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How Tripawds Helped Us So Far – Day 5 Post Surgery

October 22nd, 2017 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

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So far, so good.  Today is day 5 and other than the unexpected attitude toward my other dog, Maddie is coming along great!  I know how fortunate I am that my daughter found this forum and I started reading, reading, reading.  Some things that have happened would have been shocking and probably not handled well had we not been prepared by reading all the posts, blogs, comments and answers to my questions.  Maddie is doing great in large part due to the people here.  Things I learned  from everyone here helped prepare us.  Phantom pain – just once so far – but I knew immediately what it was and what to do.  The suggestion of a sheet or canvas bag to help her up, never would have thought of that.  Before finding Tripawds I thought this little rear lift thing would have sufficed if I put it under her tummy – NOT.   The surgeon only sending us home with 5 days of pain meds.  I would never have known to ask for more, I would have just figured the doctor knows best.  The wound seeping, the not pooping for a few days, etc.  All of those things would have been met with return vet visits causing all of us undo anxiety.  Thankfully I knew she may not poop right away (she finally went on Friday and she’s now back to her regular routine!) and that she may have a little dripping from the wound.  I want to thank everyone here especially Teresa who’s beautiful dane girl also had a front leg amp.  She gave me the confidence that Maddie could manage – despite her size.  We are now moving toward our new normal and things are choppy of course, but Maddie is recovering very well and I feel like all the advice I got here has made a huge difference.  Thank you all.

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2 Comments so far ↓

  • Codie Rae

    Isn’t this the best community EVER? I know everyone here that weighed in on your posts was happy to do so and are thrilled that they could be of help. Its what we live for!! Glad to hear Maddie is doing well, hang in there–soon you should have more ups than downs!!

    Martha, Codie Rae, and the Oaktown Pack

    • maniacmads

      They are indeed!!! I don’t know what I would have done without all the help from the people here. I only hope that I can return the favor to others. It’s a terrifying thing to face and the people here made me believe that Maddie, despite age and size, had a chance to live a good life on three legs. I will be eternally grateful!

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