Caring for a Three Legged Dog or Cat
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25 April 2007
4 April 2019
Absolutely! Would of never made it without this site. I don't wish this journey on any human or pet but it helped knowing people that have gone thru it or going thru it.
So, thank you to Chief Fun Officer, Jerry,❤️
My Beautiful Beloved Brownie was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma on February 26, 2019. With all odds against him he lived an additional one year and eight days with amputation, love, and prayer. I was honored to be his mom, and I have never been so proud! He will live forever in my Heart!
04/01/2007 - 03/05/2020
3 November 2022
Dear Brownie’s Pawrent,
This will be a reply to you and a little general update on Miss Perdita 🙂 First, thank you you for your reply! I don’t know how I missed your comments but I’m glad I stopped by this post and finally saw them. Thank you.
I’m a very anxious person but definitely extra anxious since we found out she has cancer, and every time she sneezes/breathes/moves I start analyzing it. I’m trying to find the middle ground between listening to her but also not panicking but it is hard.
After her major incident/reaction to chemo, we probably went to the ER vet in the wee hours of the morning another 3-4 in the next week. Once it was nothing, but another time the vet agreed she was in pain and another time we found her alkaline level was high like I think I mentioned in another post. So I wasn’t totally off base! I panicked after those visits because they put her on pain meds sorta indefinitely (?) and the alkaline (can indicate OSA as I’m sure most of you know) made me freak out. But actually, about 2-3 weeks after “the incident” she bounced back and started acting like her old self and we ditched the pain meds pretty quickly. Since about Dec 18ish she’s been awesome. I can tell we’re in the “quality time” period between amputation and things getting bad that people talk about. It’s bittersweet to be here and I’m trying to enjoy it.
Thank you to Brownie’s pawrent again for your kind comments, I try my best to be the best dog mom I can for her. She is truly the love of my life. And my first dog, which makes this tricky, too. We grew up together (since I was 10, now I’m 23) and she got me through losing my mom to cancer so it’s a very emotionally charged situation to see her go through cancer now as well. And it might be premature to say she’s my heart dog since she’s my first one, but I am pawsitive she is. She’s the best.
I’m so sorry for your loss. I really appreciate your advice, and I’m glad to hear you have a new fur baby in your life. We have a new puppy (also a rescue) who is 7 months old that we adopted about 3 months ago. I have mixed feelings about adopting him just weeks post surgery and post diagnosis, but I adore the little guy and I know he’ll probably be the only thing keeping me around when she goes. Pittie mixes are the best - both Perdita and baby brother Pongo are pittie mixed 🙂
Thank you again to everyone who has commented and viewed