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Chloe Sasha's Adventures

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Chloe Sasha's Adventures

24 days Post-op

November 9th, 2015 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

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Hello Tripawds Family!!! Here is little Miss Chloe Sasha 24 days post-op.  She is doing fantastic.  I am beyond ecstatic with her healing and her adjustment to her new life. Making the decision to amputate was tough and right up to the day even unsure that it was right to do but now I know it was the best thing for her. She is so happy again and her appetite is back.   I have zero regrets. I look at her and my heart fills with so much joy to see that she is doing so well. Everyday is a gift with my peanut.

tripawd1I reived my PRIZED BANDANA!!!! I’m so excited to wear it, its an honor.
To me its like receiving a medal and joining a very elite group.tripawd2My mommy gave me my first bath since surgery and here I am all clean and scab free!!
My scar makes me feel like a Warrior Princess 🙂tripawd3

I sleep like a baby, all comfy and snuggled because i’m painfree


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Day 5 post op

October 21st, 2015 · 8 Comments · Uncategorized

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Hello Tripawds Family

Today is Day 5 post op and I am feeling fantastic.  I am hopping around like a pro… those bunnies in my yard have nothing on me!  I am eating well again too, trying to get my curves back 🙂

Here I am sleeping…my mama bought me a new bed but I don’t want it, I like my comfy broken in bed.  My brother is enjoying the new one.  Sharing is caring, that’s what my mama always says.

sleeping like an angel

sleeping like an angel

Here I’m posing for my mama, she say’s my scar makes me look more beautiful than ever… she says it shows I’m a survivor.  I can’t agree with her more 🙂

my beauty

my beauty

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Post op – Day 1, 2 and 3

October 19th, 2015 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

Hello Tripawd Family!  Guess What?  I’m officially a TRIPAWD!  I’m feeling good and learning new ways to life like the fact that I can get AWAY with a lot and get LOTS of treats HEHEHEHEHE… not bad!  Thank you all for the support, especially for my mama.  She wants to give you an update on my progress.

Hello Everyone!  Chloe had her front leg amputation surgery on Friday, Oct. 16th. They also did biopsy on her swollen lymph node and the leg tumor.  I dropped her off at 8:30am, cried my eyes out then went home and polished the house to keep my mind off her.  Doctor called in the afternoon to say surgery went well and she was resting, cried a bit from pain but they were keeping her dosed on pain meds and lots of attention.  I went over at 8pm to pick her up with my daughter.  They bought her into the room wrapped in a big plushy blanket and she looked so out of it.  It was hard to see her like that, with a soft cone on her head and just a little glaze in her eyes.  They showed us the incision and that was a heartbreaking site. Thank goodness you guys prepared me otherwise I would have been a mess.  I didn’t even know how to carry her without feeling like she was going to be in pain.  We got her home, lay her in our bed and gave her the dosage suggested of pain meds and she had some yogurt that she licked from my fingers as she layed there without movement.  She slept in the crate next to my bed on a bench to keep her at eye level, otherwise she would cry if she couldn’t see me.  She managed a few hrs of shut eye and I would wake up and make sure she was ok and breathing every few because I was paranoid.  Next day around 7:30am she was whimpering and I took it as sign for more meds and potty break.  I took off the cone and gently carried her outside.  That was so hard to watch, I kept trying to keep her from falling as she did a little drunk dance trying to potty.  After she was done I carried her in and put on her new glamorous t-shirt that was bedazzled. I set her down to try and drink water. At first she was hesitant and didn’t move then she gathered her strength and went for it.  What a joy to see her do that!  Then she just started hopping around… at first a little wobbly but then a little stronger.  She spent her day like this but mostly laying down and resting or cuddling with us.  The next day she was even more amazing. She was normal!!!  Showed no sign of pain or distress… hopping through the house especially when we unwrapped her favorite treat, Kraft cheese singles… boy does that get her going (see video below LOL).  So today is day 3 and she went out this morning like a champion to go potty, no assistance required at all. She took her meds and is now home relaxing.  I am very proud of her strength, courage, resilience and recovery.  I can’t believe how amazing after just one day she did.  This little furry trooper is beyond inspiring.  She has shown us how nothing can keep her positive attitude towards life down.  Her brother Bailey has been great with her and has been benefiting from all these extra treats and cuddles.   We will get her biopsy results today or tomorrow the latest… we are all staying positive.  She has given us so much reason to stay positive with that full of life attitude she displays.  No matter what happens… every day is s special day to cherish with my little Bunny (new nickname).  We will continue this journey together and I will share it with you and anyone who wants to be inspired by a little 9lb furball.

I just want to say THANK YOU to the “Tripawds” family website, the encouraging words and support has been beyond valuable.  Thank you to Dr. Scott Gaydos at Vernon Veterinary Clinic for his outstanding care to my angel and to the entire staff at the clinic.  Everyone played a part whether it was handing me a tissue, or coming in to comfort Chloe.   Below are two videos.

1 day prior to surgery

1 day after surgery – amazing!

 

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Introduction to Chloe Sasha Pre Tripawd Life

October 12th, 2015 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

Hi, my name is Chloe Sasha Cruz and I am a young 11.5 year old Shih Tzu. I have a big personality in a little body. My family says that I may be a cat because I have a lot of cat traits… like rubbing my whole body against your leg whenever I get the opportunity. I love stretching my front legs and clawing your feet, my mama always says ouch… I dunno why.  I have a brother named Bailey, he is 11 years old and is twice my size.  I love to tease him and bite his ears with my gums since I barely have any teeth.  I have two human sisters one older and one younger.  My mommy and daddy bought me home when I was 9 weeks old. I enjoy cuddling and playing with my brother as well as visiting my cousin Tyler who is a Schnauzer.  Recently I started having a pain in my front leg and began limping.  Then all of a sudden a lump appeared and it started to grown rapidly.  My mommy was very concerned and took me immediately to visit my doctor.  We went to a few other doctors including a big big big hospital and they did some tests on me.  In the last appt. my mommy was very upset and says its time to remove my leg because of the nasty lump called a tumor.  I don’t mind I been running around with my 3 good legs and its easy peasy.  I am trying to show mom that its really no big deal and I got this.  I think she is starting to understand but is smothering more than usual and giving me tons of extra treats… which of course I don’t mind.  I am getting ready for my surgery on Friday. Mommy and my sisters went shopping for me… Hooray!!  New bed, new clothes, a new very soft harness and even new food/water bowls.  I like this!!! What girl doesn’t like getting spoiled? 🙂  They also got my brother a few things because they didn’t want him to feel sad.  Everyone is being so great.  I have gotten a few visitors too, my aunties have been stopping by and smothering me.  I’m very grateful for all the love and attention.  I am going to show everyone that I’m a tough cookie and there is nothing to worry about.  I will give an update of how I’m feeling after surgery.  Maybe my mommy will post something of her own.  She is an emotional wreck and may need to vent.  Thanks for reading my new blog.  WOOF! WOOF!

Visiting the Surgeon

Visiting the surgeon-where are we????

Bailey

my brother Bailey a.k.a. the attention hogger

 

New blankie from auntie Viv

New blankie from auntie Viv

 

Chloe Sasha fresh out of the Beauty Salon

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Hello Tripawds!

October 12th, 2015 · No Comments · Uncategorized

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