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Piper’s a Tripawd!

Filed under: Uncategorized — scrappinmommy77 at 10:21 pm on Monday, June 11, 2012

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Well our Piper is now a Tripawd.  The vet called us at 2:30 today and said he was still sleeping but the surgery went well and he was doing fine.  I called again at 4:30 to check on him and he was awake and still doing well 🙂

My daughter is missing him tonight.  It was pretty quiet when we came home…although we have another baby to greet us (a 2 year old dachshund named Molly).  It’s still not the same without our crazy Piper.  Molly seems to know something is wrong.  She hasn’t eaten since Piper ate last (yesterday at 3:00 in preparation for surgery).  I just filled her food and water bowls and tried coaxing her to eat but she’s not having it 🙁  And to think when they’re both together she acts so annoyed by Piper 😉

Hubby has seemed indifferent about everything until this evening when he said he wished he could see Piper (he tries to act big but I know better) 😉

I’m mostly worried about Piper’s pain level tonight and if he’s resting comfortably. I dont want him to be in pain 🙁  Hopefully the vet has dosed him up well.

We’ll pick him up on Thursday evening.  I’m a little nervous about seeing him post surgery….I know the incision site will be ugly and I’m hoping my daughter doesn’t get upset either….she’s so tender hearted.

I know we’ll be taking his recovery day by day.  I’m still uncertain as to what he’ll need to re-learn as far as walking goes.  He’s been hopping around on 3 legs for quite awhile now anyway so in my mind I think he’ll do ok with it.  But he’s also always had that 4th leg to “catch himself” if he needed to.  We will see.

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June 11, 2012 @ 11:44 pm   Reply

ok, not to sound too ‘odd’, but i thought gayle’s scar was beautiful. it was part of her, a sign of her strength, determination and bravery. it doesn’t take too long for the hair to grow back, and soon, you’ll forget about the sutures and bruising… glad piper is resting well, you guys need to get some rest too – thursday will be here before you know it, and then you’ll be too excited and frantic to sleep well…

charon & spirit gayle



June 11, 2012 @ 11:49 pm   Reply

I know I will get there too 🙂 I already think of him as a fighter! I just don’t do very well with injuries 😉

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