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Frankie's cruciate repair!!
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Purrkins said

WAY TO GO FRANKIEclapclap

I am just going to put it out here!😬

I see you did not reach the goal for the fundraiser YouCaring - Help Tripawd Frankie get the surgery he needs. if you reached the goal would that make all the difference? Sally you can totally ignore me here winker. Martha if your reading this and Sally doesn’t want to reply maybe you could send another update on the fundraiser IF that will make the difference?

I just was thinking the what if’s and maybe’s…..? BUT if your to the point of do it yourself then GREAT! Just inquiring out of love 😉

Holly i think it is a great idea for Martha to put it out there again, that is if Martha and Sally are good with us organizing their lives for them... hehehehehe! 😉 😘 I mean is it possible that people didn’t realize about the whole goal thing and what not, so ...... And also if it is going to benefit Frankie, like Jerry said, the therapy at home could be all you need?

Sorry, couldn’t help adding to TEAM FRANKIE!!!

HUGS TO ALL! ❤️❤️❤️

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16 February 2018 - 6:14 pm
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Great update Sally.  Frankie is doing so well 🙂  He has come a long way and so have you.  You have the patience of a Saint and a heart of Gold.  Frankie struck the Gold pile when you adopted him.

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16 February 2018 - 6:21 pm
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I totally agree Michelle. He has the home of homes with a Mama that does it all. You can see he's a happy boy, that's all love baby ❤️❤️

I have been sick, just catching up.

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Nurse Myrtle could never have been able to help Frankie heal without TEAM FRANKIE!! 🙂   This is a picture of the bliss of these two that I wasn't sure I would ever get to see again two months ago!

Okay,Holly, Jerry and Petra. An "off the cuff" comment about holding off on Rehab visits for now didnt get past you!    I've been trying to figure out how to ignore your inquiries about continuing Rehab all day.   You asked honest questions and I need to respond honestly.

I know we don't discuss individaul fundraising on here, so I want to honor that.  Obviously though, the secret is out and every single one of you know about the YouCaring account Mattha set up for Frankie, so I'll proceed!

Each of you have your own hurdles, your own challenges and your own financial "issues".  And yet you each gave so selflessly and so unconditionally  to Frankie.  As best as I can determine, some of you even  gave twice, or maybe even more!  As much as I want Frankie's much needed Rehab to continue , I just couldn't let you guys continue to spend your hard earned dollars on us!     When Martha let me know that was happening, she and I both agreed we couldn't let the same WONDERFUL Souls continue to fund Frankie's recovery.

So she closed the donation part down.   I was hopefully going to get an update for her to post first and maybe post a link to this thread for anyone who wants ro follow his progress....without feeling like they still had to donate.  I have yet to get that "update" to Martha.

Since we're being so honest here, yes, it scares the heck out of me not to be able to continue the Rehab visits at rhis point. How's that for being honest??  Yes, as Tina noted, he's still relying on his two "good" legs and leans on them accordingly.  The Rehab Vet feels strongly she can do a lot more for him, but also understands the situation and yesterday tried to give me as much "at home" stuff as she could  that I can do on my own.  

I do have to chcuckle a bit.  He doesn't get away with "Frankie doing it Frankie's way" with her as much as he does me!.  He knows she means business.  She won't let me give him a treat unless he does something perfectly.  I sneak him one when she's not looking just for being cute! 🙂

The Rehab Vet has even made a space for donations to Frankie on her facebooger page and, if I understood her right, has tried to point people in the direction of the YouCaring page a bit ago..  

I have not run this by Martha, but I would certainly be willing to ask her to open it back up ONLY if I ABSOLUTELY had your word that you would use it for the purpose of SHARING only.....but NOT  for the purpose of you guys  making any further donations :-).   And sure, if there are others out there who want to help Frankie, those donations woild DEFINITELY be accepted!  way-coolI know you gave freely and willingly and soooo selflessly because you each have such huge hearts and because you wanted tooheart I am touched beyond words with your generosity!! 

