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Bubba's journey
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26 December 2017 - 3:08 pm
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Bubba is a sneaky boy.  When our backs were turned and preoccupied he snuck up stairs.  We have a trilevel, the steps are carpeted and there too many steps.  I was making dinner and turned my back to find him standing in the kitchen looking at me like no big deal.  Now, I know new amputees shouldn't be going up and down stairs.  My question is, when is a safe time to allow them too.   He loves to lay up here and seems so happy to be up hear.   What do I do now?  

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26 December 2017 - 7:15 pm
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He is a happy boy indded!    He's so darn cute! 🙂

YAY FOR DRAIN REMOVAL!!   AND YAY FOR BUBBA HANDLING IT LIKE A CHAMP!!! 🙂 🙂

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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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Thank you Sally and grew....  You and your fur babies are an inspiration.  

Bubba has mastered the stairs and loves being back upstairs again.  It's had to believe we are already nine days post surgery. We tend to still be cautious with maneuvering steps.  Mostly going down as he is 106lbs and that is a lot of weight pushing him.  For the most part, he is more of himself each day with the exception of being on his pain medications, they make him sleepy and withdrawn.  I find myself reading about everyone's stories and experiences as this definitely helps us manage things here.  

Enjoy the photo attached-Bubba says good morninglaughing

https://www.snapfish.co.uk/2/share?via=link&token=0DCMIcUj83_JA9nvJ9236g/AUS/27947175005070/SNAPFISH

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27 December 2017 - 8:57 pm
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Bubba!  You are o e feisty pup!  You aren't gon a let any ole' stairs, or a MAJOR surgery, or veing druggy, or adjusting to three legs, interfere with your routine of veing upstairs!! 🙂     And with a big ole' cone on too!! 🙂

I love looking at your pictures.  I k ow you couldn't like that cone, but you act like it doesn't bother you!  I do think you've made friends with it.

HAPPY NINE DAY AMPUVERSARY BUBBA!!!

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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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My how time has flown.....  We are 10 days post op and he is just a champ.  I'm so proud of how strong and courageous he is-my heart is so full of love for this boy.  When we first were told of his diagnosis December 15th, we were all just crushed and ached over the excruciating pain he was in.  When our vet explained all our options we all new that quality of life was way more important than quantity of life.  So, December 19th he underwent amputation of his leg, scapula and lymph nodes.  Uncertain of our time together is hard to digest, but as for now, we live for the moment!  Enjoy the little clip below of Bubba enjoying a romp in the snow...  I am just so thankful for this site and to know that we're not alone through this journey.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/mYuU70SzND0" frameborder="0" gesture="media" allow="encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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28 December 2017 - 11:16 am
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We love Bubba too! Here's the video (you only have to paste the "share" link noted below the video on YouTube, not the "embed" URL. Like this:

He looks so good. And happy too! Congrats on making such great pawgress!

As that snow gets deeper keep in mind that it's a heavy-duty workout for any dog to walk in snow, but for Tripawds especially. It's pretty early on in the recovery stage so you want to limit the time he spends hopping around out there, to avoid any muscle strains or injury.

Thanks for the video! We'll be adding it to our Tripawds Before and After Videos discussion.

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28 December 2017 - 11:56 am
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Oh yes, he was out there just for the short time I recorded him.  This was the first he was allowed to venture as far as he did and usually only out long enough to go to the bathroom.  He's been snoozing most of the day smiley.  Thank you for the tip on adding videos.  This is such an awesome site and I just can't help myself from sharing his journey.  

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28 December 2017 - 12:56 pm
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You are so welcome! We are thrilled you want to share his story with us and look forward to more photos and videos. Give him a smooch from us!

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28 December 2017 - 1:41 pm
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As many times as we hear from others that dogs or cats do fine on three legs, until we see with our own eyes that our pups or kitties are going to adapt it's hard to believe.

Not only does he look great in this video, but it will be a good marker as he progresses.  You can see toward the end that he is tired.  Take another video in a few weeks (or even a week!) and I bet he will look much stronger.

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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28 December 2017 - 3:07 pm
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I sure will and thank you for also sharing his video.

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28 December 2017 - 3:55 pm
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Karen,

Agreed, it amazes me how he changes each day and this time next week we hope he will be even stronger.  Yes, he tires easily and gets plenty of rest.  He has a lot  of weight to carry around.  He gets a nice message twice a day from me big-grin and he sure looks forward to it. We're just loving that each day he is more and more his old self.  I'm on vacation and have been off since the 16th and go back on the 2nd so the timing couldn't have been better.  He's funny because when he wants to eat, go out, or just wants to be loved, it's me who he wants.  I'm actually going to feel sad when I go back to work next week.  I'm seriously contemplating on bring him to work with me on Tuesday. I teach and he would be spoiled by coworkers and students.  I'll work from home the remainder of the week and take him Wednesday to get the sutures out.   Here's a good picture of him without his cone and t-shirt on.  I wish I could figure out how to have to picture show instead of the link.  

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28 December 2017 - 4:11 pm
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babs2018 said
I wish I could figure out how to have to picture show instead of the link... 

Here are detailed instructions for adding photos to forum posts . If you don't already share photos online somewhere, you can start a free Tripawds blog any time and upload them there. Need further help? Post in the Tech Support forum and we'll be happy to help!

Apparently, Snapfish does not allow third party hosting of images, so you can't use their link to embed the images here. Not a big surprise really, and the reason we offer free Tripawds Blogs ! way-cool

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His incision is remarkable. There's no bruising, redness, heat, oozing or anything.  He's not tender to the touch and seems pretty comfortable.  I've worked acute settings and I've had patients in far worse condition.  I'm excited that I've finaly figured out media sharing clap  Thank you.  

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