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Dear Abby

a rottweiler puppy's journey on three legs

Dear Abby

Entries from October 30th, 2015

Abby’s Home Team

October 30th, 2015 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!Abby’s “big” brother Quinn wanted to say hello so he is modeling his new Tripawds gear. Quinn has found one major benefit to Abby’s missing leg. He now has an escape route on the left side when their wrestling gets too intense. He is eight years […]

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Good times… and hard times…

October 29th, 2015 · 9 Comments · Uncategorized

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!Abby is four weeks post-amputation and healing beautifully. She can run and jump and play and do so many things that she wasn’t allowed to do all summer while we were trying to figure out what was wrong with her leg. We’ve taken her to the dog park […]

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Osteosarcoma confirmed. Lymph nodes too.

October 15th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

So… the title shares our bad news, but I’ll start with the good news. We are back HOME! Our vet cleared Abby for stairs and she bounded up all 32 stairs no problem. Yeah! She was far more concerned about the 3 pumpkins that had appeared in her absence than the fact that she has […]

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The Ups and Downs of Recovery

October 13th, 2015 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

I feel blessed that Abby has come this far with no complications from her surgery. If you’ve followed along, you know how jealous I am that so many other tripawds happily recuperate in T-shirts and boxers instead of cones, but have come to accept that just isn’t going to be Abby. On Day 8, I […]

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Home Away from Home Away from Home

October 12th, 2015 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

I don’t think anyone plans to lose a leg, but we definitely did not have this in the works this year. We are in the midst of a whole house remodel of a 1956 home. This is what Abby’s home looks like today. Not exactly a comfy place to recuperate. Clearly, the remodel was ill-planned too […]

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