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Old 02-14-2008, 02:08 PM
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Default Amputation on front leg *UPDATE*

Priya broke her leg in June of 06, Thanksgiving day 07 and apparently yesterday at my mom's priya was walking down the doggy stairs and broke her leg again...while in the bandage from it being broken!!! She was getting off her cast yesterday from the Thanksgiving broken leg!!! Ugh!!!!! The vet said she doesn't think surgury will work bc of how small her legs are and the nearest place that will even touch her bc of how small her bones are is in Colorado
The only other option is to amputate the leg.
It's cheaper, healing time MUCH less, and -she does fine on 3 legs, she has for 12 weeks with the cast on!

But...she'll lose the leg, and what if something else happens to the other front one?!
Its such a hard decision. Anyone ever had to amputate?
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Poor Priya and poor you. I'm sure she'll do just fine on 3 legs sending hugs for you both x
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I don't have any advice. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Priya. Willow and I send big hugs and healing vibes.
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I am so sorry I am unable to offer any advice on this.. having never been through anything like this.
I just pray she gets through whichever course of action you take, and that she heals quickly from it.

I cant imagine how difficult a decision this will be for you
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Oh no ((hugs)) I'm so sorry. She'll do fine & I don't know if you seen the dogs that have only back legs but they get around good. I know it's devastating to you but she'll adapt well ((hugs))
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im sorry i havent really got any good advice, since twig had her knee op ive realised they do very well and adapt so quickly to using 3 legs - have you seen the chihuahuas that were born without any front legs - they now have wheels at the front and look like they are coping quite well
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I'm so sorry. I don't have any advice, but our thoughts are with you as you make this difficult decision for Priya. Whatever decision you make is the best one for your fur baby.

Please remember that dogs do survive and thrive on 3 legs, and their quality of life is not diminished. If a dog has only 2 legs left, there are dog carts for mobility that could be used. These dogs don't even know they have a "disability" because they learn to adapt and adjust in life. It is much easier for them when they have a loving human family.
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im sorry i havent really got any good advice, since twig had her knee op ive realised they do very well and adapt so quickly to using 3 legs - have you seen the chihuahuas that were born without any front legs - they now have wheels at the front and look like they are coping quite well
I've seen them..I just don't think that's a good life for a dog. Atleast with 3 legs she can run and play with the other dogs. I'm just scared...if something happens to her other leg then...I can't imagine what I'd have to do. I'm just so worried. I have about a week to make up my mind.
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