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Coming home and really scared
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11 March 2018 - 8:35 am
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My daughter’s dog got hit by a car on Thursday and has had surgery. Her 2 front legs got run over. The left leg was amputated on Friday and they repaired the right leg

with pins and plates. The surgeon is confident that the surgery went well. We live in Austin TX and the surgeon was chosen to do this surgery on Daisy. My daughter has been staying with us since it happened and all the news from the hospital has been good. They want to send her home on Monday and someone will be with her around the clock. We want to get a room ready today but we have really no idea what to do.  We could use help. We love her so much.

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11 March 2018 - 12:43 pm
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Hello and welcome, your future posts will not have to wait for approval.

I’m sorry to hear about Daisy’s accident! What kind of dog is she? How big and how old?

Here is a blog post on Tripawds Recovery Shopping List– lots of info there on what you need when bringing a new Tripawd home.

You will want a quiet room with good traction for Daisy to recover, you want to keep her quiet and contained to some extent.  Our surgeon said only short, leashed potty breaks for two weeks.  With her other injuries this will be even more important. Be sure there is no furniture or stairs she can access. 

It’s really important for anyone helping to care for her to have a strong, positive attitude.  Dogs cue off our emotions so you need to show her everything will be fine.  Be sure you understand the pain meds and medication schedule. 

My current Tripawd is a little pug mix named Elly. She was hit by a car at 7 months old and lost her right rear leg as a result.  She is now just over 3 years old and can do just about anything any other dog her size and age can do.

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.

1999 to 2010

 

              Maggie's Story                  Amputation and Chemo

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15 March 2018 - 10:10 am
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Hi Daisy and family 🌺

So sorry to hear about this tragic accident …

You’ve got great advice from Karen, I would add from my experience with Eurydice, a front legger, she wore a tshirt under a soft harness to protect the wound until stitches came out and then we switched to a ruffwear harness .

The harness was crucial to help my baby get up and to guide her when she went out for pee/poop. 

As Karen said, a positive attitude is paramount as Daisy will follow your lead. 

If she doesn’t want to eat, something very common after surgery, you can try anything and everything to get her interested, ham, cheese, burgers, chicken, you name it.

Please do keep us posted on Daisy’s progress, we are all by your side and will always be here to answer any questions you may have, anytime. 

Sending you a huge hug and cuddles 😘😘😘🐮💫✨🌟🌹

Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4 May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30 Nov 2016. 3 courses of doxorubicin, PET scan 26 Jan 2017 showed more mets so stopped chemo. Holistic route April 2017. Lung X-ray 5 May 2017 showed several tennis ball size mets, started cortisone and diuretics. Miss Cow earned her XXL silver wings 12 June 2017, 13 months and 1 week after amputation and 6 1/2 months after lung mets, she was the goofiest dawg ever and is now happily flying from cloud to cloud woof woofing away :-) 

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When you said Daisy would be back home Monday did you mean last Monday?

If that is the case then she is already back home in your loving arms 💕

How is she ???????

😘😘🐮💫✨🌟🌹

Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4 May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30 Nov 2016. 3 courses of doxorubicin, PET scan 26 Jan 2017 showed more mets so stopped chemo. Holistic route April 2017. Lung X-ray 5 May 2017 showed several tennis ball size mets, started cortisone and diuretics. Miss Cow earned her XXL silver wings 12 June 2017, 13 months and 1 week after amputation and 6 1/2 months after lung mets, she was the goofiest dawg ever and is now happily flying from cloud to cloud woof woofing away :-) 

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From my experience, pain meds are a must.  Also you should have contacts that you can call if you need to transport to the vet/ hospital quickly.  My baby was about 78# after surgery so I could not do that alone.  Just an FYI the 3 times I did take him back, none were medically necessary it was just my panic but if you feel you need to do it it will be a great backup.

Even if you could do it yourself it will help to have someone with you to drive while you comfort your baby.

Best of luck, our pets are so innocent, it breaks my heart.  But I also find comfort that so many people have such love and compassion for their companions.

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18 March 2018 - 3:55 pm
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Hi there 🌷

How is Daisy doing ????

And you ?????

Please update when you can …

Lots of hugs and tons of tummy rubs to Daisy 😘😘🐮💫✨🌟🌹

Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4 May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30 Nov 2016. 3 courses of doxorubicin, PET scan 26 Jan 2017 showed more mets so stopped chemo. Holistic route April 2017. Lung X-ray 5 May 2017 showed several tennis ball size mets, started cortisone and diuretics. Miss Cow earned her XXL silver wings 12 June 2017, 13 months and 1 week after amputation and 6 1/2 months after lung mets, she was the goofiest dawg ever and is now happily flying from cloud to cloud woof woofing away :-) 

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