Almost 2 months post op

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Just wanted to post a quick update on Luke. We are nearing the 2 month post op mark and life has returned to normal. Luke is able to do all the same things he did on 4 legs. We take long walks, play ball, and he goes to work with me. Other than a few ‘poor doggy’ comments and one woman getting tearful at the site of him the response from customers has been generally positive. Most people actually comment more on his rather extreme shave job than his missing leg, I had more than one ask me if he had mange.  His hair is slowly growing back, he’s got a good layer of fluffy undercoat in now.

At work with one of his dog friends, and below on a walk with my toddler.

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3 thoughts on “Almost 2 months post op”

  1. This is the best news to kick off the weekend! YAY! You are handling the Tripawd Life like a champ, Luke. Keep showing the world that you are just fine, thanks, and didn’t need that spare leg anyways.

    I think your fur is growing in nicely. Isn’t it amazing how nosy humans can be? Mange? You? Sheesh.


  2. Hi! Thank you for sharing your experience. I am about to schedule my dog’s, Daisy, amputation. The center just called to tell me that I ‘should’ have her stay overnight at the local 24/7 emergency vet center incase of any emergent situations. Was this told to you and if so, did you do it, and lastly, if you don’t mind, how much did it add to the total cost of amputation? I would really appreciate your input. As much as I wish I could spend as much as needed for Daisy, I just cant’ and must take into account all scenarios. The emergency center says they can’t give me an estimate until post surgery. I will be too emotional to decide at that point on the best way to handle the decision. Thank you so much.

    1. I’m sorry I’m just now seeing your comment, I’ve been away on vacation. The clinic that did Luke’s surgery does not have overnight staffing so I opted to take him home right after surgery. The first night was a little rough as he was still coming out of the anesthesia, but he improved daily from there. I absolutely understand the financial aspect, and honesty even if it had been an option for him to stay overnight at a clinic after the surgery I doubt we could have afforded that. I hope you will consider posting in the forum section of this site, you will get tons of support and much more experienced opinions than my own. Sending you best wishes for your sweet girl Daisy!

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