified canine rehab vet/tech (CCRP or CCRT) for a professional evaluation and exercises you can do to build strength and keep Izzi strong and limber. If cost is a concern, that is why we have The Maggie Moo Fund For Tripawd Rehab. Loving Life On Three Legs is also packed with professional tips, videos, and instructions for weight bearing exercises, core conditioning, stretches, and more that you can do at home!

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We do see a vet and do have rehab/strengthening exercises as well as a wheelchair but she has a lot of issues with the remaining leg that simply cannot be fixed. She has had two knee surgeries on the remaining leg so those plus age, weight, and arthritis have led to a very weak and sore leg. She is tired, perhaps I should not have used the word lazy. So even as we continue to build up strength and she continues to improve her stamina there will be scooting in the mean time so I need at least a short term solution. And to be honest, considering her condition she may not even have the opportunity for a "long term" outcome. I understand you're just trying to help but I asked for something to protect the stump..... Not rehab advice.

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