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Tripawd Frankie has second torn cruciate on other leg
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10 January 2019 - 8:12 am
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Those are like watching before and after photos of people that lost 100 pounds.....WOW! I clicked on the first one and it is still so hard to see him that way but it's amazing to see before and after like that, truly shows how far he has come.

I am absolutely tickled that this has worked out the way it has, it's like night and day heart

I know you must be relieved, having this ahead of you was awful, especially after the first surgery. That one seemed to have taken a lot longer recovery wise and he didn't snap back the same way that he did with this one. Of course, having that confinement period probably made all the difference in the world too. It gave him a chance to heal and forced him stay still.

Thank you for sharing these most awesome videos. It really shows the progress that words cannot truly convey.

Lots of love and hugs heart


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These videos are amazing.  🙂   He is doing so awesome.  One day at a time and he will be back to his normal bouncy self.  Great job mom.  🙂 


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10 January 2019 - 10:34 am
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It took me awhile to build up my courage to watch the videos - especially the first one (odd that you already knew this would be the case). He LOOKS FANTASTIC!!! You have to be so pleased! Christmas miracle indeed!

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13 January 2019 - 11:20 am
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Excellent to see Frankie doing so well whoo hoo clap🥳🎉🎊
You guys are doing brilliantly love seeing the before and after videos together it says it all!

Keep up what you are doing Sally & be PROUD look how far Frankie has come!! AMAZING!

I do hope they can figure out the other leg for him as well. Is the difference between the types of surgery?

Loads of love!

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