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Under the knife today! damaged nerves rehab didn't work
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19 March 2009 - 8:51 am
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Our 3year old border terrier got hit by a car 10 weeks ago, and although she did no other damage she had damaged her brachial plexus collection of nerves in her front right limb.  We have spent 10 weeks doing physio every 2 hours, muscle stimulation machine every night, hydrotherapy 3 times a week and been back and forth to see a specialist neurologist.  She managed to get some use back of her shoulder and could lift the limb and she also managed to get feeling back to just past her elbow. 

Unfortuantely she has not improved in the last 4 weeks and we have been advised that it is highly unlikley to get any better than it is.  So we have decided to have the leg amputated, my other half is a vet nurse so she couldnt have better care, it will be happening today at about 2pm gmt.

I am very worrided about her becoming a fully qualified tripawd but she has been running around on 3 legs for the last 2 months quite happily so i am presuming after the operation that once her wound has healed she should already have done most of the adapting to 3 legged life that she needs to do.

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19 March 2009 - 11:23 am
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Hi jk and welcome to a great tripawd place for support and answers to questions and concerns.  I think you're right and your dog has been a tripawd for a couple months now so the adjustment has already been made.  You can read lots of stories here about how fast they hop into a normal life.  I wish you an uncomplicated surgery and a speedy recovery–let us know how it goes.

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19 March 2009 - 12:13 pm
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Put those worries behind you. Since your pup has already been adapting to life on three legs, she should do just fine.

Best wishes for a flawless procedure and full, speedy recovery. A couple weeks of rest and time to regain her strength and she'll be pulling you around the block! We look forward to your updates. Thanks for joining the discussion!

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