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27 April 2019
Hey all, apologies i didn't pop back on with updates since i last posted but here are a quick fire 3 points!
- Ronnie recovered like a champ from his TPLO in September and is completely back to normal, YAY!
- Ronnie had a scan in January and is still cancer free and will be coming up to 3 years post amputation in April, YAY!
- Ronnie's back left leg has now gone and we had a TPLO on that yesterday and he's now recovering, BOOOOOOO!!!
Thank god the insurance renewed in December so they are covering about 75% of the TPLO surgery with me just left paying around £1k!
He's back home this morning and recovering well, having gone through this before I'm a lot calmer this time as i know what to expect and it will be a quiet few weeks while he recovers from surgery before we start the rehab process again.
All in all he's still ronnie the rocket and doesn't want to stay still and while it seems like he's gone through a lot, he just powers through, he's so active and happy 99.9% of time that i will happily keep taking care of what needs to be done as long as he can bare the short spell of discomfort for lots more happy years ahead.
22 February 2013
HOLY MOLY!! GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY!! Talk about an update. WOW!! WOW!!!
First of all..SPECTACULAR NEWS on his xray update!!! Over the moon hapoy every checked out just brilliantly!!!! 👏👏👏 So inspiring to hear he's coming up on three years and showing everyone what's possible!!!
And speaking of inspiring....one TPLO in September and then the other one four months later???? Talk about a Tripawd RockStar with a RockStar hooman...true champions, both of you!!! 👏👏👏
While it's still a kick in the gut to have to go thru another surgery a second time, a bit less stressful the second time around. I had least had a year inbetween Frankie's two....but four months...OMD!!!!
Now you know what you forgot, right???? And even tho you jave your hands full, no excuses for not posting pictures of Ronnie!!! We all adore him and he makes us smile everytime we see a pictire.
Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!
PS. If you don mind sharing, who is your insurance company?
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!
24 September 2009
YAY RONNIE! Every time we hear news about you, we do a hoppy dance and celebrate! You are such a rock star, and I'm so happy that you conquered the TPLO surgery not once but TWICE! AND a THREE YEAR ampuversary too? WOW!
You are everything that life on three legs represents and you are a true inspiration. If I had to think of three words to represent you it would be hope, resiliency, joy!
At some point I'd love to interview you guys about the rehab process. Time to do another article about how Tripawds can recover from remaining leg surgeries.
Thank you for sharing this terrific news with us! Don't forget to add some photos, we want to smooch you on our screens!