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20 Jun 2017, 4:30pm
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Skyla’s Surgery Day Arrived!

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Hello friends!

I’ve been pretty quiet on here lately, and I apologize for taking so long to update. I think my anxiety about the upcoming surgery was getting to me. I was ready to get it behind us!

Skyla had her leg amputated yesterday, June 19th. The surgery went smoothly, no complications whatsoever. We had a wonderful team to work with, and it was clear they took very good care of her. I was able to visit with her in the evening, and although she was heavily drugged, she definitely knew I was there and tried to keep her eyes open just a peak. We transferred her to the emergency hospital for overnight care and fluids. It was incredibly hard to leave her again, but I just wouldn’t be able to keep her as comfortable as they were.

This morning, Skyla got to come HOME! She even hobbled on three legs a short stretch, with lots of assistance. She seems exhausted, and I’m sure her legs seem to weigh a thousand pounds with all the medication and fluid pumping through her. We have been using her Ruffwear Urban Sprawl bed as her stretcher, and it seems to be about as comfortable as it gets for getting moved around. We set her up on the deck for a short while. The cool summer air felt amazing. She was very hot with her bandage on, so I figured a nice breeze would be refreshing!

She ate readily, took her medications, and went back to snoozing. Although I’m nervous about getting her outside and moving around over the next few days, I have no doubt that she’ll be hopping around freely in no time.

We have felt so loved from friends, family, and the incredible Tripawd community. Thanks for listening and supporting us through it all.

Lots of love,

Rae & Skyla


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20 Jun 2017, 5:32pm
by jeanetteg

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Sending lots of healing love and light to Skyla. She’ll be up and learning to live life to the fullest as a Tripawd in no time at all!

Hugs,
Jeanette, Angel Boone & Boone’s Earthly Sidekick Tuck

20 Jun 2017, 6:29pm
by rikntracy

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We are so happy to hear she is home and doing well!

Tracy & Zatoichi

Sweet Skyla, we send you lots of get well wishes for a speedy recovery! Bark if you need anything at all OK?

Phew, that part is over, now the healing begins. Skyla is off to a good start. Looking forward to more photos, she’s a cutie.

Kerren

22 Jun 2017, 3:14am
by raeandskyla

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Thank you for all the kind words! We couldn’t do it without all the support!

She’s amazing me every minute! I’ll update the blog this evening with the latest happenings. All is well.

Love,
Rae & Skyla

 

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