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Jan 23 2011


First day home

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This is Linnea on her first day home. She has her lovely blue cone and a t-shirt covering her incision. The t-shirt lasted less than one minute, and after she successfully removed the second t-shirt, I gave up. We are getting more accustomed to seeing her incision and shaved hind end, but it is still unsettling at times. Linnea is¬†getting around like a champ. She¬†tried the stairs yesterday and did quite well, though going up was definitely harder than going down. Our next big decision will be whether or not to do chemo. We’ll be scouring the Tripawd message boards to learn from others who have been down this road.


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Jan 20 2011


Day after surgery

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We heard from the vet’s office that Linnea is recovering well and did a little walking around already. We hope to bring her home later today. I can’t wait to see her but am bracing myself for the sight of her amputation. In a way, I would like to fast forward a few weeks and be through this difficult stage. I read the other Tripawd blogs for hope and inspiration.

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Jan 20 2011


Surgery day

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Today Linnea is having her left rear leg amputated. It is hard to comprehend that what we thought was a cracked foot pad or strained muscle could end being something so devastating. Since the x-rays showed no sign of the osteosarcoma metastasizing in her chest or other leg, we opted for the amputation in the hopes of extending her life and giving her some pain relief. Although this clearly seemed to be the right treatment choice based on our vet’s recommendations and loads of internet research, it was still heartwrenching to drop Linnea off this morning knowing what she will have to endure.

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