TRIPAWDS: Home to 13029 Members and 1485 Blogs.
HOME » NEWS » BLOGS » FORUMS » CHAT » YOUR PRIVACY » RANDOM BLOG

19 Days Post Op Remaining Front Leg has Failed | Hopping Around

JUMP TO FORUMS

Join The Discussion

Learn about life on three legs in the forums below. Browse and search as a guest or register for free to take advantage of member benefits:

  • Instant post approval.
  • Private messages to members.
  • Subscribe to favorite topics.
  • Join the Live Chat and more!

free tripawds account tripawds member log in

K9 Immunity Plus — Hope For Dogs With Cancer

Get help with Dr. Dressler’s Dog Cancer Kit

What Is Apoptosis?

apocaps canine cancer supplement

Learn the importance of Apoptosis for dogs fighting cancer and how Apocaps can help!




A A A

Please consider registering
Guest

Search

— Forum Scope —




— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Register Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_PrintTopic sp_TopicIcon-c
19 Days Post Op Remaining Front Leg has Failed
sp_NewPost Add Reply sp_NewTopic Add Topic
Member
Forum Posts: 4
Member Since:
30 March 2018
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1
23 September 2018 - 9:03 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_NewPost sp_QuotePost

My little tough guy Jax has been battling a bad break since March of 2017. After multiple surgeries, laser treatments and second and third opinions he has his front right leg amputated on Sept 4. The first night was rough but he has been back to his old self since then. He is happy and not in the pain he was before. We are very comfortable in our decision and so glad he has bounced back quickly. Yay!

Unfortunately, Jax has also broken his left front leg when he was a puppy 6 years ago. The plate has broken and the leg is VERY deformed from the last year of having to rely on it. Our vet is at a loss. This isn’t his specialty and after the terrible experiences we had at the “specialty” facilities within a few hours drive of us we don’t know where to go for advice. Do we amputate the second front leg or make due with what Jax has left? He isn’t in constant pain BUT also can not use the leg.

I’ve started to use a long soft cloth to support his front end so he can use the bathroom without struggling. He has a custom-made cart but is unable to use the bathroom in it. I’ve also contacted a company about having a prosthetic made for the recently amputated leg. This will take time and we need to wait for his amputation to fully heal before Jax can start a rehabilitation program. (which would be at a facility 2 hours away)

I think this is more of a vent sad because I know no one can make this decision for us. I have been looking at the harnesses on this site but none seem to do what I am looking for – support his front end and keep all weight off of his remaining front leg.

Even with the continued unknown, our little tripawd is adapting amazingly to his new life. So glad to have found a place to share his successes!

Virginia
Member




Forum Posts: 16702
Member Since:
22 February 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2
23 September 2018 - 10:07 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory sp_NewPost sp_QuotePost

WOW!!   What a tough little guy Jax is!!!  And he certainly  has a wonderful human as his advocate!  Your strength  comes shining  through,  as does your determination  to give Jax the best life possible 

First thing that comes to mind is a second opinion  from an Orthopedic  Surgeon  AND an appointment  with a Rehab Specialist!  And maybe not in that order!

Frying my brain trying to remember  the post  and blog name of a doggy  here who, if I recall, was able to use a a “wheel cart” after basically having is one from leg rendered  useless while trying to save it.  He was a youngster.  Geez….wish I could think of his name!!  Trevor???  Something like that???    My recollection mos roo sketchy  to do you any good.  One of these techies  may be able to figure out who I’m  thinking of and, even if it’s  relevant  at all!!!

Hang  on, others will be along with better insight!   A solution  will be figured  out for your little guy 

Extra hugs 

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!

The Rainbow Bridge

Forum Posts: 24154
Member Since:
25 April 2007
sp_UserOnlineSmall Online
3
24 September 2018 - 12:08 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_NewPost sp_QuotePost

Oh poor Jax and you too, what a tough ordeal you’ve all been through. Where are you located? Maybe we can help find another orthopedic specialist near you. Feel free to PM me your location if you don’t want to share it here, but I really think that if your vet is at a loss, then you need to find a specialist asap. Is he on any pain meds in the meantime?

I think that the dog Sally is referring to is Ziggy from Australia:

https://tripawds.com/2016/05/11/tripawd-limb-deformity-surgery/

It's better to hop on three legs than to limp on four.™
Latest Tripawds News
Read my story here.

Support the Tripawds Foundation!

Virginia
Member




Forum Posts: 16702
Member Since:
22 February 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4
24 September 2018 - 4:05 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_NewPost sp_QuotePost

YES JERRY!!  ZIGGY!!!  I knew you could figure out my puzzled brain…no matter how few clues I could  provide!  Trevor???  Not even close to ZIGGY!!   U da’ bomb!!

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!

Forum Timezone: America/Denver

Most Users Ever Online: 597

Currently Online: jerry, Michelle, Super Stu!
77 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
2 Guest(s)

Devices Used: Desktop (75), Phone (4), Tablet (1)

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 1014

Members: 13049

Moderators: 2

Admins: 3

Forum Stats:

Groups: 4

Forums: 23

Topics: 15139

Posts: 213059

Administrators: admin, jerry, jim

Moderators: betaman, krun15

Tripawds is brought to you by Tripawds.
HOME » NEWS » BLOGS » FORUMS » CHAT » YOUR PRIVACY » RANDOM BLOG