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Princess Miley

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Princess Miley

Coming home…

June 28th, 2017 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

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This morning we picked up Miley to come home. I am so shocked with how well she is walking on 3 legs. The doctor told us that “Dogs have 3 legs and a spare,” and from the way she has been going itis most definitely the truth. You can tell she is in some pain- rightfully so. She has pain medication to take the edge off. I took her outside for a potty break a little while ago. When she was about to do her thing, she did take a little tumble. It broke my heart, but she popped herself right back up and continued with her business. She currently has a bandage covering the incision. I think this helps me with the situation because I can just tell myself that her little leg is under the bandage. We will take her back this Friday to get that removed. They told us to put a shirt on her because it will help her from messing with it. I think she is going to recover really well. I think nights will be a little hard because she is used to sleeping with us and I think she will cry in her little area on the ground. Mind you I am also trying to sleep train a 10 month old. Wish us luck! This is not¬†going to be easy and it is going to be a long two weeks or so, but we will get through this.

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Day before surgery…

June 26th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

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Today Miley and I enjoyed a nice day outside before her surgery tomorrow. She was hopping around so happily. I know she will be so much better once the pain is gone though. I still can’t believe this is happening. We have some throw rugs to put down on the wood floor so she doesn’t slip. Her Grandparents also got her a nice firm memory foam bed so it will help her be comfortable after her surgery.

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Amputation…

June 24th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Uncategorized

Meet Miley.

This is the story of a 7 year old Pomeranian. Miley has been an amazing companion over the years. She has been a part of my family. She is very spoiled and gets to go all over the place with us. I have been obsessed with this princess since the moment I first laid eyes on her.

Fast forward… On April 25th, 2017 Miley and our other dog, Wrigley, were in our backyard playing. Suddenly we heard Miley screaching. It was a sound I haven’t ever heard from her before. We ran outside and she was sitting in the yard crying with her front, left paw raised in the air. I could tell by the look of her leg that something was not right.

I rushed her to the nearest vet office. They did X-rays and come to find out she had a fracture in her radius and ulna. Her elbow was also completely out of the socket. We were referred to UW Madison for her to undergo a surgery.

They ended up putting a plate in the radius and ulna and a screw in her elbow to hold that in place. She came home and she was recovering quickly. She started to act as if nothing had happened. She had her arm splinted and everything was going great.

She was so used to sitting with us on the couch and would cry if she couldn’t. We had her on the couch one night and long story short she thought she was feeling good enough to jump off and before we could do anything there she went.

She did that same screaching noise she made when she broke her leg the first time. I grabbed her up and held her until she calmed down.

We took her to the vet the next day and they did X-rays. Unfortunately she had broken a bone near her elbow. We decided the best option for us was to continue splinting the leg and let it heal.

After three weeks of splinting we took her in for a follow up. I was expecting to have X-rays done and they were going to tell us how amazing it was healing and it wouldn’t be long until she could go run and be herself again. Unfortunately that was not the case…

The X-rays showed that her elbow had completely come out of the socket again. Our vet called the orthopedic surgeon for a second opinion. I was just hoping and praying that there would be something that we could do.

They decided that if they performed another surgery that she would end up with arthritis and be in pain and if we let it heal the way it was she would also end up with arthritis and be in pain the rest of her life. The best pain free option ended up being amputation.

I could not believe what I was hearing. This could not be happening to my dog whom everyone knows that I am crazy obsessed with. I got online and started doing some research. I found the Tripawds website and began going through the forums.

I have read many stories about Tripawds and I hope that one day Miley’s story can help someone else like the others have helped me.

Mileys amputation procedure is scheduled for next Tuesday 6/27/17.

To be continued…

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June 24th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

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