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Beginning this journey with Karma
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My 4mo girl, Karma, will be having surgery most likely next week. She managed to twist the split and pull down a bit on her right rear leg after breaking it, and lost circulation to her paw. She never showed a single sign of discomfort, and I couldn't see her leg in the bandage to be aware any problems existed until she went in to have her splint changed. 

Im pretty sure she's handling all this better than I am. She's in good spirits so far, and hasn't let this whole ordeal from the break til now affect her personality. 

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Hello and welcome. 

What kind of pup is Karma?  How big will she get?

My current Tripawd is a little pug mix who lost her right back leg at 7 months old after being hit by a car.  I adopted Elly when she was 10 months old so she was healed from her surgery.  Elly is now about 2.5 years old and has no physical issues related to being a Tripawd. Elly is very skittish and slow to trust and she has separation anxiety.  I think that most all of her issues are related to being re-homed so much- I was her fourth home!  She was quite timid around moving cars when I first got her, but with some work she got over that.  My first Tripawd Maggie was a pug who lost her left back leg to cancer.  Other than being even more stubborn (pugs!) I didn't see any behavior changes in her after her amp.

Here is Elly's Blog if you are interested in some of our activities.  She was quite energetic as a puppy, and still keeps herself busy.  We have taken several classes and we work daily on her core strength with obedience and trick training, food puzzles and games, balance exercises, and for the past several months nose work.  These activities keep her busy, work her mind, and do tire her out. 

Although I did not go through surgery and recovery with Elly, I did with Maggie.  It was not an easy couple of weeks- I really could have used a community like this to help me through.  Maggie's surgery was a couple months before Tripawds came into existence.  What we have seen here often is that the young pups seem to have an easier time with recovery, and often the biggest problem is keeping them quiet while they heal.

Let us know what questions or concerns you have.

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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              Maggie's Story                  Amputation and Chemo

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She's a rottie. Very outgoing girl, and one of the sweetest and most mischievous I've had.

I'm hoping she will adjust quickly.  She broke her tibia on 5/7, and hasn't had much use of the leg since then.

I'm mostly concerned about the recovery, and what she needs from me to keep her both emotionally and physically healthy. 

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I'm mostly concerned about the recovery, and what she needs from me to keep her both emotionally and physically healthy.   

That emotional part is most important. Since she will follow your lead, what Karma needs most is for you to be strong to show her life will be OK. Our best advice is to Be More Dog.

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I picked her up today. I think she's showing me everything is ok. She's as upbeat and happy as ever. Vet says she has been the same way all along. They had her a few extra days because of my work schedule. 

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That sounds good! And it also sounds as if they have any pain pretty much under control. I you feel you have any questions feel free to ask here! We're all glad if we can help. 

All the best and to a speedy recovery!!

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Manni was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in Dec '15 and immediately had his right front leg amputated, followed by 5 rounds of chemo. Manni's real name is Manfred and he turns 10 on Jan 28 2017. So far we are mets-free...

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I am kind of partial to Rotties myself 🙂   She will follow your lead and adjust like she never had a 4th leg.  Keep us informed and don't hestitate to ask questions

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Beautiful rotties on your page! To me, there's just something special about them. Nothing I can put into words, but it just gets me. 

Karma has done well today on her first day home. Surgery was late Friday night. She played with kids at the vet over the weekend through when I picked her up today. So far, we've been to 3 pet stores, where she milked it for attention like she had it planned. I live I. An upstairs apartment, so I'm still the elevator for now because she refuses to attempt the stairs, and I can't say I blame her this early on. Other than that, she's as sweet and fun as ever. Same puppy as before, only more unique lol

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Just catching up on your ADORABLE KARMA!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 She is sooooo cute!!!!

Gosh, quite an ordeal you've been through! Glad things are finally resolved and you both are moving forward 🙂 🙂

And Miss Karma, you need ro take it easy for a couple of weeks, okay? This is still MAJOR surgery and you don't want to overdo and sprain anything. And good for you for avoiding stairs for now. Too early for that and you certainly don't want any falls. You are a smart gal!!

Keep us posted and we would love to see more pictures 🙂 🙂

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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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