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12 October 2020 - 1:06 pm
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Leyla’s mom, we totally understand your struggle with this decision. Everyone does! But I have a feeling you will be so surprised by how well Leyla does.

Meanwhile You may want to check out Pitten’s journey to 3 legs. She’s a cat, but same situation, a slow growing tumor that suddenly exploded. Her mom wrestled with the decision for a lonnnng time and when she took that leap of faith, Pittens surprised her like she never thought possible. 

Also, did you see Manni’s blog? He is an angel now, but his mom Tina is in Germany and we would be happy to connect you (I believe you are in Germany too?).

Finally, please see ourTripawds Quality of Life Survey results for insight.

The harness you linked to may or may not work, we can’t say because we’ve never tried that one. You’ll have to let us know. It does look like it would help, and appears to have connectors for some kind of shoulder strap?

I hope this helps. Please update in Treatment and Recovery so we can find out how Leyla is doing!

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12 October 2020 - 2:20 pm
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Thanks for posting those videos Jackie👌👌

Just one more video.  This is my tripawd Frankie romping with my Blind RockStar Merry Myrtle.  

In this video, and of I recall correctly, Frankie already had a crucite repair surgery on one of his remaining back legs and then a year later, a TPLO surgery  on the other

A blind dog and a tripawd enjoying life ro the fullest!

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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👍 Love that video Sally,  I’m not sure Ive seen that one.  That’s just the best example of happy pups 🧡

I really hope this has put a sparkle of hope in your heart for Layla.  

Fingers,  toes,  tails,  and paws crossed for a smooth and uneventful procedure 💖💖💖

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Thank you all so much! The amputation went well, but now I have the feeling, I destroyed her joy and spirit of life. For what? For the risk that the tumor can bleed and that it could be too late then to eliminate the cancer. Cancerfree for the cost of depression? I think, it was no good exchange. 

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I saw you started a new thread sp_hearticon2 I hopped over and checked it out, replied to your post. 

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leylasmom said
Thank you all so much! The amputation went well, but now I have the feeling, I destroyed her joy and spirit of life. For what? For the risk that the tumor can bleed and that it could be too late then to eliminate the cancer. Cancerfree for the cost of depression? I think, it was no good exchange. 

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I saw your other post too, and commented over there.

(((hugs)))) 

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