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It was encourageing and helpful to read about BoBo. My husband and I are going through simalar to what you went through last month. Gracie's story is; Two days ago my husband accidently drove over her with his truck. Gracie was a vibrant, healthy, active, 2year old chocolate lab. The vet says the nerves in her right armpit have torn. Her right leg is longer than the others. In two to three weeks the vet wants to amputate. I am SO afaid. She is very unsteady and falls often. Thank God seriously she wasn't hurt more and is alive. I am just so sad about this right now. But reading about others that have or are going through the same thing is helpful and hopeful for me. Thank-you for sharing about BoBo and bless you both.
I am so happy that our story could help someone else. It really makes it seem like BoBo's misfortune wasn't in vain. I say BoBo's misfortune, but to be completely honest, if you asked him about his missing leg he would say "what leg?". The day he had his surgery and I went to see him I about fell out, I couldn't believe the decision we had made. But after that first rough spot things have done nothing but get better. He is almost completely recovered from the surgery and doing fantastic. As much as it makes me nervous, he is chasing the squirrels in the back yard, playing ball, and jumps on any person that comes in contact with.... We have made a few permanent changes as far as, he is on a multi vitamin and glucosamine, our friend made him a raised dog bed, and we don't let him go up and down stairs when we are not around (we have a million stairs)..... Life is wonderful and BoBo is loving every min. His quality of life has never been better!
What a sweetheart. Our eleven year old lab is three years and counting with only three legs after cancer scare. We were so alarmed at first that we thought we coudln't go through with but are SO glad we did. Baxter has never looked back and other than glucosamine and watching his eating habits we dont do anything out of the ordinary. Loves a walk, loves to sit on our lap, love a mud puddle.
Good luck BoBo...You are a lovely dog!!
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