  And   I also  know  this has to be a huge time consuming undertaking for Martha to keep the site up, so I don't want in any way, shape or form, to further burden her!  Yes this big hearted woman did this willingly and selflessly also, but I know she  has a lot on her plate right now and I don't want to add to it.

So there ya' have it!  After all that rambling, I'm not even sure what ro say now. YES, I would love for'the site to stay up and have access to more Rehab...vut NO, I do NOT want you guys doing any more than you already have!!!!   I feel a bit unselttled.  So I'll just go eat some ice cream and give Frankie and Merry Myrtle a scoop! 🙂

With a heart that has sooooo much gratitude in it for each of you, Team Frankie thanks you

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

PS...a big "feel better" hug from all of us to Jackie!

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17 February 2018 - 8:49 am
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Sally lovey,

Please do not feel unsettled in anyway shape or form! I am in the middle of a few things right now and i have a few thoughts popping into my head, as I’m sure others will too.... I will come back in a while and chat with you a bit.

You put everything into words perfectly 😘. You are an integral part of all of our lives Sally, whether you know it or not 😉 so in saying that your fur kids are also an part of our lives too. This is why we are all here for you, see, we live and love sooo much right? We never do what we can’t or don’t want to handle!!!

DO NOT THINK ON THINGS TOO HARD LOVEY, you just love your friggin handsome fellas and tell them that they are the sweetest brothers evah!!! Brilliant picture to see!!! 💕 

So don’t fret darlin’, I will come back later and have a cuppa ☕️ with you... 😊 

Loving you to pieces! 💕💞💕❤️❤️❤️

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17 February 2018 - 9:11 am
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Sally I hope you did fix that huge bowl of ice cream and shared with Frankie & Myrtle!🍨🍨

I did not want to make you feel unsettled in any way, I am sorry you had to think on this all day again not my intention! I said ignore me;) 😒

You know this is because we care, I know you know that❣️
If the tables were turned you would try to help everyone of us and SALLY YOU DO HELP EVERYONE OF US!

I was hoping if my instinct was right we could still get more help for you. I did not notice the fundraiser was closed until you wrote this.

No-one would give if they did not want to or could not give. Do not ask Martha who has donated anonymously,  that SORTA defeats the Anonymous part👀! Just saying it does😉  All you need to know is money is going towards Frankies rehab Team Frankie out of the LOVE that you give 10 fold is coming back to you!

You have come this far and we would hate to see Frankie not get on 3 💯% Does it cost to keep the fundraiser open? If not just leave it open and see where it goes…? I do not want to burden Martha if she needs help, I would be happy to help if it is doable to assist with what has been set up. 

Let's think on it and see what TEAM FRANKIE can brainstorm ok? Just know we love you and trying to help you as you help everyone of us!
Karma Sally !😇 

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17 February 2018 - 9:55 am
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Great post Holly, I ditto it all!!!  If I can help, you know I will be right there to lend a hand. Sally... listen to your friends, you do so much for so many people and you do it so selflessly. 

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I hope with all my heart you each get to know what it feels like to be loved and suplorted jn the way you have koved Nd supported "us". It started the day Happy Hannah and I joined five years ago (actually, this month) and hasn't let up one second as Team Frankie moves forward

Holly,I understood your loving intention purrfectly!  I was merely "unsettled" about how much to share...thst was on me.  And yes, the ice cream settled me down splendidly.  Of course, the little bit that the dogs let me have 🙂  So thank you, and Petra and Jackie and Jerry EVERYONE for your words of support and always making everyone feel good about everything we post here!

So here's where we are.  I've written Martha and asked her to review the updates over here when she gets a chance.  She started this incredible "vehicle of compassion " for Frankie so she da' boss!

FYI    I DO have some tax refund coming down the road  (as soon as I get off my duff and file) and that has a ccouple of "Rehab for Frankie" written all over it!!   So I am staying solution oriented in my end 🙂

Okay my friends....well......thank you!

PS.    Tina and Karen....do you have video of Manni and Obie doing any weaving?

