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16 September 2012 - 11:45 pm
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Keeping her from being over exuberant is a big problem …. she just wants to be out and about . When i put her collar back on and back in pen she looks at me like DAAAAAADDDDDDDDDDDDDDD.  We almost had a near problem today …..she tried to rear up on back legs when we were taking her out to go toilet. I just about had a coronary i think …. anyway i think all is good.

 

We used a sling at first but it just seemed to make her want to stop … slow conservative leash walks under tight control. OMG she is still “strong like BULL” big-blink

 

I am going to try slow her down over next few days …. I just think she has been doing to much …Wednesday will see doc re stitches. Hopefully he can tell me so far so good.

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17 September 2012 - 9:08 am
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Ooooh that wouldda freaked out my people too! It’s good that she has too much energy and not enough though, that’s a terrific sign that she is feeling good! She sounds like a very determined gal, it’s good to hear that she doesn’t want the assistance going outside to potty.

Thanks for sharing the details about her recovery, keep us posted OK?

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17 September 2012 - 11:35 am
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I want to keep everyone up to speed on things …. encourages me , I get insight or ideas from others and

with it being the first TTA my Vet (and he has done 100’s op these ops) has done on a TRIPAWD I want to let

people know that there is hope and it can be done!!!!

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19 September 2012 - 10:12 am
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Well took Ellie to see Dr Myers today , check up and stitches out. Everything looking good according to Dr Myers. Let me tell you from the bottom of my heart I would recommend this Vet to anyone!!! Level of care and just his manner is superb and believe me i am picky when it comes to my dogs. I checked before we did the surgery after the first delay and did a lot of soul searching , primarily because she is so important to us. But we made the right decision, and I am sure  he as a dog lover himself would have understood us doing this.

 

So we are back in another 4 weeks for a check up and just a case of keep doing what we doing. I will update with some more pics she is sleeping without the cone on in the middle of the den as i sit here typing away. Dont want to wake her right now. 

 

I will also explain what daily routines we are going thro  with her in order to maintain range of movement and aid healing.

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19 September 2012 - 8:20 pm
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Yaaaay! Three cheers for a great follow-up visit! He does sound like a great vet, be sure to mention him in our “Veterinary Referrals” discussion forum topic. 

I’m so glad you are sharing this information. Eventually someone will be in the same situation, and Ellie’s story will be so helpful to them. Thank you. 

Can’t wait to see some pics.

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21 September 2012 - 12:32 pm
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Hooray! We love a good update!

 

Looking forward to more pics of your gorgeous girl.

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Abby: Aug 1, 2009 – Jan 10, 2012. Our beautiful rescue pup lived LARGE with osteosarcoma for 15 months – half her way-too-short life. I think our "halflistic" approach (mixing traditional meds + supplements) helped her thrive. (PM me for details. I'm happy to help.) She had lung mets for over a year. They took her from us in the end, but they cannot take her spirit! She will live forever in our hearts. She loved the beach and giving kisses and going to In-N-Out for a Flying Dutchman. Tripawds blog, and a more detailed blog here. Please also check out my novel, What the Dog Ate. Now also in paperback! Purchase it at Amazon via Tripawds and help support Tripawds!

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27 January 2013 - 5:33 pm
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Ellie, it’s been a while since we heard from you. How are you doing? We hope that no news is good news! Keep us posted oK?

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29 January 2013 - 1:26 pm
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Apologies i took a new job 4 months ago within same company i worked for was big step up and it has really dominated a huge part of my time.

 

Coincidentally i am writing this 5 minutes before I leave to go to the Vet for Ellies final check up. DoubleACL repair on

a tripawd … not been plain sailing , nervous moments and tears of joy but we will know fairly soon if all is good.

 

I will let you all know …TYTYTY for your thoughts!!!

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29 January 2013 - 10:41 pm
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Wow! It’s so great to hear from you! Congrats on the big job opp, but a bigger congrats that you have made it this far with Ellie. I am SO hoppy to hear this but I’ll be THRILLED when you share the update with us so don’t keep us waiting! ;)

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30 January 2013 - 10:33 am
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Well we went in had both legs x-ray again and all is good rear right is 100% healed and left is 90% there which is expect6ed based on time. We left the VETS and I kid you not its like she knew traveling home in the truck she turned around and gave me the biggest smile i was like LOL.

 

3 months more precautionary until we can let her 100% loose in the yard but the tripawd double ACL is thro the woods….TY

Dr Carl Myers of Theodore Veterinary Hospital Theodore Alabama you are a STAR!!!!!!!  If i were to move 500 miles away from here i would still come back here if one of my animals needed surgery.

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100% and 90% sound good! Glad to hear she is doing so well!

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Abby: Aug 1, 2009 – Jan 10, 2012. Our beautiful rescue pup lived LARGE with osteosarcoma for 15 months – half her way-too-short life. I think our "halflistic" approach (mixing traditional meds + supplements) helped her thrive. (PM me for details. I'm happy to help.) She had lung mets for over a year. They took her from us in the end, but they cannot take her spirit! She will live forever in our hearts. She loved the beach and giving kisses and going to In-N-Out for a Flying Dutchman. Tripawds blog, and a more detailed blog here. Please also check out my novel, What the Dog Ate. Now also in paperback! Purchase it at Amazon via Tripawds and help support Tripawds!

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4 February 2013 - 12:28 pm
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I don’t know how I missed your update but boy am I glad I saw it! WOOO HOOO! This is pawesome, thank you for taking the time to share this fantastic news. Now let’s see some pics!

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I know this post is so long ago but I am sat here with my baby beagle called bunny who is a tripaw, who has just undergone TTA on her rear right leg. She is missing her front right. And her other rear left may also need surgery.  Its so good to read this story of ellies recovery.. what a great dad she has. Feeling very emotional that my bunnysin such a way. Long few months ahead 😥

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BadgerUK said
I know this post is so long ago but I am sat here with my baby beagle called bunny who is a tripaw, who has just undergone TTA on her rear right leg. She is missing her front right. And her other rear left may also need surgery.  Its so good to read this story of ellies recovery.. what a great dad she has. Feeling very emotional that my bunnysin such a way. Long few months ahead 😥

  

Bunny and family, we moved your second post in this topic to a new location so we can better assist. Please see:

https://tripawd…..rgery-help

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29 January 2020 - 5:57 pm
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Unfortunately we lost Ellie last year. She lived a glorious life into her Thirteenth year when she passed, it was very sudden and  she took a huge part of me when she left. I loved her from the day me met and still do today, I will see her again one day. My apologies i always meant to update the thread and just saw an email notification.

Follow the vets instructions , make sure you leash walk only and no jumping up or down. Everything should be just fine.

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