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In late February 2006 we took our beautiful lab Danner to the vet
because he had been limping for a few days.
They advised us that he had a luxating patella and would need surgery to correct it.
We scheduled surgery for March 2, 2006.
His surgery went well and when I picked him up the next day his leg was bandaged
from hip to toe. We took him in for all follow up visits and the vet said everything
was looking great and wanted to take his cast off March 15, 2006.
When they took him back to remove the cast they were gone a long time
and finally called me into a private room and gave me the most devastating news
that at some point in his recovery Danner's leg must have swollen under the cast
and the circulation was cut off to his foot.
They were going to do everything they could to save his foot, but didn't have much hope.
They kept him at the dog hospital and treated him for several days but they were unable to
save his foot. His leg was amputated on Tuesday, March 21, 2006.
He came home on Thursday, March 23, 2006.
He gets around a lot better than I expected (backing up seems to be a challenge),
he is doing great on stairs, he has been able to jump on to our bed (his favorite place).
I am anxious for the day that he is completely healed and the fur grows back
because it looks so painful, but doesn't seem to bother him.
We have began giving him glucosamine, chondroitin and msm for his joint health.
Thank you for this website I found much comfort in reading everyone's story
and it really prepared me for what to expect.
Saturday March 25, 2006
You know what they say - "Variety is the spice of life," and all that;
well just to "shake things up" a bit, I've decided to include a cute little
3-legged kitty cat to what has formerly been a "Dogs Only" space.
He was just too doggone cute, to resist!
His website reads: "When Henry was rescued, his left front leg dangled uselessly
from his shoulder. Only an emergency amputation could save his life.
Since Henry was an outdoor mountain cat, he "belonged" to no one;
this should have been the end of his story. Instead, he moved to La Jolla, California
and became an inspiration to many."
to watch and listen to a beautiful video of Henry the 3-legged cat!
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