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One Year Without Tate

November 28th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!I’ve had such mixed feelings about posting on the one-year anniversary of losing Tate.  But it wouldn’t feel right to let the day pass without posting here.  And so first I just want to say that I don’t cry as much anymore but I still think […]

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Tate’s Physical Therapy

April 25th, 2011 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!We just got back from the cabin and I had so much fun!  When I realized where we were going, I was so excited I started crying and pacing, and we were still like 20 miles away!  When we finally got there I ran straight down […]

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The Light at the End of the Tunnel

April 13th, 2011 · 9 Comments · Uncategorized

Okay, strictly speaking not we’re not at one month until Friday.  But can’t wait any longer because we have reached the light at the end of the tunnel. Tate has improved just about every single day the past week by leaps and bounds.   His appetite is more normal, he’s off the obsessive paw licking (although […]

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Tate has Turned the Corner

April 2nd, 2011 · 12 Comments · Uncategorized

On Day 16, I would say Tate was at about 40%.  On Day 17, I’d say 85%.  He popped up with the alarm, tail wagging, and resumed a lot of his routine behaviors.  Plunked himself outside the bathroom door while I brushed my teeth, went completely around the block with no rests (okay, it’s a […]

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One Week Ampuversary

March 22nd, 2011 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Everyone has a different experience with this but here’s a synopsis of Tate’s first week.  I thought it might be helpful to someone facing a hemipelvectomy for their dog; everyone else will be snoring by Day 3. Day 1 (Surgery Day).  Normal hemipelvectomy, very stable, followed by nothing but drug-induced sleep. Day 2.  “Fabulous” is […]

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Tate is “Fabulous”

March 15th, 2011 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

Tate’s surgeon called and said he did “fabulous!”  She sounded really excited that things went so well.  All his vitals were stable throughout the whole procedure, no complications, and there was enough healthy muscle to construct sort of a “pad” at the top of the amputated hip so it looks a little more normal.  And she […]

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