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Lazy Izzy

Izzy\' journet

Lazy Izzy

Izzy’s first day as an adorable tripod.

May 6th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

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Well yesterday went better than I had hoped for. The vet called several times with updates and Izzy did just fine although they did keep her sedated and out of it throughout the day and night. Today we got to go visit and it went dso much better than I had feared. I had tried to visualize how she would look on three legs but it was still a bit of a shock. This was probably because she was still getting her legs under her and fell down trying to get to us as fast as she could. Once we had her in our arms though all was right in our world. It was just so wonderful to be able to snuggle in the sunshine with our baby girl.

Once we got her harness on her and fed her some well deserved chicken nuggets she was ready to go and go and go! She took off for the fence in the courtyard and wanted nothing except out of there.

we stayed with her for a couple of hours until it was time for more meds then carried/dragged her back inside to her kennel. She really didn’t want to go. The hardest part was leaving her again and when she tried to get up on her own so she could follow. I wanted to take her home today so badly. But the dr called this evening and said she is doing great and can come home tomorrow morning. So the house is ready. We made a new memory foam bed for her in the living room another one in the bedroom and one more in the kitchen. Rugs taped down over the floors and everything we can think go to make recovery easier for her done. Can’t wait to bring our girl home!

im not expecting this to be easy, but I don’t think it’s going to be as bad as the anticipation leading up to surgery. I know there will be ups and downs good days and bad days but today was a good day and I’m grateful  for it.

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5 Comments so far ↓

  • sjstern

    You are doing so great! You’ve got the house ready, and that will make it so much easier for your girl to get around. My golden, Winston liked being covered with a small blanket in his bed to make him feel comfy and secure for the first 3-4 days after he got home after surgery.

    Izzy is a rock star, and she will figure out and adapt to her new anatomy. It is truly amazing how well they do! I wish you a smooth recovery, and will be thinking of you!

  • shanny555

    I just read the above comment, and your dog stayed at the vet for a day or two? Now I’m worried. My dog is getting her arm amputated in the morning, and I pick her up in the afternoon. Is that bad? I’m so nervous.

    • melissag2018

      Don’t be worried, trust your vet. My Izzy is a 120 pound St. Bernard and she likes to keep them a bit longer. She even kept all our dogs overnight for their spay surgeries. So I think a lot of how long they stay depends on the pet and the vet. Looking through the blogs I’ve seen other pets that came home the same day as well as others that stayed overnight or longer. Your baby will be fine. ❤️❤️

    • tlahaye

      Casey’s arm was also removed on an outpatient basis, and he (and we) did fine. We’d arranged a secluded nest for him, and he did little but sleep that first night. We weren’t prepared for him to be so thoroughly drugged out that he wet the bed, but that was our mistake not his. That said . . . forewarned is forearmed.

      What size dog do you have, and will you be transporting far? Have you made hospitalization plans with an emergency center if necessary?

    • izzysmomma

      My Izzy was a nearly 60 pound, long legged beauty and she had her front leg amputated on am outpatient basis. It absolutely can be done and you’ll be AMAZED by your baby.

      Positive thoughts!

      Amy & my pretty angelpup, Izzy

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