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Tampa Boo was found October 2021 hobbling on three legs with her front right leg suspended. Due to the severity of the break, it could not be saved. Tampa Boo faced the tripawd life head on, refusing to let it slow her down. It didn't take her long to figure out how to get around on three legs (but she found the flooring quite slippery). Tampa Boo was malnourished, but didn't hesitate to scarf down her new food with her new owner. After she gained weight, she became sick with a mysterious stomach bug. After a few bouts of medication, she was able to kick that sickness to the curb. Her next set back was being spayed, which slowed her down, but didn't count her out. After recovering from that surgery, she was doing well (and hogging all her mother's foot space during the night). Suddenly, in the beginning of May, one of her eyes became red and cloudy, which stumped the doctors. After several weeks (mid/end of May) Tampa Boo began behaving oddly by refusing to move and sleeping a weird spot. After a trip to the vets it was confirmed that she could no longer see and one of her eyes (the one that was not cloudy) had retinal detachment on top of having a fever. She recovered from the fever, but the doctors still have no idea why she cannot see out of one of her eyes. At a year old, Tampa Boo has faced and overcome so many trials and challenges, but this might be her hardest one yet.
14 June 2022
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