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13 January 2009 - 9:17 am
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Hi new here, this place is great.Blue went in for his amputation this morning, I am sitting on pins and needles. I know he will be able to walk ok …he hasen't walked on that leg in at least a week. He had chest x-rays about a week and 1/2 ago and his lungs were clear. They are gonna x-ray again today,plesase keep all paws crosssed for him.   Thanks Lorrie

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13 January 2009 - 9:22 am
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All paws, fingers and eyes crossed here!

Let us know when you hear that surgery is completed Smile

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13 January 2009 - 1:09 pm
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Hi Lorrie – we are sending lots of prayers, pawsitive thoughts and crossing of fingers and paws your way…I'm glad you found us here – this is an amazing place full of love, support, advice when you want it, encouragement and just plain good ears to listen and shoulders to cry on. You don't have to walk through this alone…

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13 January 2009 - 3:19 pm
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Well I just spoke to the vets office and Blue came through the surgery just fine, he's still a little groggy. I'm going over there in a little bit, hope I can take him home. don't know about the chest x-rays yet but I don't think he would have done the surgery if they looked bad. Thanks for all the good thoughts. Will keep you posted

Lorrie

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13 January 2009 - 3:56 pm
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Lorrie,

So glad that Blue came through the surgery ok. He should probably spend the night (or a couple days) at the vet's to make sure all systems are A-OK before coming home. My Calamity was on IV pain medications overnight after her amputation as many others on here. You don't want to over do it too quickly. The next couple of weeks will be trying enough!

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13 January 2009 - 9:28 pm
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Thanks for joining! Glad to hear Blue pulled through OK. Can't wait to hear how he bounced back.

My people created this website while they waited for me during my amputation surgery over two years ago. Thanks to people like you, sharing their stories now, this site will continue to help others.

Best wished for a full speedy recovery.

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13 January 2009 - 9:45 pm
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Thanks JerryI loved reading your story. Blue is doing just fine, he is in my bedroom laying on his bed …on the floor.He is doing ok . In fact I'm getting ready to join him, it has been a long day. I will post again tomorrow. Thanks again for this board, it has been great, Ilove reading all the stories. God Bless to All.

Thanks Again Lorrie

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13 January 2009 - 10:36 pm
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Lorrie & Blue

I am so glad to hear things went well for Blue today!  (we have a blue at home too who is missing his brother bad) I hope you have a good night and keep your chin up.  Please post and let us know how he is doing.  We get our buddy back on Thursday from his amputation!  Good luck to you guys!

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14 January 2009 - 9:39 am
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Good Morning All

Well Blue is doing so good. I woke up about 1:30 this morning and look down NO BLUESurprised I jumped out of bed ran through the house …to find him on his bed in the kitchen :0).Anyway this morning he got up and went to the door so we let him out and he went down the deck stairs and hopped around the back yard and went potty.:0) .But we didn't let him try to come up the stairs, we walked him around. So i'm really pleased . Buddy's Parents, and everyone else I hope yours goes just as smooth.  Have a Good Day….

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14 January 2009 - 12:45 pm
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Way to go Blue!!! WOW – you figured this all out quickly didn't ya pal?

SOOOO happy to hear that you're doing so well…keep it up and keep us posted.

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14 January 2009 - 7:17 pm
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Yeah Blue, that is great news!  brings a smile to my face & tears to my eyes, we can't wait to get Buddy home and we hope things go just as well for us!

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14 January 2009 - 8:29 pm
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Sounds like Blue is off to a speedy recovery.  Trouble, too had a very easy time adjusting, although she was a few days getting around without a little assistance. They are so amazingly resilient.

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14 January 2009 - 9:21 pm
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We just finished surgery today and all went well.  We are hoping that our Carter boy adjusts as well at home as Blue did.  It is truly encouraging to read these success stories.  Thanks for posting.

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14 January 2009 - 11:46 pm
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Oh Lorrie, that's wonderful news! With good, pawsitive pawrents like you, Blue will do just fine.

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15 January 2009 - 2:51 am
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Gosh Blue – you came home very quickly and got back into the routine, didn't you! Smile  Don't over do it though!  You've got to rest and take it easy for a short while!  We're very glad to hear that you are doing so well though Laugh

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