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Update Una post surgery
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Una and Pat
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1 October 2008 - 4:43 pm
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Well, its been several days and I just wanted to give an update on Una.  She did not go for the surgery on Friday as her normal surgeon was not available until Monday and I wanted her to be with the same person who did her knees.  Monday morning she was dropped off and man did I feel terrible leaving her.  For all her other surgeries she ran right into the back with them tail a waggin but she knew this time was different.  She literally cowered between my legs licking my faces and had to be dragged from the room.  It left me very close to cancelling the procedure.  The surgery went fine and when I checked with them several times that night they said she was doing great.  The following morning I got a call saying she was doing better than any they’ve ever done an amputation on and if everything went well I could bring her home that night.  I went in that night to see her and when they brought her down she ignored me completely.  I had picked up my mother and brought her along so I could sit in the back with Una on the ride home and Una only wanted to see her.  (She’ll show me for leaving her there!)  Finally it was time to go and I had to run after Una with the sling to keep up with her urge to leave. Retuning home led to a restless nights sleep but this was to be expected.  The most amazing thing was by the following morning she ran out the door on her own to use the washroom and rushed back in.  (She never did like the sling with her other surgeries either.)  The fact that she was already self sufficient brought a smile to my face and I am happy with the decision made.  We just want to thank everyone for their advice and shared experiences and Una is now well on her way to recovery.  We will post another update as time goes on and we enjoy our time together.

 Pat & Una 

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1 October 2008 - 5:23 pm
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Thanks for the update! we’re so happy to hear the Una’s procedure wen well and she’s already getting used to life on three legs. Give her time though, what she needs most is lots of rest and relaxation.

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1 October 2008 - 8:35 pm
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Yay Una! We are so happy to hear that she is doing well.

 Sheri & Leo

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2 October 2008 - 7:48 am
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So glad to hear that the surgery went well and that Una is home.  I have a moody girl here too who will literally turn her back on me when I don’t include her in events and such.  She gets so excited when we are getting ready to leave and sort of gets sad when she doesn’t get to go.  When I come home I know I will be totally ignored for the entire evening.  I think the girls are overall more sensitive than the boys are.  It’s all part of the personalities we love in these dogs of ours.  Una will be fine and will forget her pique LOL.  Sounds like she’s already made a great start on her recovery too. 

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2 October 2008 - 9:49 am
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Hi Una, good to hear that you are doing well after your surgery.  Keep up the good work!  We are always here for you if you need us.  Just relax and enjoy all the attention – our human pawrents can make such a fuss of us…  Lotsa love and lotsa licks, Dee xx

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2 October 2008 - 4:54 pm
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I’m delighted to hear that Una did well with her surgery and is now on her way to recovery Laughing

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2 October 2008 - 9:25 pm
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Una we are so glad you are doing so well. Pat she knows this was the best thing for her. Yeah UNA girl!

Heidi and Titan

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