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Name: jerry dawg
Website: http://tripawds.com/progress/
Bio: Jerry is the Founder and CFO (Canine Fun Officer) of Tripawds Blogs community and discussion forums. Read his story here.

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Paralyzed Pet Survival Tips from a Trailblazer
If your Tripawd lost all mobility and became paralyzed, would you know what do to? Most of us would panic and get depressed but thanks to one special paralyzed dog named Sophie, there's a place we can turn to for advice and hope. Today on More)
Free Pet Prosthesis Project for One Lucky Tripawd
It's pet prosthetics celebration week here in the Tripawds Nation! Yesterday you saw part 2 of Bridget's new prosthetic journey (More)
Tripawd Tuesday: Bridget’s Partial Amputation and Prosthetic True Story, Part 2
As animal prosthetics become more common, it's important for pet parents to know the level of time, money and commitment required. In last week's Tripawd Tuesday, we follow the early days of More)
Tripawd Tuesday: Bridget's Partial Amputation and Prosthetic, Part 1
When pet prosthetics are done right, they give an excellent quality of life for a Tripawd. When done badly, they are ineffective at best, harmful at worst. In today's first of a special two-part Trip (More)
How to Use the Tripawds Chat and Discussion Forums
Every day new friendships are born in the Tripawds nation. Want to be a part of the magic? Read on to learn how to use the Tripawds Chat and Discussion Forums. Meet Members in the Tripawds Chat and Discussion Forums At your fingertips is a More)


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We hope so too Sally! No body has taken him up on it yet but we figure it's only a matter of time. (More)
Hi Margaret, we are so sorry to hear about Precious, and very glad she is going to heal. Did you try spiking her water with low sodium broths? Tuna water? Usually that does the trick. Please hop over to the Forums when you get a chance, you can talk to others in the community and find lots of feedback there. (More)
Izzy this is great news, congrats! It's wonderful to read about your sparkle and spunk returning. We knew you'd get there! By the way, your humans' attitude is absolutely perfect. You've taught them well my friend. (More)
Ohhhhhh my DOG I was on the verge of a meltdown reading about Meg! Oh WOW I would have had a total FREAK OUT if that happened to our pup. How wonderful she is OK! Geez and what good fortune to have a vet downstairs. Talk about the right place at the right time! This is great news. We are SO glad you came by. Please give her extra smooches from (More)
SWEET! We love love love knowing that you and Winston are benefiting from rehab therapy. Thank you for sharing how important it is to get on that path and learn how to have a healthy, hoppy life. YOU ROCK! You'll have to show us some of your exercise routines, we would love to see them. And Winston, you are SO handsome my friend. Red is defin (More)


3 Responses to “Ouch.”

  1. I tried a syringe for water won’t take it and she reacts badly when I try to give her food (ground chicken) trying to get pain meds down as well as antibiotics. What I am really worried is the lack of water and I am at a loss. She had the amputation just yesterday morning, I brought her home the same day. Pain meds I was able to get into her by sliding it back on the inside of her mouth until I can get it around the back tooth. That was yesterday. Today she just spit it back out. Precious lost her leg due to a dog attack. She is not a fighter and ended up with left front leg amputated and an ACL repair once I get this healed. Any advice would be helpful as I am concerned. Will call the vet when they open. Have basically been awake all night caring for her.

    • Hi Margaret, we are so sorry to hear about Precious, and very glad she is going to heal. Did you try spiking her water with low sodium broths? Tuna water? Usually that does the trick. Please hop over to the Forums when you get a chance, you can talk to others in the community and find lots of feedback there. We look forward to hearing from you!

  2. Fascinating and cery generois offer!! Hopefully a candidate will be available soom!

  3. I am interested in a prosthetic rear right leg for a dog. Can you send me information please

  4. My dog had cyber knife radiation instead of amputation. And as almost finished with the IV treatments of chemo therapy. I assume he wouldn’t be allowed on the trial but mighty hev get a vaccine elsewhere?

  5. Having been through this with Pele, I read through this and did a mental checklist of “yup”, I did/used that…to every item except the cone…I was lucky enough to be able to take time from work for her recovery. The only other thing I needed for Pele in the first few days of being home when she was so heavily drugged was a seringe to give her water without her having to move. I used the ones that came with her Metacam…it worked perfectly. Just use a small one like that and dispense slowly (with a bib or towel under your pup’s mouth because you don’t want your dog to choke.