         

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Sally, i know you’ll understand completely when i tell you that i had a brilliant 🤓reply written up for you, it was absolutely genius, you know, one of those reply’s?!!! Then when I hit send it bit me in the arse and said screw you... nope, not doin’ it.....🤯 so will you please forgive me for not doing it. again tonight, it would sound so lame and I want it to be awe inspiring and genius again Sally!!!🤓🤪🤓 I shall be inspired again tomorrow Sally!!! 😘😘😘 sorry lovey!!!!! 

love to you Sally, I am glad to hear you soundig a little better tonight! ❤️❤️❤️

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Ohhh I understand indeed Petra!!  It stinks when you have a moment of inspired genuis  and POOF!!-  GONE!! BTW,  Everything you do is RBRILLIANT!!  But in my world, it's the thought that counts anuway !! 🙂  So thank you for whatever it was you said!! 

Okay, I have heard from Saint Martha.     To quote her:  "I just love our Tripawd Family"heart And i Couldn't agree more!  Ive said it so many times, you guys represent the best of humanity!!!

   way-coolWe're going to continue with Team Frankie's YouCaring site  unleashed  for awhile longer!!  way-cool

I'm going to get as "best guess" as I can from the Rehaab Vet as to how many more sessions she thinks it will take to stop Frankie from being the "Leaning Tower of Pisa" and using that leg in a way that relieves pressure on his other two.

I already discussed in our last session getting the  fee down by eliminating the Laser and, asap, eliminating the cost of her Assistant.  Unfortunately Dr Weedle is "Mobile home visit only" and thats a big part of the fee.  She has no physical office.

I'll put all that in the YouCaring site as that's a more appropriate spot for that input opposed to here. 

Here is where I'll continue to post Frankie's improvements and Nurse Myrtle's helpful acts!  Video coming!

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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Okay Team Frankie, I sent this to Dr Weedle for her review.  I felt pretty good about him "using" that leg and not vunny hopping.

WRONG!!

Can you spot what's really going on and why this isnt as much of an improvement as it looks like?

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 basically she says he's "cheatin'! He just "looks good" because the faster pace fools the causal observer...me!  My words, not hers!

Here's her quote:

but it looks like he’s leaning into the railing to offload. He’s definitely using the right rear more than the left. I think he looks better than the walks because the faster pace is allowing him to compensate more(less time weight bearing and using right side to propel

Oh, this past visit she did try holding his good rear leg up forcing him to use the other.  No go..  His other leg gave way...just wasn't strong enough yet.

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Poor Frankie! He can't get away with ANYTHING with Dr Eagle-eyed Weedle! So unfair! I think he's doing a magnificent job, and of course it's easier for him to run and spend less time on his recovering leg. That's extremely sensible of him. He IS using it though. There's no question of that. And the leg use will even up in time.

BTW, do you have the facility on your tavlet to play video in slow motion? If not, is there maybe an app you could use? I did this when Elsie was limping once and I couldn't tell which leg it was (that's how hard I find it to spot things), but when I slowed it right down, it became much clearer and even I could see.

And Meg says tell Dr Eagle Wheedle to stop dissing her boyfriend, or else... (she doesn't specify or else what...)

Sending big love,

Meg, Clare and Angel Pie xxx

Meg, Mutt, aged around 13, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
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And ditto the posts above (I'm sorry, only just catching up...), PLEASE KEEP THE FUNDRAISER OPEN!!!!! (I am horrified to think of it closing down)

WE ARE ALL TEAM FRANKIE!!!!

Meg, Mutt, aged around 13, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
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Sally,

I looked through my videos and I'm afraid I don't have any that really show the slalom/weaving bit. I'll put the three I have in here anyway, maybe you can get a few good ideas out of them. in the 2nd on you can see the poles we used in the background after a while and I'll also just add a video of how it looks in agility. -Obviously, when you do it it's supposed to be slower and on a leash. You start out with going through the poles with Frankie and then move on to trying to get him to do it while you walk next to the poles. It's important to do both directions to get him to be aware of his body and all of his legs and such and shift weight.

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Osteo and amputation in Dec 2015. Second, inoperable, primary osteosarcoma found in June 2017.
The end of our adventures came Dec 10, 2017. 2 years to the day.

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