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Ginger’s first day as a Tripawd

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Well, it’s certainly been a crazy 24 hours! I took Ginger in yesterday for a soft tissue sarcoma tumor removal on her leg. The vet and a specialist looked at it and it was wrapped around the tendon, and was virtually impossible to remove. Ginge was a great candidate for amputation, so here we are. She’s still pretty drugged and sleepy, but she’s doing great! This was her first potty break (she was carried in and out as she’s not quite up to maneuvering around yet.)

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10 Responses to “Ginger’s first day as a Tripawd”

  1.   benny55 Says:

    Look ag Giner standw tall and lroud..And pain free!! Way to go sweet girl!!

    And what a beautiful view you have when you go out to potty! This is really a very “artsy” photo with the lovely mountain backdrop being kissed by the sunlight and the clouds.

    Of course, when a dog is as beautiful as you, ALL the photos are lovely!!

    You keep in rockin’ sweet girl!! We’re cheering for you! 🙂

    Hugs to all!

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  2.   otisandtess Says:

    She looks great! She looks like she is already doing the tripod stance with her front leg toward the center and back legs a little wider. And what beautiful country you live in!

  3.   TripawdEffie Says:

    What a beautiful girl! Effie was very dopey the first 48 hours after surgery, and we had to carry her (using the HelpEmUp harness) as well. By the third day, she was “coherent”. We’re at post-op day five today, and I’d say she only really started “coming alive” last night. Love and hugs and three paws.. <3

  4.   superkylie Says:

    Gorgeous photo! Welcome to the tripawd family! Looking great Ginger!! Hoping for a smooth & speedy recovery! Hugs!
    Chris & Kylie xo

  5.   Haley Says:

    My puppy is going in for an amputation on Wednesday. I’m so nervous! Any tips? Thanks!

    •   tasha7712 Says:

      I really think it’s rougher on us than it is on them. I didn’t have time to prepare AT ALL, but my number one recommendation is make sure they go over the pain meds schedule with you BEFORE bringing you to see your dog (cause then who can focus on anything else?!) and either have it printed on each label, or you take good notes. Mine put super specific details on each label, which made it easier for me to get a handle on it.

      I also suggest planning not to leave your pup for a few days. We’ve camped out in the bedroom and I feel that’s helping her. She’s not dealing with added stress of us being gone, and she has her whole family around her. It seems to have helped her mood greatly!

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