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Hi friends, the rumors are true, it is indeed possible to survive CCL surgery on the remaining back leg of a Tripawd. Ajax had surgery Monday to repair his CCL. The ligament and meniscus were completely torn – we are feeling terrible about not recognizing that sooner. But pup is home, already weight bearing with his Help Em Up Harness (GREAT product) and doing well! I think the cone is bothering him more than anything else!

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26 March 2014 - 12:55 pm
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YAY, AJAX, welcome to the bionic dog club. We know things will be a bit tough for a while, but us Bionics know we can show how it’s done. What type of repair method did your doctor use?

Kathi and Murphy

Murphy is a five year old Lab/Chessie cross. He was hit by a car on 10/29/12 and became a Tripawd on 11/24/12. On 2/5/13, he had a total hip replacement on his remaining back leg. He has absolutely no idea that he has only three legs!

UPDATE: Murphy lived his life to the fullest, right up until an aggressive bone lesion took him across the Rainbow Bridge on April 9, 2015 and he gained his membership in the April Angels. Run free, my love. You deserve it!

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26 March 2014 - 12:58 pm
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Ajax, you are amazing!  Here’s to a brave boy, and a speedy and uneventful recovery!!

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26 March 2014 - 1:47 pm
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Get well soon Ajax!

We know you’ll be back on your paws in no time! big-grin

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26 March 2014 - 3:22 pm
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Welcome home Ajax! A round of applause for being pawsome! clapclapclap

 

Get all the belly rubs and treats you can handle!

 

Cody and Family

Cody is our 7 year old Australian Heeler mix boy. Diagnosed on 2/20/14 and became a tripawd 2/21/14! We chose a homeopathic approach and he is being treated by Dr. Loops our of NC.

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Glad to hear you are home Ajax.

Rest well….take your time recovering….and Tuck agrees with you – the cone is the worst!

 

Linda and Tucker

 

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Congrats, Ajax. Impressive!

Amy & Spirit Libby

Liberty (Libby) was diagnosed with OSA on 1-22-13.  Right front amputation on 1-31-13. No IV Chemo. Metronomic Therapy started 2-19-13 along with supplements and some home cooking. Lungs clear until 1-06-14.  She's still her happy, hoppy, bossy self.  Living the dog life to the fullest and a proud Winter Warrior. :) RIP my Libby 4-21-03 to 3-19-14

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WAY TO GO AJAX!!!!!!! Never doubt a tough doggy from NYC!!!!!!!!!

Jill is a 9-year-old tuxedo kitty. She was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in June 2012 on her toe in her right hind leg. Her leg was amputated on 12/12/12 and she completed four rounds of chemo (2 of Carbo, 2 of Doxy) in April 2013. "Like" Jill's facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JillTheTripawdCancerFightingKitty?ref=hl Proud member of the WINTER WARRIORS!!!! Her blog can be read at http://jillsjou.....ipawds.com. xoxo

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It’s great to see you home and relaxing Ajax, I knew you could do it!

Rest up handsome, you’ve got lots of fans cheering you on clap

Katherine let us know whatever we can do to answer any questions or keep you from worrying, we’re here to help however we can.

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WAY TO GO AJAX!! I know you are a very brave Bionic Boy and your pawrents are very brave Bionic Humans!!

Paws crossed for a quick recovery!!

Gonna’ come over right now and kiss that mug of yours!! Sooo smoochable!!

HUGS!

Sally and Happy Hannah

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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AWWWW thanks everybody!   We’re doing great.  Biopsy (unrelated to leg; we took a chin growth off at the same time to take advantage of anesthesia) came back as some kind of benign “oma” that the surgeon said is “boring” and “just like a big blood vessel”, so not a thing to worry about there, and His Royal Blackness now has his handsome strong chin back  unblemished.

 

To keep count, this is surgery #4:

1.  Removal of thymoma (benign tumor near lung tissue discovered when doing xrays relating to chondrosarcom)

2.  Amputation (curative of chondrosarcoma)

3.  Removal of mast cell tumor

4.  CCL repair

It is literally like “Cheers” when he goes in  …( “…..NORM!”)

 

Thanks to everyone for your wishes.  Kathi, he had a TPLO.  We were much to far gone for one option.  Our surgeon thought that either TPLO or TTA would be fine; after consultation with the other surgeon in her group they decided on TPLO.  Surgeon is a rock star, as you can see from the litany above.

 

I do have one question:  the Help Em Up Harness is GREAT, but it has already rubbed him raw in the back on the side that was shaved for surgery.  Not quite sure what we do to protect this – can’t really clothe this area … Any tips or advice welcome!

 

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the Help Em Up Harness is GREAT, but it has already rubbed him raw…

Hmmm… reminds us of this other customer review a few years back.

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We have a Ruffwear harness for Murphy, and it has worked very well for us. Murphy wore it full time for the first month after his THR, and we still use it when we will be taking him somewhere with slick floors. The handle on top is aso great fr keeping him restrained in situations where we don’t want to tug on his collar.

Kathi and Murphy

Murphy is a five year old Lab/Chessie cross. He was hit by a car on 10/29/12 and became a Tripawd on 11/24/12. On 2/5/13, he had a total hip replacement on his remaining back leg. He has absolutely no idea that he has only three legs!

UPDATE: Murphy lived his life to the fullest, right up until an aggressive bone lesion took him across the Rainbow Bridge on April 9, 2015 and he gained his membership in the April Angels. Run free, my love. You deserve it!

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Hmmm. You might want to try adhering a maxi pad on that spot. Not the most chic thing to wear on the outside but I’ve heard of others using this kind of implement for this purpose.

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27 March 2014 - 10:14 pm
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Oh no! A cone of courage AND a maxipad? Is a good idea tho, thanks. As is the RUFFWEAR Harness – we have one and use it as Kathi and Murph do, but we need more support right now until he can bear weight; specifically we need the back handle

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