  6. My cat Sam was diagnosed just today with osteosarcoma. The lesion is bug bump coming off his shoulder blade.

    I’m interested in learning more about leg saving surgery as his amputation is scheduled for this Friday.

    • Michelle, we are sorry to hear about the diagnosis. OSA in cats is so rare, but we’ve had quite a few with it here, including Jill the Cancer Fighting Kitty. Your oncologist should be able to tell you if scapulectomy is a possibility. Unfortunately we don’t know of any animals with osteosarcoma who were able to have the procedure, but anything is possible. Let your oncologist know you want to find out if your cat is a candidate and if not, know that cats do very, very well on three legs. We are here to help no matter what you decide.

  7. Our 60# pit bull/lab mix has osteosarcoma of her right front leg. She has had cruciate surgery on one back leg and is developing arthritis in that joint and had a hip replacement on the other back leg. We are concerned that having a front leg amputation would place too much additional weight bearing on the back legs causing increased pain and advance her arthritis. This would not be quality of life enhancement Any experience with this type of decision making dilemma?

  8. My 10 year old healer mix had to have a rear leg amputated due to chondroblastic tumor on April 2, 2018. Her lungs were clear at the time of amputation. The vet she had seen was an oncologist but he couldn’t conclusively diagnose cancer. She is now on a raw diet but is not inclined to want to get up and walk around. Her legs quiver when standing and she looks like she’s depressed because she can’t get around like she used to. She seems weak although she has a great appetite and eats well. Anything I can do to help her along ? I’m not ready to give up the fight!!

  9. I’m picking Sass up this afternoon from her surgery (Front left leg). I’ve cut down the sides of the tote, and also a hole for her Front right leg. I’m hoping it will help to keep the sling forward and sturdy. I’ll let you know how it goes

    I think it will be a better option for the first few days rather than the harness. I might wait for some more healing before I put her in that.

    • Great idea! Please do keep us posted and post in the forums or send some pictures we can share.

    • Have you had to use the sling yet? My dog is getting his front right leg amputated on Wed and I’m trying to prepare since we have a flight of stairs to get up to our house and down to our yard.

  10. Thank you so much for rescuing Bo. He looks like a very loving dog. I am sorry that he had to experience the life he did before finding you. He looks very happy now.

    hugs
    Michelle & Angel Sassy

  11. Our 10 year old Border Collie/Lab mix was diagnosed with multiple myeloma (cancer) after months of thinking she had developed bad arthritis. The vet put her on chemo (Melphalan) and Prednisone and said she would take these meds the rest of her life. She immediately began urinating in the house which she had NEVER done before. After a month of this the vet switched to Mythlprednisilone and she stopped peeing. She is now doing great; is enjoying walks, playing, trips to the dog park, etc. We feel fortunate that we can afford the drugs (found through Diamond Back at 10% of pharmacy cost). Eventually the vet said the chemo will stop working. We are hoping for a couple of good years before then…. I see lots of posts about using prednisone short term which I agree with but for the myeloma there isn’t another choice.

    • Bonnie, thank you so much for sharing your dog’s story. We had no idea that dogs could even get MM (we know two people who have it). This is very good to know. We hope you get many, many more happy times with your pup! Thanks for being a great advocate for her.

  12. CLEARLY GERTY LOVED A LIFE OF PURPOSE AND CHOCK FULL OF MEANING!! You’ll never know all the lives she touched and all the ways people were inspired as she went about her job on three legs

    Hahaha! I love your co-workers comment about photoshopping her leg! Too funny!
    Thank you for sharing Gerty with us…with everyone. This is a beautiful tribute! Gerry is quite a Beacon of Hope for anyone starting this journey. In fact I’m going to reference her in a post to a newbie just starting this jkurney. The Vet gave the dog a “statistic” of four months. Gerry will tell her otherwise!

    Love
    Sally and My Chunky Spiritual Being Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too .

  13. And YAY for Dr Rosati for recognizing the need to understand this subject and the fortitude and determination to do something about it! I remember when the survey was first put out and glad to hear that the Triawds community had valuable input 🙂

    Very interesting to find thst pain care, in some insurances, should continue long after the initial wound recovery (stitch removal).

    Sooooo glad to know that progressIS being made!
    THANK YOU
    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

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